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Showing posts with label Pies. Show all posts

Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh my, a WINTER FREEZE TONIGHT in North Carolina. Summer is finally over and the time for fall cooking.  While browsing the internet today, I came across some recipes to use for all of those apples you have stored up. With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming soon, these recipes can make a tasty addition to your holiday meals.

Apple Pie Recipes/ OLD FASHION TIPS


Apple Pie
1 batch pie pastry

6 large apples

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon butter -- cut into bits

1 teaspoon sugar

dash cinnamon

1 tablespoon milk

Peel, core, and thinly slice apples. Toss with lemon juice and zest. Mix sugar, flour, and spices. Toss with apples to coat.

Roll half of dough into a round and fit into a 9" pie pan.Fill shell with apple mixture. Dot top with butter. Roll remaining dough into a round large enough to cover top of apples. Place carefully over apple filling and crimp edges of crusts together. Make slits in top crust to vent. Mix teaspoon of sugar with dash of cinnamon. Brush top of crust with milk and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 20-30 minutes.

Cheddar-Crust Apple Pie



1 1/2 cups flour

dash of salt

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cup (6 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

4-6 tablespoons water


1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

6 cups sliced peeled apples

2 tablespoons margarine

Heat oven to 425F. Combine flour & salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle with water while mixing lightly with a fork; form into ball. Divide dough in half. Roll one part to 11" circle on lightly floured surface. Place in 9" pie plate. Combine sugar, flour, & cinnamon. Mix with apples. Place mixture in pie shell; dot with margarine. Roll out remainder of dough to 11" circle; place over apples. Seal edges of crust & flute. Cut slits in top of pastry. Bake at 425F, 35 minutes.

Cookie Sheet Apple Pie


2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup whipping cream


5 medium sized tart apples

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

dash salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1 egg

2 Tblsp milk

For crust:

Combine all the ingredients for the crust except for the butter and whipping cream. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Blend in the whipping cream to make a firm dough. Chill if necessary until firm. Dust a lightly greased baking sheet with flour, flatten dough out onto the baking sheet. Roll or pat out to 1/4" thickness. Trim to make a 14" square. Roll out the trimmings and cut into strips.

To prepare apples:

Pare, core and slice apples. Turn into bowl, mix with filling ingredients

To assemble pie:

Arrange apples in rows over crust in pan, leaving 2" empty at edges. Dot with 2 Tblsp of butter. Arrange strips in criss-cross fashion over apples, then fold edges of crust up and over ends of strips, pinch corners to seal. Beat egg and milk, and brush pastry with the mixture. Bake at 400 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and apples are cooked.

Crumb Apple Pie


1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening

1/4 cup ice water


7 medium Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup chilled butter or margarine, cut into pieces

lace rack on lowest position. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To prepare crust; in a medium bowl mix together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives (I also use my fingers) cut shortening into flour mixture until course crumbs form. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until a dough forms. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 12 inch circle. Fit into a 9 inch pie plate. Trim dough, leaving a 1 inch overhang; pinch a decorative edge.

To prepare filling; peel, core and very thinly slice the apples. Mix together with other filling ingredients. Spoon into crust.

For topping, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until course crumbs form. Sprinkle apple filling evenly with topping. Bake pie until topping is lightly browned and filling is bubbly, 35 minutes. If pie is overbrowning, cover loosely with foil. Cool on a wire rack. 8 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Brenda Hyde at OldFashionedLiving.com

Easy Deep Dish Apple Pie

2- 1 lb. cans apple pie filling

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1- 8 oz. can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Heat oven to 375F. Spoon pie filling into 12X8" baking dish. Sprinkle with raisins & cheese. Unroll both halves of refrigerated dough into flat rectangular sheets. Fit to cover baking dish. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over dough. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Top with cheese slices, if desired.

