Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Winter Squash Soup

Ingredients: 4 pounds sorted winter squash 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced shallots 4 to 5 cups chicken/vegetable stock 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Salt and white pepper to taste Sour cream for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with foil. Quarter […]

Stuffed Squash with Pears and Cheese

Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium pears (2 cups), cored 4 green onions sliced (1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup raisins chopped 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg […]

Sweet Southern Squash

Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce) package frozen butternut squash, thawed 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 egg whites Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients then pour into prepared casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 40 to […]

Fruit Pizza

Ingredients: 10 ounces roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough  1/8 teaspoon cinnamon  1 package (8-ounce) reduced calorie cream cheese  1/4 cup skim milk  2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 3 or 4 varieties of fresh fruit in season (enough to cover a 14-inch pizza)  1/2 cup all-fruit apricot jam or jelly  […]

Creamy Peaches

Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in extra-light syrup, drained 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar  Directions: Thinly slice four peach slices; set aside for garnish. Place remaining peaches in a food processor; add cottage cheese. Cover and process […]

Chunky Peach Spread

Ingredients: 7 medium peaches (2 to 2 1/2 pounds) 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold water 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions: Fill a large saucepan two-thirds with water; bring to a boil. Cut a shallow “X” on the bottom of each peach. Using tongs, place peaches, a few at a time, […]

Peach Cobbler Bread

Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup diced peeled peaches 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup chopped pecans Topping: 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions: […]

Peach Pie

Ingredients: 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches) 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed 6 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches Directions: Brush egg white over pastry shell; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter […]

Fresh Peach Salsa

Ingredients: 4 medium peaches, peeled and pitted 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges and seeded 1/2 sweet onion, cut into wedges 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies 4 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper Baked tortilla chip scoops […]

Peaches and Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk or sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed  Directions: In a bowl, beat egg; add milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into […]

Peachy Cream Pie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar 5 teaspoons cornstarch 1 1/2 cups cold water 1 package (3 ounces) peach, apricot or orange gelatin 1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened peach slices, thawed 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 1/2 cups whipped topping 1 extra-servings-size graham cracker crust (9 ounces)  […]

Peach Cobbler

Ingredients: 6 medium ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (about 4 cups) 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Dash salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup cold water Vanilla ice cream Directions: Arrange peaches in a greased 11-inch by 7-inch baking dish. […]

Peach Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 large peach, sliced and unseeded 1/2 cup of peach yogurt 1/2 cup of whole milk 6 ice cubes Directions: Blend the peach slices with the ice cubes and milk first until slushy texture is formed. Then add the yogurt and blend for another minute on low setting.

Crispy Wings in a Peach Sauce

h4>Ingredients: 1 “party pack” of chicken wings, about 2.5-3 pounds Seasonings for chicken: salt, pepper, chili powder 2 medium peaches, ripe, peeled, pitted and quartered 1 teaspoon spicy chili powder, or up to 1 tablespoon of a milder one 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 3 tablespoons soy sauce Directions: For wings: […]

Beef Kabobs with Peaches

Ingredients: 3 peaches, peeled, pitted and halved Juice from peaches being peeled and cut 1/2 cup cooking or salad oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons instant minced onion 1 teaspoons salt Few grains black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, […]

Baked Chicken with Peaches

Ingredients: 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 cup brown sugar 4 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Place chicken in the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with […]

Fruit Cobbler

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup self-rising flour 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Put butter in a 9 by 13 glass baking dish; bake until butter is melted. […]

Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 each small green, sweet red and yellow pepper, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish 4 hard rolls, split and toasted 8 fresh basil leaves 1 plum tomato, […]

Tuna Salad Pepper Cups

Ingredients: 2 large green peppers 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained 1 medium cucumber, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup dill pickle relish Directions: Cut green peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a bowl, combine tuna, cucumber, onions, mayonnaise and relish. Spoon into pepper cups. Serve immediately.

Spicy Pepper Slaw

Ingredients: 3 cups shredded cabbage 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 medium green pepper, julienned 1 cup cut fresh green beans (1-inch pieces) 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces) 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 banana pepper, seeded and chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup cider […]

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