Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bobby's Lighter Apple Pies

Bobby's Lighter Apple Pies

recipe found here

4 teaspoons butter
3 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated rolled pie crust
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a large sheet tray with nonstick spray.
Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Cook, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft, 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; let the filling cool 15 minutes.

Cut the pie crust roll into 8 (11/4-inch) pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 5-inch round. Spoon 2 tablespoons filling slightly off center of each round. Fold each round over the filling to make a half-moon shape. Seal by pressing the edges with the tines of a fork. Prick the top of each pie two or three times to vent. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. A little of the filling may bubble out. Cool on the baking sheet on a rack 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: easy
Yield: 8 pieces

Per Serving (1 pie) 176 Cal (41% from Fat, 3% from Protein, 56% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 25 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 11 g Sugar; 3 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 162 mg Sodium; 5 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Fried Apple Pies

Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Friday, September 24, 2010

Movie Style Popcorn

Movie Style Popcorn

I cant remember where I got this recipe, if you recognize it please let me know :)

3 T oil
2 T Butter
1/2 C Popcorn
1/2 teaspoon salt

put oil, butter and salt into pan and heat oil/butter.. pop in a few kernels of popcorn and put a lid on your pan. start moving back on forth on your burner. When the kernels pop then your oil is hot enough to continue. Add in your 1/2 C popcorn. Put the lid on and start moving back and forth on your stove, when there is about 3 seconds between pops your popcorn is done. Pour it in a bowl and eat up

Easy Applesauce

Easy Applesauce

recipe found here at allrecipes


  • 12 medium sized apples
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • salt


  1. Peel and cut apples into chunks.
  2. Mix in brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, a dash of salt and the apple cider. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Uses a potato masher while cooking to help breakdown the softened apples. Serve warm or cool.

Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake
recipe found at allrecipes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, beat together 2 cups sugar, vegetable oil, eggs. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, alternately with orange juice, until smooth. In a small bowl, combine 5 tablespoons white sugar, 5 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  3. Pour 1/2 of batter into prepared pan. Add 1/2 of the apples then 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat laying with remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 50 to 70 minutes. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes, invert on a plate and serve.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Baked Carrots

Baked Carrots
recipe found here at Just A Pinch thank you Vicky :)
Note: I didnt peel my carrots I left the skins on, these are DELICIOUS hubby is on his seconds

Scrape the carrots, leave small carrots whole and slice large carrots.
Place in a casserole dish.
Cream butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon togheter. Add 1 cup boiling water
and blend well. Pour over carrots.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes