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Easy Apple Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Tart Recipe

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This recipe is my Grandmother’s and it one of the first that I will make. I decided it was time to cook everything in her cookbook. I asked my sister to take this journey with me. Cooking was my grandmother’s way to show her love. I thought this would be a wonderful way for my sister and myself to share her love with our families. We hope to make memories and meal because cooking in bliss is about giving every recipe a story. The story is one of our family’s one meal at a time.

This easy apple tart recipe will make  your family as happy as it made ours.

Easy Apple Tart Recipe

The Easy Apple Tart Recipe crust is made from:

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2 cups of flour

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1 tsp of salt

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2 tbs sugar

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1 stick of oleo (margarine)

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1 egg yolk

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1 lemon juiced

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4 to 6 TBS of water

 

Directions:

In a large bowl place flour, salt, sugar, egg yolk, cut the oleo (margarine) until it resembles oatmeal add  1/2 of the water and lemon juice. Mix throughly. Then add the rest of the liquid so it form a ball.

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Easy Apple Tart Recipe Apple Topping:

Ingredients:

9 yellow apples or golden delicious peeled, cored, and cut in half

1 stick of oleo (margarine)

1/2 cup of flour

1/2 sugar

 

Easy Apple tart recipe

 

9 yellow apples or golden delicious peeled

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, cored, and cut in half

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1 stick of oleo (margarine)

Easy apple tart recipe

1/2 cup of flour

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1/2 sugar

easy apple tart recipe

In heavy 12″ heavy frying pan pan melt oleo + sugar, Place, apples round side down, tap melted oleo cook over low heat 20- 30 minutes until sugar is caramelizes (turns golden brown) .

Cool Caramelized apples about 20 minutes.

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Roll out pie crust and make apple cut outs… or

fit over apples dropping edges in sides of pan.

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Then bake crust for 10 minutes on 350

 

 

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Add the apples you browned

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Bake in the middle of the oven 400 degrees 20 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove and invert immediately  on a round plate.

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Serves 8

Please, note I documented my Grandmother’s recipe as she has written it 🙂

Easy Apple Tart Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Mildred Merklin
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
My grandmother’s apple tart it is divine.
Ingredients
  • The crust is made from:
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 stick of oleo (margarine)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 4 to 6 TBS of water
  • Directions:
  • In a large bowl place flour, salt, sugar, egg yolk, cut the oleo (margarine) until it resembles oatmeal add 1/2 of the water and lemon juice. Mix throughly. Then add the rest of the liquid so it form a ball.
  • Apple Topping:
  • 9 yellow apples or golden delicious peeled, cored, and cut in half
  • 1 stick of oleo (margarine)
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl place flour, salt, sugar, egg yolk, cut the oleo (margarine) until it resembles oatmeal add 1/2 of the water and lemon juice. Mix throughly. Then add the rest of the liquid so it form a ball.
  2. Apple Topping:
  3. Instructions:
  4. In heavy 12″ heavy frying pan pan melt oleo + sugar, Place, apples round side down, tap melted oleo cook over low heat 20- 30 minutes until sugar is caramelizes (turns golden brown) .
  5. Cool Caramelized apples about 20 minutes. Roll out pie crust fit over apples dropping edges in sides of pan.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven 400 degrees 20 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove and invert immediately on a round plate.
  7. Serves 8
  8. Please, note I documented my Grandmother’s recipe as she has written it 🙂

You can also check out this great apple pie with a cheddar cheese crust

easy apple tart recipe

S’mores Pie Parfait

Being sick is my least favorite thing – ever. If I had to choose between being sick and going to the dentist every day for the rest of my life I’d have to go with the dentist. I’ve been sick more than half of the year and now that I’m finally shaking this nasty cold my tastebuds are back to functional. I wouldn’t wish not being able to taste on anyone. Well, unless you’re stuck with nasty food and then maybe.

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I wanted my first treat to be something special; something to make these past 3 weeks not be in vain. You’d think the first thing I thought of was chocolate because, well, I’m human – but no. What I thought of first was so much more than just chocolate; I wanted S’mores. During the past 3 weeks I’ve been whining like a kid so it’s only fitting that I’d want a childhood favorite to comfort me. Well, that’s my logic at least.

