Prune Brownies

Today we made Prune Brownies!

3/4C flour, 1T vanilla extract, 3 eggs, 1C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1t salt, 1/2t baking powder, 2C sugar, 6T butter, 1 1/4C chocolate chips, 1/2C loosely packed, coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 325F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Prune Brownies

Add sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

In small bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder. Add eggs to chocolate mixture.

Prune Brownies

Add vanilla. Blend well.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Add flour mixture. Blend well.

Prune Brownies

Mix in prunes and remaining 1/4C of chocolate chips.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Turn into greased 8″X8″ pan.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges clean.

Prune Brownies

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cupcakes

Today we made Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cupcakes With Yogurt Icing!

1C flour, 1/2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/4t salt, 1C firmly packed brown sugar, 1/2C creamy peanut butter, 4T butter, 1/2C nonfat plain yogurt, 1C chocolate chips, 3 eggs

Icing: 3T plain nonfat yogurt, 3 to 3 1/2C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.
PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Mix in peanut butter. Blend well.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir in eggs.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Alternately mix in dry ingredients with yogurt beginning and ending with dry until almost blended.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir in chocolate chips.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick cupcake tin.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

PB Chip Cupcakes

For icing, sift powdered sugar into yogurt and stir until barely spreadable.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Today we made Mango Blackberry Sorbet!

1C sugar, 1C water, 4 oz fresh blackberries, 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped

Puree blackberries in blender. Push through fine mesh sieve. Puree mango.

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Stir into blackberries. In small saucepan, heat sugar and water.

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add to fruit.

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Pour into souffle dish or other freezer container.

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Mango Blackberry Sorbet

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Today we made Pear Peanut Butter Cookie Bars!

2 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2c creamy peanut butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1/4C honey, 2 large pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T cinnamon, 1/2C plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In separate bowl, beat yogurt, honey and eggs.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

In separate bowl, beat peanut butter and brown sugar.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Add egg mixture to it.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until almost blended.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Stir in chocolate chips and pears.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Spread evenly into greased 9″X13″ pan.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Potato Apple Tart

Today we made Potato Apple Tart With Cinnamon Glaze!

1C cooked mashed potatoes, 1T butter, melted; 1/4t salt, 1T brown sugar, 4T flour

Filling: 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T brown sugar, 1T butter

Glaze: 1 1/3C powdered sugar, 1/2T cinnamon, 1T water

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix together potatoes, melted butter, salt and brown sugar.

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.

Potato Apple Tart

Press half of this into a small, round greased cake pan. Mix filling ingredients.

Potato Apple Tart

Spread on top of dough in pan.

Potato Apple Tart

Evenly press remaining dough on top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Stir together glaze ingredients until barely spreadable.

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Spread on tart.

Potato Apple Tart

Makes 2 servings.