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Jewish Apple Cake

Jewish Apple Cake

Why do you suppose this is Jewish Apple Cake? I’ve asked around and the only reason I can come up with is the addition of orange juice. Who knew? What? You want that I should know everything about baking?

  • 3-4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Juice from one orange (¼ - ½ cup, approximate)
  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Toss diced apples in cinnamon sugar and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend oil, sugar eggs and orange juice together.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder and add to sugar/egg mixture.
  4. Gently fold in apples. Bake in greased and floured 12-cup bundt pan for 60-70 minutes at 325°.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

 Jewish Apple Cake

Jewish Apple Cake

Posted on November 5, 2012 and filed under Desserts.

Cherry Cheese Tarts

Recipe: Cherry Cheese Tarts

Summary: Puff pastry has become a staple in my kitchen...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh, pitted cherries
  • ½ cup water or cherry juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 sheet puff pastry

Instructions

  1. Whisk together sugar and flour. Slowly add water or cherry juice and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Add cherries and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add almond flavoring. Set aside to cool.
  4. Allow puff pastry to thaw in refrigerator.
  5. Unfold pastry and cut into 9 equal squares. Place pastry squares in muffin or tart tin.
  6. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture into pastry cups. Cover cream cheese with cherry pie filling.
  8. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  9. Best served at room temperature.
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Cherry Cheese Tarts

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Posted on January 2, 2012 and filed under Desserts.

Seminary Cream Puffs

Recipe: Seminary Cream Puffs

Summary: I served these little bundles of eye-rolling love at my "Seminary Info & Cream Puff Extravaganza"... "Bake it and they will come", said the voice in my head.

Ingredients

Pastry –

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs

Custard filling –

  • 3 – 5.1 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding (6 serving size)
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 – 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 – 8 oz. container whipped topping

Frosting –

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ≈ ¼ cup milk

Instructions

  1. Heat water and butter to rolling boil.
  2. Add flour, stirring constantly, cook until dough forms into a ball.
  3. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs.
  4. Using a #20 (1.5 ounce) cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet, about 2” apart.
  5. Bake at 350⁰ for 35 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Prepare custard - Combine pudding mix with milk and sweetened condensed milk. Gently stir in whipped topping.
  8. Prepare frosting - Melt chocolate and butter, mix well. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk by tablespoon until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  9. Slice off top of each puff. Remove any strands of soft dough.
  10. Fill with custard, replace top and frost. Refrigerate before serving.

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Posted on August 14, 2011 and filed under Desserts.

Reese's Chocolate PB Chip Cookies

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Recipe: Reese's Chocolate PB Chip Cookies

Summary: December 22 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  Obviously, this is not an original recipe. I got it straight off the bag of Reese's peanut butter chips. However, I DID double it.  They're pretty incredible cookies and I'm of the belief that you can never have enough ways to combine chocolate and peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups butter
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 – 10 ounce bags of peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  5. Bake 8 – 9 minutes.
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Posted on December 23, 2010 and filed under Cookies!, Desserts.

Almond Toffee Bars

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Recipe: Almond Toffee Bars

Summary: December 20 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  Once upon a time there was a boy named Ben. Ben loved all things buttery and rich. He loved Almond Roca Cookie Bars. Ben's mother could only find this delicious cookie bar mix at Sam's club. Ben's mom can't find it anymore so, she came up with this recipe. Ben hasn't tried them yet, but his mom thinks they're a winner. The End.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Mix with flour and salt.
  2. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350º for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with toffee bits. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips and allow to melt. Spread chocolate over the surface of the cookie and sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Allow to cool and chocolate to set before cutting.
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Posted on December 20, 2010 and filed under Cookies!, Desserts.