Monday, August 29, 2011

Peach Pie

 Prepared pie crust
1 egg, beaten
5 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 450

Line a 9 inch pie plate with half of the pie crust. Brush with some of the beaten egg to keep the crust from becoming soggy later.
Place sliced peaches in a large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix gently. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the peaches and mix gently. Pour peaches into pie crust and dot with butter. Cover with the remaining pie crust and fold the edges under. Flute edges. Brush the remaining egg over the top crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Cut several slits in the top crust.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through the vents. If the edges brown too fast, cover them with strips of aluminum foil halfway through baking time. Cool before serving. This pie tastes better warm than hot.

Grasshopper Fantasy Fudge

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
5 oz evaporated milk
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1 tsp vanilla
15-20 mint Oreos, crushed

Line a 9x13 pan with foil.

Bring sugar butter and milk to a full rolling boil in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add chocolate, marshmallow creme and vanilla. Stir until melted. Stir in crushed Oreos. Pour into prepared pan and allow to cool.

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Streusel Topping:
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 tsp vegetable oil

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1-2 cups blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tin or line with paper liners.

Prepare streusel topping by whisking sugar and flour together in a small bowl. Add oil and mix until fully incorporated and you have a sandy texture. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and milk. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir just until combined. Stir in blueberries.

Divide batter between 12 muffin cups and sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

I have been looking for a good blueberry muffin recipe and this is it! They were quite a hit in our house. Thanks again to Barabra Bakes for posting another yummy recipe!

Microwave Chocolate Almond Fudge

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

Line an 8x8 pan with foil, butter the foil. Combine butter, milk and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high until butter and chocolate chips are melted (1-3 minutes). Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (2-3 minutes). Spread in prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm (1-2 hours)