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Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread Made from Scratch

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread Made from Scratch

We’re quickly approaching one of the most anticipated times of the year… Time for everything pumpkin! And while I don’t completely lose my mind, I do enjoy a few pumpkin treats. My wife on the other hand… All things pumpkin spice!! So it was no surprise to me that she’s head-over-heals for this Instant Pot pumpkin bread.

 

It’s Really Moist and Dense, but That’s the Point!

Quick breads and/or rich breads are more moist and dense than other types of bread. So if you’re looking for something like a slice of white bread, this is not the recipe for you. This Instant Pot pumpkin bread is kinda like a dessert; perfect with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk – just like you would enjoy a slice of coffee cake.

 

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The Process

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Add butter to large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix for just a minute to break up and get it going.

 

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Add sugar. Then “cream” together butter and sugar.

 

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Add egg and mix until fully incorporated.

 

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Next, add pumpkin and vanilla extract.

 

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Mix until fully combined. Will look like it has curdled, but it hasn’t.

 

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In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

 

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Using a whisk (or fork), mix together.

 

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Add all dry ingredients to bowl with the wet.

 

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Mix gently until fully combined, making sure to scrape the edges of the bowl.

 

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Spray a 7×3 push pan with nonstick cooking spray.

 

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Pour batter into pan and spread out as evenly as you can.

 

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Cover pan with foil to keep out condensation.

 

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Add 3-inch trivet and 1 1/2 cups water to cooker.

 

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Place pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 60 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure. Remove pan from cooker and uncover. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing or slicing.

 

And the AMAZING Result…

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread

This Instant Pot pumpkin bread is everything you love about a quick bread... moist, rich, and dense. Not to mention the pumpkin spice flavor!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 220 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Add butter to large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix for just a minute to break up and get it going. Add sugar, then “cream” together. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated. Next, add pumpkin and vanilla extract. Mix until fully combined. Will look like it has curdled, but it hasn’t.

  2. In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Using a whisk (or fork), mix together.

  3. Add all dry ingredients to bowl with the wet. Mix gently until fully combined, making sure to scrape the edges of the bowl.

  4. Spray a 7×3 push pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread out as evenly as you can. Cover pan with foil to keep out condensation.

  5. Add 3-inch trivet and 1 1/2 cups water to cooker. Place pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 60 minutes at high pressure. 

  6. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure. Remove pan from cooker and uncover. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing or slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 100.6%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Instant Pot Brownies Easily Made from Scratch

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Instant Pot Brownies from Scratch

There are few desserts as perfect as a warm batch of brownies topped with some vanilla ice cream. However, I can’t say that I love the texture you get from a box mix. There’s just something distinct about that powder that I don’t enjoy. Well, this Instant Pot brownies recipe is incredibly easy to make, and yields a perfectly balanced texture between cake and fudge. They’re everything you want a brownie to be!

 

Makes a deceptively large batch!

Because we’re cooking this dessert in an Instant Pot, you might not expect there to be a lot. But I’m here to tell you that you can serve a lot of people with this pan of brownies. Not only are the brownies very rich, but they’re perfectly thick too. Not as thick as a slice of cake, but just the right size to cut into about 16 wedges.

 

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The Process

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Place room temperature butter in large mixing bowl.

 

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Using a hand mixer, mix butter just a few seconds to get it going.

 

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Then add sugar and continue mixing until fully combined.

 

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Add eggs and blend until fully incorporated.

 

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Add vanilla extract and mix again.

 

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In a separate mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

 

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Whisk together until combined.

 

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Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients.

 

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Gently mix until fully combined.

 

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Add chocolate chips to batter.

 

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Using a rubber spatula…

 

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…mix well.

 

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Add a 3-inch trivet and 1 1/2 cups of water to cooker.

 

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Spray a 7×3 push pan with nonstick cooking spray.

 

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Pour batter into pan and spread out evenly.

 

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Place push pan on top of trivet.

 

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Loosely cover pan with aluminum foil. This will keep out moisture. Lock lid and cook for 50 minutes at high pressure.

 

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Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure. Remove pan from cooker, but allow brownies to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing.

