Eggnog Parfait Pies

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Ingrients & Directions

1 pk Lemon-flavored gelatin 2 Well-beaten egg yolks
1 c Hot water 2 Stiff-beaten egg whites
1 pt Vanilla ice cream . . .
. . . 4 To 6 baked pastry tart
1/4 ts Nutmeg -shells
3/4 ts Rum flavoring

. . . Whipped cream Candy decorettes

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Cut ice cream in 6 chunks; add to
gelatin and stir till melted. Chill until partially set. Add nutmeg
and flavoring. Stir in egg yolks; fold in egg whites. Pour into
cooled tart shells; chill till set. Top with whipped cream and
sprinkle with candy decorettes.

6 servings

Toll House Pie

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Ingrients & Directions

Pastry for 9″ one crust pie
1 c Butter,melted
And cooled to room temperatu
2 Eggs
1/2 c All-purpose flour
6 oz Nestle Toll House
Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Firmly packed brown sugar
1 c Chopped walnuts
Whipped cream or ice cream,o

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Prepare pastry.In a large bowl,beat eggs
until foamy.Add flour,sugars;beat until well blended.Blend in butter.Stir
in semi-sweet chocolate morsels and walnuts.Pour into pastry lined pie
plate.Bake until set,about 1 hour.Serve warm with whipped cream or ice
cream,if desired.8 to 12 servings.


8 Servings

Caramelized Peach And Custard Tart

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Ingrients & Directions

1 Prepared pie shell (deep
Tart pan)
1 qt Cream
2 c Sugar
1 Vanilla bean, split in half
7 Egg yolks
2 lb Fresh peach, quartered,
Whipped cream in pastry bag
With star tip
Fresh mint sprigs
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauce pot, combine the cream,
sugar, scraped vanilla and vanilla bean. Bring the cream up to a
simmer to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and discard the vanilla bean.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until frothy. Temper the cream
into the yolks. Line the pie shell with the caramelized peaches.
Pour the custard over the peaches. Bake the pie in a water bath.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the custard is set. Remove from
the oven. Serve cold. Place a slice of the tart on a plate. Garnish
with the whipped cream, mint, and powdered sugar.

Yield: 12 servings


4 servings

Jamaican Chocolate Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 1/2 c Self-rising flour
1 1/2 ts Baking powder
1 ts Mixed Spice
3/4 c Margarine, softened
3/4 c Superfine sugar
3 Eggs
2 tb Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tb Hot water
1/2 c Granulated sugar
2/3 c Water
2 Cinnamon sticks (2″)
1/4 c Dark rum
2 tb Slivered almonds
6 oz Semisweet chocolate, broken
-in pieces
Whipped cream

Preheat oven to 325’F. (165’C.). Generously grease a 5-cup fluted or plain
tube pan and dust lightly with flour. Sift flour, baking powder and Mixed
Spice into a bowl. Add margarine, superfine sugar and eggs. Blend cocoa
powder with hot water and add to flour mixture. Beat well with a wooden
spoon 2 minutes or 1 minute if using an electric mixer. Turn mixture into
prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven 1-1/4 hours or until well risen and
cake begins to shrink from edges of pan. Carefully turn out cake onto a
wire rack and cool.

Combine granulated sugar and 2/3 cup water in a saucepan. Add cinnamon and
heat gently, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat,
add rum and discard cinnamon. Place cake on a plate. Spoon syrup over cake
and let stand 2 hours. Stud top of cake with almonds. Melt chocolate;
carefully spooon over cake, spreading to give a smooth even coating. Let
stand several hours. Pipe (with a pastry bag) whipped cream around bottom
of cake.


