Coconut Cream Pie


My Coconut Cream Pie

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•3/4 cup white sugar
•1/3 cup all purpose flour
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 cups milk
•4 egg yolks (beaten) Save the egg whites for the meringue
•2 TBLs butter
•1 &1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1 9 inch pie crust, baked
•1 cup toasted coconut (toast in 400 degree oven about 5 minutes or less, watch carefully.)


In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and the salt. Add the beaten egg yolks to the 2 cups of milk mixing thoroughly. Pour into dry ingredients mixing thoroughly. Turn on medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Be careful not to scorch. Turn off heat. Add butter and vanilla and 1/2 cup of the toasted coconut and mix  thoroughly.  Pour the cooled filling into the pie shell . Have your oven preheated to 350 degrees.


Fix the meringue. Whip the egg whites on high until they begin to peak. Add 1/3 cup sugar to the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue evenly over the filling.  Sprinkle the remaining toasted coconut on top of the meringue   Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the meringue is golden brown.

Cranberry Bread


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 10 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Make a well in the center of this flour mixture, add the egg, orange juice and butter.  Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Stir in cranberries and walnuts.

Pour batter into greased and floured (or spray with baking spray) 5 by 9 inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees (preheat oven) until bread is golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  About 45 minutes.

Makes one loaf.

This recipe is from Gooseberry Patch.  I have several of their cook booklets. I love their recipes.,

Buttermilk Pie


BUTTERMILK PIE:

From my niece Dee…

1/2c buttermilk
1 3/4c sugar
2 large eggs
3tbsp flour
pinch of salt
1 stick butter
1tsp vanilla
nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400°. Mix everything together and pour into an unbaked 9″ pie shell. Sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg. Bake 15min. Reduce oven to 350° and bake 45min. Cool to allow filling to set.

Cherry Coffee Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar glaze
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray bottom and sides of 15”X10” (jelly roll) pan.
  2. In large bowl,stir cake mix, oil, water, vanilla and eggs until batter forms.
  3. Set aside 3/4 cup batter.  Spread remaining batter evenly in pan.  Spread pie filling evenly over batter in pan.  Drop remaining batter, 1 tablespoonful at a time onto pie filling, spreading slightly.
  4. Bake about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean,Drizzle glaze over warm coffee cake.

Glaze:

2 tbsp. warm milk
1 1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar

Blend together thoroughly.

Candy Cane Blossom Cookies


From The Taste of Home Magazine

  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 3 cups all purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 4 candy canes finely crushed
  9. 48 candy cane kisses (or milk chocolate kisses or chocolate mint patties)

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter an sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  In another bowl mix the flour baking powder and salt; gradually beat into the creamed mixture .

Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in the crushed candy canes.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 – 12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.  Immediately press a kiss into the center of each cookie.  (have kisses unwrapped to save time)  Remove from pans, cool on wire rack.

Applesauce Nut Bread…


I love making fruit bread.  I have loaf pans of all sizes from large to tiny ones.  Fruit bread baked in the tiny loaf pans look so pretty at Christmas time wrapped in red or green plastic wrap and tied with ribbon.  This recipe is from Life Services Networks Seasoned Secrets Cook booklet.

  • 2 cups applesauce (regular or chunky)
  • 3 eggs,
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 & 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Cut up maraschino cherries (optional)

Beat eggs until light and fluffy.  Add oil, sugar, vanilla and applesauce.  Mix thoroughly.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to applesauce mixture until well blended.  Pour batter into  1 or 2 greased or sprayed loaf pans.  Have oven preheated to 325 degrees.  Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center checks clean.  Watch the time if you are using smaller loaf pans.

Alice Rash

Luther Village

Arlington Heights IL