Thursday, October 2, 2008

Yummy Recipes

I just had to share this recipe with everyone.  If you are a Pampered Chef person you've probably already had this. It is easy and oh so good.

Taffy Apple Pizza

It's called Taffy Apple pizza.  It's usually made with one big cookie but I like it smaller sized.

1 roll sugar cookie dough

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 8oz cream cheese (1/3 less fat is good), softened

2 Granny Smith apples (or whatever apples you like)

caramel sundae topping

1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

Spread cookie dough out on a 15" baking stone.  (I just make regular cookies or slightly larger than normal and bake according to directions.)  Back at 350 for 18 minutes or until done.  Cool completely.  Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla.  Spread over cookie.  Peel, core, and slice apples.  (I like to chop the apple into small pieces.)  Arrange on top of cookie.  Drizzle caramel over apple slices (pieces) and top with chopped peanuts.

Since I make the individual cookies I only prepare the ones that will get eaten and store the rest.  If you make the big cookie and don't eat it all the first day then the cookie gets soggy.  I don't like that.  Enjoy!

This next recipe I made this summer.  I wanted to use up some fresh blueberries but didn't want to make a pie.  I love the Apple Crisp I make so I altered it to make a Blueberry one.  It turned out really, really good.  I'm craving it right now.  Maybe I'll have to make it this weekend.

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp


3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour (if you use fresh blueberries add 1 Tablespoon more)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

6 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, sliced or cubed


1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

oil spray

Combine the filling ingredients except the butter and put in baking dish  (8"X8" or something a little bigger, 9"X13" works when doubling).  Top with butter slices or cubes.  Combine the dry ingredients for the topping and then add the egg, mix well.  Put on top of the filling.  Using spray oil coat the topping until saturated.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until crisp is golden brown.

I served it with ice cream and oh, it is just so yummy.  If you'd like to make the apple version (sorry no picture) here's the changes.  Peel, core, and slice 8 Johnathon apples or other cooking apples.  Place in baking dish and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon.  (I always use more.)  Topping, time, and temp. are all the same.  I'm sure I'll be making the apple version soon too.


becca said...

these look so good!!! yumm-o! your idea of doing the smaller cookies and keeping the big cookie from getting soggy is a good one. I suppose you could make the one big cookie if you were serving a larger group of people perhaps... the blueberry crisp looks mouthwatering!

(I read the post this time!! ;-)

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