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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Heaven's Apple Pie

1 Package pillsbury pie dough
1/2 C. real butter
3 Tbls. flour
1/2 C. White sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. water
1 Tbls. cinnamon
8 Granny smith apples, peeled,cored and sliced

1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour, Than add sugars and water, bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Prepare apples, and add cinnamon to apples. Put the first crust into pan. Add your sauce to the apples and place in crust. Add top crust, make slits and add a little caramel to top of crust.
3. Bake 15 minutes at 425* Reduce temperature to 350* and bake an additional 45 minutes.

This recipe is off of under Grandma Ople's Apple Pie. I tweaked it slighlty by adding Cinnamon and Pillsbury Pie dough. It's one of the best Apple pies I've ever made, so good.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Candy Bar Chocolate Caramel Pie

1 Chocolate Grahm Cracker Crust

35  Kraft Caramels
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tbls. Butter
(or replace milk and butter with 1/4 c. half and half)
1 Cup Chopped Toasted pecans

1 bar of Hersheys chocolate
2/3 C. Semi Sweet chocolate chips
(you want about 5.5 ounces of chocolate total)
1/4 C. milk or whipping cream

Cook Crust for 10 minutes at 300*. Allow to cool. Melt Caramels with milk and butter. Add pecans and pour into crust, refrigerate about 1/2 hour. In microwave melt chocolates. With a whip add in milk Spread onto caramel mixture and refrigerate until set. You'll want to let this pie sit out about 10-15 minutes before cutting into.

This is like a candy bar it's so very rich. Indulge yourself around the holidays or anytime you need a quick chocolate fix, Small pieces are best. Oh so yummy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Chicken Salad

We also call this holiday chicken salad for it's red and green colors

4 Cups Cubed Cooked Chicken meat
1 c. mayo
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. season salt
1/2 tsp. basil
1 c. craisins
1 c. quartered grapes
1 green onion sliced
1/8 C. red onion diced
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1 C. chopped celery
1 c. chopped roasted pecans
black pepper to taste

In a medium bowl mix together mayo, paprika, season salt, basil. Add the next 7 ingredients. Mix in chicken. Add pepper to taste. Chill for 1 hour. I serve in hollowed out tomatoes over lettuce greens.

To roast your pecans preheat oven to 275, melt 3 Tbls. butter and stir 2 cups pecans in the butter. Lay on Cookie sheet and lightly sprinkle with salt. Bake for 1 hour, stirring twice.