Whole Wheat Apple-Mincemeat Pie


1 cup Pillsbury's Best Whole Wheat Flour

1 cup Pillsbury's Best All Purpose or Unbleached

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup cold water


4 cups sliced, peeled apples (4 medium)

1 1/3 cups prepared mincemeat

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 tablespoon lemon juice


1 egg white

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon sugar (1 to 2 tsp)

Heat oven to 375F. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine whole wheat flour, 1 cup all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt; blend shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water to flour mixture while tossing and mixing lightly with fork. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until dough is just moist enough to hold together. Shape dough into 2 balls. Flatten balls; smooth edges. Roll 1 ball lightly on floured surface from center to edge into circle 1 1/2 inches large than inverted 9-inch pie pan. Fold dough in half; fit evenly into pan. Do not stretch. Trim bottom pastry even with pan edge. Roll out remaining dough; set aside.

In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients; spoon into pastry-lined pan. Top with remaining pastry; fold edge of top pastry until bottom pastry. Flute edge; cut slits in several places. Combine egg white and 2 tablespoons water; brush over crust. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake at 375F for 40 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender. 8 servings. Contributor's Tip: Cover edge of pie crust with strip of foil during last 10 to 15 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.

Crockpot Apple Pie

8 Tart Apples peeled and sliced

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter soften

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup Bisquick

1 cup Bisquick

1/3 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons cold butter

Toss apples in large bowl with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Place in lightly greased crockpot. Combine milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and the 1/2 c Bisquick. Spoon over apples.

Combine the 1 cup Bisquick and brown sugar. Cut the cold butter into mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over top of apple mixture. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or until apples are soft.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Microwave Peach Crisp

1 large or 2 smaller ripe peaches*
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
dash of nutmeg

Peel and slice the peaches into two custard cups (or one small microwave-safe casserole) until cups are almost full. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a glass measuring cup. Microwave** on high, uncovered, until the butter melts and the oats soften (60-70 seconds). Stir the topping and spoon over the peaches. Microwave uncovered for about two minutes (rotating the cups after one minute), until the peaches are soft. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

*Variation: This recipe can be made with apples or pears, but add teaspoon cinnamon.

**Microwave ovens vary depending on wattage. The cooking time here is according to my microwave.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Zucchini Tomato Fritata

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
3 medium zucchini, (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup shredded shredded white cheddar
3 medium (1 pound) vine ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add onion, zucchini, and thyme; cook, covered, stirring often, until tender but not browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover, and cook until all the liquid in the pan evaporates. Season with salt and pepper; remove skillet from heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over zucchini, gently lifting zucchini to allow eggs to coat bottom of pan. Arrange tomatoes in an overlapping pattern on top.
Return skillet to medium-low heat, and cook until sides are set yet still slightly runny on top, 15 to 20 minutes. Place in oven, and cook until the center is cooked through when tested with a wooden skewer, and the tomatoes are browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; gently slide a heatproof spatula around the edges and underneath to loosen from skillet. Serve immediately

Bacon and Zucchini Quiche

Makes one 10-inch quiche
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/2 recipe Flaky Tart Dough
10 large eggs
2 cups creme fraiche
2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
5 slices center-cut bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1 medium or 2 small zucchini, peeled lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick ribbons
1/2 cup gruyere

On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough into a 16-inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off any excess flour; fit dough into a 2-inch deep-dish tart pan with a removable bottom, gently pressing it into the sides. Using a sharp knife, trim the dough evenly with the edge of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap; chill tart shell until firm, about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line the tart dough with a sheet of parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Transfer to oven and bake until light brown, about 25 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper and continue baking until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix together 1 egg and flour on high speed until smooth. Add the remaining 9 eggs and continue mixing until well blended.
Place creme fraiche in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth; add milk and continue whisking until well combined. Add to mixer along with salt, pepper, and thyme; mix until well combined. Strain mixture into a large bowl through a fine mesh sieve.
Place bacon, zucchini ribbons, and cheese in prepared tart shell. Pour over egg mixture until tart shell is full (you may not need to use all of the egg mixture). Bake 20 minutes; reduce temperature to 325 degrees, and continue baking until filling is slightly firm, rather than liquid, and crust is a deep golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes more. Transfer quiche to a wire rack to cool until set, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. To reheat, cover quiche with aluminum foil and bake in an oven heated to 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mystery Pecan Pie" author: Paula Deen


