Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oatmeal Fruit* Bar

I hate having to "watch what I eat"...these were delicious and I SO wanted to gobble down several. I contained myself to a small bite...ugh! Very Very Tasty, and a great dessert option. She made it with apricot preserves, and it was great, but it would be fabulous with ANY of your fruit favorite preserves. Thanks (again) Lisa!


ingredients:
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup melted butter

directions:
1. Make the crumb and crust mixture by combining the above ingredients in a mixing bowl.

2. Grease a 9x13" pan and press all but 1 cup (save out) crumbs into the pan.

3. Spread 10 oz. preserves over the crust to within 1/2" of edge. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and 1/2 cup coconut.

4. Bake at 350 for 22-27 minutes until edges become golden brown.
*These would be great served warm with a small scoop of ice cream on top. Yum!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Apple Dumplings ~ Delicious Dessert

I had this at my sewing holiday party. It was SO yummy, and evidently easy to make...my 2 requirements for getting it on this blog. I'm trying to not over-do it this holiday season, and this really put my will-power to the test. SO GOOD--I can't wait to try it again! Thanks Lisa for the recipe!

ingredients:
2 sticks of butter
2 pkg. crescent rolls (8 rolls each)
4 granny smith apples, pealed, cored & thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
salt, pinch
1 can Sprite or 7-Up

directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Melt butter and put on the bottom of a 9x13" pan.

3. Wrap apple slices (about 1/4 apple) in a crescent roll and place seam side down in the melted butter. Repeat, using all 16 crescent rolls.

4. Sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and salt (you can mix these together prior, or just sprinkle each over top). Pour the can of soda all over the dumplings.

5. Bake for 45 minutes.

*I can imagine that these would cook nicely and be delicious in a Dutch Oven!