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Realizing that I’m not actually a child (except at heart) I decided to make something with a little more grown up feel. I went with a S’mores Pie at first and while it was simple to make and tasted great, it was missing something. I opened the fridge to get some inspiration or answers to what was missing and it was staring me in the face. Yogurt. Greek yogurt to be exact. And from there it was all downhill. I went with a S’mores Parfait and it was just what the doctor called for.

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Of course you can stick with the S’mores Pie if you’d like, but the yogurt adds something great.

S’mores Pie Parfait
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate pudding
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, softened in the microwave
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 jumbo marshmallows or 1 1/2 cup regular marshmallows
  • 2 cups greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Pat into the bottom and sides of a pie dish.
  3. MIx together the pudding, softened chocolate, eggs and vanilla in a bowl and spread into the pie dish over the graham cracker crust.
  4. Top with the marshmallows and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Allow to come to room temperature and dump into a large bowl.
  6. Add a tablespoon of the yogurt to the bottom of your serving dishes.Take turns layering the crumbled pie and yogurt to fill the dishes.
  7. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve.

 

Incredibly Easy Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

Are you ready to hear something sad? I’m talking make you say “Awww, poor thing” out loud sad… Up until a year ago I had never had a homemade cobbler. The closest I had come was the peach cobbler from Hardee’s and that was my favorite thing to eat as a teen. I loved everything about it and would beg to go there whenever we were in the neighborhood – just for that peach cobbler.

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Last year John’s grandmother made a homemade peach cobbler for Easter. I was eager to try it because I remembered how much I loved the cobbler from Hardee’s. When I took that first bite I was smitten. She had taken that favorite from my younger years and made it even better; I had no idea that was even possible.

Needless to say I spent the entire aftermath begging for the recipe so I could make it for myself. She was hesitant since she’s pretty tight-lipped when it comes to her methods. I think she believes if we all know how she does it we wont go down there for dinner. Of course we will! No one can touch Grandma Goldie’s cooking – even with her own recipe – it’s all that love she cooks with.

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I told her about my new blog and how I would love to share this recipe with y’all. She wasn’t on board at first, but when I explained how much you all would appreciate her recipe she said yes. Did I mention she is the sweetest, most kind person you’ll ever meet? Well, unless you meet her on the road cause she’s got a bad case of road rage.

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So, here it is – this is Grandma Goldie’s Shore Famous Peach Cobbler. Can you believe how simple this is to make? It makes me feel like a neglected child now!

Incredibly Easy Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour (this is important!)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the water, brown sugar and peaches in a medium size sauce pan. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the butter to a 1.5 quart baking dish and sit it in the oven while you prepare the dough mixture.
  4. Mix the flour, granulated sugar and milk gently until well blended. Pour the mixture over the melted butter but don’t stir. You’ll notice it rising and thickening along the side of the dish – this is normal (and a good thing!)
  5. Lay the peaches on top of the mixture and pour any remaining syrup over the top.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is brown. Immediately sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of sugar on the top crust and let sit until warm.

 

Banana Cheesecake with Rum Glazed Walnut Topping

Oh, Bananas, how I love thee. You’re such a delicious treat and you’re always there when I need you.

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You know it’s true; regardless of what time of year it is you’re bound to find bananas sitting pretty in the produce section. The ingredient for this week’s Food Blogger Challenge happens to be bananas so imagine all the yummies that are in store for us! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. So what did I come up with for this challenge? How about a Banana Cheesecake with Rum Glazed Walnut Topping? banana

To make it even better I made mini banana cheesecakes too; I needed something to tide me over while the big one baked. I made these in a mini muffin tin

I love cheesecake but let’s face it – it can get boring. Yes it’s delicious like, all the time, but sometimes you just want to jazz it up a bit. Adding banana to the Cheesecake jazzes it up and gives you your daily dose of potassium in a scrumptious slice of bliss. As if banana cheesecake weren’t enough, the rum glazed walnut topping is just icing on the cake, figuratively speaking – kind of.

