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Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers

Ingredients
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
6 tablespoons cold water

FILLING:
2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cherries and sugar. Mash slightly; let stand for 15-20 minutes. Stir in cornstarch until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cinnamon. Cool.

Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 5-in. circle. Place about 3 tablespoons cherry mixture on one side of each circle; fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Prick tops with a fork.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over warm turnovers. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Cherry Turnovers

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Butterscotch Peach Pie

Butterscotch Peach Pie

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

FILLING:
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
8 medium peaches, peeled and sliced

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

For filling, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in corn syrup and butter until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and extract. Place peaches in a large bowl; add syrup mixture and toss to coat.

Divide dough in half so one ball is slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger ball to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer to pie plate; trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cover edges loosely with foil.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Butterscotch Peach Pie

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Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Ingredients
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
4 individual round sponge cakes
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine pineapple and caramel topping. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Place sponge cakes on dessert plates. Top each with a scoop of ice cream and 1/4 cup pineapple sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings

Recipe found here: Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

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Boston Cream Angel Cake

Boston Cream Angel Cake

Ingredients
2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cold milk, divided
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
1 cup hot fudge ice cream topping

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Split cake into three horizontal layers; place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with half of the pudding. Repeat layers. Replace cake top. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat hot fudge topping; stir in remaining milk. Drizzle over cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Boston Cream Angel Cake

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S'more Ice Cream Pie

S’more Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2-1/2 cups rocky road ice cream, softened
2/3 cup marshmallow creme
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions
Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 7-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Carefully spread ice cream into crust; freeze until firm. Spread marshmallow creme over ice cream. Top with marshmallows; gently press into creme. Cover and freeze 4 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, broil 6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: S’more Ice Cream Pie

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Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Ingredients
1 loaf (16 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1 cup chocolate fudge frosting

Directions
Cut cake horizontally into four layers. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, milk and almonds.

Place bottom layer on a serving plate; top with half of the coconut mixture, one cake layer and 1/2 cup frosting.

Repeat layers. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

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Raspberry Sour Cream Pie

Raspberry Sour Cream Pie

Ingredients
2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups raspberries
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup butter, chilled

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and lemon colored. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour and salt together. Stir into egg mixture. Gently fold in raspberries. Pour filling into 2 unbaked pie crusts.

Bake the pies without the topping in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the center begins to set.

While pies bake, make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and chopped nuts. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside.

Sprinkle pies with topping and return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.

Recipe found here: Raspberry Sour Cream Pie

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