12 Servings

Jack-o-lantern Chocolate Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

2 c Cake Flour; sifted
1 ts Soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Butter; or shortening
1 1/3 c Brown sugar; firmly packed
3 Eggs; well beaten
4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate; melt
2/3 c Water

Sift flour once, measure, add soda -and salt, and sift together three
times. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together
until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well; then chocolate and blend.
Add flour, alternately with water, a small amount at a time, beating after
each addition until smooth. Bake in two greased deep 9″ layer pans in 350~
oven for 30 minutes, or until done. Use Halloween Frosting (See recipe)
Spread orange tinted frosting between layers, reserving about 1/4 for
pumpkin decoration. Spread chocolate frosting on top and sides of,cake,
reserving sinall amount for decorating. Decorate top of cake with pumpkin
of orange tinted frosting. Outline eyes, nose, and mouth of
jack-o’-lantern- face with chocolate frosting, using pastry tube or or a
small knife. Melted chocolate may be used for outlining jack-o’-lantern

1 Servings

Italian Lemon Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 1/3 c Part-skim ricotta cheese
4 oz Neufchatel or light cream
1/3 c Sugar
2 Eggs; separated
1/2 c Low-fat milk
1/4 c White all-purpose flour
2 tb Lemon juice
2 ts Grated lemon rind
1 ts Vanilla extract
4 Sheets phyllo pastry
1 1/2 tb Unsalted butter or margarine

3 oz Dried apricots; roughly
1/2 c Unsweetened apple juice

1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Generously coat a 9″ pie plate with
vegetable cooking spray.

2. In a food processor or blender process the cheeses, sugar, egg
yolks, milk, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla until
smooth. In a bowl whip the egg whites until stiff and gently fold
into the mixture.

3. Place the 4 sheets of phyllo pastry into the prepared pan,
crisscrossing them on the bottom and brushing each lightly with some
of the butter or margarine. Trim the overhanging pastry leaving a 2″
border all around.

(There’s an illustration that I can’t really reproduce here that
shows how to place the phyllo leaves. Basically, the bottom 2 are
crossed and then one is placed horizontal and the other vertical.)

4. Place the filling in the pan, roll the outer edges of the
overlapping pastry toward the filling, tucking it in and rolling it
to create a rim. Brush the edges lightly with the remaining butter or

5. Place the pan on a cookie sheet, put in the center of the oven.
Place a baking pan with 2″ of water on the lower rack of the oven.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and
allow to cool on a rack. Chill for 6 hours or overnight.

6. Top with the apricot spread, if desired, and serve the pie
chilled, cut into wedges.

*This pie can be baked without the crust as a pudding.

200 calories per serving


1. In a small saucepan bring the apricots and juice to a boil, cover,
reduce heat, and simmer very slowly for 45 minutes, or until smooth
and softened, stirring occasionally.

2. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then process in a food
processor or blender until smooth.

3. Place in a covered container and chill for 4 to 6 hours or
overnight. Serve chilled.

*Other dried fruits such as peaches or prunes can be substituted for
the apricots.

This can be used as a fruit spread on toast, a topping on pies or as a
natural low-sugar flavoring for plain yogurt.

281 calories per cup; 18 per tablespoon

from Make It Easy, Make It Light by Laurie Burrows Grad typed by
Tiffany Hall-Graham

10 Servings

Ice-cream Cakes

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Ingrients & Directions

6 Canned pear or peach halves;
-then spoon on Melba Sauce
-(page 93).

LUXURO CAXE: Split spongecake layer into 2 layers. Spread bottom cake layer
with favorite ice cream; top with second cake layer. Sprinkle with fruit
sugar and salted pecans or almonds. Pass chocolate sauce.

MELBA CAKE: Spoon 1 pt. ice cream onto spongecake layer or square; top with

PARTY ICE-CREAM CAKE: Two days ahead: Press 1 qt. vanilla ice cream into
waxed-paper-lined 9″ layer pan; freeze. Day ahead: Whip 1 cup heavy cream.
Split 1 9″ plain-cake layer into 2 layers- place 1 layer on waxed paper-
place ice-cream layer on top; spread with 1/4 cup jelly, jam, or drained
canned crushed pineapple; top with second cake layer. Now work quickly:
Spread sides of cake with whipped cream; on top, spread thin layer jelly;
then decorate cake with whipped cream in pastry tube. Freeze till cream is
set- freezer-wrap; freeze. To serve, thaw in refrigerator about 1 hr.

