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Cherry-Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Delicious!

Makes one 9-inch pie.

Ingredients:

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

3 cups fresh or frozen pie cherries, thawed

3 cups fresh or frozen chopped rhubarb, thawed

1/3 cup water

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Prepare the pie shell.

In a medium saucepan, combine the rhubarb, cherries, water, 3 tablespoons flour, and 3/4 cup sugar.

Stir well and bring just to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium low.

Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

Stir in the almond extract.

Spoon the filling into the prepared pie shell.

With a pastry blender or your fingers, combine the butter, 1/2 cup sugar,  1/2 cup flour, oats, and cinnamon until blended and crumbly.

Sprinkle over the top of the pie.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the filling is bubbly.

Enjoy!

 

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Caramel Apple Crisp

Yum!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

5-7 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

3/4 – 1 cup Salted Caramel

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the apples in a 9 by 13 inch baking pan and pour the caramel over the top.  Set aside.

In a food processor or by hand, mix together the brown sugar, flour, oats, and salt.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble.

Stir in the pecans.

Sprinkle the mixture over the apples.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the mixture is bubbling.

Enjoy!

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Maple Apple Crisp

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch salt

1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the apples in an 8 by 8 inch baking dish and toss them with the maple syrup.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oat, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble.

Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples.

Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Pear Blackberry Chocolate Crisp

Our family loves to watch the show “Chopped” on The Food Network.   This recipe was something I came up with during our own version of “Chopped” one evening.  I was given a basket with the following ingredients:  pears, blackberries, unsweetened chocolate, cardamom, and instant oatmeal.  I was given 30 minutes to come up with a delicious desert using these ingredients.  This recipe was my final product.  Yummy and juicy.

Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

4 oz unsweetened chocolate

1/4 plus 1/8 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

heaping 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

10 pears, cut into 1-inch pieces

4 cups blackberries

1/4 plus 1/8 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the chocolate and stir in the granulated sugar and melted butter. Set aside

For the topping, combine the 1/2 cup brown sugar, oats, and cardamom.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble.  Set aside.

Mix the pears and blackberries with the remaining brown sugar.

Spread the fruit in the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.

Pour the chocolate over the fruit.

Sprinkle the topping over the whole thing.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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Delicious Peach Cobbler

This is a great way to use up extra peaches.

Serves 12

Ingredients:

16 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

4 teaspoons cornstarch

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

12 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup boiling water

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Place the peaches in a large bowl with the lemon juice.

In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch.

Stir the sugar mixture into the peaches.

Pour the peaches into one 8 by 8 inch pan and one 9 by 13 inch pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble.

Stir in the boiling water until just combined.

Remove the peaches from the oven and drop spoonfuls of the topping over them.

(You can spread the topping with a rubber spatula if you want.)

Mix together the 6 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over the cobbler.

Bake for about 30 minutes.

Serve warm, cold, or at room temperature.

Note: This recipe can be halved.

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Plum Cobbler

My whole family loved this!  It was a great way to use the plums that came in our basket from Bountiful Baskets.

Serves 12-15

Ingredients:

7 cups pitted and quartered plums (about 15 plums)

2/3 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.

Place the plums in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

With an electric mixer, beat together the 2/3 cup of butter and the 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time.

Add the 3 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt.

Mix in the milk and vanilla extract to make a smooth batter.

Pour the batter over the plums.

In a small bowl, mix together the 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup of flour, and the cinnamon.

Sprinkle over the batter.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cobbler comes out clean, 45 – 60 minutes.

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