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Cherry Dream Pie
EASY CHERRY DREAM PIE
really doesn't get much easier than this! This pie is
excellent. Make sure you hide some for yourself!
1 9" Ready Made Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 cup powered sugar
1 (8oz.) package of cream cheese
1 (8oz.) carton of Cool Whip (thawed)
1 can cherry pie filling
With an electric mixer, whip cream cheese and powdered sugar
until creamy. Fold in Cool Whip and mix until combined.
Pour into pie shell. Cover with cherry pie filling. Let refrigerate for 1 hour before
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Try this absolutely easy and delicious Pumpkin Chocolate
Cheesecake this year for a different Thanksgiving or Christmas
dessert recipe! Also makes a great Oktoberfest dessert.
1 10" Ready Made Graham Cracker Pie Crust
2 (8 oz.) package2 of cream cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
4 xtra large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream + 1 tablespoon
4 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. With an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese. Add the sugars, spices, and pumpkin whip again until blended. Whip the eggs in one at a time. Whip in the 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Heat the additional cream and chocolate chips in a small sauce pan until chocolate is melted, stirring to blend.
Slowly swirl the chocolate mixture into pumpkin-cheese mixture (saving a tiny bit.) Pour mixture into pie crust. Make a design or swirl on top of the cheesecake with the tiny saved bit of leftover chocolate. and bake for 1 hour.
Cool - Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
PISTACHIO NUT SWIRL DESSERT CAKE
This is a such a great dessert that is also scrumptious
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 small pkg. pistachio instant pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup. sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
Combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, oil and water in large mixing bowl; blend ingredients. Beat
at medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Combine sugar cinnamon and
nuts in small bowl. Pour 1/2 of the batter into greased and floured
cake pan. Sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Top
with remaining batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly
EASY LEMON ICE CREAM PIE
This easy and tasty recipe is very versatile, too! You can also make this with limeade, and any other juice concentrate you think might make a good pie. Pink lemonade and plain vanilla ice cream changes it up a bit, too. This is such an easy recipe, you can have one of the kids make it for you, too.
1 graham cracker crust
1/2 gallon French Vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
8 oz. container whipped topping, thawed
Place the ice cream and thawed lemonade concentrate in a blender or food processor. Blend thoroughly. Pour immediately into the graham cracker crust. Top with a layer of whipped topping.
Freeze for at least 3 hours, or until set. Store leftovers in freezer.
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TREMENDOUS TURTLE PIE
Who can think of a better combination than chocolate, caramels, and peanuts? This pie never lasts long enough for the "leftovers" to be refrigerated!
1 baked pie shell, 9 inches
14 caramels (Kraft)
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened baker's chocolate*
1/2 stick butter
1 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. chopped unsalted peanuts
Prepare your own pie crust, or use a commercially-prepared one. Bake according to manufacturer's directions, and let cool.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a small saucepan, melt the unwrapped caramels with 1/3 c. of the sweetened condensed milk over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat immediately, and spread on the bottom of the cooled pie crust. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining sweetened condensed milk, water, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
In another small saucepan, melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat, stirring constantly until completely melted and smooth. Add to the eggs/milk mixture, and mix until evenly blended. Stir in marshmallows. Pour onto the caramel in the bottom of the pie crust, and sprinkle evenly with peanuts. Bake for 35 minutes, remove from oven, and when cool enough, place in refrigerator for several hours before serving. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
*Be careful with these squares. Some manufacturers have them in 1/2 oz. blocks, so you actually need 4 blocks to make 2 oz.
CALLING ALL ANGELS ANGEL FOOD CAKE
1 box angel food cake mix
1/2 bag (11 oz. bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp. cold water
12 oz. container whipped topping, thawed
Bake angel food cake according to manufacturer's directions. Cool
completely. Remove from pan, and slice off the top, about 1/2 inch
down. Set aside.
Using a serrated knife, cut the center out of the cake to make a
well, leaving about 1/2 inch border. Be careful that you don't
remove so much of the cake that you make any holes. (You will be
adding filling to the center).
Place the marshmallows in a medium sauce pan, and add chocolate
chips and water. Melt over medium-low heat, stirring constantly,
until thoroughly melted and blended. Remove and cool for about 20
In the meantime, place the whipping cream in a large bowl, and
whip until stiff peaks form. Fold this into the chocolate mix, and
pour into the cake well. Replace the top of the cake, and completely
frost with the whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to use, and
keep leftovers refrigerated as well. Use a serrated knife to cut,
using gentle back-and-forth sawing motions.
Every time we make this, our chocolate center turns out
different! We guess it all depends on how long you cool it.
Sometimes it seems a bit soupier than others, but it always firms up
with refrigeration, and always tastes wonderful! If you want to cut
corners, you could probably use a pudding for the center, but the
rich chocolate flavor wouldn't be the same. We would also recommend
a store-bought angel food cake if they weren't so tiny. If you are
really pinched for time, you could always buy 2 cakes and hollow out
one, saving one for the top. No matter how you assemble this, it's a
delicious cake worthy of company!
EASY PEANUT BUTTER PIE DESSERT
an easy dessert to prepare - but gone in 60 seconds!
1 10" Ready Made Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
1 pint whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup "Nestle Chocolate Chunks" or grated chocolate
the whipping cream and vanilla until peaks are formed. Add
cream cheese and sugar and whip for about 1 minute. Add peanut
butter and whip for 5 minutes. Pour into the pie shell.
Sprinkle the chocolate over top. Refrigerate for 4 hours
NOT-FOR-KIDS KAHLUA CAKE
Here is an easy-to-prepare decadent delight worthy of a dinner party gathering. Because it has a bit more spirits than most desserts, it's probably best to keep the kids away from this one. But just try to keep the adults away!
1 box devil's food cake mix
5.9 oz. box chocolate instant pudding mix
3/4 c. Kahlua
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. canola oil
1 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. Kahlua
Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven, and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray, and dust with flour. Place all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and blend with an electric mixer on low speed for a minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat ingedients an additional 2-3 minutes on medium speed, scraping sides of bowl often. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan, smoothing top.
Bake 45-48 minutes until cake springs back when lightly pressed with finger, or a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to a rack and cool in pan for 20 minutes. Run a knife along edge of pan if needed to loosen any sections that appear stuck, and invert on a serving platter to cool slightly.
Mix the powdered sugar and kahlua in a small bowl until well combined. Spoon the glaze over the top of the cake, allowing it to run down the sides, and into the center of the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing. M-mmm good!