Last night we had the absolute pleasure of reconnecting with an old friend. A lovely evening was spent catching up, and eating. For dinner we had BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Roasted Potatoes, and Caesar Salad. This gem was for dessert. It wasn’t chocolate, so obviously not my very favorite dessert, but as fruity desserts go it was pretty darn good!
Recipe from Betty Crocker
- 6 Cups peeled and sliced apples
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
- 2/3 cup oats
1. Mix together the apples, caramel sauce and cinnamon, place in an ungreased 8 inch square baking pan.
2. Using the same bowl, mix together the flour and brown sugar, cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in oats. Pour on top of apple mixture.
3. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.
4. Eat and enjoy!
Yesterday was not my best day. It kind of seemed like a lot was going wrong. Then as I was getting ready to make a delicious sounding recipe (Peanut Butter Crunch Pie) I opened up my cornstarch and it was empty! Bummer! I had already made the pie crust so I had to find another recipe to make that I already had all the ingredients for as I was car less for the day. I found this one in my Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. It was pretty good, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it!
- 1 baked pie shell, store-bought, or make your favorite recipe,cooled
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cups milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Meringue:
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 6 Tbsp sugar
1. Mix together the brown sugar and flour in saucepan and gradually add the milk. Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, cook for one additional minute. In separate bowl beat egg yolks with a fork. Add a small amount of hot sugar mixture to egg yolks, stir in about a cup. Add egg yolk mixture back to pot and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter, top with lid to keep warm.
2. Make your meringue, beat your egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar together using either your stand mixer or electric mixer, gradually add sugar. Beat until stiff and glossy peaks form.
3. Pour butterscotch mixture into cooled pie shell and top with meringue, making sure to seal it right to the pie crust.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool for one hour, place in fridge and cool at least 4 hours more.
5. Eat and enjoy!
I was going to say of all the pies in all the world cream pies are my favorite. Then I remembered pumpkin, which made me think of pecan. Okay so I like a lot of pies. But I really do like cream pies too. This one did not disappoint. It was super yummy, probably because it had banana which is my favorite fruit! Once when my niece was really little and I brought out some banana cookies she proclaimed “You must really like bananas, you put them in everything”. Well it’s true I do like bananas in my baking so without further ado here is the recipe.
Original recipe adapted from Allrecipes.
- 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups whipping cream, divided
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted
- 2 medium firm bananas. sliced
1. Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and press into pie plate. Set aside.
2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk together in medium saucepan.Gradually add 1 cup of whipping cream. Cook over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring often.
3. Whisk a small amount into egg yolks. Add egg yolk mixture back to saucepan and cook for an additional 2 minutes , stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp. butter and vanilla.
4. Melt chocolate in microwave safe medium-sized bowl. Stir in half of the custard you just made on the stove.
5. Pour remaining half into pie crust. Put Saran wrap on and place in fridge for about 1 hour. PLace Saran wrap on top of chocolate mixture in bowl and place in fridge for 1 hour.
6. After fully cooled place sliced bananas on top of custard mixture in pie plate. Top with chocolate mixture.
7. Beat remaining 1 cup whipping cream and put on top of pie. Refrigerate for an additional 2 hours.
8. Eat and Enjoy!
I love after Thanksgiving. I made a 26 pounder this year which means my freezer is full of conveniently packaged cooked and chopped meat. Just grab one out of the freezer, thaw and use. There really is so many recipes that you can use chopped turkey in but the best has got to be the good old standard turkey pot pie. I tried out a new recipe this time and we were all pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was, now I have 2 turkey pot pie recipes that I totally adore. How will I ever chose which one to make. Well probably the one that I have the ingredients for. This one did not have potatoes in it , as my other recipe does, so next time I make it I will be serving with a nice helping of creamy mashed potatoes.
Original recipe by Leona Luecking at Allrecipes
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed golden mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 cup frozen cut green beans, cooked and drained
- 1 Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1 tablespoon milk
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees and roll out your pie crusts. Place bottom crust in deep dish pie plate.
2.Melt butter in medium fry pan and add carrots, onions, celery, thyme and pepper until veggies are tender.
3. In medium bowl mix together turkey and flour. Mix in veggies, green beans, and soup. Pour into pie crust. Top with top crust and brush crust with milk. Cut a couple of steam lines into pie. Wrap foil around pie edges so that they don’t burn.
4. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
5. Eat and Enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to use up those turkey left-overs ?