Friday, August 9, 2013

Lemon Lush

Lemon Lush

Layer 1:
-1 1/2 cups Flour
-1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) Butter, softened

-2 T of granulated sugar

-3/4 cup chopped Pecans (optional)
Smash and smush it together and put in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.

Layer 2:
-1 (8 oz) bar Cream Cheese
-1 cup Powdered Sugar
-1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
Beat together until combined and spread on the first layer.

Layer 3:
-2 small boxes instant Lemon Pudding (You can make this with all kinds of pudding flavors!)
-3 cups Milk
Combine until pudding is thick. Spread as the next layer.

Layer 4:
-1 pt. of lightly sweetened heavy cream , whipped until stiff

-Or one 8 oz. container of cool whip

Spread on top

Best if made early in the day or the day before.. Sets up better that way.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pineapple Fanta Apple Dumplings

 Pineapple Fanta Apple Dumplings
 1 Granny Smith apples
1 can crescent rolls
1 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 can Pineapple Fanta

Peel and core apple. Cut apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 8 x 8 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Pineapple Fanta around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Caramel Apple Crisp

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 t. Apple pie spice (yes more cinnamon)
40-50 caramels, cut up into small pieces
9 cups baking apples, peeled and sliced (granny smith works well, make sure it is a tart apple)1/4 cup lemon juice
Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice; add caramels and stir to coat. In a separate bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Stir in caramel mixture and spread into a greased 13" X 9" baking pan. Add Topping.
1/4 granola
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 T cold butter
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Combine sugar and flour in small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Add oats, granola and walnuts; sprinkle over apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until apples are tender. Makes a bunch.

7-up Pound Cake

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups flour Pinch of salt
3/4 cup 7Up

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Zest of 1 lime
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

For cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch bundt pan. Using a mixer, cream butter and vegetable shortening, then gradually add sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce mixer speed to low, then add flour until fully combined. Add salt and mix. Gently fold in 7Up, taking care not to overmix. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake 1 hour, 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out onto serving plate, then cool completely. Drizzle with Lime Glaze. For glaze: In a small bowl, combine sugar, zest and juice until well-blended and smooth.