3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 un-baked deep-dish (9-inch) pie shell
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg until combined. Pour into pie shell. Top with chopped pecans. Pour Topping over pecans. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Monday, January 21, 2008


1 9" baked pastry shell
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (6oz) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/3 c rum
few drops green food coloring
1 c (1/2 pint) whipping cream, whipped
lime twists to decorate, if you ant

Beat cheese until fluffy. Beat milk and juice concentrate until smooth.
Add rum and food coloring. Fold in whipped cream; pour into crust.
Freeze or chill until firm. Decorate with lime twists. Refrigerate the
leftovers or you can freeze them.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans

In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, butter, and vanilla; mix well. Add slightly beaten eggs and blend well; stir in pecans. Pour into the unbaked pie shell. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 minutes, or until set. Cool and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Lemon Supreme Pie

1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches)

Lemon Filling:

1 1/2 cups sugar
6 TBSP cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups water
2 TBSP butter
2 tsp grated lemon peel
4 to 5 drops yellow food coloring, optional
2/3 cup lemon juice

Cream cheese filling:

2 pkgs (one 8 oz, one 3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cups whipped topping
1 TBSP lemon juice

Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450*F for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter, lemon peel and food coloring if desired. Gently stir in lemon juice (do not overmix). Cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and lemon juice. Refrigerate 1/2 cup for garnish. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture into shell; top with lemon filling. Chill overnight. Place reserved cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag with a #21 star tip; pipe stars onto pie. Store in the refrigerator.
Yield: 6-8 servings


Apple Cream Pie

4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups cold milk, divided
1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
1/4 cup apricot preserves or strawberry jelly, melted

In a large skillet, saute apples, sugar and lemon juice in butter until apples are tender. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in 1 cup milk, dry pudding mix and lemon peel. Add remaining milk; beat until thickened. Spread into pastry shell. Arrange apples over filling. Brush with preserves. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Brush with additional preserves if desired.
Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe and Image from Brenda's Recipe Page

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cherry Crunch

1 can cherry pie filling
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pkg. white cake mix.
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350°. Spread pie filling in bottom of a 8 or 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine dry cake mix, nuts and butter. Sprinkle over pie filling. Bake for 40-50 minutes until golden brown. Serve with ice cream.

"Recipes for Moms from Moms," Hillside Covenant Church, Walnut Creek, CA.

Peanut Butter Crunch

2 cups (12 oz) Nestle Toll House Morsels (or equivalent chocolate chips)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3 cups toasted rice cereal
Heat morsels and peanut butter in small, heavy-duty sauce pan over low heat, stir constantly until smooth. Remove from heat. Add sugar, stir vigorously until smooth.
Place cereal in large bowl. Add one cup melted chocolate mixture; stir until evenly coated. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Using a small metal spatula, shape into a 10 inch circle with slightly raised 1-inch border around edge. Pour remaining melted chocolate mixture in center of circle; spread to 1 inch from the edge. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Makes 12-16 servings

RECIPE FROM: Nana's Recipes

Kentucky Pecan Pie

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
1/3 teaspoon salt.
1/3 cup butter or margarine (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup pecans
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell

Mix first five ingredients, add eggs mix well. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Add pecans on top of pie.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325° bake for 35 minutes more or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Lime Parfait Pie

2 (3 ounce pkg.) of lime Jell-O (or equivalent flavored gelatin)
2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon shredded lime peel.
1/3 cup lime juice
1 quart vanilla ice cream (softened)
1 (9 to 10 inch) baked pastry shell (cooled)
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water until all crystals disappear. Stir in peel and lime juice.

