Archive for the ‘Pie’ Category

Apple-Pear Crumble Pie

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 40 min
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
Makes: 10 servings

  • 3/4 cup crushed NILLA Wafers (about 24 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 15-oz. pkg.)
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 large baking apples, peeled, sliced
  • 1 large fresh pear, peeled, sliced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mix wafer crumbs, brown sugar and butter until well blended; set aside.
  2. Place pie crust in greased 9-inch pie plate. Spread cream cheese carefully onto bottom of crust; sprinkle with half of the crumb mixture. Set aside. Combine fruit in large bowl. Add granulated sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to coat. Spoon over crumb layer in pie crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Bake 35 min. or until fruit is tender and crust is lightly browned, covering loosely with foil after 25 min. if necessary to prevent crust from overbrowning. Cool on wire rack. Serve topped with the whipped topping. Store any leftover pie in refrigerator.

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Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 5 hr
Makes: 10 servings 

  • 1 cup crushed NABISCO Ginger Snaps
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup apple pie filling, divided
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Walnut Pieces, divided
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits, divided
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each. Stir in 1/2 each pie filling, nuts and toffee. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake 35 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with remaining pie filling, nuts and toffee before serving.

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Ice-Cream Pumpkin Pie

Recipe courtesy of National Geographic Kids

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of ground cloves
  • graham cracker pie crust
  1. Let the ice cream soften
  2. Mix together the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. Stir in the ice cream.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly into the crust.
  5. Cover and freeze for four hours or until firm.

**Personal Review: Awesome, a friend of mine made this with her daughter when I first tried it.  I asked for the recipe and cannot wait to make this on my own.  I love it!**

COOL ‘N EASY Strawberry Pie


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 6 hr 40 min
Makes: 8 servings, one piece each

  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 ready-to-use reduced-fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  1. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice.
  2. Add whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in chopped strawberries. Refrigerate 20 to 30 min. or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon into crust.
  3. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight until firm. Top with sliced strawberries. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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Deep-Dish Apple Cobbler


Recipe & picture courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Total time 73 minutes
Serves 12

  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 cup(s) (plus 1 tablespoon) sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cold butter or margarine, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup(s) (plus 1 tablespoon) heavy or whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon

Apple Filling:

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 1/2 pound(s) (5 to 7 medium) Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and/or Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/3 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt

Prepare Cobbler Crust:

  1. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and 1/4 cup sugar. With pastry blender or using two knives scissors-fashion, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add 1/2 cup cream and stir with fork until dough comes together.
    Gather dough into ball and place on lightly floured sheet of waxed paper. With floured rolling pin, roll dough into 9-inch round. Slide waxed paper onto cookie sheet and refrigerate dough until ready to use. In cup, mix cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Prepare Apple Filling:

  1. From lemon, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice. In large bowl, toss lemon peel and juice with apples, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Transfer apple mixture to 9 1/2-inch deep-dish glass or ceramic pie plate. Cover with waxed paper and cook in microwave oven on High 8 minutes or until apples are fork-tender, stirring well halfway through cooking.
  2. Immediately, while filling is hot, remove dough round from refrigerator and, with the help of the waxed paper, invert dough over apple mixture. Peel off paper. Cut 4-inch X in center of round; fold back points to make square opening. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon heavy cream; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Bake pie 35 to 40 minutes or until filling is bubbling in center. If crust is browning too quickly, loosely cover pie with foil after 25 minutes. Cool pie on wire rack.

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Cheesecake Cookie Cups


Recipe & picture courtesy of The Very Best Baking

Preparation – 15 min
Cooking – 25 min
Cooling Time – 1 hrs refrigerating
Yields – 24 servings

  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Paper-line 24 muffin cups. Place one piece of cookie dough in each muffin cup.
  2. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookie has spread to edge of cup.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla extract in medium bowl until smooth. Pour about 3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture over each cookie in cup.
  4. Bake for additional 15 to 18 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Top each with level tablespoon of pie filling. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

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Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 50 min
Makes: 6 servings

  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 lb.), 3/4 inch thick
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package.
  2. Spread pie filling onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with chops and stuffing. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake 30 min.; uncover. Bake 10 min. or until chops are cooked through (160ºF).

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