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Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Ingredients
1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
Orange food coloring
Reese’s pieces

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line 26 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, water and eggs; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full.

Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat frosting and flavoring; tint frosting orange. Arrange cupcakes on a large platter, forming a pumpkin. Spread frosting over cupcakes. Decorate with Reese’s pieces as desired. Yield: 26 cupcakes.

Recipe found here: Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

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Elegant Pumpkin Pie

Elegant Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
1 can (30 ounces) pumpkin pie filling
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 carton (24.3 ounces) Philadelphia ready-to-serve cheesecake filling
2 cups whipped topping
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup glazed pecans

Directions
Unroll each sheet of pastry into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, beat the pie filling, milk and eggs until smooth; pour into crusts. Cover edges loosely with foil.

Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove foil. Cool on wire racks.

In a large bowl, combine the cheesecake filling, whipped topping and salt. Spread over pies; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 pies (8 servings each).

Recipe found here: Elegant Pumpkin Pie

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Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

BUTTER SAUCE:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Pour into a gre
ased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack over waxed paper.

For sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.

Poke holes in the top of the warm cake; spoon 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed. Repeat twice. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over sides. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe found here: Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

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Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Ingredients
8 to 10 large tart apples, peeled and cut into chunks
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
Combine apples, sugar, water and cinnamon in a 3-qt. slow cooker; stir gently. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until apples are tender. Yield: 5 cups.

Recipe found here: Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

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White Chocolate Parfaits

White Chocolate Parfaits

Ingredients
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 egg yolks
4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups whipped topping
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
Sliced strawberries and additional whipped topping, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine the cream, sugar and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.

Stir a small amount into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes; stir in chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla.

Cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Place 1/4 cup each in four parfait glasses.

Combine blueberries and raspberries; place 1/4 cup in each glass. Repeat layers of chocolate mixture and berries twice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Garnish with strawberries and whipped topping if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: White Chocolate Parfaits

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Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch Apple Cake

Ingredients
3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 Eggland’s Best® Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.

In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.

Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.

Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Recipe found here: Dutch Apple Cake

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Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

Ingredients
6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix

TOPPING:
1 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Ice cream or whipped cream, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, toss apples with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Place in a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the milk, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and baking mix. Spoon over apples.

For topping, combine biscuit mix and brown sugar in a large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Add almonds; sprinkle over apples.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the apples are tender. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

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