Add softened ice cream by spoonfuls stirring until melted. Chill in bowl till mixture mounds slightly when spooned. Pour into cooled pastry shell.

Chill until firm. Top with whipped cream. Nana's Tip: If ice cream is frozen firm, place into a suitable size bowl. Microwave to slightly melt ice cream.

Adapted from a Better Homes and Gardens recipe.

Lemon Pie (Double Layer)

1 prepared 9 inch graham cracker crumb crust
1/3 cup raspberry or apricot jam
4 ounces (1/2 of a 8 oz. package) Cream Cheese (softened)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip (thawed) (or equivalent whipped dessert topping)
1 1/2 cups cold milk or half-and-half
2 packages (4-serving size each) Jell-O Lemon Flavored Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Spread bottom of crust gently with jam. With a wire whisk, mix cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Gently stir in 1/2 (4 ounces) of whipped topping. Spread on top of jam.

Pour milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mixes and lemon peel. Beat with wire whisk 1 minute or until blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Gently stir in remaining whipped topping. Spread over cream cheese layer.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Garnish with additional whipped topping, if desired. Store leftover pie, covered, in refrigerator. Serves 8.

From the Kitchen of Norma Welton
plus family & friends

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Simple Key Lime Pie

Submitter unknown

1 ready-made graham cracker crust
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/4 cup of lime juice

Combine half the can of milk with block of cream cheese. Blend
well. Slowly add the quarter cup of lime juice making sure it's
blended in well. Be sure that the consistency does not become
soupy. Add more milk keeping the mix semi-firm (you will not
use the entire can of milk, about 3/4.) Pour mixture into pie crust,
replace cover and chill at least 3 hours before serving. You really
have to experiment with the ingredients as far as consistency goes
to make sure you get a pie that is not too sweet or too tart and not too

Chocolate Chess Pie

1-1/2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix sugar and cocoa together. Beat the eggs then add to the cocoa mixture. Beat in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour mixture into 9 inch unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until set. Let cool before slicing.

Recipe by: Alicia's Cooking

Chocolate Meringue Pie

3/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 c. milk
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs, separated
2 tbsp. margarine or butter
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1 9 inch baked pie shell
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
6 tbsp. sugar

Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium bowl. Stir in milk. Add chocolate squares. Microwave at High (100%) until smooth and thick, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Stir a small amount of chocolate mixture into egg yolks; return to hot chocolate mixture, blending well. Microwave at Medium-High (70%) 3 minutes, stirring once. Stir in margarine and orange peel until margarine is melted. Pour into pie shell. Set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Spoon meringue onto chocolate filling; spread over filling, carefully sealing meringue to edge of crust. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until meringue is brown. Makes 9" pie.
Recipe by:Alicia's Cooking

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dream Pie

1 c. flaked coconut
1 can (15- 1/4 oz.) crushed pineapple, in its own juice
1 c. egg substitute
6 packets equal
1 c. low-fat milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. reduced fat Bisquick mix

Spray a 9 inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle
coconut over bottom of pan. Drain pineapple, reserving juice;
sprinkle pineapple over coconut. Set aside. Put eggs and Sweet One
in a blender and blend well. Add milk to reserved pineapple juice
and pour into blender. Add baking mix and vanilla to ingredients in
blender. Blend on medium speed until well mixed. Pour mixture over
pineapple in pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or
until a knife inserted into center of pie comes out clean.
Refrigerate until served.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Peach Pie

5 cups sliced fresh peaches
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
1/3 c butter, melted
1 c sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
1/3 c flour
1 egg-beaten

Put peaches in pie shell. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over
peaches. Bake 350* 1 hour-10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice
cream or is great plain.


Saturday, January 12, 2008


3 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
1 c. broken pecan meats
1 unbaked 9 inch pastry shell

Beat eggs slightly; add sugar and beat well. Add syrup, flavoring, salt and melted butter or margarine. Spread pecans over bottom of pastry shell and pour egg mixture over them. Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, for 45 minutes or until done.

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