Desserts

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceLeslie Jordan (1996)
Prep time24 hours, 50 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, 10 minutes
Total time26 hours

Ingredients

1 c
sugar (plus 4 T)
1 1⁄2 t
cinnamon
14 T
butter
2 t
vanilla
4
eggs
3⁄4 c
sour cream
1 t
baking soda
1⁄4 t
baking powder
2 1⁄4 c
flour
1 1⁄2 c
chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease loaf pan lined with foil that has also been greased. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla with mixer on High setting. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in between each addition. Beat sour cream, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix in flour; stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan on a rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Let sit 1 day. 

Lemon Meringue Pie

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceMiss Turner (1970)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
Eagle Brand
2
eggs, separated
3 T
granulated sugar
1⁄4 t
cream of tartar
1⁄2 c
lemon juice ( fresh)
1 t
lemon rind
1
baked pie shell (9 inch)

Instructions

Meringue: Beat 2 egg whites, not dry stiff. Add 3 tablespoons granulated sugar while beating, plus 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Filling: In mixing bowl, pour 1 can Eagle Brand. Stir in 2 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon lemon rind and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Pour this mixture in cooled, baked pie shell. Top with beaten meringue. Bake in 325° oven until light brown, about 15 minutes. 

No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Christmas Pie

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceEstelle Scott (1995)
Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1
graham cracker crust
1 1⁄2 pt
vanilla ice cream (softened)
1 cn
Thank You Brand light cherry pie filling
1 pk
maraschino cherries (chopped in halves)
3
Hershey's chocolate bars, regular-size (chopped, chilled in the refrigerator)

Instructions

Spread ice cream in pie crust. Add 1/2 can pie filling and swirl through ice cream to create a ribbon effect. Freeze 1 hour. Spread remaining pie filling over ice cream mixture. Mix cherry halves and chocolate bits together. Press around edge of pie. Freeze until ready to serve. 

Fast & Easy Cherry Dessert

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceHelen Mercer (1973)
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1
graham cracker pie crust
1 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1 pk
Dream Whip (prepared as directed)
1 T
sugar
1 cn
cherry pie filling

Instructions

Use graham cracker pie crust. (This can be bought already prepared to save time.) Mix cream cheese and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Spread over crust. Mix 1 package Dream Whip (prepared as directed) and 1 tablespoon sugar. Spread over cheese mixture. Refrigerate 1/2 hour or more. Cover with 1 can cherry pie filling. Refrigerate. 

Fruit Pizza

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceLenore Mastracci (1985)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time42 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
refrigerated sugar slice & bake cookies (18 oz.)
1 pk
soft cream cheese (8 oz.)
1⁄2 c
sugar
1⁄2 t
vanilla
 
Assorted fruits (sliced fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc.)
1⁄2 c
orange marmalade or peach or apricot preserves
2 T
water

Instructions

Cut cookie dough into ½-inch slices. Arrange slices slightly overlapping on aluminum foil-covered 14-inch pizza pan. Press sides to seal. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool; remove from foil onto serving plate. Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Spread over crust. Arrange fruit on cream cheese mixture. Glaze with combined marmalade and water. Chill, cut into wedges. 

Sauce Sabayon (for Soufflè Chocolate)

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceSally Blue (1992)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

4
egg yolks
1⁄4 lb
sugar
6 oz
Marsala
1 T
cognac or another appropriate liqueur

Instructions

Beat egg yolks and sugar until frothy in the top of a double saucepan. Add Marsala and place over hot water, stirring constantly until thick and foamy. Stir in the liqueur.

Click here for Soufflè Chocolate recipe.

 

Cloister Molasses Apple Cake

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceTherese Terndrup, Main Library (2005)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

5 1⁄2
apples, peeled and thinly sliced
3⁄4 c
molasses
1⁄3 c
margarine or shortening
1⁄2 c
hot water
10 1⁄2 c
flour
1⁄2 c
sugar
1 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
cloves
1⁄4 t
nutmeg
1 T
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan, cook the apples slowly in the molasses until they are tender, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Melt the margarine or shortening in the hot water. Sift all dry ingredients and gradually add the hot water mixture, stirring constantly to keep smooth. Stir in molasses and apple mixture. Pour the entire mixture into well-greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm. 

Notes

Recipe taken from the cookbook From a Monastery Kitchen by Victor-Antoine D’Avila-Latourrette.

White Chocolate Cake

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceNancy Fogle (1997)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

2
sticks margarine (regular not whipped)
2 c
sugar
4
eggs (separated)
1 t
vanilla
4 oz
white chocolate
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
baking powder
2 1⁄2 c
flour
1 c
buttermilk
1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
Angel Flake coconut

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Add vanilla and salt. Add white chocolate that has been melted in top of double boiler or (slowly and carefully) in microwave. Mix well. Add baking powder and stir in flour alternately with buttermilk. Beat 4 egg whites and fold into mixture, along with pecans and coconut. The batter can be baked in a greased and floured tube pan or a 9 x 13-inch pan or in 2 large and 5 small loaf pans. For a large cake, bake at 350° for 45 minutes. 

English Christmas Rum Cake

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceDesiree Miller-Leshy (1988)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

4
eggs
1 t
vanilla
2 1⁄2 c
sifted confectioners' sugar (divided)
1 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 lb
candied pineapple ( finely chopped)
1⁄2 lb
candied cherries (finely chopped)
1 lb
pitted dates (finely chopped)
1⁄3 c
butter or margarine (softened)
1 T
rum

Instructions

Beat eggs well; add vanilla. Sift together 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, flour, salt and baking powder. Combine with chopped fruit. Stir into beaten eggs and blend well. Turn into greased and floured 9 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour, or until cake tests done with cocktail stick or knife. (Cake will pull away from sides of pan as it cools.) Cool in pan. Remove from pan and frost with rum frosting. May be cut into 1-inch squares, if desired.

For Rum Frosting: Mix butter and 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar to crumbs, using fingertips. Stir in 1 tablespoon rum. Spread on top of cake. 

Light Fruitcake

Summary

Yield
2 Fruitcakes
SourceMarge Smith (1980)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time4 hours
Total time4 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
sugar (granulated)
1 lb
butter
6 c
sifted flour
1 t
mace
1 t
nutmeg
2 t
baking powder
1 t
salt
4 c
almonds, pecans, walnuts
2 pk
light raisins
1 pk
currants
1 pk
citron
3 pk
red cherries
1 q
mixed peels
12
beaten eggs
1⁄2 c
orange juice
1 1⁄2 c
sherry
1 c
flour (for dredging)

Instructions

Grease loaf pans with butter. Line with wax paper. Preheat oven to 250°. Place pan of water under baking pans. Beat sugar with butter; set aside. Add dry seasoning to flour. Mix into dredged fruit. Beat eggs. Add sherry and orange juice. Add to dry ingredients. Moisten evenly, stirring up from bottom. Mix well. Fill pans 3/4 full, pressing down whole cherries and nuts. Smooth tops. Cover pans with brown wrapping paper. Bake 4 hours in 250° oven. Tops may be glazed after baking and decorated with red, green cherries, pineapple slices and almonds. When cool, wrap in aluminum foil, large baggies, freeze to age. 

Notes

Bake in November for Christmas giving. 

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