Fruit Dessert Pizza

Ingredient List: 

1 -18 ounce package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
4 ounces cream cheese (1/3 less fat), softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 -11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 
6 large fresh strawberries, sliced in half
2 medium kiwis, peeled and sliced  
¼ cup blueberries, blackberries or raspberries
OR fruit of your choice

Roll cookie dough evenly on a 15-inch pizza pan, coated with non-stick spray. Leave approximately 1” around the pan uncovered as dough will spread in baking. Crimp outer edges of dough.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 ̊ F. until edges begin to brown. Do NOT over-bake. Set aside to cool.

Beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled crust. Top with fruit and serve.

Must be refrigerated. 

Makes: 12 servings (generous-sized pieces)Read more

French Cookies

Ingredient List: 

1 pound butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar, packed
8 eggs
1/3 cup vanilla extract
8 cups all-purpose flour

Description: Great for birthday parties, wedding showers, or just as a treat. These are especially cute when created in the shape of a dress shoe! 

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla; mix in flour. Chill in refrigerator overnight. 

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place in the middle of the Belgi Galette (French Cookie) iron. Cook for approximately 45 seconds on each side.Read more

Creamy Peach Sauce Over Angel Food Cake

Ingredient List: 

1 cup peaches (or berries of your choice)
1 cup sour cream (light)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 Angel Food Cake, sliced

Puree peaches in a blender. Combine with other ingredients and serve over Angel Food Cake. Garnish with peach slices.

Calories/Serving:  86

Servings:  9 – ¼ cup servings

Nutrition:  One serving provides approximately: 86 calories, 1 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 1 mcg folate, 0 mg iron, 31 mg sodium.Read more

Creamy Almond Peach Pie

Ingredient List: 

Almond Cream Cheese Topping:
1- 8 ounce package reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons reserved peach syrup (see filling ingredients)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Crumb Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup almonds, sliced

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 - 3.5 ounce package Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding Mix
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk,
1% 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 - 15 ounce can sliced peaches in lite syrup, drained with 3 tablespoons reserved
1 - purchased shortbread pie shell

Garnish (Optional):
Whipped cream and/or reserved peach slices

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

ALMOND - Cream together all of the ingredients until fluffy; set-aside.

CRUMB - Mix together sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter (or with two knives) until butter is in very small pieces. Add sliced almonds; set-aside.Read more

Cookie Mix in a Jar: Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Ingredient List: 

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups dried cherries
1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Other Supplies:
1 wide mouth quart size canning jar per child
Rings and flat lids
Colorful print fabric to cut in 6-inch circles
Dry measuring cups
Paper, pencils, color markers to make labels
Tape or yarn to attach labels

1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda.

2. In a wide mouth quart jar, layer ingredients in order listed. Press after each layer before adding next ingredient.

3. Prepare the label instructions 

Tips for Packing Mix Jars

-Use dry measuring cups and measure accurately

-Do not assume a pasta sauce or mayonnaise jar is a quart.

-Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt with a wire whiskRead more

Cinnamon Apple Crisp w/Crushed Wheat Topping

Ingredient List: 

4 to 5 cups peeled and sliced baking apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons water
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons stick margarine or butter, chilled
1/2 cup crushed wheat flakes cereal
½ cup crushed honey pretzels


*Apple peels can be left on to increase the fiber content of this dish. 

Spread apples in a 9” deep pie pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; add water.

Combine flour, brown sugar, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. Cut in margarine, using a pastry blender or two forks, until mixture resembles coarse meal.Read more

Chocolate Yogurt Cake

Ingredient List: 

2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain yogurt, low-fat
3 eggs
2/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup margarine
2/3 cup plain yogurt, low-fat
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F.Read more

Chocolate Almond Pudding Cake

Ingredient List: 

1 cup + 2 tablespoons cake flour
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup hot water
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350°F.Read more

Carrot Pineapple Snack Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredient List: 

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup grated carrots
1, 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cream Cheese

2 ounces cream cheese, light
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Description: A light snack cake.

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Grease and flour bottom of a 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan.

In large mixing bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add vegetable oil, applesauce, eggs, carrots, pineapple and vanilla. Mix on low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Read more

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

Ingredient List: 

3 large eggs 
2 cups sugar 
1 1/2 cups canola oil 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda 
3 cups apples, chopped and peeled (your choice) 
1 cup pecans, dried, unsalted, coarsely chopped

Caramel Sauce: 
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup fat-free milk 
1 cup brown sugar, packed 
pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour Bundt™ pan, set aside. 

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy; gradually add sugar; blend in oil and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to egg mixture. Stir in apples and pecans. Pour into Bundt™ pan and bake for one hour or until cake tests done. Read more

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