FRUIT RECIPES
Apple Crisp
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This old fashioned recipe has been in my family for years. I love the
combination of brown sugar, apples, butter, and oats; this is true comfort food.
Prep Time : 25min
Cook Time : 60min
Type of Prep : Bake
Cuisine : Scandinavian
Occasion : Back to School, Fall, Family Dinner, Winter

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 5 cups tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 12 apples)
b.. 2/3 cup sugar
c.. 3 Tbsp. flour
d.. 1 tsp. cinnamon
e.. 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
f.. 1 cup butter, melted
g.. 1-3/4 cups flour
h.. 2 cups quick oats
PREPARATION:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sliced apples in a 13x9" glass baking dish.
In small bowl, mix together 2/3 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp. flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle
over apples.
In large bowl, mix together remaining ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over
apples in baking dish, pressing down to work crumb mixture into apples. (Dish
will be very full). Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until apples are
tender, mixture is bubbly, and topping is browned. Let cool at least 30 minutes
before serving. Serve warm with ice cream. Serves 10

Pear Apricot Cobbler
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.


This delicious and homey fruit cobbler is also delicious; the colors of the
three fruits are really beautiful, baked until a crunchy butter batter.

Prep Time : 25min
Cook Time : 35min
Type of Prep : Bake
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Back to School, Fall, Family Dinner, Potluck, Winter

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 4 cups peeled and sliced pears
b.. 1 cup cranberries
c.. 16 oz. can apricot halves, undrained
d.. 1/2 cup sugar
e.. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
f.. 1-1/4 cups flour
g.. 1/2 cup sugar
h.. 1 tsp. baking powder
i.. 1/4 tsp. salt
j.. 1/4 cup milk
k.. 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
l.. 2 eggs, beaten
PREPARATION:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a two quart casserole and set aside. Combine
pears, cranberries, undrained apricots with sugar and cinnamon in a heavy
saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes until mixture is bubbling,
stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix.
In small bowl combine milk, melted butter and beaten eggs and beat. Stir into
flour mixture until batter is smooth.

Pour the hot fruit mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Pour batter over
fruit mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until topping is golden
brown and fruit is bubbling. 8 servings

Watermelon with Berry Salsa
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This unusual and beautiful dessert is perfect for a hot summer night. If you
must, you can serve it with a wedge of angel food cake, or a scoop or two of
lime sorbet.
Prep Time : 15min
Cook Time :
Type of Prep : Assemble, No Cook
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Family Dinner, July 4th, Party, Summer

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 3 mangoes, peeled and chopped
b.. 2 cups chopped strawberries
c.. 1 small jalapeno chili, seeded and minced
d.. 1/2 cup raspberries
e.. 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
f.. 2 Tbsp. lime juice
g.. 2 Tbsp. honey
h.. 2 wedges watermelon
PREPARATION:


Combine all ingredients except watermelon and mix gently. Cover and chill for
2-3 hours to blend flavors. To serve, spoon salsa over watermelon wedges. Serves
8
Fruit in a Cloud
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This easy dessert recipe is a good one to have in your freezer for unexpected
guests.
Prep Time : 15min
Cook Time :
Type of Prep : Assemble, Freeze
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Party, Picnic, Summer

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
b.. 4 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
c.. 1 cup miniature marshmallows
d.. 1 cup sliced raspberries
e.. 1 cup sliced nectarines
f.. 1 cup raspberries
PREPARATION:


Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. In a small bowl, beat
softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add whipped topping and beat until
smooth. Fold in marshmallows until blended. Spoon about 1/2 cup of mixture into
4 mounds on prepared cookie sheet. Spread each into a 3" circle and make a well
in the center. Freeze at least 3 hours. To serve, let stand at room temperature
for 15 minutes. Top with fresh fruit and serve.
Blueberry Cobbler
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This classic dish is very beautiful; you can substitue just about any fresh
fruit for the blueberries if you'd like.
Prep Time : 20min
Cook Time : 30min
Type of Prep : Assemble, Bake
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Back to School, Fall, Family Dinner, Winter

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 1/2 cup sugar
b.. 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
c.. 4 cups blueberries, NOT thawed if frozen
d.. 1 tsp. lemon juice
e.. 2 Tbsp. butter
f.. 1 cup flour
g.. 2 Tbsp. sugar
h.. 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
i.. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
j.. 1/4 tsp. salt
k.. 1/2 cup whole milk
PREPARATION:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a 2 quart
saucepan and stir in blueberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat,
stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens. Boil and stir for 1
minute. Pour into ungreased 2 quart glass casserole dish and keep mixture hot in
oven.
In a medium bowl, cut butter into flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and
salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by 6
spoonfuls onto hot blueberry mixture.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until topping is golden brown. Serve warm topped with
whipped cream or ice cream. 8 servings


