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Platte County Pie

 

 Have you  been to Platte County, MO?  Try one of their favorites, Platte County Pie.

It is fun to go through my archives of recipe books that I have made  by writing recipes out of magazines.  I came across the recipe for Platte County Pie.  The recipe I use was out of  Bon Appetit, 1978, from the Frolics Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri.    

Platte County Pie

A slice of Platte County Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it a pie or cookie?

Everyone likes to indulge in chocolate and pecans, this is one soft pie that is like a big cookie, thick and sweet with a flaky pastry dough holding it together.  Who can refuse such a pie?

Platte County Pie

Platte County Pie

Platte County Pie

A rich and sweet pie of chocolate chips and pecans, one thick cookie. It becomes everyone's favorite indulgence.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell

Instructions

  • Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add flour and sugar, beat 2 minutes.
  • Add, vanilla, butter, pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Blend well.
  • Pour in pie shell.
  • Bake 60 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Platte County Pie from Bon Appetit, 1978, from the Frolics Restaurant, Kansas, Missouri.

 

Ready to serve Platte County Pie

Ready to serve Platte County Pie

There are many Platte County Pie recipes on the internet; there are similarities to the Kentucky Derby Pie which has an interesting story.

 

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Crock Pot Applesauce

Honey Crisp Apples make delicious applesauce.

Honey Crisp Applesauce Plain and Cinnamon

Honey Crisp Applesauce, Plain and Cinnamon

We were in central Indiana last week, passed an orchard by New Castle, Indiana and could not resist the big sign of Honey Crisp Apples.  So we bought a few, they were so large and nice.  After a apple crumb pie, apple salad, applesauce, apples with cabbage, fried apples, snacking on apples, we needed more apples.  This time we got seconds, said to be used for cooking, well, they were as good as the prime apples for eating. 

Plain Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

Plain Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

Applesauce, just right for snack time or on top of toast.

Applesauce is a favorite fruit to have on hand for desserts, eating on bread or to use in baking.  This time I decided to get out the crock pot.  That really makes it easy and a time saver to do other things while the apples are cooking. 

Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

I did plain applesauce: cooked  apples and put  the sauce  into clean jars to be kept in the refrigerator.  I did actually preserve some by using water bath canning..  I anticipated a much larger batch of applesauce.  A lot of water boiling, for cleaning jars and for water bath kettle for 3 pints of applesauce.  Oh well,  it was a good practice  as I do not do canning often.

Crock Pot Applesauce

Cooking apples in a crock pot is easy and a quick way to make applesauce, plain or cinnamon.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 pints
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 15 large apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Instructions

  • Put 2 tablespoon lemon juice into large bowl.
  • Peel, core and cut apples into 1 1/2 inch chunks or 8ths put into the large bowl.
  • Stir frequently to get the lemon juice on the apples to prevent browning.
  • Put into the crock pot.
  • Add the water, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cook in the crock pot for 2 hours on high.
  • Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  • Put into clean pint jars and cover with lids,
  • Store in refrigerator to use.
  • Or store cans on the shelf after water bath canning.

Notes

This is not my original recipe. The internet and cookbooks are similar; it varies by quantity of ingredients, much is to your tastes. For plain applesauce, omit the cinnamon. Run through the food processor or blender if a smoother applesauce is desired.
Honey Crisp Applesauce Plain and Cinnamon

Honey Crisp Applesauce, Plain and Cinnamon

For recipes using applesauce, check out this sites:

Simply Recipes.com – Applesauce Spice Cake

foodnetwork.com – Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce

Popsugar.com – Recipes Using Applesauce

 

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Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkins and more pumpkins:  Holiday Treat

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll ready for Halloween

Pumpkins for Halloween continue into pumpkin pies, breads, cakes, cookies and muffins for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  You don’t think of a pumpkin dessert for New Year’s Eve.

Nienaber'sFarm Market

At Nienaber’s Farm Market

The Pumpkin Roll recipe is a favorite of many community cookbooks or in the Sunday newspaper recipes.  I have used it for several years as it was given to me by a friend.   I finally read the label on Libby’s® Pumpkin l and there it was.  So I  give Libby’s credit for this easy and attractive dessert.  Of course over time, cooks have tweaked it to their taste of hand-me-down recipes.

Baked Pumpkin Roll Cake

Baked Pumpkin Roll Cake, a sponge cake texture

HOW-TO DO A PUMPKIN ROLL

The cake of the pumpkin roll is a sponge cake; it has a light, springy texture, like a sponge. The batter is baked into a thin layer in a jelly roll pan. Many sponge cakes use eggs as the leavening agent, this recipe has 3 eggs plus  baking powder and  baking soda.  Having ingredients at room temperature is important habit for baking.  If using separated eggs as in some sponge cakes, the egg whites whip to more volume at room temperature. 

It is important to  have the 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch baking pan greased and lined with parchment paper also greased and floured before using.  This enables the thin flat cake to come out of the pan for easy rolling. I use a damp cloth to turn the cake onto, roll up and cool in the refrigerator for one hour. Don’t get the cloth too damp as it will tear up the cake. Some recipes advise using flour or powdered sugar to  turn the cake on and let it cool at room temperature.  When removing the sponge cake from the oven, place the pan on a wire rack for 1 minute to cool and slightly pull away from the sides of the pan; run a knife around the edge.  Turn the cake onto the prepared cloth, peel the parchment paper off.

