Down Home Country Cookin’


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Applesauce Cake

Bread Pudding

Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Pumpkin Pie

Strawberry Cheese Cake Delight
Sweet Potato Pie

Applesauce Cake

1 cup applesauce
2 cups All-Purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup seeded raisins
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream butter and add sugar. Mix soda in applesauce and then add to butter mixture. Mix and sift flour and spices. Add gradually to butter and applesauce mixture. Reserve a little bit of flour to stir in raisins which have been simmered for a few minutes in enough water to barely cover. Then drain well before mixing in the small amount of flour. Add raisins last of all to main mixture.

Butter well a large cast iron skillet. Cut wax paper to fit skillet. Let it come up to the top of sides. Trim off extra. Rub paper in skillet. Be sure both sides of paper are well buttered. Peal and slice rather thinly enough apple to cover bottom of skillet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour Cake batter in apples. Bake in 350 degree oven until cake remains dented slightly when touched with finger. Put plate over skillet. Turn cake out on plate. Carefully peel off waxed paper.

Serve as is or with whipped cream or ice cream.

Moist and delightfully apply

Hint: Use Jonathon or Yellow Delicious Apples

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Bread Pudding

3 eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
8 to 10 slices dried bread (left out overnight)

Mix the first 6 ingredients well. Add bread, torn in pieces, and mix well. Bake in a buttered bread pan at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until done…..SMILE

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Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/3 cups rolled oats mixed with
1 cup sugar
pinch salt
1 level Tablespoon baking soda
1 cup raisins (plumped)

Stir soda in raisins
Stir in oats

Mix 2 eggs and 1/2 cup butter
Skimpily 1 2/3 cup flour last

Drop by Tablespoon. on cookie sheet

Bake 12 min. Oven temperature=350 degrees

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie:

1 Six ounce graham cracker pie crust
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup 100% pure pumpkin
2 eggs

Mix cream cheese, sugar and pumpkin pie spice on medium speed. Stir in pumpkin. Add eggs and mix until blended. Pour into pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Set out to cool and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

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Pumpkin Pie

3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups pumpkin (one 16oz can)
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 nine inch pie crust (not graham cracker crust)

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and blend well. Place the pie crust into pan and pour the combined ingredients into the crust. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 40 to 50 minutes more or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature and serve with whipped cream or your favorite topping (vanilla ice cream is good too). One pie should make about 8 servings.

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Strawberry Cheese Cake Delight

2 sticks of butter
2 cups of self rising flour
1 1/2 cups pecan peices

8 oz. Philly Cream Cheese
One 16 oz. box of confection sugar
12 oz. Cool Whip

Using a pastry cutter, cream the butter, pecans, and flour together. Press this mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, and press it on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. This will be the crust of your cheese cake. Bake until brown (approx. 15 to 20 minutes) at 350 degrees. Let the crust cool.

Mix the cream cheese, Cool Whip, and sugar together with an electric mixer. Spread evenly onto the crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Top with Strawberry Pie Filling (or the pie filling of your choice, like Blueberry or Cherry) and chill at least 1 hour before serving. This recipe can be made the night before. 

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Sweet Potato Pie

1 nine inch pie shell
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons rum flavoring
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and beat until smooth and well blended. Pour into pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. and bake for about 50 minutes more or until the filling is firm.

Secret: If you want your crust to turn out flaky and crisp, not soggy, lightly brush egg whites onto the pie crust NO YELLOW and bake for 3 to 5 minutes at 350 degrees, remove from the oven and let cool to room temp. and then add the filling and follow the baking instructions above.

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