Peach or Mango Sticky Toffee Pudding

I love peaches in my baking—peach cobbler, peach crisp, peach pie, and peaches in muffins. Peach sticky toffee pudding is no acception to that and absolutely to die for. Substituting with Mangos in the Sticky Toffee Pudding Often peaches are not available in our local grocery store.  When the peaches are not in season, it seems that mangos are available.  In this sticky toffee pudding recipe, and most recipes, you can substitute one for the other. The Peach Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe For the toffee sauce: This is not complicated to make.  You will need a candy thermometer.  Just cook …

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Got Fruit? Fabulous Dessert Recipes for Your Summer Fruits

How to Make Clafoutis and Other Fabulous Desserts with Your Summer Fruits I love fresh fruit. I love to eat it. I love to bake with it. One of my favorite things to do growing up was go fruit picking. We’d go to the best orchard we could find, pick enough peaches, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries to feed an army, and go home with bellies full because they never charged you on how much you ate. There are so many summer fruits to choose from, and they’re so fun to bake with. Here are some fabulous summertime dessert ideas to …

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Creamy Orange No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

This creamy orange no-churn ice cream is phenomenally good ice cream. We found an orange custard ice cream recipe and converted it to a no-churn ice cream. It’s a mild, mellow combination of orange, caramel, and vanilla that seems rich and sophisticated. This is a great ice cream to make in your ice cream freezer. If you use your ice cream freezer, you can substitute milk for a portion of the cream. The Creamy Orange No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe For the syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 large egg yolks 1 pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 tablespoons …

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Pineapple Peach Freezer Jam

You can make peach freezer jam without cooking the peaches but minimal cooking does release the flavor. In this case, we enhanced the flavor with the addition of crushed pineapple. It really brings out the peach flavor. Ingredients 5 cups diced peaches (or ground apricots) 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 cup lemon juice 7 tablespoons Original Clearjel 3 cups granulated sugar Directions Wash and dry the five pint-sized jam jars or plastic containers. Make sure the lids fit tightly. Add lemon juice to fruit. Mix Clearjel with 1/4 cup sugar. Add mixture to peaches and pineapple. Bring ingredients to …

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Peach Berry Crisp with Cinnamon Spiced Whipped Cream

This crisp is to die for! Summertime treats couldn’t get any better than mixing fresh peaches and berries together and topping them with a caramelized oat streusel and spiced whipped cream topping. The flavors combine perfectly.  So easy! This isn’t your typical pie; you don’t need to make and form a perfect pie crust and worry about the edges flopping or burning. All you have to do is place the filling in the pan and throw on the streusel topping.  Completely foolproof! No need to bring out the perfectionist with this berry peach crisp because it turns out perfect and delicious …

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The Banana and the Smoothie

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart The Banana and the Smoothie A Pair that Was Always Meant to Be Make banana smoothies three ways that your family will love! Healthy and tasty! Can you ask for more? Take fresh bananas, mix it with frozen fruit and ice cubes, and you’ll have delicious smoothies the whole family can enjoy. So easy! All you have to do is cut the fruit, measure out the ingredients, and throw it into the blender. You’ll have a fantastic breakfast or snack in no time. So many possibilities! Don’t feel like you have to stick to …

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Favorite Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

This peach cobbler is a nod to the old fashioned peach cobblers my mother would make. My mother made the best peach cobblers. She used the peaches that we canned in the summertime, a quart to a cobbler. They were easy to put together and so good. We liked our cobblers warm. Often we would pour milk over our bowl of warm peach cobbler like you would hot cereal or maybe we would load it with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. My father poured canned milk over his. I’ve long since lost Mother’s recipe for peach cobbler. Our …

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Peaches and Cream Turnover Pastries Recipe

I love fresh peaches and peach pie, so I’m very partial to this turnover recipe. We could have added cinnamon and a little nutmeg to these pastries, but if you have good peaches, you don’t need to. About the Pastry Filling For these turnover pastries, we used fresh peaches mixed with our Bavarian cream filling. The filling is authentic and premade, so it’s convenient and tasty. We could have also used our peach pastry filling to make the recipe even easier, but I just love peaches so much. FREE Baking Guide “How to Bake Like the Pros with Pastry Fillings” …

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Pannekoeken, German Pancakes, and Fruit

I’ve often referred to pannekoeken as a Dutch version of a German pancake.  That is, until some nice man said, “There is nothing German” about a pannekoeken! But you can use the same mix.   On our packaged mixes are instructions for both. How to Make Pannekoeken with Fruit Usually, we make pannekoeken and often load it with fruit after baking. It’s how to get the highest, most dramatic pannekoeken.  It’s also very quick—only eleven minutes in our oven. But Debbie in our test kitchen made the apple one above by pouring the batter over the fruit.  It works great but …

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Berry Vanilla Custard Crepes

