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Custard Pie

You can use a store-bought pie shell for this, or you can create your own. Either way, it’s a wonderful finish to any meal!

3 large eggs
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup white sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract

1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon if desired)

1 9″ pie shell (deep dish)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Butter one side of a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to cover the inside of the pie shell, pressing into place. Weigh the foil down with pie weights or enough dried beans/legumes to cover the bottom of the pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, removing foil and whatever was used to weigh it down. (Please note, if you used dried beans or legumes, save them for the next time you wish to “blind bake” a pie crust. They won’t be edible after being used as pie weights.)

In a large bowl, mix the filling ingredients, trying not to froth the mixture.
Pour custard mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle with nutmeg (and cinnamon if using).

Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Serves 8.


Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 cups raisins
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp milk
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Heat the milk in a small saucepan just to a simmer, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.

Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp sugar in warm water, and set aside until yeast is frothy (proofed). In your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together eggs, sugar, butter or margarine, salt, and raisins with the proofed yeast. Stir in cooled milk. Add the flour gradually to make a stiff dough.

Knead dough for three minutes in the mixer, then turn out on a lightly floured surface. If overly sticky, kneed in a little more flour. Be careful not to overwork the dough and develop the gluten, however. Place in a large, greased mixing bowl. Roll the ball around to completely grease the surface of the dough. Cover with a cloth, and place in a draft free area. Allow to rise until doubled, which should take about 45 minutes.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle 1/2 inch thick. Moisten dough with 2 tablespoons milk. Mix together 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon, and sprinkle mixture on top of the moistened dough. Roll the rectangle up tightly — the finished roll will be about 3″ thick. Divide in half, tucking under the ends. Place loaves into greased 9 x 5 inch pans. Lightly spray the tops of the loaves with cooking spray. Allow to rise again for 30-40 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350, and  for 45 minutes, or until loaves are lightly browned and sound hollow when knocked. Remove loaves from pans, and allow to cool before slicing.


Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Crispas

Fruit Salsa
4 Granny Smith apples – washed, peeled, cored and diced
2 pounds strawberries, sliced
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons blackberry preserves

In a large bowl, combine apples, strawberries, sugars, and blackberry preserves. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Crispas
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
non-stick butter flavored cooking spray
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray one side of each flour tortilla with cooking spray. Cut into eight (or more) wedges and place in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to coat.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes before serving. Crispas will continue to get crunchier as they cool. Serve with fruit salsa.


Cinnamon Rolls Extraordinaire

Cinnamon Rolls Extraordinaire

2 pkg. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water, 105 degrees F to 115 degrees F
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
2 ½ tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds or pecans

1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tsp. milk, cream or water
1 tsp. butter
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes until yeast foams. Stir in the butter, sugar, eggs, salt and half the flour. Beat until smooth.

Stir in all but 1/4 cup of the remaining flour until dough is stiff. Cover. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

Dust remaining flour over the dough and turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out to make a 12-by-24-inch square. Spread with 1/2 cup soften butter. Sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon and nut filling mixture.

Roll up as for jelly roll. Cut into 12 slices. Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan. Place the rolls, cut side down into the pan. (At this point the rolls may be refrigerated again as long as overnight, if needed.)

Let rise in a warm place until nice and puffy (if refrigerated, place over a pan of hot tap water. Cover with a towel.)

Bake at 375 F for 20-30 minutes or until golden.

For the glaze, mix powdered sugar with milk, butter and vanilla extract. Frost rolls with the mixture. Serve warm.

Yields 12 giant rolls