 

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Instant Pot Brownies

Brownies with the perfect balance of cake and fudge textures.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 200 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place butter in large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix butter just a few seconds to get it going. Then add sugar and continue mixing until fully combined. Add eggs and blend until fully incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix again.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until combined.

  3. Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients. Gently mix until fully combined. Add chocolate chips to batter. Then, using a rubber spatula, mix well.

  4. Spray a 7×3 push pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread out evenly.

  5. Add a 3-inch trivet and 1 1/2 cups of water to cooker. Place push pan on top of trivet. Loosely cover pan with aluminum foil. This will keep out moisture. 

  6. Lock lid and cook for 50 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure. 

  7. Remove pan from cooker, but allow brownies to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing.

  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Potassium 134mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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Easy Blueberry Cobbler with Grand Marnier

Boozy Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Easy Blueberry Cobbler with Grand Marnier

There are few desserts as easy as cobbler. But don’t be fooled… even though this is an easy blueberry cobbler, you (and anyone you serve it to) will rave about it – for two reasons: the crust and the booze!

Speaking of booze… the Grand Marnier is what takes this cobbler to the next level. If you’re not familiar with it, Grand Marnier is a top-shelf orange-flavored liqueur. It adds a depth of flavor to the blueberries and keeps them from becoming overly sweet.

 

blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream

 

My Favorite Part of Any Cobbler…

I make no apologies for loving the crust more than the filling itself. Especially this one – which is almost like eating a cookie. That’s right, I said cookie! And with a hint of cinnamon, this crust accounts for almost half of this cobbler. It’s pretty much perfect.

 

Don’t Ruin a Perfectly Good Dessert

Maybe I’m just being silly, but I think this is a valid point. I know we all love ice cream with cobbler, but there’s one piece of advice I have for you: Do NOT put ice cream on TOP of the cobbler! Ice cream is wet, the crust is crispy. If you put the ice cream on top of the crust, it will no longer be crisp. And that’s just a sad thought.

 

The Process

blueberries in colander

Thoroughly rinse blueberries and remove any small stems.

 

blueberries in casserole dish

Add blueberries to 13×9 casserole dish, along with 2 mini bottles of Grand Marnier (about 1/3 cup), and mix well.

 

blueberries with cinnamon and sugar

Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar and mix again.

 

blueberries resting in caserole dish

Set aside and preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 

butter and sugar

In a medium bowl – add butter and 1 cup of sugar.

 

creamed butter and sugar

Cream together until light and fluffy.

 

creamed butter, sugar and eggs

Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fully combined.

 

flour, baking powder and salt

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix flour, baking powder, and salt.

 

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Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture…

 

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…stirring just until ingredients are combined.

 

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Spread batter over blueberries, trying to cover as much of the surface as possible.

 

blueberry cobbler in oven

Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, until topping is golden and filling is bubbling. We recommend placing a baking tray underneath, just in case filling bubbles over the edges.

 

And Here is Your Reward…

blueberry cobbler in casserole dish

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Easy Boozy Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry cobbler that's not too sweet, and with a real depth of flavor.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier 2 mini bottles
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon divided
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly rinse blueberries and remove any small stems. Then add blueberries to 13x9 casserole dish, along with 2 mini bottles of Grand Marnier (about 1/3 cup), and mix well. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar and mix again. Set aside and preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a medium bowl - add butter and 1 cup of sugar. Cream together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fully combined.

  3. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring just until ingredients are combined.

  5. Spread batter over blueberries, trying to cover as much of the surface as possible.
  6. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, until topping is golden and filling is bubbling. We recommend placing a baking tray underneath, just in case filling bubbles over the edges.

  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Boozy Blueberry Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 25g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 6.5%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Best Red Velvet Cake with Kahlua and Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

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Best Red Velvet Cake

with Kahlua and Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

As a kid growing up, my Aunt Ula Mae’s best red velvet cake was hands down my favorite dessert. And I’m pretty sure that her recipe is legendary in my home town. She would cook one for our family every year when I was a kid. But as I grew up, moved away, and spent less and less time in Apopka, I had fewer tastes of that magical cake. So it has become one of my missions in life to create another red velvet cake that has  that same richness and depth of flavor. And I actually believe this red velvet cake comes very close! And with a boozy kick!

I Love These Cake Pans!