Apple Peach Pie
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This pie is a fabulous combination of flavors and textures. The juice produced
during baking is like a wild sweet nectar. This recipe is a variation on the
first place winner in "Pie On The Square", a local baking contest I judged a few
years ago. Use Refrigerator Pie Crust for best results. But you could also use a
purchased refrigerated crust.
Prep Time : 25min
Cook Time : 55min
Type of Prep : Bake
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Back to School, Fall, Family Dinner

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 2 crust pie crust recipe
b.. 1 cup sugar
c.. 2 Tbsp. tapioca
d.. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
e.. 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
f.. 1 peach, peeled and sliced, or 1/2 cup frozen solid pack peaches
g.. 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
h.. 2 Tbsp. dry lemon Jell-O
i.. 2 Tbsp. butter
PREPARATION:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 9" pie pan with one crust of Refrigerated
Pie Crust. In large bowl, combine sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, and apple and peach
slices. Sprinkle corn flakes in the bottom of the pie crust, and fill with
apple-peach mixture. Sprinkle with the dry lemon Jell-O and dot with butter. Add
top crust and flute. Cut decorative slits in top crust. Bake at 400 degrees for
10 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 45-50
minutes, until juices are bubbling and crust is deep golden brown. Let cool for
at least one hour before serving. Serves 8
Refrigerated Pie Crust Mix
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

I keep a tupperware container of this mix in my refrigerator. It lasts for
months, and makes a really easy and excellent pie crust.
Prep Time : 20min
Cook Time :
Type of Prep : Assemble
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Fall, Winter

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 6 cups flour
b.. 1 Tbsp. salt
c.. 4 tsp. sugar
d.. 2-1/2 cups solid vegetable shortening
PREPARATION:


Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the vegetable shortening until
mixture is the consistency of coarse meal. Store in refrigerator in airtight
container.
For pie crust, scoop out 2-1/2 cups of the mix and combine it with 3-5 Tbsp.
cold water and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Mix lightly with a fork, tossing the mixture,
until it holds together when squeezed gently into a ball. Separate into two
balls and roll out for double crust pie. Use 1-1/4 cups of the mix, 2-3 Tbsp.
cold water and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice for a single crust pie.

This makes enough for 3 double crust pies.


Crockpot Cherry Cobbler
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This simple five ingredient dessert recipes cooks in your crockpot; it's really
delicious and beautiful.
Prep Time : 15min
Cook Time : 3hr
Type of Prep : Crock Pot, Slow Cook
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Back to School, Fall, Family Dinner, Winter

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 16 oz. can cherry pie filling
b.. 1-3/4 cups cake mix from two layer package
c.. 1 egg
d.. 3 Tbsp. evaporated milk
e.. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
PREPARATION:


Lightly butter a 3-4 quart crockpot. Place pie filling in prepared crockpot and
cook on high for 30 minutes. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a medium
bowl until crumbly and spoon onto the hot pie filling. Cover and cook for 2-3
hours on low. Serves 8
Crockpot Caramel Apple Dip
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

This unusual, creamy dip is made with apple juice, caramels, and peanut butter,
and apple wedges which dissolve into the recipe to make a rich dessert dip or
sauce.
Prep Time : 20min
Cook Time : 6hr
Type of Prep : Crock Pot, Slow Cook
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Back to School, Fall, Family Dinner, Thanksgiving

INGREDIENTS:

a.. 2 medium apples, peeled and cut into wedges
b.. 1/2 cup apple juice
c.. 7 oz. pkg. caramels, unwrapped
d.. 1 tsp. vanilla
e.. 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
f.. 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
g.. 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
PREPARATION:


In 3-4 quart crockpot, combine apple juice, unwrapped caramel candies, vanilla,
cardamom and cinnamon. Drop peanut butter, 1 teaspoon at a time, over
ingredients in crock pot and stir. Add apple wedges and stir to coat. Cover
crockpot and cook on LOW for 5 hrs.
Stir thoroughly, then cook one hour longer. Serve dip with angel food cake,
pound cake, plain cookies, or fresh fruit for for dipping, or use as an ice
cream topping. 8 servings