Desserts

Dot's Fruit Cake

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceMilli Swain (1997)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time1 hour, 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
pecans (approx. 4 cups, broken or halved)
1⁄2 lb
candied cherries (cut into small pieces)
1⁄2 lb
candied pineapple (cut into small pieces)
1 lb
dates (cut into small pieces)
1 c
flour
1 c
sugar
1 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt
1 t
vanilla
4
eggs

Instructions

Beat eggs well; add sugar and vanilla. Put flour, salt and baking powder over chopped fruit and nuts, then mix. Pour eggs and sugar over fruit mixture. Mix. Grease and line an angel food cake pan with waxed paper. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 300°. Remove from pan, cool, then store in covered tin or in a container in the refrigerator. 

Notes

This is easy, rich and delicious. 

Pecan Pie II

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceSandi (Snider) Plymire (1992)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

3
eggs
3 T
melted butter
1⁄2 c
sugar
1 c
light Karo syrup
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
vanilla
1 c
pecan halves

Instructions

Prepare your favorite crust and fit it into an 8-inch pie pan. Combine all above ingredients (except pecans) in the order given and mix well. Sprinkle pecans over pie shell. Cover with egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 325° and bake for 40 more minutes. 

Peach Cobbler

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceLinda Huneycutt-LeGrand (1981)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1 c
milk
1 c
self-rising flour
1
egg
1
stick butter or margarine
2 c
peaches

Instructions

Mix sugar, flour, egg and milk. Melt stick of butter or margarine in casserole dish. Pour mixture into center of melted butter or margarine so that melted butter flows up and over mixture. Add fruit to center, pushing fruit gently out to edges of dish. Cook in preheated oven at 375° for 30 to 40 minutes, until brown on top and so mixture is cooked to a sponge-like consistency.  

Notes

Some people enjoy eating hot with milk poured over cobbler. If peaches are unavailable, apples, blueberries or any choice fruit will work.

Pineapple Angel Food Trifle

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceDianne Annis (1997)
Prep time3 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time3 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
pineapple tidbits (16 oz., undrained)
2 pk
vanilla instant pudding mix ( 3.4 oz size)
3 c
milk
1 pk
sour cream (8 oz.)
1
angel food cake (10 oz., cut into 1-inch cubes)
1 pk
frozen whipped topping thawed ( 8 oz.)
 
mint leaves (for garnish)
 
canned pineapple slices (for garnish)

Instructions

Drain pineapple tidbits, reserving 1 cup juice; set aside. Combine instant pudding mix, 1/2 cup reserved juice and milk in a large bowl. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes until thickened. Fold in sour cream and pineapple tidbits. Place 1/3 of cake cubes in bottom of a 16-cup glass bowl; drizzle with 2 to 3 tablespoons remaining reserved pineapple juice. Spoon 1/3 of pudding mixture over cake. Repeat procedure twice, ending with pudding mixture. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Just before serving, spread top with whipped topping. Garnish, if desired. Yield: 12 servings. 

Notes

 From Southern Living magazine.

Cherries Jubilee

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceToni Tessman (1980)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
Bing (dark sweet) cherries
1 T
cornstarch
1 T
sugar
1⁄4 c
brandy (warmed)

Instructions

Drain liquid from a 1-pound can of Bing (dark sweet) cherries into saucepan; save cherries. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon sugar; moisten with a little cold cherry liquid, then gradually stir into rest. Cook and stir until clear and thickened. Add cherries and bring to boil. Pour 1/4 cup pre-warmed brandy on top. Ignite and spoon flaming sauce over cherries until flames die. Serve over hard ice cream. 

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceFran Burkett (2004)
Prep time8 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time8 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

8 oz
cream cheese
1⁄2 c
butter (softened)
1⁄4 t
vanilla
3⁄4 c
powdered sugar
2 T
brown sugar
3⁄4 c
mini chocolate chips
3⁄4 c
pecans (finely chopped)
 
Graham crackers or sticks ( for serving)

Instructions

Mix all but the pecans into a smooth mixture and form a ball. Roll the ball in pecans, adding a few extra chocolate chips with the pecans, if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill overnight. Serve with graham crackers or sticks. 

Sunday Dutch Pancake

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
SourceJoanne Santilli, Friends of the UAPL (2006)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes

Ingredients

3 T
butter
3
eggs
3⁄4 c
milk
1⁄2 t
vanilla
3⁄4 c
flour
1⁄2 t
salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put butter in 10-inch ovenproof frypan — a cast iron skillet is ideal. Melt butter in oven or on stove top. With a whisk or a blender, mix eggs until light and pale. Add milk and blend with vanilla, flour and salt. Add melted butter and mix lightly. Pour batter into greased skillet and bake until pancake is puffed and lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve. After puffed pancake comes out of the oven, it sinks in the center, into which you can add strawberies, blueberries, peaches or other fruit. This serves 2-4, depending on appetite.

Chopped Apple Cake

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceMary Ault (1991)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
oil
1 1⁄2 c
sugar
2 1⁄2 c
flour (plus 2 T for topping)
1 1⁄2 t
soda
2
eggs
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 t
vanilla
1⁄2 t
cinnamon
3 c
chopped apples
1 c
raisins
1 1⁄2 c
brown sugar
2 T
butter (soft)

Instructions

Mix oil, sugar and eggs. Add apples, raisins and vanilla. Mix flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and add to mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch pan. Top with mixture of brown sugar, soft butter and 2 tablespoons of flour. Bake at 350° for about 35 to 45 minutes. 

The "UnCola" Cake

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceRussell E. Walker (1976)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
white or yellow cake mix
3
eggs
1 c
Club soda or 7-Up
3⁄4 c
oil
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts
1 pk
pistachio pudding
1 pk
whipped topping (9 oz.)

Instructions

Mix first 5 ingredients well. Bake at 325° in long glass dish (greased) for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in dish and then frost with: 1 package pistachio pudding mix and 1 container of whipped topping. Mix ingredients well, but do not beat with electric mixer. Refrigerate. 

Christmas Cream Pie

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceBess Mealer (1973)
Prep time2 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time2 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
semi-sweet chocolate bits (6 oz., or 1 cup)
1 T
butter or margarine
1 c
almonds ( finely chopped)
1 pk
instant vanilla dessert mix
1 t
almond extract
 
green grapes (for garnish if desired)

Instructions

Line a 9-inch pie plate with foil. In double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate and butter or margarine. Stir until smooth. On waxed paper-lined cookie sheet, spread 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture into a 6 x 4-inch rectangle; refriger- ate. Stir almonds into remaining chocolate mixture; spread evenly on bottom and sides of foil-lined pie plate and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Lift from pan and peel off foil; replace in pan.

Filling: Prepare dessert mix as label directs; stir in almond extract. Pour into pie shell. With 1-inch bell cookie cutter, cut 6 bells from chocolate rectangle and arrange on top of filling; refrigerate. To serve, let pie stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Garnish with green grapes, if desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings. 

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