Posted by starwoodgal on December 4, 2009
My dear gardening sister and dear friend Sheila (aka Gypsy Biscuit) both make homemade applesauce. Homemade! And, all I can say to that is – I don’t make homemade applesauce. (hanging head). If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying homemade applesauce – well, so sorry for you. The fresh apple taste can’t be beat. And, their applesauce makes me think of this applesauce cake. Oh, it is very good with a rich, sweetened store bought applesauce – but WOW! I can only imagine what it would taste like if I had a jar of homemade applesauce to make it with. Hmmmm! That gives me an idea. I’ll have to steal some homemade applesauce this weekend while visiting my sister in Overland Park, Kansas. (I’m heading up there for our annual Sister’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza.) Either way, homemade or not – sweet, delicious applesauce cake. Simple ingredients. Quick. Easy. Wonderful. Nuf’ said. Try it this holiday season.
1 1/2 cups HOT, sweetened applesauce (make sure the label reads ‘sweetened’)
1/2 cup butter (stir into hot applesauce)
1 cup sugar
2 2/3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup raisins (I like using half golden and half regular raisins)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and pour into a greased and lined (with wax paper) tube pan or a greased bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour or until done.
(PS: Drizzle with honey or sweetenen condensed milk mixed with applesauce if you want some frosting of some sort. But I love it plain.)
Y’all Enjoy! 21 days until Christmas
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Posted by starwoodgal on November 27, 2009
Well – there are a few things in this old world I will not eat and coconut is one of them. However, my husband like coconut pie. LOVES it is more like it. So, to make it easy on myself when making a dish I don’t like, I make this pie. Quick and easy coconut pie. I’m out of the kitchen in a hurry and he’s a man with a happy tummy.
No Crust Coconut Pie
2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup biscuit mix
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoon banilla
1 cup flaked coconut
Combine milk, sugar, biscuit mix, eggs, butter and vanilla in electric blender container. Blend on low speed for 3 minutes. Pour into a greased 9 inch pie pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Then, sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
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