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The banana flavor is very much alive in this cheesecake. The topping adds a much needed texture difference to an otherwise uniform dessert. This is one cheesecake you have to try if you’re a banana fan.

Banana Cheesecake with Rum Glazed Walnut Topping
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ? cup granulated sugar
  • Filling:
  • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 3 medium to large bananas, mashed
  • Topping:
  • 1 6 oz. bag shelled walnuts
  • 1½ sticks of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons spiced rum
Directions
  1. Crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or spray a mini muffin pan and a 9 inch pie dish.
  3. Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the butter, sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Press the crust mixture into the bottoms of the mini muffin cups (about ? an inch thick)
  5. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the pie plate.
  6. Bake the crusts for 7 minutes.
  7. Filling:
  8. Mix together the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Blend in the eggs, sour cream and bananas and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  9. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the graham cracker crusts.
  10. Sprinkle the topping over the cheesecake, keeping it as even as possible.
  11. Bake the mini cheesecakes for 12 minutes (when a toothpick comes out clean.)
  12. Bake the 9″ cheesecake for 50 minutes (when a toothpick comes out clean.)
  13. Cool the mini cheesecakes on a wire rack for 20 minutes or until at least room temperature. Turn the pan over onto a cookie sheet and allow to sit for another 10 minute. Flip the cheesecakes back over and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  14. Cool the 9″ cheesecake on a wire rack for an hour or until it’s at least room temperature.
  15. Chill in the refrigerator or at least an hour before serving.
  16. Topping:
  17. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  18. Toast walnuts for 5 – 7 minutes (after 5 minutes watch them to prevent burning)
  19. Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse 3 – 5 times until walnuts are chopped.
  20. Top the cheesecake with the topping before baking.

 

Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

I like to think of John as the Yin to my Yang. The Abbott to my Costello. What can I say? Valentines Day is tomorrow and we have that dorky kind of love. See, John and I balance each other out. I like cookies and cakes and he prefers pies and pastries. He dislikes creams and cheeses and, well, I love them. He enjoys all types of vegetables, I tolerate very few. See where I’m going with this? Every now and then I give in and make something special just for him. I don’t have to get my way all of the time… just most of the time. Pie1
Sweet Potato Pie is something he loves more than video games (and he loves his video games.) With the big Feb. 14 tomorrow I figured baking him one of his favorite sweets would be a nice way to say “Thanks for putting up with me for the past 7 years.” I wish I had a witty story to go with this recipe but to be honest I can’t remember the first time I made it.

Old-Fashioned-Sweet-Potato-Pie Sweet Potato Pie is one of those pies usually reserved for the holiday’s, namely Thanksgiving. Since that’s when sweet potatoes seem to be the most abundant. Luckily I found some in our grocery store recently, thank goodness for living in farm country! I did get a little lazy with the crust and went with a package pie crust mix from Betty Crocker – it didn’t come out too pretty either. Don’t worry – I’ll tell you how to make a pie crust later because I’m not loving this crust.

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This is more of an Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie. I didn’t use a food processor to puree the sweet potatoes, instead I boiled them then mashed them like in the olden days. Here’s the recipe – feel free to play around with the spices and sugar. Twist it up and make it yours and be sure to tell me any changes you make and how it comes out!

Sweet-Potato-Pie-Recipe Have you ever made your own Sweet Potato Pie?

 

Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Amber
Southern style, old fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • salt (start with 1 tsp.)
  • ground cinnamon (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • ground ginger (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • nutmeg (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • ground cloves or mace (start with 1/4 tsp.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Bring the sweet potatoes (still in their skin) to a boil in a covered pan with 2 – 4 cups of water. Cook until tender (when a knife inserts easily.) Set potatoes aside to cool.
  3. While the potatoes are cooling prepare your pie crust.
  4. Once the potatoes are cooled enough to handle peel them and dump them in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or something similar.
  5. Mix in both sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla and spices. Whisk together for 4 – 5 minutes until well blended.
  6. Mix in the milk and whisk for another minute or two until thoroughly blended.
  7. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 1 hour.
  8. The pie is done when there is little to no [i]jiggle [/i]to the filling.