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Dutch Apple Pie

INGREDIENTS: 1 9” pie crust 8 sweet tango apples 1/2 tsp salt 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg(optional) Juice of 1 orange or 1/3 cup of water Zest of 1 orange or 1 tablespoon(optional) 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch Crumb Topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon(optional) 1/2 cup salted butter(melted)   DIRECTIONS:  Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (200°C). 1. Begin by peeling, coring, and slicing the 8 sweet tango apples. 2. In a large bowl, combine the apple slices with 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 tsp ground...

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Classic Sweet Potato Pie

  RECIPE: 1 9” deep dish pie crust 1-pound sweet potato  1 (14oz) can condensed milk 1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 Large eggs 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon Maple extract(optional) 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon Salt Olive oil for sweet potato DIRECTIONS:  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). 2. Prepare Pie Crust: Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess and crimp the edges for a decorative touch. Bake sweet potatoes in oven wrapped in foil and baked on a cookie sheet for 40-60 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft to...

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

  INGREDIENTS:  1 9” deep dish pie crust 1 (15 .oz) can pumpkin puree 1 (13.4oz) can condensed milk 1 stick or 1/2 cup salted butter 3 Large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ginger extract (optional) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon Salt    DIRECTIONS:  1.Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). 2. Prepare Pie Crust: Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess and crimp the edges for a decorative touch. 3. Melt Butter: In a saucepan, melt the stick of butter over medium heat. Allow it to cool slightly. 4. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl,...

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S'mores Brownies

Equipment Hand mixer or stand mixer 10x10 or 13x9 baking pan Cooking Thermometer Tips: If you don’t have a thermometer for the sugar syrup, take a spoon of the boiling syrup and drip into cold water. If the sugar can be rolled in a ball it is ready. This is called the soft ball stage.  Throw the fines brownies in the broiler(after it’s topped with marshmallow) for 3-5 minutes or until evenly toasted.  Brownie Recipe:  100g or 1 cup dark chocolate 2 Sticks Salted Butter 4 eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla  3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa 3/4 cup All-purpose Flour 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Graham Crackers    Instructions:  Preheat oven to 350° F. Line &...

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Red, White, & Blue Rainbow Cookies

Traditionally, red, white and green to represent the Italian Flag, Italian rainbow cookies made using almond paste as a base is a layered cookie filled with apricot jam and topped with chocolate on the top and bottom A.K.A the 7 layered cookie, I usually make these around the holidays at the end of the year, but I decided to reintroduce these for the 4th of July. Almost a Christmas in July situation but make it star-spangled. I layered these cookies with orange marmalade and topped them with a dark chocolate ganache. Equipment: Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer Mixing Bowls Baking Pans Tips: Use a toothpick to apply purple food coloring so the yellow in the batter is canceled out leaving...

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