Category: Dessert

Surprise Gourmet Turnip Cake

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Ingredients: Cake: ½ c butter,plus 1 tbsp butter ¾ c sugar 3 eggs 1 c pureed cooked turnip (2 medium) 1 ¼ c flour ½ tsp baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg 1/8 tsp cloves ¼ tsp salt 1/3 c walnuts Frosting: ¾ c butter, plus 2 Continue Reading

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Persimmon Bread or Muffins

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Ingredients: 1 ½ c flour 1 c sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 c. mashed persimmon pulp 2 large eggs  ½ c vegetable oil ¼ c honey ¼ c honey ¼ c water Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. Butter Continue Reading

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Apple and Pear Crumble

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Ingredients: 1 ½ c rolled oats 2 c peeled and diced pears 2 c peeled and diced apples ½ c flour ¾ c brown sugar ¾ c brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ c butter, softened ½ c sliced almonds, or to taste Instructions: Continue Reading

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Summer Squash Bread

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Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 2 cups grated squash 3 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts 2 cups flour ¼ tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cinnamon Instructions: Beat eggs, oil, and squash. Sift dry ingredients and Continue Reading

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Fruit Cobbler

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Ingredients: 4-5 cups stone fruit (peeled if peaches) sliced into bite size pieces Topping: ½ c butter 1 c brown sugar ¾ c flour ¾ c oatmeal (not instant) ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Mix fruit with a bit Continue Reading

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Parsnip Muffins

2 tbsp sliced almonds toasted ¼ c vegetable oil nonstick spray 1 c sugar 1 ½ c flour 1 ¼ c grated parsnips 1 tsp baking powder ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp salt 3 eggs ¾ c plain yogurt To roast Continue Reading

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Fudgy Beet Cupcakes

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Ingredients: 2  medium beets 1 c milk 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar ¾ c raw sugar or granulated sugar ¼ c canola or melted coconut oil 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup + 1 tbsp flour ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp Continue Reading

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Carrot Muffins

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Ingredients: 1 ¾ c whole wheat flour or flour of your choice 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 2 c peeled and grated carrots ½ c chopped walnuts Continue Reading

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Orange Cake

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Ingredients: 2 c flour 3 eggs beaten ½ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp grated orange zest 3 tsp baking powder 1 ½ c sugar ½ c milk ½ c orange juice ½ c oil Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour loaf pan or muffin tin. Continue Reading

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Old Fashioned Apple Cake

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Ingredients: 2 1/3 C white or wheat flour 1 2/3 c sugar 2 tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger and ground nutmeg 2 eggs ½ c softened butter 4 c peeled, cored, chopped apples (Approx. 4 medium apples) 1 Continue Reading

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Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts

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Ingredients: Dough:  2 c flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp salt 2 sticks cold butter cut into ½ inch cubes 2 egg yolks ¼ c milk Apple Cinnamon Filling:  2 med to large apples 7 tbsp packed dark brown sugar 1 ½ tsp freshly squeezed lemon Continue Reading

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Spiced Butternut Squash Bread

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Ingredients:  2 2/3 c white sugar 2 tsp baking powder 2/3 c shortening 1 ½ tsp salt 2 c pureed cooked butternut squash 1 tsp ground cinnamon 4 eggs 1 tsp ground cloves 2/3 c water 2/3 c chopped pecan or walnuts 3 1/3 c flour Continue Reading

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Orange Glazed Coffee Cake

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Ingredients: 1 package dry yeast ½ cup warm milk ½ cup sugar 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 egg beaten ¼ cup warm water ½ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup ricotta cheese ½ tsp salt 3 ½-4 cups flour Glaze: 1 egg beaten Icing: 1 Continue Reading

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Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients: ¾ c light corn syrup 2 1/2 c + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar ¼ c butter 1 c marshmallows 2 tsp cold water 5 qt popped popcorn (about 2/3 cup unpopped kernels) Instructions: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the syrup, butter, water, sugar and Continue Reading

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Persimmon Apple Bread

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I don’t know if the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true. But, apples have always been a favorite of mine, so if I can eat an apple every day that makes me happy. My favorite way to enjoy them Continue Reading

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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

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Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes, peeled & quartered ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into ¼ inch rings Topping: ¼ cup flour ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar ¼ cup butter ¼ Continue Reading

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Rustic Persimmon Tart

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I’m a sucker for pie crust. But, confession, I’m not actually crazy about pie itself. I just love a good crust. When I make Chicken or Veggie Pot Pie, it’s my favorite part. I make it in big batches and keep it in the freezer Continue Reading

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Persimmon Raisin Cookies

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Ingredients: 2 cups white sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup shortening* (if you are looking to make this recipe vegetarian- check out this website) 2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 eggs 2 cups persimmon pulp (roughly 7-8 Fuyus)* 4 cups flour 2 cups raisin 1 tsp Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Pie Latté

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At this time of year my social media feeds become saturated with yummy fall drinks, drunk by people wearing cozy fall sweaters and scarves. While my attire still consists of shorts, tank tops, and flip flops, I’m all in for fall flavors (and so ready to pull Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

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Ingredients: For pie crust (For gluten free pie crust):  2 c flour ¼ tsp salt 2/3 c cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces 4-5 tbsp of cold water For pie filling: 1 med sugar pumpkin 3 large eggs 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk ½ c whipping cream 2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp molasses 2 Continue Reading

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