The Process

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Then prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing with vegetable shortening and sprinkling with 1 tablespoon sifted cocoa powder, tapping pans to coat and discarding extra.

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First, in a large mixing bowl – whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.

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Next, in a separate large bowl – using a hand mixer, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.

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Then, one at a time, add remaining wet ingredients – eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring, vinegar, and Kahlua.

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Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix just until fully combined, do not over-mix.

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Then pour batter into pans. Should be about 3 cups per pan. Now bake for about 35-40 minutes. Or until a test toothpick comes out clean.

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Remove pans and let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing cakes.

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Then, once pans are warm to touch, transfer cakes to a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing.

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Meanwhile – Place the butter, cream cheese, and 1 mini bottle of Baileys in a mixing bowl and mix together for a few minutes, until creamy.

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Slowly add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time. Then add the second bottle of Baileys and mix until fully incorporated. Lastly, increase to the highest speed until whipped texture is achieved.

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The Method

Best Red Velvet Cake with Kahlua and Baileys Cream Cheese Icing


Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 290 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. vegetable shortening
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. red food coloring
  • 3 mini bottles Kahlua about 2/3 cup
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 mini bottles Baileys Irish Cream about 1/2 cup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Then prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing with vegetable shortening and sprinkling with 1 tablespoon sifted cocoa powder, tapping pans to coat and discarding extra.
  2. First, in a large mixing bowl - whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
  3. Next, in a separate large bowl - using a hand mixer, combine the sugar and vegetable oil. Then, one at a time, add remaining wet ingredients - eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring, vinegar, and Kahlua.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix just until fully combined, do not over-mix.
  5. Then pour batter into pans. Should be about 3 cups per pan.
  6. Now bake for about 35-40 minutes. Or until a test toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove pans and let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing cakes. Then, once pans are warm to touch, transfer cakes to a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing.
  8. Meanwhile - Place the butter, cream cheese, and 1 mini bottle of Baileys in a mixing bowl and mix together for a few minutes, until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time. Then add the second bottle of Baileys and mix until fully incorporated. Lastly, increase to the highest speed until whipped texture is achieved.

  9. Frost the cakes in the style of your choice. And enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Best Red Velvet Cake with Kahlua and Baileys Cream Cheese Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 275mg 11%
Potassium 143mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 37g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie

That’s on Another Level!

I’ve been eating sweet potato pie since I first grew teeth. So I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur, especially since I eat them several times a year for the past 39 years. That being said… I’ve been doing lots of experimenting in the kitchen this year. And who knew that I would find something to add to this dessert that would change the game? Well, I did. My secret ingredients: acidity from lemon juice (and extract) and cardamom! And if you don’t know what that is, it’s pretty much an orange flavored spice. Check it out!

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Sweet Potato Pie

This sweet potato pie recipe has something special that will take you to another level. But not so different that traditionalists won't love it too.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 296 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes baked, then peeled
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 prepared pie crust

Instructions

  1. Bake sweet potatoes in a 350 degree oven for 90 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, "cream" the sugar, butter, and eggs using a mixer. (I use a hand mixer.)
  3. While still hot, peel potatoes and remove any dark brown spots. Cut into medium chunks.
  4. Add half of the potatoes, both extracts, lemon juice, and salt to the bowl. Mix well until completely combined.
  5. In a small bowl - whisk milk and flour together until all lumps are gone.
  6. To the large bowl, add remaining potatoes, milk mixture, and spices. Mix well for several minutes, until mixture is smooth and evenly colored. Be sure to remove any strings that get caught in mixer.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Grease a deep pie dish with shortening. Roll pie crust onto dish. Then, starting in the center and working outward, gently press down the dough, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles. Trim any excess dough around the top of the dish.
  9. Pour potato mixture into pie crust, making sure that it's evenly spread out.
  10. Bake pie for 90 minutes.
  11. Remove and let cool. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Potassium 292mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 219.1%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sweet & Savory Apple Pie with Bacon and White Cheddar

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Sweet & Savory Apple Pie

With Bacon and White Cheddar

One thing I love about cooking is experimenting with flavors and discovering something new and amazing. That is exactly what happened with this sweet and savory apple pie! I’d heard of people putting cheese slices on top on apple pie, but never tried it. So I figured… why not put it in the pie itself. And as far as the bacon goes. Well, everything is just better with bacon. It’s a fact.

