Showing posts with label desserts recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label desserts recipes. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Delicious Homemade Apple Fritters


apple fritters



These "Delicious Homemade Apple Fritters" are rich and a favorite of mine. This recipe incorporates fresh, tart-sweet baking apples cooked in cinnamon and unsalted butter. Then embedded in the rich basic donuts dough, fried, and drizzled with a maple glaze.

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Ingredients


Basic Yeast Donuts

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 sweet-tart baking apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of fine sea salt
Flour, for dusting
Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together 2 cups of the flour, the yeast, sugar, and salt. 
Add the warm milk, vanilla, and egg yolks. 
Mix until smooth. 
Add the remaining flour and the butter and mix until incorporated. 
Continue to mix on medium speed until the dough is soft and smooth (it will be slightly sticky). 
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or damp towel and set in a draft-free warm place to rise for 1 hour, or refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.  
Add the apples to the pan and sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. 
Cook, stirring, until tender and the liquid becomes a syrupy glaze, about 10 minutes. 
Set aside and let cool completely.  
Roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness. 
Spread the apple mixture onto half of the dough.
Then fold the other half over the apples.
Using a large knife or a bench scraper, cut the dough into 1/2-inch strips. 
Now cut the strips into 1/2-inch pieces in a cross pattern. 
Scoop up the pieces and rearrange, cutting them again in a cross pattern (make sure the apples are well dispersed throughout the dough).
Flour your hands really well and form the dough into a log measuring 12 inches long and about 3 inches wide.
Sprinkle the log with flour and slice it crosswise into 12 pieces. Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with flour.
Transfer the uncooked apple fritters to the baking sheets, smashing the pieces of dough and apple together. 
Tuck in any apples that stray, and press each fritter into a flat round (make sure you really press the pieces together and flatten before you let them rise, or the fritters will come apart during frying).
Cover with plastic wrap and set in a draft-free warm place to rise for 25-30 minutes.
Fill a large, heavy-bottomed pot with at least 2 inches of oil (the oil should not come more than halfway up the pan). 
Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-frying thermometer registers 350°F.
Using a spatula, carefully and gently lower 1 or 2 fritters into the oil; don’t crowd them.
Fry for 1 to 2 minutes per side, turning a few times, until the fritters are light golden brown and cooked through. 
Remove with a spider, drain on a wire rack over a paper towel, and let cool slightly before glazing. 
Repeat with the remaining fritters.  
While the fritters are warm, dip the rounded side into the maple glaze, letting the excess drain back into bowl.
Place back on the rack to set.

Choose Preferred Topping  

Maple Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar, aka confectioners sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons maple extract
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Warm water.

Directions


In a large bowl add sugar, maple, and vanilla.
Slowly add warm water and mix well as needed.
Until it is soupy but not so thin that the fritter instantly absorbs it.




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Aunties Amazing Coconut Creme Pie



I have won high praise from this "Amazing Coconut Creme Pie" from seasoned pie bakers!  It has the deep nutty flavor of toasted coconut in the filling and is not as chewy as most coconut pies.  ~ Amber S.

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Ingredients

1 deep dish  or 2 reg prebaked pie crust (frozen or handmade)
¾ cup flaked coconut
1 15 oz can coconut creme (not coconut milk) Can be found in the section with the
margarita mix
2 egg yolks, beaten
½ cup milk
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ Teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Toast coconut flakes on cookie sheet at 350̊ until golden, but not brown.
Watch carefully, time depends on the oven.
Mix cornstarch with cold milk.
Add beaten egg yolk, and mix well.
In heavy large saucepan, combine all ingredient except toasted coconut flakes.
Simmer over medium heat until thick.  
Stir constantly using a wooden spoon or heat proof rubber spatula.
Pour into baked pie crust(s) and allow to cool before topping if using mock meringue.

Choose Preferred Topping  

Traditional Meringue
Toasted Coconut – spread over meringue, mock meringue, or alone.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

White Chocolate Blueberry Bourbon Dessert





Best "White Chocolate Blueberry Bourbon Dessert" recipe that I have tried so far did it exactly and it is great plus EASY to make, are absolutely delicious.
by: A. Hilton


Ingredients

Crust


1 box Vanilla wafers
3⁄4 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped almonds

Filling


3 boxes white chocolate pudding mix
4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract

Blueberry Bourbon Sauce

3 cups blueberries
1 1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup Jameson or favorite bourbon
1⁄4 cup honey



Directions

Preheat oven to 350̊

Blend all ingredients for crust in food processor. 

Press crust in 11 x 13 inch baking dish or pie pan.

Bake until lightly browned.

