Category Archives: Dessert

Foolproof Pie Crust

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Flaky pie crust that complements any kind of pie Yield:  3 pies with tops* Ingredients:  2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour**1 3/4 cup butter or shortening (shortening will make the flakiest crust)1 tablespoon sugar2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon vinegar1 egg1/2 cup cold water Instructions:  1. In a… Read more »

Strawberry Pie

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Fresh juicy strawberries smothered in a homemade glaze, served in a pie shell Yield:  one 9-inch pie Ingredients:  3 T cornstarch1 c sugar1 c cold water2 T white corn syrup2 T strawberry flavored gelatin3 drops red food coloring (optional)about 3 c washed strawberries, sliced or dicedone 9-inch baked pie pastry… Read more »

Triple Chocolate Cream Pie

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A thick layer of silky chocolate cream sandwiched between a crunchy chocolate crust and thin chocolate shell Yield:  10 Ingredients:  Crust (alternate: two 8″ graham cracker pie shells)1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs *2 Tablespoons sugar4 Tablespoons butter, melted Filling1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup chocolate syrup1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips8 oz…. Read more »

Tapioca Pudding

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My mom’s old-fashioned recipe for a super easy and very delicious tapioca pudding! Yield:  about 2 quarts Ingredients:  9 tablespoons granulated/instant/Minute tapioca*1 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt3 eggs, beaten well8 1/4 cups milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions:  1. In a large stock pot, whisk together the tapioca, sugar, salt, and eggs…. Read more »

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

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A flavorful medley of blueberries and rhubarb with a crispy oat crumb topping! Yield:  16 servings Ingredients:  4 heaping cups rhubarb, washed and thinly sliced (1/2 inch)*4 slightly-heaping cups whole blueberries, washed and drained1 cup sugar3 tablespoons flour1 tablespoon vanilla extract, optional Crumb topping ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened… Read more »

Classic Almond Chocolate Biscotti

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A gourmet homemade Italian almond chocolate biscotti: dark, crunchy, and slightly sweet Yield:  24 small slices Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup baking cocoa2/3 cup sugar3 Tablespoons butter, softened2 eggs1/2 teaspoon almond extract1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped Optional: Melted chocolate chips, for dipping Instructions:  1…. Read more »

Cranberry Roll-Up Freezer Cookies

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Vanilla shortbread cookie dough, rolled and filled with homemade cranberry sauce; frozen and then sliced and baked Yield:  About 3 dozen small cookies Ingredients:  Cookie Dough Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened3/4 cup sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups flour1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom, optional Cranberry Filling Ingredients: 2… Read more »

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Graham Squares

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A soft cookie squares made with whole wheat, rolled oats, cinnamon, and honey Yield:  48 squares Ingredients:  6 cups whole wheat flour1 1/2 cups rolled oats1 cup (packed) brown sugar2 teaspoons salt2 teaspoons baking soda3 tablespoons ground cinnamon3/4 cup honey1 1/2 cups oil1 cup cold water Instructions:  1. In a… Read more »

Deluxe Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake

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A light and fluffy whole wheat cake topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries Yield:  8 servings Ingredients:  4 eggs, separated3/4 cup sugar, divided*1 cup whole wheat flour1/3 cup water1/4 cup oil1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 pound (about 2 cups) fresh strawberries, washed and sliced1 cup whipping… Read more »