Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Today we made Prune Custard Strawberry Pie!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1/2C skim milk, 3 eggs, 1/3C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/4C coarsely chopped almonds, 2T cornstarch, 1 deep dish graham cracker pie shell

Topping: 1/4C powdered sugar, 12 oz fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk eggs.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in skim milk. Blend well.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in cornstarch. Blend well.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in prunes and almonds.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Pour into pie shell. Batter will be thin.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Bake 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Sift powdered sugar evenly onto pie.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Hull Strawberries and slice into heart shapes. Arrange on top of pie.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Prune Choc Chip Muffins

Today we made Prune Choc Chip Muffins!

3C flour, 3t baking powder, 2T sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/4C skim milk, 4T butter, melted, 2/3C firmly packed, coarsely chopped prunes, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, mix milk, egg and cooled butter.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Stir in sugar.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

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

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Mix in prunes and chocolate chips just until blended.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick muffin tin.

Prune Chip Muffins

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

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

Prune Almond Biscotti

Today we made Prune Almond Biscotti!

3 2/3C flour, 1C firmly packed, coarsely chopped prunes, 1C coarsely chopped almonds, 1/2t baking powder, 1T vanilla extract, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 3/4C sugar, 1/2C butter, melted, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, mix sugar and eggs.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Stir in vanilla extract. Blend well.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Stir in dry ingredients until a dough is formed.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Press in prunes and almonds.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Turn onto floured surface. Knead 2 minutes. Shape into 2 logs about 8″ long by 2″ wide. Place on greased cookie sheet 3″ apart.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Bake 30 minutes or until somewhat dried out. Cool 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 275F. Slice logs at a slant into 1″ wide wedges. Bake 20 minutes. Turn over and bake another 20 minutes or until crunchy. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from sheet.

Prune Almond Biscotti

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

Pear Prune Cake

Today I made Pear Prune Cake!

1 scant C flour, 1C sugar, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 5T butter, melted, 4.25 oz pitted prunes, 1/4C water, 2 eggs, 1/4C milk, 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped medium finely

Preheat oven to 375F. Cook prunes in water over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Mash. Cool. Melt butter. Cool. Meanwhile, beat eggs with sugar until light colored. Add butter. Mix prunes with pears. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. To the batter, add milk, alternating with dry ingredients, beginning and ending with dry. Mix in fruit until just blended. Turn into greased tube pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake comes out clean.