Mix filling ingredients until thickened with a whisk or electric mixer.

Pour pudding filling into baked crust, and refrigerate until sauce is ready.

Blend all sauce ingredients in food processor until smooth.

Simmer in medium saucepot until thickened to a soft ball stage.

Cool to room temperature before carefully pouring onto pudding filling.

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow dessert to set.



Cinnamony-Sweet Pumpkin Seeds


Clay's favorite for the holidays is "Cinnamon-Sweet Pumpkin Seeds" these are a sweet twist on the usually roasted salty pumpkin seeds.
by: A. Hilton


Ingredients

2 cups pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup white sugar ( to sprinkle when stirring)


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix melted butter, brown sugar, spices, and salt together in medium size bowl. 

Stir in pumpkin seeds to coat.

Bake for 15 minute intervals, stirring and sprinkling with white sugar each interval.

Depending on oven and desired crunchiness, requires 3 to 4 intervals. 

Total bake time is between 45 to 60 minutes.

Cool on wax paper, and store in airtight container.



Friday, November 7, 2014

Bittersweet Chocolate-Maple Truffles


These mouth watering Bittersweet Chocolate-Maple Truffles will compliment any menu.


Ingredients

Ganache
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon maple extract
2 1/2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons superfine sugar, (see Note)
1 tablespoon Maple Jim Beam
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (45-65% cacao), coarsely chopped

Coating
1/2 cup (approximately) Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted after measuring
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (50-75% cacao), coarsely chopped

Directions

Ganache:
Line an 8-inch-square pan with foil, letting it overhang two opposing sides slightly.

Lightly coat with cooking spray.

Combine cream, water, sugar and maple liqueur, maple extract  in a 2-cup glass measure or microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave on High until steaming, about 1 minute; watch to avoid boiling over.

Alternatively, combine in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until just steaming.

Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Set aside for 10 minutes.

Place 8 ounces chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave on High for 1 minute.

Microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until mostly melted.

Set aside.

Return the cream mixture to the microwave (or stove) and microwave on High (or heat on medium-low) until steaming again.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve set over the chocolate, pressing down to force through as much liquid as possible; don't stir the chocolate.

Let stand without stirring for 2 minutes.

Using a clean, dry spoon, slowly stir the cream mixture into the chocolate until smoothly incorporated; at first the ganache will look separated but it will gradually come together after several minutes of stirring.

If any unmelted chocolate remains, return the bowl to the microwave and microwave on Medium for 30 seconds.

Stir until completely smooth.

Pour into the prepared pan.

Rap it several times to even the surface.

Set aside until cooled completely, 3 to 4 hours.

Cover and refrigerate until cold and firm, at least 6 hours and up to 2 days.

If the ganache is not very firm when pressed, place it in the freezer for up to 1 hour.

If rock-hard, remove from the refrigerator and let warm up for several minutes.

To shape truffles:
Line a large baking sheet with foil.

Transfer the ganache to a cutting board.

Peel off the foil.

Using a large sharp knife, cut the slab into quarters.

Wrap each quarter separately in foil and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

Working with one quarter at a time, cut into 12 equal pieces (thirds lengthwise and fourths crosswise).

Shape each piece into a rough round, then roll it into a ball between your palms; they don't have to be perfect.

Avoid over-handling the balls and wipe off chocolate buildup on your hands with paper towels. Place the balls on the prepared pan.

Repeat with the remaining quarters.

Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until thoroughly chilled, about 1 hour.

To coat truffles:
Put cocoa in a small deep bowl.

Place 8 ounces chocolate in another small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High for 1 minute; stir well.

Continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until mostly melted.

Stir until the remaining chocolate melts completely.

Line another large baking sheet with foil.

Remove a dozen balls from the freezer.

Working with one ball at a time, quickly submerge it into the chocolate, turning with a fork to coat it completely.

Lift the ball out with the fork, tapping it several times against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. You only want a thin layer of chocolate covering the ball.

Immediately toss the truffle into the cocoa, swirling the bowl until the truffle is evenly coated.

Transfer to the prepared pan.

Repeat with the remaining balls of chocolate until they are all coated, stirring the chocolate occasionally.

If the chocolate cools and hardens, microwave it on Medium for 10-15 seconds, then stir before continuing.

Refrigerate the truffles until well chilled.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Frozen Chocolate and Coconut Covered Bananas


Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in shredded coconut to make this tasty frozen treat.


Ingredients

4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana half. 

Cover each piece of banana with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with shredded coconut (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) 

Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.

Tips:


To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. 

Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. 

Stir until melted.



Key Lime Coconut Bars


Life’s a beach with luscious Lemon Supreme cake mix, flaky coconut and Key Lime frosting creations. 



