Glazed Strawberry Pie

This is a great dessert to make while fresh strawberries are still available.  Its is so quick and easy to make!

 

Glazed Strawberry Pie
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 quart whole strawberries
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar ( powdered sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry Jello powder
  • Graham cracker pie crust or baked pie shell
  • Homemade whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Wash and hull 1 quart of strawberries. Add ½ cup confectioners (powdered) sugar. Set aside.
  2. Put 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, dash of salt and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a saucepan and boil until thick and clear.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons Strawberry gelatin. Stir well and set aside to cool.
  4. Place whole strawberries into the pie shell. Pour the cooled filling over the strawberries and chill.
  5. Top with homemade whipped cream at serving time. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 quart whole fresh strawberries

1/2 cup confectioners ( powdered) sugar

1 cup water

dash of salt

3 tablespoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons strawberry Jello powder

Graham cracker pie crust or baked pie shell

Homemade whipped cream for serving

Wash and hull 1 quart of whole strawberries.  Add 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar.  Set aside.

 

Put 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, dash of salt and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a saucepan and boil until thick and clear.

 

 

Add 3 tablespoons of Strawbery gelatin.  Stir well and set aside to cool.

 

Place whole strawberries into pie shell.  Pour the cooled filling over the strawberries and chill.  Top with homemade whipped cream at serving time.  Enjoy!

 

 To download printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:   Glazed Strawberry Pie

Disappearing Ice Cream Dessert

Wow! The hot weather is here and I decided it was time for a quick, cool ice cream dessert.  This is a great summertime dessert to have on hand in your freezer.  Everyone loves it and no one will ever guess how simple this is to make.  You can have this ready for the freezer in 5 minutes!  I like to make this and have on hand for unexpected guests.  We named this the Disappearing Ice Cream Dessert because when I make this and put it in the freezer — it just seems to disappear!


Disappearing Ice Cream Dessert
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • 3 large Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of a 9 X 13 glass dish with ice cream sandwiches.
  2. Spread whipped topping thickly and evenly over the ice cream sandwiches.
  3. Place candy bars in a zip lock bag and pound with a mallot to crush. Sprinkle the Butterfinger crumbs over the top.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil and freeze until ready to serve.

Line the bottom of a 9 X 13 dish with ice cream sandwiches.

Spread Cool Whip  thickly and evenly over the ice cream sandwiches.

Place the candy bars in a large zip lock bag and pound with a mallot to crush.  Sprinkle the Butterfinger crumbs over the top.

Cover with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil and freeze until ready to serve.

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Disappearing Ice Cream Dessert

To view the complete video recipe, click here:http://youtu.be/HJnfc8bDzF8

Sour Cream Banana Pie

Today I’m making one of my favorite summertime pies.  It is quick and easy to make.  It is best served the day you make it.  Enjoy!

 

Sour Cream Banana Pie
 
Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
Ingredients
  • 1 baked pie crust ( I used a pre-packaged refrigerated pie crust)
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large box instant vanilla pudding
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • Bananas and Maraschino cherries for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place pie crust into pie dish, flute edges and prick inside of the crust with a fork. Bake as directed on the package. ( Or make a homemade pie crust)
  2. Slice bananas into the cooled, baked pie crust.
  3. In a large bowl, mix togehter by hand the instatnt pudding, 1 cup milk and 2 cups sour cream. Pour into the pie crust, over the sliced bananas.
  4. Top with Cool Whip and refrigerate.
  5. Garnish with sliced bananas and marachino cherries at serving time.
  6. Note: This pie is bst served the day it is made.

 

Prepare the pie crust as directed on the package – or make your own homemade pie crust.

Slice bananas into baked pie crust.

In a large bowl, mix together by hand the instant pudding, 1 cup milk and 2 cups ( 16 oz) sour cream.  Pour into the baked pie crust over the banana slices.

Top with Cool Whip.

Garnish with sliced bananas and/or marachino cherries at serving time.

 Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!” 

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Sour Cream Banana Pie

Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Marinara

We had this  Baked Goat Cheese appetizer at one of our favorite restaurants and I had to recreate it for us at home! 

This Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Marinara is  just like the restaurant recipe – and it is really quick and easy to make.  I like to serve this with my French Bread Crostini.  The crostini can be made a day ahead and then wrapped in aluminum foil and reheated in the oven when you are ready to serve this.  The Goat Cheese Marinara can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated until you pop it under the broiler.

 

Baked Goat Cheese Marinara
 
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups prepared marinara sauce
  • 6 oz log of goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 12 slices French bread
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Brush each side of the French bread slices with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Toast each side under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Pour marinara sauce in the bottom of a small baking dish. Slice the goat cheese log in half and place in the center of the marinara sauce.
  3. Bake under the broiler for 4 to 6 minutes or until the goat cheese is soft and slightly golden.
  4. Sprinkle mixture with fresh basil before serving.

 

Brush each side of the bread slices with olive oil and place on a sheet pan.  Toast each side under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.

 

Pour marinara sauce in the bottom of a small baking dish.  Slice the goat cheese log in half and place in the center of the marinara sauce.

 

Bake under the broiler for 4 to 6 minutes or until the goat cheese is soft and slightly golden.

 

 

Sprinkle mixture with fresh sliced basil before serving.

 

Serves 4 people as an appetizer.

 

“Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!”

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Baked Goat Cheese Marinara

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