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Cooking from Scratch - Plain or fancy desserts!

Use the other posts for cakes, pies or cookies, all other desserts are welcome here!

by on Dec. 21, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Cappuccino Pudding (can be low sugar/sugar free!)

  • 4 tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1 Tbsp. boiling water
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 small package chocolate pudding mix (can be sugar free)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 c. Cool Whip

Dissolve coffee in boiling water and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, combine milk, pudding mix and cinnamon.  Beat on low speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in coffee.   Fold in Cool Whip.  Spoon into serving dishes.

michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I refuse to accept any liability for the results of eating these, including weight gain or swooning over the taste.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

  • 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough OR 18 oz. tube chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg

Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 8 inch square baking pan.  In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth.  Spread over dough in pan.  Crumble remaining dough over top. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

This is my absolute favorite recipe for

APPLE DUMPLINGS

  • 2 c. white sugar
  • 2 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 6 - 8 apples (depending on size), peeled & cored
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. milk

Sauce:  combine sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg; cook for 5 minutes.  Add 1/4 c. butter and stir until butter melts.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in the 3/4 c. butter.  Add milk and stir just until moistened.  Roll 1/4 inch thick.  Cut into 6 or 8 squares, depending on how many apples you have.  Place 1 apple on each square.  Sprinkle generously with additional sugar and spices.  Dot with butter and fold corners over the top of the apple.  Pinch edges to enclose the apple and seal the dough.  Place one inch apart in greased baking dish or pan.  Pour the sauce over the dumplings.  Bake at 375° for 35 minutes.

michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

BLUEBERRY DESSERT

  • 1 1/3 sticks butter
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cornstarch
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Blueberry pie filling (1 or 2 cans or a batch of homemade...enough for 1 pie)

Mix butter, flour, and 2 tsp. sugar and press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Bake at 350° for 20 - 25 minutes.  Cool.

In saucepan put milk, 3/4 c. sugar, cornstarch and eggs and cook until thick.  remove from heat and add vanilla.  Cool and pour on baked crust.  Chill. 

Spread blueberry pie filling on top before serving.

michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

This is my mom's recipe, handed down to me.  My kids absolutely LOVE this!  It is a bit time consuming but well worth it.

Raisin Rice Pudding (custard style)

  • 1/2 c. long grain white rice
  • 4 c. milk, divided
  • 1/2 c. seedless raisins
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • cinnamon or nutmeg

Mix rice with 2 c. milk in top of double boiler; cook over boiling water until tender, about 40 - 45 minutes.  Add raisins and butter and stir until butter melts and is mixed in.

Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, and remaining 2 c. milk.  Stir together with hot rice mixture and pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.

Set baking dish in a pan half full of warm water.  Bake in 325° (I have to use 350°) oven for 30 minutes or until set (knife inserted near middle comes out clean with no liquid custard on it.)  Best to serve warm, not hot, but it's good cold, too.

michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Chocolate Fudge pudding

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • M&M's, optional

In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon into individual serving dishes. Chill until serving. Sprinkle with M&M's if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

michiganmom116
by Group Owner on May. 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream (requires ice cream maker)

  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 - 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 c. miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Stir together milk, shipping cream, sugar, salt, vanilla and peppermint extracts until sugar is dissolved.  Add food coloring a drop at a time.  Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions to being freezing.  After mixture turns slushy, add chocolate chips and finish the freezing process.

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