Category Archives: 16. Dessert

Brown Sugar Cookie Bars

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I made these yesterday. I think it took me longer to make them than it took my group to eat them! Super easy and very tasty!

Brown Sugar Cookie Bars

1/4 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Add brown sugar to melted butter and mix well

Beat egg in a small bowl, add a spoonful of brown sugar to it and mix well

Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together

Add to brown sugar mixture and mix well

Stir in vanilla extract

Pour into a greased 8×8 baking pan

Bake for 20 minutes

Let cool before cutting

Enjoy!

Apple Crisp

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Recipe uses 1 quart of jarred apples.  Makes about 4 servings

* Topping

1/4 cup flour

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 Tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons butter, softened

* Apple Mixture

2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 quart jarred apples

1 tablespoon lemon juice

* Preheat oven to 375 degrees

* Mix all the dry ingredients for the topping together in a bowl.

* Add butter to dry mixture using a fork or fingers until you have it all mixed into crumbs and set aside.

* Wisk together sugar, cornstarch, ginger and cinnamon.

* Add jarred apples and lemon juice, stir.

* Pour apple mixture into a 9×9 baking pan

* Sprinkle topping on apple mixture

* Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Serve with ice cream and enjoy!

Pineapple Sticky Rice

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My husband works second shift and I try to have a snack ready for him when he gets home from work. Last night we had this! What a special treat!

 

This recipe serves 2

3/4 cup uncooked sticky rice

3/4 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Sauce ingredients

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon tapioca or corn starch

 

Topping

Fresh fruit topping.  Pineapple, Mango ect

Sesame seeds for garnish

 

Make rice according to package directions.

While rice cooks, mix together 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt in a sauce pan over medium high heat, bring to a boil.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Stir the cooked rice into the coconut milk mixture, cover and set aside to cool for 1 hour.

In a sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons tapioca or corn starch.  Bring to a boil.

Place sticky rice on a dish and arrange fresh fruit on top of the rice.

Pour sauce over fruit and rice.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

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Cream Cheese Bars

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2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 egg
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Unroll one can of the crescent rolls and press into the bottom of the greased baking pan.

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Mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

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Spread over the bottom crescent layer.

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Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and lay them on top of the cream cheese layer. Do not press down.

I press the top layer out to fit on a cutting board so it is easier to work with.

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Pour the melted butter evenly over the top.

Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.

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Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is crisp and golden.

I usually make these the night before I need them.  They cut easier when refrigerated.

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This recipe came from a good friend of mine. She posted this a few years ago and I have been making it ever since!

Fruit Pie

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This is a family favorite. Its best with fresh in season fruits.

Fruit Pie

1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread dough into a single layer approximately 1/4 inch thick in a greased pie pan.

Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned and center is no longer doughy.

In a bowl, blend the marshmallow creme and cream cheese. Spread the mixture over the baked crust.

Add fresh fruit to top of pie.

Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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