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December 4, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes -  Ana's Favorite Holiday Pie Recipes (Peach Cream Pie Recipe,  Pecan Pie Recipe, Old Fashioned Baked Custard Pie Recipe, Sour Cream Peach Pie Recipe, Black Forest Pie Recipe, Frozen Lemonade Pie Recipe, Karo Pecan Pie Recipe) | Amish Pie Recipe | Fancy Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe | Checkerboard Cheese Sandwiches Recipe | Cranberry Cream Pie Recipe | Cherry Pie Using Cream Cheese and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe | Milky Way Pie Recipe | Hershey Bar Pie Recipe | Pecan Banana Cake Recipe | Banana Split Cake Recipe | Sour Cream and Cheddar Potatoes Recipe

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Hi Nancy,
Happy Holidays to you and the "kids"!!!!!!
I'm in need of an awesome candied pecans recipe, and I hope our Nancylander's can help !!!!!

It'll be a Christmas gift for my dad's companion and she ADORES pecans!!!
Thanks in advance)
*hugs* LadyM

In response to Sharon in Ohio who is hunting vintage pie recipes I am submitting this Amish recipe. It is said this pie was made when there was no fruit available or the pantry was bare.

Amish Pie Recipe

The ingredients are mixed right in an 8 inch unbaked pie shell. Old recipes claim it was stirred with the fingers to avoid tearing the pie shell and therefore I have seen the recipe referred to as finger pie. I prefer a clean spoon!

1 cup white sugar or can use a half cup of each brown and white
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix together and then pour in 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk and gently stir

Place a few pats of thinly sliced butter around on top and optionally sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.

I usually skip the spice option.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Nana in SE Ohio
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Here is another recipe from a previous newsletter that might appeal to Sharon, who needs recipes for finger sandwiches. Abby Atlanta graciously shared this in 11/2015
Robbie IN

Checkerboard Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

1 (10-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 (10-oz.) block Swiss cheese, grated
1 1/4 cups light or regular mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 tsp. dried onion flakes
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
20 thin white bread slices
20 thin wheat bread slices

grape tomatoes and black olives, secured with wooden picks

Stir together first 6 ingredients. Spread half of mixture evenly on half of white bread slices; top with remaining half of white bread slices. Spread remaining half of mixture evenly on half of wheat bread slices; top with remaining half of wheat bread slices. Remove crusts with a serrated knife; cut each sandwich into 4 squares. Arrange, stacked in pairs, on a serving plate in a checkerboard pattern, alternating white and wheat. Garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pepperidge Farm Very Thin White and Wheat Bread.
Abby Atlanta11/3/15
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This is a busy time of the year for everyone.  Some newsletters may not have as many recipes, replies and tips.  I will send out the newsletter each day when there are at least three recipes, tips or suggestions. Some newsletters may be shorter than others because of this.

This for Sharon who needed finger sandwich recipes in the 12/3 newsletter. This is from a 11/15 newsletter and was shared by Marion Atlanta.
Robbie IN

Fancy Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

2 medium size cucumbers
1 tub whipped cream cheese spread
shaker of dill weed
1-2 packets of dry Italian dressing mix
1 pkg rye or wheat cocktail bread

Wash cucumbers well. Using a fork, scrape down the cucumbers lengthwise leaving "stripes" all the way around. Slice the cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices or thinner. Set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and dressing mix; combine well.

Using a butter knife, spread the mixture onto the individual slices of small cocktail bread (cocktail bread might be found in your deli section rather than the bread aisle, it's just a small and dense miniature version of bread).

Don't coat the slices with the mixture, just a thin layer concentrated in the middle of the slice.

Next, lay one slice of cucumber (per slice of bread) in the middle of the bread. Once done, shake a small amount of the dill weed onto the cucumber slice. Remember that dill is strong and a little goes a long way. Just one or two taps of your finger on the shaker should do it per slice.

The ruffling of the cucumber slices with the fork and the dill garnish really dress up this open faced appetizer. I always get raves about this at parties and requests for it at potlucks.
Just remember to cover them tightly because the bread will dry and the cucumbers will get wilted if left out too long. It's a good idea to do some preparation work the night before, but leave the slicing of the cucumbers and the assembly of the sandwiches for the last minute.
Marion Atlanta
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Cherry Pie Using Cream Cheese and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

1 cup commercial prepared Corn Flake crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk (do not substitute)
1/2 cup Real lemon Reconstituted Lemon Juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

Mix corn flake crumbs and butter thoroughly in a 9" pie pan. Press evenly over bottom and sides to form crust. chill. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add sweetened condensed milk and blend thoroughly. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Turn into crust and chill 2 to 3 hours, until firm. Before serving, top with cherry pie filling. Serves 8. Can also use a graham cracker pie crust.
Robbie IN
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Pecan Pie Recipe

1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cup broken pecans

Beat eggs slightly; add sugar and beat well. Add syrup, vanilla and melted butter or margarine. Spread pecans over bottom of pastry shell and pour egg mixture over top. Bake in unbaked pie shell at 350 degrees for 55 - 60 minutes or until center is set
Robbie IN
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Milky Way Pie Recipe

7 regular MILKY WAY® candy bars
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened milk-not evaporated
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 lg. container Cool Whip
2 graham cracker pie crusts

