Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Apple Dumplings

This is a great dessert to make ahead if you have lots of apples around!

Ingredients

6 Apples, peeled and cored
Lemon juice
1/2 c White sugar, approx
1 ts Cinnamon
Brown sugar
Butter
Pie pastry for 2 pies

Sugar sauce:
2 c Water
3/4 c Sugar
2 ts Vanilla
2 tb Butter
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1/4 ts Mace

Instructions

Roll out pastry and cut into squares enough to cover apples completely. Peel and core apples. Roll in lemon juice. Then roll in white sugar and cinnamon combined. Place on pastry square. Stuff core cavity with brown sugar, butter, brown sugar in equal parts. (The amount depends on size of core cavity, just stuff it full.) Fold the pastry up around apple to completely enclose it. Place in pan.

Prepare sugar sauce by mixing water, sugar, vanilla, butter, nutmeg, and mace and boiling for 1 minute. Let cool slightly. Pour over Apples. Bake in a 375F oven for 1 hour. Serve warm.

Serves 6.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Snickers Pie

The caramel, nut and chocolate bar provides the basis of this delicious and easy chocoholic pie recipe!

INGREDIENTS:
8 (2.07 oz) Snickers bars, divided
4 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 T. Bailey's Irish Creme liqueur
1 egg, seperated
1 T. sugar
2 C. whipping cream

PREPARATION:
Chop 7 of the Snickers bars and press into the bottom of a 9", non-stick pie pan for the crust. Chop and reserve the remaining bar. Melt semi-sweet chocolate over hot water or in the microwave. Stir in liqueur. Beat in egg yolk. In a med. bowl, whip egg whites to a soft peak and gradually add sugar until it holds a stiff peak. Fold in chocolate mixture. Whip cream to soft peaks. Fold 2/3 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Place chocolate mixture on top of pie crust. Garnish with remaining whipped cream and reserved chopped Snickers bars.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.