Holidays Recipes

Festival Winning Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients: 2 pie crusts 2 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (2 large or 3 medium) 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together ingredients, adding syrup last. Pour into […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 12 slices  cinnamon-raisin bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 4 eggs 1 cup  milk 1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin 1 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar, divided 1 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice, divided 1 tsp.  vanilla 1/2 cup  chopped pecans 1/2 cup  sour cream 1 cup  thawed whipped topping 1/4 cup  maple-flavored […]

Pumpkin Spice Roll

Ingredients: 3/4 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar, divided 3/4 cup  flour 1-1/2 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp.  baking powder 1/4 tsp.  salt 3  eggs 1 cup  granulated sugar 3/4 cup  canned pumpkin 1 cup  chopped walnuts 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups  thawed whipped topping Directions: Heat oven […]

Pumpkin Caramel Cream Pudding

Pudding Ingredients: 4 – eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Dash salt Topping Ingredients: 2 tablespoons dark brown Sugar 1 tablespoon chopped pecans 1 tablespoon butter, softened Directions: Heat oven to 325°F. Put large pan or teakettle of water on to boil. Beat […]

Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients: 4 cups – fresh blueberries (2 pints) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup – whole wheat flour 1 cup – rolled oats 1 teaspoon – ground cinnamon 1/4 cup – margarine (1/2 stick) 4 tablespoons – canola oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a lightly greased 10-inch round or 9 X […]

No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar About 6-7 tablespoons ice water Directions: Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to other ingredients, stirring […]

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie

Ingredients: 4 apple (large, peeled, cored, and sliced) 2 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour (all purpose) 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 pie crust (prepared) Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and place in a 10-inch deep dish pie pan. Place one pie […]

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 cup gingersnaps (finely crumbed, or graham crackers) 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted, melted) 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz, light, softened) 1 cup sweet potatoes (mashed, peeled and cooked) 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon orange peel (finely shredded) 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 egg whites 1 cup milk (evaporated) […]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp.  butter 3 small apples, peeled, chopped (about 3 cups) 25 individually wrapped caramels (approx. 6-7 oz.) 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk, divided 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 4  eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 3/4 lb. unsliced white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 1/2 cup  dried […]

Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups sliced almonds, divided 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  butter, softened 3/4 cup  powdered sugar 1 tsp.  almond extract 1/4 tsp.  salt 1-1/2 cups  flour Directions: HEAT oven to 325ºF. RESERVE 40 nuts for later use; process remaining nuts in food processor until finely ground. Beat next […]

Monster’s Toes

Ingredients: 1 cup  butter, softened 2 cups  flour 1 pkg.  (3 oz.) Lime Flavor Gelatin 18  red berry-shaped gummy candies Directions: HEAT oven to 350°F. BEAT butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add flour and dry gelatin mix; mix well. ROLL dough into 18 toe-shaped pieces; place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. […]

Monster Mash Guacamole & Spicy Shrimp Dip

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp.  olive oil 1/2 lb.  uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped 1/2 tsp.  chipotle chile pepper powder 1/3 cup  red enchilada sauce 3 Tbsp.  chopped cilantro, divided 3  fully ripe avocados (1-1/4 lb.), mashed 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1 can  (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed 2 […]

Ghoulish Punch

Ingredients: 2 cups  boiling water 1 pkg.  (8-serving size) Lime Flavor Gelatin 2 cups  cold orange juice 1 bottle  (1 liter) seltzer, chilled Ice cubes 1 pt.  (2 cups) orange sherbet, slightly softened 1  orange, thinly sliced 1  lime, thinly sliced Directions: STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes […]

Mummy Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1 pkg.  (16 oz.) frozen pizza dough, thawed 1  egg, beaten 2 sticks Mozzarella String Cheese 2  black olive slices 1 cup Light Sour Cream 1/4 cup  KRAFT Lite Ranch Dressing 1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1  green onion, sliced 1/2 cup  finely chopped red peppers 1/4 cup Grated […]

Easy Halloween Truffles

Ingredients: 1-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Bittersweet Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces 1/4 cup  whipping cream 1 Tbsp.  butter, softened 1-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S White Chocolate (6 oz.), divided Yellow and red food colorings (3 drops yellow and 2 drops red) 3 Tbsp.  BAKER’S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, tinted orange Black decorating […]

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups canned 100 percent pumpkin (not pie filling) Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Dimensions […]

Candy Corn Cookies

from Ivory Harlow of Chillicothe, Ohio Ingredients: 1 cup butter flavor Crisco 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 2 egg yolks 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup all-purpose flour Candy corns Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together Crisco and sugar. Add […]

Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup complete pancake & waffle mix (or 1 8-ounce package) 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 cup pumpkin (baked or canned) 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir just until large lumps disappear. Over-stirring will cause tough pancakes. Pour slightly less than […]

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese for One

Ingredients: 3/4 cup cooked pasta (in any shape) 1 1/2 tablespoons cheddar cheese soup (from can) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, 1% 3/4 tablespoon cheese, low-fat 1 teaspoon deli mustard Directions: Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta for 8 to 10 minutes; drain when finished and let cool to […]

Baked Pumpkin

Ingredients: 1 pumpkin (small, peeled and cut into cubes) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place pumpkin cubes in a baking dish and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Cover pan with foil and bake until soft. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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