Ingredients

1 pkg. Duncan Hines® Lemon Supreme cake mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup + 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, separated
1 can of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Frosting Starter
1 packet of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Key Lime Flavor Mix


Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick foil.

Mix cake mix, eggs, melted butter, coconut extract and 1 cup of flaked coconut together in a large bowl.

Using your fingers, press dough evenly into pan.


Bake for 18 minutes. Cool completely.




Spread remaining 1/2 cup of coconut on a sheet pan and toast in the 350°F oven for 5-8 minutes, checking coconut often to prevent burning. 

Remove from oven when coconut is lightly toasted.

Pour packet of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Key Lime Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Frosting Starter. 

Stir until evenly blended.

Frost bars with Key Lime frosting you just created. 

Cut into bars then sprinkle toasted coconut on top of each bar.



Key Lime Parfaits


Key Lime Parfaits is layered with graham cracker crust, lemon filling, yellow cake and Key Lime frosting creations.


Ingredients

Graham Cracker Layer:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp. sugar
pinch of salt

Parfaits

1 box Duncan Hines® Classic Yellow Cake mix
3 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 can Comstock Lemon Pie Filling
1 can of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Frosting Starter
1 packet of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Key Lime Flavor Mix

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9” x 13” pan.

Mix 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

Prepare cake batter as directed on package.

Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cakes comes out clean.

Let cake cool completely. Turn out of pan.

Using a sharp knife or round cookie cutters, cut out circles from cake sized to fit your serving glasses.

You will need two cake circles per glass.

Pour packet of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Key Lime Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® frosting creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended and place into piping or plastic bag. Cut tip off of bag.

Place one cake circle in the bottom of each glass.

Frost cake with the Key Lime frosting you just created using the piping bag.

Top with a layer of graham cracker mixture.

Add a layer of Comstock Lemon pie filling. Top with second cake circle and pipe frosting on the top of that.

Repeat with remaining glasses.



Butterfinger No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake


A mouth watering no bake peanut butter cheesecake topped with Butterfinger bars in a baked Pillsbury pie crust. This recipe outstanding!


Ingredients


1 refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust

1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
1/2  cup sour cream
1/2  cup  plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 1/2 cups Cool Whip, divided
1 1/2 crushed Butterfinger bars

Directions

Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and let sit for 15 minutes on the counter.

Gently unroll the pie crust and place in a 9 inch pie plate.

Press firmly into the bottom.

Crimp the edges.

Use a fork to prick the bottom of the crust very well.

Bake at 450* for 8-10 minutes.

Cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese.

Add the sweetened condensed milk and sour cream, yogurt  and beat until creamy.


Remove 2 cups of batter and set aside.

Add the peanut butter and beat again.

Spoon into the bottom of the cool pie crust.


Fold 2 cups of Cool Whip into the saved cream cheese mixture.

Spoon on top of the peanut butter layer.

Refrigerate at least 2-3 hours to set.


Cover the top of the pie with the crushed Butterfinger bars.

Decorate the edges of the pie with the remaining Cool Whip.

Keep refrigerated.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Amaretto Bundt Cake


The warm toasty flavor of almonds, reminiscent of the classic Italian recipe. A creamy, nutty splash brings a taste of Tuscany home. Stir up a moment of sweet inspiration and make an International Delight Amaretto Bundt Cake.

Ingredients


1 1/2 cups margarine or butter
3 cups sugar 5 eggs 
3 cups flour 
2 Tbsp. water
3/4 cup (6 oz.) 
International Delight Amaretto
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. 
vanilla extract 


Glaze:
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar 
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
Tbsp water
1/4 cup cold International Delight Amaretto

Directions

Cake:
Cream sugar and butter together with a mixer until creamy and fluffy.

Add eggs in one at a time until well mixed.

Add flour and mix.

Beat vanilla extract and International Delight® Amaretto; scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Mix for 1 minute at low speed.

Pour batter into a well-greased, jumbo fluted bundt pan.

Bake at 325°F for 1 to 1¼ hours; let cake stand in the pan for about 10 minutes.

Turn cake over onto a plate or platter; let cool slightly and drizzle with glaze.

Glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Beat together.

Drizzle over cake when cake is slightly cooled.




Frozen Chocolate and Peanut Covered Bananas


Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in crushed peanuts to make this tasty frozen treat.


Ingredients

4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted 
1/4 cup crushed peanuts

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. 

Insert a Popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana half. 

Cover each piece of banana with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with crushed peanuts  (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) 

Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.

Tips:


To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. 

Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. 

Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. 

Stir until melted.