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Pumpkin Pie

Posted on 21 November 2012 by Cathy

This pie recipe is easy and terrific! It would be even better to use my pumpkin puree recipe instead of canned.

1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon flour
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 12 fluid ounce can Evaporated Milk

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Into a mixing bowl measure out sugar and salt

Add cinnamon

Add ginger

Add allspice

Add cloves and stir the mixture together

Beat eggs lightly in bowl

Add to the mixture and stir to combine

Add the pumpkin. You can use my pumpkin puree recipe here or add canned pumkpin

Gradually add the evaporated milk. The mixture will be soupy

Pour into pie shell. You can find a very easy yet flakey pie crust recipe here

Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. (Do not freeze as this will cause the crust to separate from the filling.)

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Posted on 26 December 2011 by Cathy

Merry Christmas! Mincemeat began as a way to preserve food and always contained meat. Over time it became synonymous with Christmas. My recipe has no meat/suet in it making it healthier!











1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup golden raisins
1 (16 ounce) can sour cherries
5 apples
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 lemon (zest and juice)
1 orange (zest and juice)
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup rum











Measure out and add the raisins to a mixing bowl










Next add the cranberries










Add the golden raisins










Add the cherries










You will need the apples next










Core and peel the apples










Grate the apples










Add the apples to the bowl










You need a lemon and an orange next










Zest the lemon, juice it and add them both to the mixture










Zest the orange, juice it and add them to the pot










Add the cloves










Add the nutmeg











Add the cinnamon










Add the allspice










Add the sugar and simmer for 30 minutes. You need to stir occasionally then remove it from the heat










Add the brandy and rum










Use right away or use a can in a water bath covered by 2 inches of water. Cover the pot and process for 30 minutes. It is best to let this age for a few months before you use it.

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Mincemeat Tarts

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Mincemeat Tarts

Posted on 03 December 2011 by Cathy

This is my grandmother Claire’s recipe. My father could sit with the whole batch and finish them off in one day! Whenever I make this I can hear my dad thanking me for making them because he loved them that much. It also brings back many memories of Christmas especially of times with the family. I remember being in the kitchen with my grandmother helping her to make them.











1 cup crisco
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup ice cold water
1 jar mincemeat or make your own
1 cup Confectioners Sugar

This is what the written recipe says:
Preheat the oven to 350 F and strain the mincemeat – lump it all & mix. Flour fingertips to work. Wet paper towel and cover bowl. Roll out dough and cut into squares. 1 tsp. mince on middle of square. Roll and tuck ends or squeeze. Cookie sheet ungreased. Put fork marks on top to release air. Check. Powdered sugar to cover after finished.

Now let me break this down for you











Measure out the crisco
















Scrape it into a bowl














Measure out the flour and add to the bowl











Add the salt












Add the baking powder











Add the ice water











See it is all lumped together now per her recipe











Flour your fingers and work the dough until it comes together smooth. Wet a paper towel and cover the dough in the bowl











I like to divide the dough and only work with half at a time. Roll it out and cut into squares











Put 1 teaspoon of mincemeat in the middle of the square






















Tuck the end, squeeze and place on an ungreased cookie sheet











Keep working until all the dough is gone











Put fork marks on top to release steam











Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until lightly brown











Put confectioners sugar into a bowl











Toss the hot tarts with the sugar and let cool











Serve warm or cool.. YUM!!!











This is what they look like inside…… Oh the memories

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