For the after-school crowd.
1 c butter 3 c rolled oats
1/4 c honey 1 3/4 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 c pure maple syrup 1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs 1/2 c walnuts (optional)
1/2 c milk 1/2 c raisins (optional)
1 T molasses 1/2 c carob chips (optional)
Cream together butter, honey, syrup, eggs, milk and molasses. Combine dry
ingredients; stir into wet. Form dough into cookies and space on oiled cookie
sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Tops will be brown when done.
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Welcome anytime, a healthy snack that's tasty too.
Wheat Germ Squares
1/4 c butter 1 c wheat germ
1/4 c molasses 1/2 c powdered dry milk
3/4 c honey 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs 1 pinch salt
2 T vanilla 1/2 c chopped nuts
Melt butter, molasses and honey together. Remove from heat. Add eggs and
vanilla. Stir in the remaining ingredients until just moistened. Spread mix
in oiled 8-inch square pan, and bake at 350 degrees, 25-30 minutes. Cool and
cut into 2-inch squares.
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A treat from "deep in the heart of Texas."
3 eggs 1 T vanilla
1/4 c honey 1/4 c butter, melted
1/2 c pure maple syrup 2 c whole pecans
2 T molasses 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch salt 1 whole wheat pie crust bottom
Beat eggs. Stir in honey, maple syrup, molasses, salt, vanilla and butter.
Place pecans in 9-inch unbaked pie shell in layers, and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Pour liquid mixture over nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Nuts
will rise to top and form crusty layer.
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A great basic pie crust for all kinds of fillings.
Whole Wheat Double Pie Crust
3/4 c whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 c butter
3/4 c unbleached white flour 1/4 c apple juice
Using knives, cut together flour and butter until butter is small marble-sized.
Make a well, and quickly pour and cut in the juice.
Move the dough to a floured surface and gently knead together for two minutes.
Separate into two balls for the top and bottom crusts. Roll out with floured
rolling pin. Place one on bottom and sides of 8 or 9-inch pie plate. Add pie
filling and cover with top dough. Seal edges and prick top crust with fork so
pie can breathe while cooking.
Bake at 350 degrees, 35-60 minutes, depending on filling. Top crust will be
browned and possibly bubbling at the fork holes when finished.
Use one-half of this recipe for a one-crust pie.
Makes 1 double pie crust
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Penny brought this recipe back from her stay in Holland.
European Sour Cream Apple Pie
2/3 c butter 2 lbs green apples
1/4 c pure maple syrup
1/2 c cream cheese TOPPING:
1 egg 1/2 c sour cream
1 T orange rind 1/4 c pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla 2 T lemon juice
2 1/4 c unbleached flour 1/4 t nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
For the crust, blend together butter, maple syrup, cream cheese, egg, orange
rind and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. Roll out crust on a floured
surface with a floured rolling pin. This dough is soft. Roll to 1/3-inch
thickness. Fit or pat the dough into 7-inch pie plate.
Cut apples into 1/8-inch slices and arrange in a circular pattern on dough in
pie plate. Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
Combine sour cream, maple syrup and lemon juice. Spoon over chilled apples.
Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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Dave's childhood favorite...a classic.
Lemon Meringue Pie
FILLING: 1 pie crust bottom
5 T cornstarch
1 c sugar MERINGUE:
2 lemon rinds, grated 3 egg whites
1/2 c lemon juice 6 T sugar
1 T butter
3 egg yolks, well beaten
1 1/2 c boiling water
Combine cornstarch and sugar in top of double boiler. Add grated lemon rind,
lemon juice, butter and beaten egg yolks; mix well. Slowly add the boiling
water. Cook on top of double boiler over hot water until thick. Let cool.
Bake a 9-inch empty pie shell 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool.
Pour cooled lemon mixture into cooled pie crust.
To make meringue, beat the egg whites until almost stiff. Add sugar a
tablespoonful at a time while continuing to beat until stiff. Spread meringue
on top of pie.
Bake in slow oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Tips of meringue will brown.
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1 c butter 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
2 pkgs (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened 1 c rolled oats
2 t vanilla 1 jar strawberry preserves or jam
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Blend in vanilla. Add flour and stir
in oats. Chill dough overnight.
Roll out dough on lightly floured board to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch
round cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make an indentation on each
cookie in its center with your thumb. Fill indentation on each cookie with a
teaspoon of strawberry preserves.
Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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A lovely dessert for brunch, lunch or dinner, for family or company.
