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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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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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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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Golden Peach Pie

Golden Peach Pie

Ingredients
Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
5 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches (about 5 medium)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Milk

Directions
Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, lemon juice, orange peel and extract. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt. Add to peach mixture; toss gently to coat. Pour into crust; dot with butter.

Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; make decorative cutouts in pastry. Set cutouts aside. Place top crust over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Brush pastry and cutouts with milk; place cutouts on top of pie. Cover the edges loosely with foil.

Bake at 400° for 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Golden Peach Pie

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Sunshine Sponge Cake

Sunshine Sponge Cake

Ingredients
9 eggs, separated
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon minced fresh lemon verbena leaves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
LEMON BUTTER FROSTING:
4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
Daisies and additional lemon verbena leaves, optional

Directions
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks on high until thickened and lemon-colored. Add water, lemon verbena and vanilla. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar. Beat for 4-5 minutes or until mixture doubles in volume.

Combine flour and baking powder; sprinkle 1/4 cupful over batter and fold in until combined. Repeat with remaining flour mixture; set aside.

In another bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert the pan; cool completely. Run a knife around sides of pan and remove cake to a serving plate.

In a bowl, cream 2 cups sugar, butter, lemon juice and extracts. Slowly add remaining sugar. If needed, beat in a small amount of water until the frosting reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cake.

Garnish with daisies and lemon verbena if desired. Yield: 14 servings.

Editor’s Note: Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.

Recipe found here: Sunshine Sponge Cake

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Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients

Crust
30 chocolate wafers, crushed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup coconut
3 tablespoons finely chopped cashews or macadamia nuts

Filling
1 quart (4 cups) coffee ice cream, slightly softened

Topping
1 cup hot fudge topping, warmed
Whole cashews or macadamia nuts, if desired

Steps
1 In medium bowl, mix crushed chocolate wafers, butter, coconut and chopped cashews. Press mixture in bottom and side of 9-inch glass pie plate; refrigerate 15 minutes. Carefully spoon softened ice cream into chilled crust. Cover and freeze about 2 hours or until firm.

2 Top individual servings with fudge topping; garnish with whole cashews. Cover and freeze any remaining pie.

To make cutting the pie easier, remove it from the freezer about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Sprinkle each slice with chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Recipe found here: Coffee Ice Cream Pie

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