Cut candy bars into small pieces. Soften in oven or microwave. In a large pan add candy and cream cheese. Blend well. Add Eagle Brand milk. Stir constantly until hot and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir in half of the Cool Whip. Mixture will get thin, but will set up when cool. Pour into graham cracker crust. Top the pies with remaining Cool Whip. Refrigerate. Makes 2 pies. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Robbie IN
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Hershey Bar Pie Recipe

1 pie crust of your choice
5 regular size Hershey bars, melted
1 12 ounce Cool Whip
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Mix melted chocolate with Cool Whip, then stir in marshmallows. Spread evenly in pie crust and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. Top with additional Cool Whip and chocolate curls, if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Robbie IN
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Cranberry Cream Pie Recipe

3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
2 cups cranberries
1 9 inch pastry shell, baked or graham cracker crust
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
6 ounces cream cheese, softened

In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Add cranberries. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cook until berries pop, about 5 minutes. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread evenly into pie shell. Top with cranberry mixture. Chill for at least 4 hours. Store in refrigerator.
Mary Ann
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Pecan Banana Cake Recipe

1/2 cup mashed bananas
1 box yellow cake mix
1 box 4 serving size butter pecan flavored instant pudding mix
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients in large mixer bowl. Blend on low speed until all ingredients are just combined. Then beat on medium speed for four minutes. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350F for 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of the pan. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove and glaze with a thin confectioners sugar icing if desired.
Mary Ann
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Banana Split Cake Recipe

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 jar strawberry jam
4 or 5 bananas, sliced
1 large carton Cool Whip
chopped pecans

Combine crumbs, butter and pecans. Pat in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Let chill 30 minutes. Cream the cheese and sugar. Spread over crust. Layer the pineapple, jam and bananas over cream cheese layer. Top with Cool Whip. Sprinkle cherries and chopped pecans on top. Refrigerate.
Mary Ann
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Sour Cream and Cheddar Potatoes Recipe

1 pound potatoes, pared, diced and parboiled
1/2 pound cheddar cheese, grated
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 onion, grated or chopped chives or scallions for nice color
1 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together, turn into a casserole dish, bake uncovered at 350F for 45 minutes.
Lisa TX

Ana's Favorite Holiday Pie Recipes
Here are a few of the pie recipes I bake during the holiday season.  Thought others might like them too.

Peach Cream Pie Recipe

3 medium fresh peaches *
3 cups Half & Half
3 tablespoons (level) Unbleached Flour
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

* Or enough to fill pie shell with peach halves.

Peel Peaches, cut in half and remove stones. Arrange halves cut side down in an unbaked pieshell. Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon with cream to make a paste. Pour over peaches. Place in hot oven 450 degree F. Bake 10 minutes or until shell begins to brown. Reduce heat to moderate oven (350 degrees F.). Continue baking for 30 minutes or until peaches are done. Cool and serve cold.


Pecan Pie Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
3 lg eggs; beaten
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 dash salt
1 cup pecans; chopped
1 (9-inch) pie shell; unbaked

Brown butter in saucepan until it is golden brown; Do Not Burn; let cool.

In separate bowl, ad ingredients in order listed; stir. Blend in browned butter. Pour in unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes then lower temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream Delicious!!!!!!!!


Old Fashioned Baked Custard Pie Recipe

1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
3 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
9 In unbaked pie shells

Combine sugar, flour & salt with eggs & mix until smooth. Heat milk to boiling point. Add 1 cup hot milk to egg mixture then pour into remaining hot milk. Pour into shell. Sprinkle nutmeg over top. Bake in 350 oven for 40-45 minutes.


Sour Cream Peach Pie Recipe

Pastry for 9" pie
1/3 cup flour, all purpose
1/2 cup sugar, granulated
1 cup sour cream, commercial thick
5 cups peaches, quartered,peeled
1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

Preheat oven to 450F. Line 9" pie plate with pastry. Trim and flute edges; do NOT prick pastry. With rotary beater, beat flour, sugar and sour cream (use commercial sour cream from store). Arrange flat edge of peach quarters on pastry in concentric circles. Pour sour cream on top. Bake 15 minutes at 450F, then lower heat to 350F and bake 25-30 minutes or till filling is set. Sprinkle brown sugar over hot pie. Broil 1-2 minutes till sugar is melted. Serve warm.


Black Forest Pie Recipe

1 9" baked pastry shell
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
14 oz sweetened CONDENSED milk
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1-1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
21 oz can cherry pie filling
toasted almonds (optional)

In a heavy saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt chocolate with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in extract. Pour into large bowl; cool or chill thouroghly. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared pastry shell. Chill 4 hours or until set. Serve with pie filling. Garnish with almonds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.


Frozen Lemonade Pie Recipe

1 can (14-oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (16-oz) frozen lemonade concentrate; thawed and undiluted
1 container (8-oz) frozen whipped topping; thawed
2 (9-inch) graham cracker crusts
Lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Fold sweetened condensed milk and lemonade concentrate into whipped topping; spoon into crusts. Freeze pies until firm. Remove from freezer, and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 2 (9-inch) pies.


This is a recipe that my mother used for years. I like it a lot but forget I have the recipe.

Karo Pecan Pie Recipe

3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup dark Karo corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 unbaked pie shell

Mix first five ingredients. Pour into pie shell and top with pecans. Bake at 450 degree for ten minutes then reduce heat to 350 deg. Bake thirty minutes or until a knife in middle comes out clean.
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