Fruitcake Made Yummy! Delicious Everyday Cake with Fruit Recipe

Fruit Cake

Delicious Everyday Cake with Fruit

Contributed by Sara Tetreault

“This is my favorite, go-to cake recipe. Why do I love it?  Simple, easy ingredients that I always have on hand. After dinner as a dessert, or at a coffee-klatch in the morning with friends, it’s always a hit.  My kids call it “breakfast dessert” and they love it, too.  The best part is that you sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the cake just before baking it.  It makes the top a little crunchy and very tasty.” ~ Sarah

Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 45 minutes. Serves 8.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery butter
  • 3/4 cup Alter Eco sugar
  • 1/2 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery lowfat buttermilk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2+ cups Woodstock frozen fruit
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon and Alter Eco Sugar for topping before baking

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in mixer.
  3. Add yogurt, egg, vanilla and buttermilk.
  4. Mix until smooth.
  5. In separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
  6. Add flour mixture to wet mixture.
  7. Stir gently batter into a batter.
  8. Stir in fruit.
  9. Place in greased 8 inch square cake pan.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  11. Bake 50 minutes, until lightly browned and firm in center

Notes

These also make wonderful muffins. Follow same directions but place in muffin pan and bake about 20 minutes.

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About Sara Tetreault

Sara Tetreault is a wife, mom, home cook, chicken keeper, city dweller, and home swapper. She says she will  trade just about anything – except husbands! Stunning and warm, you must check out her blog: http://gogingham.com. Thanks, Sara!

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Apple Pumpkin Pie Recipe


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Apple Pumpkin Pie

Your family and friends will gobble down this instant-new-favorite pie this Thanksgiving! Scrumptious apples under the pumpkin filling put a sweet and savory spin on this traditional holiday dessert. Prep Time:  10 minutes. Cook Time:  50 to 55 minutes. Chill Time:  2 hours. Yield:  8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Alter Eco Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Karo Dark Corn Syrup OR Karo Lite Syrup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 can (5 fluid ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 unbaked deep dish pie crust (9 inch)

Note: You may substitute ¾ tsp. pumpkin pie spice for the ground cinnamon, ginger and cloves.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a bowl.
  3. Add egg and beat slightly.
  4. Add Karo syrup, pumpkin and evaporated milk.
  5. Blend well.
  6. Spread apple pie filling in pie crust.
  7. Gently pour pumpkin filling over the apples.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in pie center comes out clean.
  10. Chill a minimum of 2 hours before serving.
  11. Serve with whipped Clover Stornetta Heavy Whipping Cream, if desired.

Basic Pie Crust Recipe

The following recipe makes enough dough for two 9-inch Apple Pumpkin Pies.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Alter Eco sugar
  • 16 tbsp. (2 sticks) cold Clover Stornetta unsalted butter, cut into pieces¼  to ½  cup ice water

Method

This recipe makes 2 disks for a single pie with a top and bottom crust or two pies without a top crust.

  1. In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine.
  2. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining.
  3. Sprinkle with ¼ cup ice water.
  4. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers (if necessary, add up to ¼ cup more water, 1 tbsp. at a time). To help ensure a flaky crust, do not over-process.
  5. Transfer half of dough (still crumbly) onto a piece of plastic wrap.
  6. Form dough into a disk ¾ inch thick; wrap tightly in plastic.
  7. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour, and up to 3 days. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Line pie plate with crust and flute edges, if desired.
  9. Refrigerate crust for 40 minutes OR freeze for 20 minutes.
  10. Place aluminum foil on bottom of crust; weigh foil down with pie weights or dry beans.
  11. Cover the rest of the pie crust with foil.
  12. Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and cool.
  14. Unwrap crust and add filling.
  15. Bake as recipe directs.

Fleischmann’s and Karo Help Shoppers Save Money on Holiday Baking, While Giving Back

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Fleischmann’s and Karo Help Shoppers Save Money on Holiday Baking, While Giving Back

Redemption of Fleischmann’s and Karo coupons from CommonKindness.com generates funds for nonprofit organizations.

Just in time for holiday baking, Fleischmann’s, the most trusted brand of yeast for more than 140 years, and Karo, the leading brand of corn syrup, has unveiled four coupons on CommonKindness, the free grocery coupon website that enables shoppers to save money and support charitable organizations.

Every Fleischmann’s yeast coupon and Karo corn syrup coupon downloaded from CommonKindness and redeemed in a store generates funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and the nonprofit organization of the shopper’s choice.

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“Fleischmann’s and Karo are trusted brands in kitchens across America, and we are delighted to showcase their coupons in our coupon gallery,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness. “The partnership is great for consumers, as well as the organizations that receive a donation with each coupon redeemed.”

The Fleischmann’s and Karo brands’ legacy of community support includes its current efforts to help end childhood hunger in America by supporting the Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. As part of the partnership with CommonKindness, each Fleischmann’s or Karo product coupon redeemed will generate funds for the campaign.

“Today, one in five children experiences hunger in America,” said Keith Dierberg, senior brand manager for Fleischmann’s and Karo. “Our partnership with CommonKindness will provide additional support for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.”

The goal of the No Kid Hungry campaign is to ensure every child has access to healthy food where he or she lives, learns and plays. The program connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

To use coupons for Fleischmann’s and Karo and support nonprofits, go to CommonKindness.com, fill in the easy sign-up form, and designate your favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. Then select the coupons, print them, and head to the store.

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Veterans Day Recipe: Baked Crunchy Chicken Fingers Recipe

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Baked Crunchy Chicken Fingers

What’s more American than fried chicken or potato chips? You have to try these easy-to-make easy chicken fingers which get their tempting taste and crunch from flavored potato chips. Total Time: less than 30 minutes. Makes 6 appetizer servings (2 per person).

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. Clover Stornetta 2% Milk
  • 1 ½ cups flavored potato chips, finely crushed (sour cream & onion, or chive)
  • 1 pound Gold’n Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Lightly beat egg in a small bowl.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Crush potato chips by placing them into a zip-seal plastic bag and pressing with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Dip chicken into egg mixture. Then drop pieces, several at a time, into the bag of crushed potato chips; turn bag until chicken is lightly coated. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Place chicken in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve hot with honey mustard or ketchup for dipping. To add a little zip to ketchup, combine 2 tablespoons of chili sauce, ¼ cup horseradish, and ¼ cup ketchup; stir until well blended.

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Karo Syrup: A Holiday Tradition

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Holiday Baking

Do you remember these Karo Syrup ads–or am I getting really old?

Karo Syrup has been used in recipes since 1902, and it remains a trusted brand in America’s kitchens. You can get free money-saving coupons for Karo syrup right now at http://www.CommonKindness.com.

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No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies


No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are easy and fun to make, and the gem-like colors of the fruit preserves make them great for holiday celebrations. Use a variety of Mediterranean Organics Fruit Preserves to create a rainbow of colors and fruity flavors. Makes about 2 dozen.

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup pitted dates
  • 3 cups Country Choice Organic Old Fashioned Oats (aka quick oats)
  • 1 ½ cup Woodstock Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Woodstock Farms Shredded Coconut
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup Mediterranean Organics Preserves

Method

  1. Place dates into a medium bowl, cover with hot water and set aside to let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid, and then drain dates well.
  3. In a food processor, pulse oats until coarsely ground; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth.
  5. Add date mixture, almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and salt to bowl with oats and knead together to make a dough.
  6. Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done.
  7. Make an indentation in the middle of each cookie by pressing down with your thumb.
  8. Spoon a bit of fruit preserves into each indentation.
  9. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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