Archive for November, 2015


Apple Walnut Pie

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Ingredients:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 pie crust (any crust/dough recipe) 2 rolled out pieces for a 9 inch pie pan
1 cup of sugar
1 cup walnuts (chopped) *a few for the top of the pie
2 tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
6 cups peeled, sliced apples
2 tbs. butter
1 tbs. lemon juice
Directions:
1. Combine sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, salt and flour in a bowl.
2. Put one layer of dough in a 9 inch round pie dish. Arrange apples in layers . Sprinkle sugar mixture over each layer. Sprinkle with lemon juice and put pieces of butter on top of apples.
3. Put top crust over filling, and press edges together.
4. Cut a few slits in top of dough.
5. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until center slits seem bubbly with sugar.
*For the last 15 minutes, you can put a few walnuts on top, if you wish.

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Cannellini Spread with Endive

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Ingredients:

1 (10 oz. can) cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)

1/2 cup sweet onion (chopped)

1 cup vegetable stock

1 tbsp. fresh parsley (chopped)

1 tsp. fresh mint (chopped)

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tbsp.olive oil

2 bulbs of endive (rinse, dry and separate leaves)

1 cup of cherry tomatoes (sliced)

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet put olive oil and onions. Cook until tender and then add cannellini beans.
  2. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Stir.
  3.  After about 2 minutes, add vegetable stock.
  4. When vegetable stock is almost absorbed, take off of heat.
  5. In a food processor, put beans with parsley and mint. Puree until a thick consistency.
  6. Remove and let cool in refrigerator for one hour.
  7. Fill the ends of endive leaves with cannellini dip and put a tomato slice on top. (see photo)

Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Ingredients:

2 cups cranberry juice
1 (10-ounce) bag sweetened dried cranberries
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 cup sugar
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced (your choice of apples) *I use Honeyc
2 tsp. corn starch

Directions:

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the cranberry juice, cranberries, cinnamon and sugar.

2. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

3. Add  apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have softened and apples are tender. (about 5-7 minutes)

4. Remove most of the liquid to a small bowl and whisk in the cornstarch.

5. Begin to  add the cornstarch-juice mixture  to the cranberry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

6. Remove from heat and pour into a serving dish.

7. Refrigerate until thickened.  Remove the cinnamon sticks before serving.