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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Pie Pastry for one 9 inch pie

2 large eggs

2 cups (15 ounce can) pumpkin

1 cup whipping (heavy) cream

¼ cup maple syrup

1 tablespoon rum (or bourbon or brandy) or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground allspice

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons maple syrup

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup pecan halves


1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare Classic Pie Pastry for one 9 inch single-crust pie. Line a 9 inch pie pan with the pastry.

Filling: 2.In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add pumpkin, whipping cream, maple syrup, rum or vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt, beat well to mix. Pour mixture in the pastry-lined pie pan.

3.Partially bake for 40 minutes.

Topping: 4.In a small bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon; stir to mix. Add pecan halves, stir to mix. Gently arrange pecan topping over the top of the pie.
Hint: Cover the edge of the crust with a 2 inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent the crust from over-browning.

5.Return to oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer until the topping is lightly browned and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool on a wire rack before cutting and serving. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours.

Serving suggestion: Serve pie either when cooled to room temperature or still slightly warm. Serve plain or spoon a dollop of whipped cream on top.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008



1 lb. cranberries
1 sm. orange
2 c. sugar
1 pkg. lemon Jello
1 pt. hot water
1 c. nuts
1 c. marshmallows
1 c. celery
1 c. apple
1 c. crushed pineapple

Bring the cranberries and orange; add sugar. Mix and let stand
overnight. Dissolve Jello in water and when half set, add to first
mixture and add nuts, marshmallows (cut in pieces), celery, apple, and
pineapple. Pour in mold and chill.

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie
Taste of Home -

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
2-1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, flour and salt; gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie

Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cold butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1 cup chopped nuts
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (2 cups)
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Reserving 1 cup crumb mixture, press remainder firmly on bottom and halfway up sides of greased 12x7-inch baking dish.
In large bowl, combine pumpkin, EAGLE BRAND®, eggs, cinnamon, allspice and salt; mix well. Pour into prepared dish. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 55 minutes or until golden. Cool. Serve with ice cream if desired. Store leftover covered in refrigerator.

Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Brussels Sprouts with Apples
Southern Living

2 1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, halved
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup apple juice
1 large Red Delicious apple, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Bring brussels sprouts, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until caramel-colored. Add apple juice, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned particles.

Add apple, garlic, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until apple is tender. Add water chestnuts, next 4 ingredients, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently toss in brussels sprouts.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Zippy Cranberry Appetizer
From Taste of Home

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup water

1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries

1 to 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

Assorted crackers

In a large saucepan, bring sugars and water to a boil over medium heat. Stir in cranberries; return to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool.
Stir in horseradish and mustard. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, spread cream cheese over crackers; top with cranberry mixture. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

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