CHOCOLATE RIPPLE: Spoon 1 pt. pistachio ice cream onto chocolate-cake
layer; drizzle chocolate sauce over ice cream.

SWEETHEART CAKE: In 2 waxed paper lined heart-shaped layer pans, bake cake
made from cake mix. Cool- remove from pans. Press 1 qt. raspberry sherbet
into same waxed-paper-lined pans; freeze. Unmold each sherbet layer onto
one cake layer; set one on top of other. Freeze-wrap; freeze. To serve,
thaw in refrigerator about 1 hr.- then frost sides with 1 pt. heavy cream,

6 Servings

Honey Glazed Applepecan Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

1/2 c Honey
1/2 c Sugar
1/4 c Water
2 tb Lemon juice
1 Cinnamon stick
2 1/2 To 3 cups

1 c Butter, softened — (divided
1 1/2 c Sugar
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
5 Eggs
2 c Flour
1 tb Baking powder
1 tb Ground cinnamon
3/4 c Chopped pecans
Green apples, peeled, cored
In 1-cubes

TO MAKE GLAZE…..In a small saucepan, heat the honey, sugar, water, lemon
juice, and cinnamon stick. Let simmer 10 minutes, then cool. Remove
cinnamon stick. TO MAKE CAKE…… 1. In a skillet, lightly saute apple
chunks in 2 tablespoons butter. Set aside. 2. In a bowl, cream
remaining butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Beat
in eggs one at a time. 3. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and
cinnamon. Stir into butter mixture until blended. 4. Fold in apples and
pecans. 5. Spoon into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees
for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out
clean. 6. Let cool 30 minutes. Separate cake from pan using a knife, then
invert cake onto a platter 7. With a pastry brush, paint warm cake with
cooled glaze. Repeat until all the glaze is used up. The cake can be frozen
at this point. To defrost, place cake in refrigerator the day you plan to
serve it. 8. To serve, surround the cake with fresh green apple slices that
have been dipped in citrus juice to prevent discoloration. If any of you
decide to make this cake, let me know and I’ll tell Edie. She’d like that.
God Bless……Louise King

1 Servings

Honey And Lemon Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions

6 oz Rich shortcrust pastry
2 Eggs
1 Ib Curd cheese
6 tb Thick honey
2 Lemons
4 oz Sultanas

Preheat the oven to 400F. Roll out dough and use to line 8 1/2 inch
loose-bottomed flan tin, reserving any trimmings. Pick bottom. Bake blind
for 10 min, then remove form oven and reduce temperature to 350F. Separate
the eggs. Put the yolks into a bowl with the cheese, honey and the grated
rind of one of the lemons. Squeeze juice from both lemons and add to the
bowl with the sultanas. Mix well. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites to
soft peaks and fold into the cheese mixture with a metal spoon. pour into
flan case and smooth the surface. Roll out dough trimmings and cut into
thin strips with a pastry wheel. Arrange in a lattice pattern over the
filling. Bake for 50-55 minutes till set. Cool in tin, then turn out and
serve cold

12 Servings

Homemade Cake Mix

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Ingrients & Directions

10 c All-purpose flour
6 1/4 c Sugar
1 c Cornstarch
5 tb Baking powder
1 tb Salt
2 1/2 c Vegetable shortening

In a large sifter, combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder and
salt. Sift, in batches, into a large bowl. Use a pastry blender or a
heavy duty mixer to blend in the shortening until the mixture resembles
cornmeal in texture. Spoon into a contai

Makes about 17 c of Homemade Cake Mix.

1 Servings