Frozen Cherry Pistachio Pie

Today we made Frozen Cherry Pistachio Pie!

2C coarsely chopped pitted fresh cherries, 6 oz whole pistachios without shells, 1/2C water, 3T cornstarch, 1/2C sugar, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Over medium heat, mix together water, sugar and cornstarch in saucepan until the consistency of gelatin, stirring constantly about 10 minutes.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

While hot, pour over cherries. Blend well.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Mix with pistachios. Blend well.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Freeze 2 hours or more.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Pineapple Oat Cake

Today we made Pineapple Oat Cake!

1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/2t vanilla, 1 1/2C quick oats, 1/4t baking soda, 1 1/4C flour, 1/4t salt

Filling: 20 oz can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, well drained; 1C sugar; 1/4C cornstarch; 1/4C flour; 1/3C pineapple juice; 4 eggs

Crust: Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Stir in oats.

Pineapple Oat Cake

In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in egg.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in flour mixture. Blend well.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Press into greased glass rectangular casserole dish. Bake until barely browned. Cool.

Filling: Beat eggs with sugar.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir in egg mixture.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in juice. Blend well.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in dry ingredients.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Fold in pineapple chunks.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Turn into baked crust.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Lower oven temperature to 325. Bake 50 minutes or until set in center.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Today we made Cocoa Fruitcake!

1/2C cocoa, 1C boiling water, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/4C coarsely chopped dried apricots, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/3C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Add boiling water to cocoa. Stir until dissolved. Cool 5 minutes.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Stir in sweetened, condensed milk. Stir with cocoa mixture.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Fold in fruit and chocolate chips.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Turn into greased loaf pan.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Today we made Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes!

Crust: 1/2C butter, 1/3C brown sugar, 1 1/8C flour

Filling: 1 egg, 1/3C sugar, 6 oz cream cheese, 1/2C coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix crust ingredients.

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Press into greased 8-cup cake pan or muffin tin.

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix filling ingredients.

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Pour into baked crusts.

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes

Reduce oven heat to 300F. Bake 15-17 minutes longer or until set in center. Makes 5 cakes.

Prune Cheese Shortbread Cakes