I took this recipe from TLC's "Take Home Chef" show and website and omitted the almonds because I'm not a big fan. These are easy and tasty, but making them does involve a bit of a mess (although that's part of the fun, isn't it?)
I first saw these at a bake sale and was so impressed. You bake a ball of dough in a mini-muffin tin, bake, and press a Reese's peanut butter cup into it after you take it out of oven. You are left with a picture-perfect tart, receiving "oohs and aahs" and "how did you do it?" You could even use the refrigerated sugar/peanut butter cookie dough too.
Great tea for a cold winter night. Nice smelling. Very good for giving as gifts. I give it to family every year. I'm not 100% sure in prep time but its not long. Also I used a food processor and it mixed it very well. When serving you may need to add water if you don't like strong drinks.
The addition of cocoa and cinnamon makes this a Mexican classic! You can make this into one 10-inch bundt, two 9x5 loaf cakes, or four 8x4 loaf cakes. NOTE: Don't overbake or this will be dry. Posted for 'Zaar World Tour II.
this will make about 40 pies..depending on size...this Amish cook uses a cool whip bowl to cut circles...she says when storing them..do not put a lid on or they will get soggy...you can freeze them unbaked..or fried and then remove them from freezer and fry as many as needed
Plug was my Mom's nickname, acquired as a child when an uncle told her she was uglier than a plug nickle (nice uncle, huh?). When she passed away in 1991 at the age of 83, most of her 24 grandchildren referred to her as Plug Cooper. Plug was a country cook who never owned measuring spoons and rarely used measuring cups; truly a Rachael Ray type personality who used a handful of this, a pinch of that & cooked things till they "smelled done". As the youngest of her 10 children, I was lucky to have one-on-one time with her & gather enough knowledge to preserve her recipes. And it was no easy task since my hands are half the size her's were! On to the cake - I've tried lots of apple cake recipes and still consider this one the benchmark. We called it "hand cake" since it was never iced & easy to grab & run.
These pies are baked rather than fried, and can be filled with any favorite filling - fruit preserves, pie filling, fruit butters, etc. My son's favorite filling is Smucker's strawberry preserves. For easier preparation, I mix the ingredients in the food processor, and those instructions are given below, but you could easily mix them by hand as well.
Note - the time listed does not include the chilling time.
This recipe makes a huge amount of vanilla and I always start it in August to give as Holiday Gifts. I get my Vanilla beans from Atlantic Spice, www.atlanticspice.com, they are the most reasonable. A 4 ounce package has between 25-30 beans and I use the whole package to a 1/2 gallon of the cheapest Vodka I can find.
This is the recipe we used in making the Onion Tarts that I loved so much. I have never had any luck with pastry dough in the past but this one was pretty easy. The key is not to work it too much. The less you touch it, the better it will be. The instructions may seem long, but I am trying to be a thorough as possible. The tarts can be frozen and baked frozen, they do not need to thaw.