Apple Honey Muffins

Today we made Apple Honey Muffins!

2C flour, 2t baking powder, 3T sugar, 1 egg, 1/2C apple juice, 1/2C honey, 1/4C butter, melted; 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ to 1/4″ pieces

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients, including apples. Blend well.

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Make a well in the dry. Add the wet.

Apple Honey Muffins

Stir until just blended. Turn into lined, nonstick or greased muffin tin.

Apple Honey Muffins

Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Honey Muffins

Frozen Blueberry Fudge Pie

Today we made Frozen Blueberry Fudge Pie!

1 pint fresh blueberries, slightly mashed; 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk; 1C chocolate chips, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Add mashed blueberries. Blend well.

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Blueb Fudge Pie

Cool. Freeze.

Blueb Fudge Pie

Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

Today we made Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars!

Crust: 1/2C butter, 1/2C sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/4C flour

Filling: 1/2C butter, 2/3C brown sugar, 1/4C light corn syrup, 3/4C coarsely chopped, roasted, salted almonds; 3/4C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. For crust: Beat butter with sugar.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Work in egg and flour.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Press into greased, square pan. Bake 15 minutes. For filling: In saucepan, mix butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Boil 2 minutes without stirring.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Quickly stir in almonds and walnuts.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Spread over baked crust.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Bake 20 minutes or until brown and bubbling. Immediately spread on chocolate chips evenly. Gently press down. Loosen edges of bars with serrated knife. Cool.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Chill until of desired consistency. Cut into bars.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Squash Ginger Pie

Today we made Squash Ginger Pie!

1/3C sugar, 1/2C light brown sugar, 1/2C flour, 2T ground ginger, 2C steamed spaghetti squash, mashed, 2 eggs, 2C skim milk, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix sugars, flour and ginger.

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Add squash. Mix well.

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Stir in slightly beaten eggs, and milk, gradually.

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Squash Ginger Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Squash Ginger Pie

Bake 30 minutes or until center is set.

Squash Ginger Pie

Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk

Today we made Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk!

1 pint strawberries, coarsely chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 1C dry gin, 1T almond extract, 2T sugar, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk; 1C skim milk, 4 oz almonds, coarsely chopped

In medium bowl, stir together gin, almond extract and sugar.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Add strawberries. Blend well.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 or more hours. Mix together milks.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Drain and stir in strawberries, and almonds.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Apple Banana Crisp

Today we made Apple Banana Crisp!

1/2C sugar, 1 1/2T cornstarch, 1/2C water, 1/2C raisins, 1 extra large apple, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces; 2 small bananas, peeled and chopped into discs about 1/4″ thick, 1T cinnamon, 1C rolled oats, 1C brown sugar, 1/2C flour, 1/2C butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Banana Crisp

Cook sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour over fruit.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in butter until small crumbs form.

Apple Banana Crisp

Press 1/2C of this mixture into the bottom of a wide, greased loaf pan.

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour in fruit mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbling.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1C raspberry preserves, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 1/2C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in preserves.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 1/2C brown sugar. Add to butter mixture. Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips. Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved. Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm. Just to overdo it, serve with chocolate syrup.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Apple Almond Biscotti

Today we made Apple Almond Biscotti!

1 extra large apple, peeled and finely chopped; 3C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C roasted, salted whole almonds, coarsely chopped; 1/2T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Mix eggs with brown sugar.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter to egg mixture.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Stir in cinnamon.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add extract.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add sifted flour and baking powder.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Make a sticky dough. Work in apples and almonds.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Shape 1 large loaf about 10″ long. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Cool 20 minutes. Cut diagonal slices 1/2″ wide X 4 or 5″ using a serrated knife. Lower oven temperature to 325F. Put back on sheet and bake another 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake another 10 minutes or until crisp.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Peach Sorbet

Today we made Peach Sorbet!

1C water, 2T cornstarch, 2 small peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped finely, 1/2C sugar

Stir constantly, water and cornstarch over medium heat until thickened. Continue heating just until bubbly.

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Remove from heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved.

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Stir in peaches.

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Peach Sorbet

Almond Cracker Candy

Today we made Almond Cracker Candy!

1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C white sugar, 1/4C sweetened, condensed milk, 1T butter, 3/4C coarsely chopped almonds, 1T almond extract, 2T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, 8-10 rectangular crackers, such as “Wasa”– made with wheat flour (NOT rye flour)

Place crackers on foil-lined jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with elevated sides. Crackers need not fill up the whole sheet. Mix sugars, milk, butter and corn syrup in large, heavy saucepan.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Almond Cracker Candy

Remove from heat and stir in extract. Mixture will sizzle.

Almond Cracker Candy

Spread onto crackers, coating evenly.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on top.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Sprinkle almonds on top.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Press in almonds lightly with spoon.

Almond Cracker Candy

Cool. Freeze 2 or more hours. Break into pieces. Eat.

Almond Cracker Candy