Pear Butterscotch Pie

Today we made Pear Butterscotch Pie!

1 graham cracker pie shell, 2 medium underripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced into crescents 1/4″ thick, 1C skim milk, 1C firmly packed light brown sugar, 2 eggs, slightly beaten, 3T butter, 3T cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350F. In medium saucepan, mix cornstarch and brown sugar.

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Mix in milk over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Pear Butterscotch Pie

A streak made with the finger on the back of the mixing spoon shouldn’t flow together.

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Add butter and quickly beat in slightly beaten eggs until butter is melted. Blend well. Cool 10 minutes.

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Arrange pear slices in circular pattern in pie shell. Pour pudding over pears.

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Bake 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Chill at least 2 hours before cutting.

Pear Butterscotch Pie

Banana Blackberry Bread

Today we made Banana Blackberry Bread!

4oz fresh blackberries, 2 medium bananas, mashed, 3T butter, melted, 1C sugar, 1 egg, 1T almond extract, 1t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1 1/2C flour

Preheat oven 350F. Puree berries in blender. Push through fine-mesh sieve. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, beat egg and sugar.

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Stir in blackberries, bananas and extract.

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Mix in melted butter. Blend well.

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Mix in dry ingredients until just blended.

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Banana Blackberry Bread

Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges clean.

Banana Blackberry Bread

Banana Blackberry Bread

Cranberry Brownies

Today we made Cranberry Brownies!

3/4C flour, 3 eggs, 1T vanilla extract, 3/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1t salt, 2C sugar, 6T butter, 1/2t baking soda, 1C chocolate chips, 1C coarsely chopped fresh raw cranberries

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

Cranberry Brownies

Add sugar. Blend well. Cool 20 minutes.

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in vanilla extract.

Cranberry Brownies

In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda. Add to melted chocolate mixture.

Cranberry Brownies

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in cranberries.

Cranberry Brownies

Turn into greased 8″X8″ pan.

Cranberry Brownies

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

Cranberry Brownies