DESSERTS--Cakes, frostings, cookies, pies, candy, puddings, etc.

DESSERTS--Cakes, frostings, cookies, pies, candy, puddings, etc.

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May 27th, 2006, 2:45 am #1

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May 27th, 2006, 5:21 am #2

This recipe is from my DH's cousin Virginia, by way of her sister, Bonnie. Do not try to speed it up by cooking over higher heat!

Virginia's Sour Cream Fudge
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (one stick) margarine
11 or 12 ounces vanilla or white chocolate chips
7 ounce jar marshmallow cream
3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
optional: about 3/4 cup chopped dried cherries, cranberries or apricots

Combine sugar, sour cream and margarine in saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat and boil 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Mixture will make a soft ball in water. (If you use a candy thermometer, should be 234 degrees). Remove from heat and stir in chips and marshmallow cream until melted and blended. Add nuts and/or fruits. Pour into a lightly buttered 9x9 pan, chill and cut into pieces.

For chocolate sour cream fudge--Substitute chocolate chips for vanilla chips.
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May 27th, 2006, 5:32 am #3

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The only recipe I ever asked my mom for! Her name was Helen, 1914-1995

Glazed Strawberry Pie
Prepare one 9 inch pre-baked pie shell. Make filling as follows:
4 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup water
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter or margarine

Wash and stem berries. Crush one cup of berries in saucepan, add water and cook 3 minutes. Strain. To make glaze, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt and add to strained juice. Cook slowly until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Add butter and cool slightly. Fill pie shell with remaining 3 cups of strawberries. Spoon glaze over top, coating thoroughly. Chill before serving.
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May 27th, 2006, 5:38 am #4

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Fresh Orange Icing
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream the butter until light. Beat in the orange rind, salt and lemon juice. Add the powdered sugar and orange juice alternately--start with 1/4 cup orange juice and add a few drops more at a time until the consistency is right. Beat until light and fluffy. Frosts two 9 inch layers.

To frost the top of a 13x9 cake, use 1/4 cup butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons grated orange rind, 3 tablespoons (plus) orange juice, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and a dash of salt.
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May 27th, 2006, 12:03 pm #5

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CHERRY CHEESECAKE SQUARES

2 c. graham cracker crumbs
3/4 c. butter or margarine (I had put a ? after this so it may have been too much. 1/4 c. sounds more like it.)

Melt butter. Mix with crumbs. Spread evenly in bottom of 9 X 13 pan. Reserve 2 Tbsp. of mixture for top.

FILLING:

1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. Real Lemon lemon juice
1 c. chopped candied cherries

Beat cheese and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla and lemon. Finish beating. Fold in cherries. Pour over crust. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
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May 27th, 2006, 12:05 pm #6

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From Taste of Home

CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESE BARS

1 tube (18 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dought
1 pkg. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg

Cut cookie dough in half. For crust, press half of the dough onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. squared baking pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. Spread over crust. Crumble remaining dough over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Note: 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough can be substituted for the refrigerated dough.

MY NOTES: I like to put 2/3 of the dough on the bottom and crumble only 1/3 over the top. These are very quick and ea
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May 27th, 2006, 12:06 pm #7

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CHEESY CRESCENT BARS

2 - 8 oz. cans crescent rolls
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg, separated
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans

Unroll the dough, pressing perforations to seal. Fit half the dough into an unbuttered 9 X 13 baking pan. Combine the cream cheese, egg yolk, 3/4 c. of the sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the dough layer. Place the remaining dough over the cream cheese layer. Beat the egg white and brush over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 c sugar and chopped nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.
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May 27th, 2006, 12:07 pm #8

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COWBOY COOKIES

2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 c. rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg chocolate chips

Sift together and set aside; flour, soda, salt and baking powder. Blend together shortening and sugars. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix well. Add rolled oats, vanilla and chips. Dough is crumbly. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
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May 27th, 2006, 12:09 pm #9

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CONGO BARS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease 9 X 13 pan

Begin melting 3/4 c. or 1-1/2 sticks butter.

While butter is melting, combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. 2-3/4 c. flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 lb. box light brown sugar, and 2-1/2 tsp baking powder.

Stir in the following: 3/4 c or 1-1/2 sticks melted butter (from above), 4 eggs, well beaten, and 2 tsp. vanilla.

Stir in 6 oz. pkg chocolate chips.

Pour batter into greased 9 X 13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. When cool, cut into squares.
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May 27th, 2006, 12:10 pm #10

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GLAZED APPLE COOKIES

1/2 c. shortening
1-1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 egg
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. chopped apples
1 c. raisins
2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1/4 c. apple juice or milk

Mix shortening, sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and egg until well blended. Stir in half of flour mixture, then nuts and raisins. Blend in apple juice, then remaining flour mixture.

Drop onto greased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

While cookies are still hot spread thinly with vanilla glaze below. Makes 3-1/2 dozen.

VANILLA GLAZE

1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. soft butter
1/4 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
2-1/2 Tbsp. light cream
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