The short end of the  cake is rolled up in the cloth to set the shape as well as to let it cool.  I cool in the pumpkin roll in the refrigerator 1 hour, then  remove and unroll the cake to be filled. Spread the filling within 1/2 inch of the edges.  It will fill to the edge  as the cake is rolled up.  Carefully roll up the cake and filling, pulling the cloth from the cake.  Place the pumpkin roll  on a serving platter, seam side down.  Powder sugar can be sprinkled on top just before serving.  The sugar will dissolve into the cake if sprinkled too soon before serving.

I do not make 2 pumpkin rolls as a rule.  Since we had a Halloween Party to attend, I doubled the recipe and made the 2 rolls, putting them in a 9 x 13 cake pan for carrying.  They were a hit in the dessert line, just add a bit of whipped cream. One roll will make 10, 1/2 inch slices. 

2 Pumpkin Rolls Ready for the Halloween Party

2 Pumpkin Rolls Ready for the Halloween Party

Pumpkin Roll

A popular autumn dessert of moist Pumpkin Cake Roll filled with cream cheese and powder sugar filling.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • FILLING
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Jelly roll pan 10 x 15, greased, lined with parchment paper, greased and floured.
  • Preheat over to 375 F.
  • Sift together all the dry ingredients, set aside.
  • In large mixer bowl, combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin and lemon juice.
  • Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients into the egg/sugar mixture beating until smooth.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 375 F.
  • After baking flip cake on damp cloth, roll up from short end, cool in refrigerator 1 hour.
  • Combine cream cheese, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar.
  • Mix until blended and smooth.
  • Assemble Pumpkin Roll:
  • Unroll the cake on the cloth.
  • Spread filling on the cake leaving 1/2 inch from the edges.
  • Reroll the cake, peeling away the cloth.
  • Lift roll on serving plate with the seam side down.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving sliced cake.

Notes

This recipe can be doubled to make 2 pumpkin rolls. 2 1/2 cups batter will be needed to fill the 2 jelly-roll pans and 1 3/4 cups of filling for each roll.--------------
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Serving of Pumpkin Roll with Whip Cream

Serving of Pumpkin Roll with Whip Cream

Enjoy these pumpkin desserts.

Pumpkin Bread – cookbookinabox

Pumpkin Bread

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Simply Recipes – Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Sally’s Baking Additions – Whole Wheat Mini Pumpkin Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

Loaf of Sweet Potato - Cranberry Bread

Loaf of Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

The Scoop on Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potatoes

There are many varieties and colors of sweet potatoes.  The orange of the sweet potato provides the vitamin A, beta-carotene. To get the full benefit of beta-carotene, it is important to have some fat with your sweet-potato meals. Boiling or steaming the potatoes enhances the nutritional value.  Additional nutrients include vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.  The heath benefits of sweet potatoes are anti-inflammatory nutrients, antioxidants and blood-sugar regulating nutrients

How-to for Sweet Potato-Cranberry Bread

For years the only way sweet potatoes were eaten at our house was to have plenty of butter and brown sugar.  Now we enjoy them seasoned with olive oil, thyme or oregano and minced ginger, baked at 425 F for 25 minutes or until tender, in a cast iron skillet.  Add these toyour lettuce salad.

 

Sweet Potato - Cranberry Bread

Enjoy the versatility of sweet potatoes and cranberries in a tea bread full of nutritional benefits for a snack or dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 slices
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease and line the bottoms of 2 - 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with parchment paper.
  • Grease the parchment paper and dust pans with flour.
  • Measure and sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs, oil, water and sweet potatoes to the dry ingredients.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in the cranberries and nuts if used.
  • Pour into the 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 F for 1 hour, or inserted toothpick come out clean.
  • Take bread out of the pans while very warm.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap or foil to cool completely.
  • Can be frozen.

Notes

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Slice of Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread

Slice of Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread

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Sweet Cherry Crisp

Bing cherries make a Sweet Cherry Crisp dessert

Cherry Crisp Dessert

Cherry Crisp Dessert

Remember the children’s song, “Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?” Cherry Crisp takes the fuss out of making the pie dough for a quick and easy dessert.  Frozen or fresh bing cherries makes a sweeter pie than the summer pie cherries.

Cherries provide some Vitamin C which is lessen when cooked.  Try adding  fresh cherries in a recipe for salsa to be served on meats and poultry.  Instead of wine use cherry juice.  Dried cherries can be used in place or raisins or cranberries.

Sweet Cherry Crisp

Sweet fresh or frozen bing cherries makes a Cherry Crisp to enjoy after dinner.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 24 ounces of thawed pitted bing or sweet cherries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut up

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Use a 9-inch square baking dish or 9-inch deep pie plate.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and lemon zest.
  • Add cherries and lemon juice, stir to just coat.
  • Pour into the baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together 1/4 teaspoon salt, oats, flour and brown sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs over the fruit.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until fruit is bubbling hot and the topping is browned and crisp.

Notes

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