Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Turtle Pumpkin Pie(s)
*makes 2 pies
2 graham cracker crusts
1 c caramel topping, divided
2c pecan pieces, divided
1 c cold milk
2- 3.5 oz pkgs vanilla instant pudding
1 c canned pumpkin
1 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1- .5 pt whipping cream
2 c whipped cream, divided

1. Pour ¼ cup caramel topping into each crust; sprinkle with ½ cup pecans.
2. Whisk together milk, pudding mixes, pumpkin, and spices until well blended; stir in whipping cream. Spread over pecans in crust.
3. Refrigerate at least one hour. Top each pie with half of the remaining caramel topping and pecans (and half of the whipped cream) just before serving.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ali's Apple Pie

Ali's Apple Pie
2.5 lb apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
.5 c sugar
.25 c brown sugar
.25 c butter
.5 t cinnamon
.5 t nutmeg
1 t lemon juice
1 egg
.25 t salt
2 t flour
4 shallow pie shells (two top and two bottom)

1. Combine apples and white sugar in colander, over a bowl. Let sit for about an hour.
2. Preheat oven to 400*.
3. Mix together brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, egg, salt, and flour in a large bowl. Add the apples to the mixture and coat evenly.
4. Put the apple "drippings" aside.
5. Place half of the apple mixture in each pie shell. Cover with top shell and press edges together.
6. Use a pastry brush to apply the "apple drippings" generously to the top shell. No need to poke holes in the top.
7. Place in center rack of oven and bake for about 50 min.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
5 eggs
2 1/2 c sugar
1 1/4 c oil
1 t vanilla
1- 15oz can pumpkin
2 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 T cinnamon
1-1 1/2 c chocolate chips (opt)

1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Mix together eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin.
3. Fold in dry ingredients and pour into jelly roll pan, or 9x13 if you want them thicker.
Opt- you can sprinkle those chocolate chips on top, or you can frost with cream cheese frosting after it comes out of the oven.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in jelly roll or 45 minutes in 9x13, check with toothpick test. Do not over bake.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

16 oz cream cheese
3/4 c butter
1 3/4 c powdered sugar
2 t vanilla

1. Blend all ingredients. Done.