  A silky, smooth vanilla custard makes a wonderful filling for crepes.  In this case, we made raspberry crepes but you can substitute strawberries or blueberries.  If it’s peach season, make crepes with fresh peaches.  We made a raspberry sauce to drizzle over the crepes.Mix the batter according to package directions. For the crepes Heat a nine-inch crepe pan on medium high heat.  Brush with butter. Measure batter into the hot pan.  Immediately tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter covers the bottom of the pan in a thin layer. Cook until bubbles appear and the bottom of …

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Five Easy-as-Pie Ways to Delight Your Sweetie Pie

So your sweetie pie likes pie . . . and chocolate. So why not combine the two? I love smooth, silky chocolate pie. Here are five pies that will delight any sweetheart. If you’re not comfortable making pie crusts from scratch, use our just-add-water pie crust mix. It’s easy and it’ll make you a hero. Most professional bakers use a pie crust mix; they don’t make their crusts from scratch. At the end of the section, you will find a recipe for a chocolate pie crust that you can use instead of a white pie crust. For any chocolate desert, …

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Harvest Peach Pie

This makes a great peach pie. The spices and the vanilla will remind you of peach cobbler. The slurry, with the spices, is a rich translucent caramel color which contrasts nicely with the golden peach slices. Occasionally, we teach pie-making classes. Attendees always are surprised when we slip the whole pies from pans to platters to cut and serve them. (That way, you don’t mar your nonstick surfaces cutting the pies.)  You can do that with a nice pie pan with a good nonstick surface. 3 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick               …

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Gingersnap Crust Recipe

This recipe is sized for a nine or ten inch cheesecake but the same crust can be used for a pie. It makes a terrific crust for a peach pie. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes Ingredients 2 cups crushed gingersnaps 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional) 1/4 cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter, melted Directions …

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Peach Pineapple Paradise Skillet Cobbler

with Caramel Whipped Cream These are absolutely wonderful cobblers, our favorite type of cobbler yet.  And they are easy.  Once the fruit is prepared, this is a simple one-bowl, one-pan recipe that goes together quickly. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work.   You can also use a two quart baking dish and melt the butter in the oven. For …

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Blackberry Peach Skillet Cobbler

with Butterscotch Whipped Cream Blackberries or raspberries and peaches is a classic combination.  These can be made with either fresh or frozen blackberries.  The peaches are best fresh but can be made with canned peaches.  The red currant jelly adds color and zest.  The butterscotch whipped cream is simply whipped cream with brown sugar and butterscotch flavor added. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  …

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Raspberry Peach Skillet Cobbler

Raspberries and peaches is a classic combination.  These can be made with either fresh or frozen raspberries.  The peaches are best fresh but can be made with canned peaches.  The red currant jelly adds color and zest.  The caramel nut whipped cream is whipped cream with brown sugar, chopped nuts, and caramel flavor added.  Adding nuts to whipped cream puts a nice crunchy contrast to the soft whipped cream.  We served this in our store and it was very well received. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the …

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Brigham’s Peach Dumplings with Vanilla Cream Sauce

We’re a little too far north for great peaches. But when we travel to Salt Lake City, a couple hundred miles to the south, we pass by Brigham City, a little city set against the foothills and lined with orchards. A detour off the interstate yields a lineup of roadside fruit stands with some of the best fruits found anywhere. Brigham’s peaches make the best dumplings. Baker’s note: This recipe calls for vanilla cream sauce. You can make your own as instructed in this recipe or purchase an excellent vanilla cream syrup from us. For the filling: 4 large peaches, …

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Streusel Topped Peach Muffins

It’s peach season. If you have a couple extra peaches, treat your family to these peach muffins. They are light and airy with nuggets of peaches buried within and topped with a brown sugar streusel. Muffins can range from hearty and bread-like to rich and cake-like. This is more like the latter—light, topped with a streusel, and sweetened with peaches. The sour cream gives these a richness. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon allspice 2 large eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons milk 1/3 brown sugar 1 …

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Peach Raspberry Slump Recipe

What’s a slump? It’s really a cobbler but it is made on the stovetop like dumplings, not baked. It’s easy. Even a novice can make a slump. And you don’t have to heat up your kitchen. You can make them on the grill or even out camping. What follows is a slump made with peaches and raspberries. That‘s because the peaches are in season but we could have used frozen peaches or a choice of other fruits. In fact, blueberries and pears sound really good. This slump was made with peaches and raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen. Try …

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Peach Mock Pie with Cranberries and Mango (Peach Crumble)

It’s peach season and we are awash in peaches. We thought you might be also, so we decided to share some great peach desserts—a pie, a crumble, and a cobbler. We think you will find all three extraordinary. This is really a crumble but it’s made with a little less liquid and in a pie pan to look more like a pie. It’s a quicker version of a pie and a variation of the Cranapple Mock Pie that we presented in a newsletter earlier this summer. This is one of those recipes that allow you to experiment, to be creative. …

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