Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pink Lady Apples...Sounds Pretty Enough!

From this to the delicious recipe below!

Gingerbread Apple Upside-Down Cake

8 T. butter, half melted and half softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Pink Lady apples, peeled cored and sliced into wedges
(or Golden Delicious)
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup apple cider
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 T. finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with melted butter.  Combine brown sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over butter.  Starting in center of pan, arrange apple slices in concentric circles over bottom.  Set aside.
~In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar.  Beat in egg, molasses and cider (mixture may appear curdled).  In another bowl, sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into creamed mixture until smooth.  Slowly pour batter over apples.  Bake 30 minutes.  Col in pan 10 minutes.

~To serve, invert cake onto platter, spoon on excess sugar from pan.  Fold crystallized ginger into whipped cream.  Serve warm cake with flavored cream. 
~One cake makes about 8 servings!
~To cut down on the calories, omit cream!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Au Gratin Cabbage

10 Minutes to Prepare - 30 Minutes to Bake!  
2 cups shredded cabbage - (1 bag cole slaw)
1/2 cup grated carrot (if it isn't already in the bag and it it is...add them anyway)
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoon shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

In a large skilled coat with coking spray, saute the cabbage, carrot and onions 5 - 7minutes until crisp tender.  Transfer to a greased shallow 1 quart baking dish.

In a bowl, combine egg, milk, Swiss cheese and seasoned salt.  Pour over vegetables.  Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 -35 minutes or until top crisps.

Yield: 4 servings