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Apple Raisin Stuffed Croissants

 

Apple Raisin Stuffed Croissants

This mouthwatering and delish crossiants are simple, yummy and will remind you of homemade Apple Studel!

6 large Croissants: Toast Croissants openfaced under broiler. Set aside to cool.1/

Prepare Apple Raisin Filling:

Apple Raisin Filling
4 Apples diced (your favorite choice; Granny Smith, Gala are good)
1/2 cup raisins
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Dice apples and cook apples in butter in saucepan until tender; add sugars, raisins, spices and stir and until sugar has blended, remove from stove, add vanilla, stir and set aside.

Prepare Cinnamon Cream Cheese filling:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling
1 8oz package cream cheese
1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar (or Splenda) to taste
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg

Assemble

1. Soften cream cheese in Microwave, mix all incredients unto smooth; spread on toasted bottom of croissant.
2. Fill each croissant bottom with generous portion of Apple Raisin filling.
3. Place top of crossiant on top, place all on cookie sheet under broiler for a few minutes until tops are “toasty” and “crusty”; remove from oven. Cool for 3-5 minutes and then add glaze.

Icing
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cream or milk by teaspoon until right glaze consistency achieved.2/
Drizzle over warm Croissants
Set Aside to cool slightly
Serve warm.

1/ Use your favorite Croissant recipe or buy from bakery, Costco (Costco’s are huge and fresh) or grocery store (or even frozen ones)
2/ If you like “frosting” use less cream.

Definitely….@beyondtheyum

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Blueberry Double Yum Cheesecake

Perfect for Christmas!

We drooled several weeks ago over the Blackberry Cheesecake recipe (see below) and I placed it at the top of my “to do recipe” list.  This is truly truly a double yum cheesecake. Pictured is my version of this cake.  We love blueberries so I substituted blueberries for the blackberries, vanilla wafer crust, added a layer of Savoiardi, blueberry liqueur, Crème Fraîche topping, blueberries and chocolate-covered blueberries, powdered sugar, sprinkles for garnish.  Oh, and a bit of “Tiramisu” as the secret ingredient.  It was so “beyond the yum” I am including it in the new cookbook.

Get the original recipe as posted below here.

Blackberry Banana Cake

YUM! If you love cakes like date-nut or pound cake, you will love this delicious banana cake.  It is very versatile and stands well for any occasion as well as packing for lunches or freezing.

BANANA BLACKBERRY CAKE*

Yield: 1 tube cake (25 slices)

3 cups walnuts (or pecans)
1 1/2 cups pitted dates (or dried cherries)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup unsifted whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon each nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice
1/2 teaspoon each ground cloves, ginger and salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup each granulated sugar and light brown sugar**
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups seedless blackberry jam
5 medium bananas (2 cups mashed)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup dark raisins

Procedure:
1. Adjust two racks, the first 1/3 up from bottom of oven and the second on the lowest rack. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter 10-by-4-inch (20-cup capacity) tube pan. Line with parchment paper and butter the paper. Chop 2/3 cup of the walnuts finely and turn into prepared pan to coat evenly. Distribute loose nuts evenly over bottom of pan.

2. Chop remaining nuts less fine. Cut dates into medium-size pieces. Toss with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Sift together flours, cocoa, spices and salt; set aside.

3. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat butter until soft. Beat in vanilla and both sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in blackberry jam. Coarsely mash bananas and beat into batter.

4. Stir baking soda into buttermilk until baking soda dissolves. Add to batter. Scrape sides of bowl. On low speed, gradually add sifted dry ingredients, beating until incorporated. With wooden spoon, stir in nuts, dates and raisins. Turn mixture into prepared pan and smooth top.

5. Cover top with aluminum foil and place covered pan in oven. Place shallow pan of hot water on lowest rack (to keep steam in oven). Bake 1 hour, remove aluminum foil and bake for 1 1/2 more hours, or until cake tests clean.

6. Let cake stand 20 minutes before removing from pan. Chill and cut into thin slices.

7.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or cover slice with whipped cream, fresh fruit, ice cream, chocolate or fill two slices with your favorite mascarpone or cream cheese filling.

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*Based on Maida Heatter’s Banana Black Cake

**  Sugar can be substituted with Splenda and it works well.

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