4 c sliced apples 1/2 c honey
2 T lemon juice 3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c water 1/4 c butter
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Spread apples in a 9 x 7-inch baking dish. Combine lemon juice and water, and
pour over apples. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. In a bowl, cut together honey,
flour and butter. Spread over top of apples. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees
for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
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For those who want a birthday treat that's not too sweet, try this as a
Emily's Carrot Cake
2 c whole wheat pastry flour 1 c sunflower oil
2 tsp baking powder 4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp soda 2 c grated carrots
2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 c diced pineapple
1 pinch salt 1 T vanilla
1/2 c maple syrup 1 c nuts chopped
1/2 c honey 1 1/4 c Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine dry ingredients; set aside. Combine syrup, honey, oil, eggs, carrots,
pineapple, vanilla and nuts. In three additions, add dry ingredients to carrot
mixture, mixing after each. Pour into 5 x 9-inch loaf pans or a 9 x 13-inch
baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Makes 3 loaf cakes
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A delicious, rich frosting for all kinds of cakes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 c butter 1 tsp vanilla
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese 1 tsp maple syrup (more to taste)
Cream together all ingredients. Chill one hour. Spread on cooled cake.
Makes 1 1/4 cups of frosting
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"Moist and dense" describes this cake.
1 c butter 1 T vanilla
1/4 c honey 1 T lemon juice
1/2 c pure maple syrup 1 c milk
2 T molasses 3 c whole wheat pastry flour
4 eggs 1 tsp baking powder
Cream together butter, honey, maple syrup, molasses and eggs. Add vanilla,
lemon juice and milk. Beat in flour and baking powder. Pour into 5 x 9-inch
loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Makes 2 loaf cakes
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A taste of the Wisconsin sugar bush.
Maple Nut Cookies
1 c maple syrup 3 eggs
1 T molasses 3 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 c butter 1 c walnuts
Cream together maple syrup, molasses, butter and eggs. Stir in flour and
walnuts by hand. Drop by teaspoonsful onto unoiled cookie sheets. Bake at 350
degrees for 7-10 minutes. Cookies will be golden brown when done.
Makes 36 cookies
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Perfect after that hard day.
Rum Almond Cake
1 c carob chips 1/2 c carob chips
1 c butter 2 T rum
1/2 c rum 5 T butter
1/2 c honey 1/2 c sliced almonds
2 T maple syrup
1 T molasses
1/3 c chopped almonds
2 c whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
Prepare cake batter by melting half the carob chips with the butter. Cream the
melted mixture together with remaining chips, rum, butter, honey, maple syrup,
molasses and eggs. Stir in almonds and flour. Beat in baking powder until
well-mixed. Pour into an oiled 8-inch square cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees
for 25 minutes. Cool before frosting.
For the frosting, melt half the carob chips with half the butter. Blend in
rum, remaining butter and remaining chips. Spread immediately onto cooled
cake. The frosting will be a light brown with chips. Garnish with sliced
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2 ounces Kahlua or other coffee liqueur 4 c hot coffee, organically grown
2 ounces Irish Whiskey 1/4 c whipping cream, whipped
Pour one-half ounce coffee liqueur in each cup. Add one-half ounce Irish
Whiskey to each cup. Pour in steaming freshly-brewed hot coffee and stir.
Gently spoon two heaping tablespoonsful of whipped cream on top of each. Serve
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Amaretto Almond Cookies
1/2 c butter 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 T molasses 1 t almond extract
2 eggs 1/2 c Amaretto
1 c ground toasted almonds 2 c whole wheat pastry flour
Cream together butter and molasses. Add eggs, ground almonds, lemon rind and
almond extract; mix well. Stir in Amaretto alternately with flour. Drop by
teaspoonsful onto unoiled cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15
minutes. Cookies will be golden brown when done.
Makes 36 cookies
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A warm weather refresher with something special.
2 c sliced peaches 1 T rum
3 T lemon juice 1 c chopped ice
Place all ingredients in blender and whirl for about 20 seconds. Serve
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Guaranteed not to last long.
6 pears, sliced 1/4 c butter
3 T lemon juice 1 egg, beaten
3/4 c white unbleached flour 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 T honey 1/4 c walnuts, broken
Place sliced pears in 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. In
a bowl, cut together the flour, honey and butter. Make a well in the flour
mixture, add the egg and vanilla, and mix until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle
the crumb mix over the pears. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm
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For an elegant sundae.
Brandied Walnut Peaches
1/4 c walnuts, chopped 2 peaches, diced
2 T honey 2 T brandy
2 T apple juice 1 pint honey vanilla ice cream
2 T butter
In a saucepan, combine walnuts, honey, apple juice, butter and peaches. Stir
over low heat just until heated through; do NOT boil. Remove from heat and add
brandy. Spoon warm topping over individual servings of ice cream.