Get One Of These for Slicing

Ever wonder how to get perfectly uniform slices? Well, it’s possible to use a food processor (if the vegetable or fruit will fit). But more than likely you’ll need a mandolin. Not only will it ensure all the ingredients cook at the same speed, but it will cut your prep time by more than half. And that will always make a new tool worth it.

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The Method

Sweet & Savory Apple Pie with Bacon and White Cheddar
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 2 9-inch single pie crusts
  • 5 cups Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored & thinly sliced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 orange – zested
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 6 oz. white cheddar cheese – cut into ½-inch chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Once hot, place cookie sheet on bottom rack to heat up.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk until well blended.
  3. Add thinly sliced apples, zest, and juices to sugar mixture & toss until all apple slices are coated. Let sit for 15 minutes, until apples release their juices.
  4. Meanwhile, cook 8 strips of bacon until very crispy. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
  5. Combine bacon and cheese with apple mixture.
  6. Arrange coated apple slices, bacon, and cheese into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
  7. Cut extra pie crust into ¾-inch strips. Arrange on top of apple pie, about ½-inch apart, to create lattice top.
  8. Bake on cookie sheet for 50-55 minutes or until pie filling is bubbly and crust is golden.

 

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Pound Cake Recipe – The Secret Formula for Perfection

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Perfect Pound Cake Recipe

With Berries and Vanilla Cream

Aren’t we always on the lookout for the best pound cake recipe? I know I am. And no matter what’s on the table for our monthly family dinner, we pretty much always have pound cake for dessert. Along with the occasional sweet potato pies!

The Secret Formula

When I was a kid, my mom taught me the secret recipe to pound cake. I never forgot it.

2 + 2 + 2 = 6

2 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, equals 6 eggs. And that’s it – the base for a great pound cake.

The Variations are Endless…

The fun part about this pound cake recipe is making it your own. You get to choose the cheese (if you want any at all) and the flavor. We tend to stick in one of two lanes – cream cheese with vanilla flavor or (my personal favorite) lemon. The easy way is to use a couple teaspoons of extract. But if you want authentic flavor, don’t be afraid of scraping the seeds out of a vanilla bean!
As I’ve started experimenting more, I recently tried something that I loved. I’m planning on changing this is on my family to see if they’ll notice. I’m switching from cream cheese to mascarpone! If you don’t know about it, do your life a flavor and check it out.

This Pan is Amazing!

 

I’ve cooked with many cake pans in my lifetime. But this was by far the best one. It’s so sturdy and well-made that you’ll feel like a baker for sure. And even better, the grooves in this pan pretty much slice the cake for you. If you slice along the grooves, you will get perfect portions all the way around – half small slices and half large.

Why the Berries and Cream?

I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt like pound cake needs something to go with it. I’m not a big fan of that powdered sugar frosting you see so often. Or even worse, just plain powdered sugar. I also don’t want my cake to become soggy if I need to walk away and refresh my coffee.

So berries and cream is one of my favorite desserts of all time – especially if the cream is custard. But obviously, the custard would be too much to pair with cake. One day, while eating strawberry shortcake, my inner fat kid thought, “Why not combine my two favorites into one dessert?” So that’s what I did. And I’m so glad I did.

Recipe for the Berries and Cream

For the berries…

Take whatever assortment of berries you like and rinse well. Place them in a large bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix well, then set aside at room temperature (for about 2 hours) to allow berries to release their juices. Mix every half hour.

For the cream…

In a large mixing bowl – add 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract. Whisk with hand mixer until peaks form.

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Pound Cake with Berries and Vanilla Cream
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Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter - softened, unsalted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese - softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs - room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Grease bundt pan with shortening. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl (I use a hand mixer), mix butter, vanilla, and cream cheese until fully combined.
  4. Add sugar ½ cup at a time.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time.
  6. Add flour ½ cup at a time.
  7. Transfer batter to pan, spreding evenly. (You may need to pat bottom of pan firmly.)
  8. Bake for 90 minutes - or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Place cake place upside down on pan and flip. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

 

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