Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Recipes

A custardy caramel apple torte to die for, if you like apple pie and custard.

It's easy to make, because it only has one crust, the bottom crust.
Find a standard apple pie recipe and a standard custard recipe. Mix up the custard ingredients. Get the apple pie ready to go into the oven and pour the custard mixture into it, making sure to wet all of the apple slices, letting the liquid custard settle to the bottom. Then mix up some brown sugar, melted butter, and heavy cream and drizzle it all over the top...not too much, not too little, just enough to add the caramel flavor and make it look pretty. There's no top crust at all! Then pop it into the oven and bake like you would a regular apple pie.

Omg, it is SO good and SO much richer in flavor than a regular apple pie, and goes GREAT with ice cream! :) It's also great served with a tad bit of heavy cream poured around it on the bottom of the plate.

Oh, and use McIntosh apples, they're the best!


Cranberry Walnut Relish I

Original Recipe Yield 8 servings

12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup white sugar
1 (12 ounce) jar orange marmalade
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place cranberries in a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with sugar, cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with walnuts. Re-cover and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir in marmalade and lemon juice. Mix well. Cool to room temperature. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

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