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Even the "show me" folk will agree this one is terrific.
2 1/4 c sugar 1 jar marshmallow fluff
1 c butter
4 eggs FROSTING:
1 c flour 6 T butter, softened
1 3/4 c cocoa 3 T milk
1/2 tsp salt 2 T cocoa
1 tsp baking powder 1 2/3 c powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Blend sugar, butter, eggs, flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Pour
into oiled 9 x 13-inch pan and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover top
of cake with marshmallow fluff, and bake for 10 more minutes. Allow cake to
To make the frosting, mix soft butter with milk. Add cocoa and powdered sugar;
beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake. Cut into squares.
Makes 24 mudpies
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One of the specialties of the house at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria,
California is this recipe given to us by the chef. You may want to scale it
down to "family size".
18 c unbleached white flour 9 eggs
6 c sugar 4 T vanilla
7 T baking powder 2 1/4 c milk
3 T salt 1 1/2 c raisins, blueberries or
3 c butter boysenberries
In a very large bowl, combine all the ingredients, mixing thoroughly. This is
a heavy dough. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick. Cut the dough with a 4-inch round
cutter. Place scones on lightly oiled cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees, 15-20 minutes. Tops are a golden brown when done. Serve
warm with real butter, Lemon Curd, or Mock Devonshire Cream.
Makes 120 scones
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A 24-carat treat.
1 c chocolate chips 1 c unbleached white flour
1 c dark brown sugar, packed 1 tsp baking powder
1/3 c sunflower oil 1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs 1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 tsp vanilla powdered sugar
Melt chocolate. Combine with sugar and oil. Add the eggs one at a time,
beating well. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking
powder and salt. Add to chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Add nuts.
Chill overnight. Drop by teaspoonsful into bowl of powdered sugar, and roll
until balls are coated with powdered sugar. Place on oiled cookie sheet. Bake
at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes. Cool on rack.
Makes 24 gems
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Even if you've had little success making other fruitcakes, this one is sure to
2 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour 1 c chopped walnuts
1 1/4 c brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 c raisins
1 tsp baking soda 1 can (16 oz) peaches, drained, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 t ground cloves 1 can (10 oz) mincemeat
16 ounces mixed candied fruits 1/4 c apricot or peach brandy
8 ounces candied cherries
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and
cloves. Stir in candied fruits, nuts and raisins. Add peaches, milk,
mincemeat and brandy; mix well. Pour into oiled 5 x 9-inch loaf pans. Bake at
300 degrees for 2 hours or until done. Cool completely before removing from
pans. Wrap in brandy-soaked cheesecloth; then wrap in aluminum foil.
Makes 2 fruitcakes
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Your just dessert.
Grandma's Peach Pie
6 T butter, melted 1 graham cracker crust
1/3 c + 2 T butter 6 peaches, sliced
1 1/4 c sugar cinnamon
Mix the melted butter, butter and sugar. Sprinkle half of the mixture in a 9-
inch unbaked graham crust. Arrange sliced fresh peaches in the pie shell until
crust is well-filled. Spread rest of sugar mixture on top of peaches.
Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 400 degrees until bubbly, about 20-30 minutes.
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No need to go out for a Hot Fudge Sundae any more.
Hot Fudge Sauce
2/3 c unsweetened cocoa 1 c granulated sugar, superfine
6 T butter or regular
1/2 c boiling water 2 T corn syrup
In a saucepan, combine cocoa, butter and water. Heat for 3 minutes over medium
heat, stirring constantly. If using regular granulated sugar, blend it in a
blender for about 40 seconds to make it superfine. Add sugar and corn syrup to
chocolate in saucepan. Simmer only 3-4 minutes, until thick. Serve over ice
cream. It's even better reheated!
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If George Washington's mother had had this recipe, his father would have gotten
REALLY angry about that tree.
Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 can (16 oz) red tart cherries,
1 1/3 c sweetened condensed milk pitted, chilled
1/4 c lemon juice 2 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cornstarch
1 graham cracker crust, baked
Whip cream cheese. Continue whipping while adding condensed milk; whip until
smooth. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Turn into 9-inch baked graham
cracker crust. Chill.
Meanwhile, drain cherries and save the juice. In a saucepan, combine cherry
juice, sugar and cornstarch. Cook until clear. Remove from heat and stir in
drained cherries. Carefully spoon cherry mixture on top of chilled pie.
Chill one hour more before serving.
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