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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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Heavenly Baked Apple Raisin Caramel Pudding

So you love apples, caramel, pudding cakes, sweet & creamy that are so delish it makes you yell out in your loudest outdoor voice”YUM”!!! This is a definite recipe to add to your favorites. It is so versatile you can serve it plain for breakfast with cream or powdered sugar; for an outrageous dessert to serve your family and friends, or high tea sliced in bars and/or change it up with other yummy ingredients* and make it your own.  This is my favorite version of all the variations I create.  >>>

Baked Apple Raisin Caramel Pudding

Ingredients

1/3 cup raisins
2 tablespoons cognac or dark rum
3 tablespoons Amaretto or other liqueur
2-3 cups peeled apple wedges (about 4 whole fruits)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cream
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted sweet butter cut into pieces
Confectioners’ Sugar for sprinkling
Caramel Sauce*
Whipped Cream (optional)

Instructions:

1. Soak raisins in cognac or rum and Amaretto for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, with a rack in the upper third. Butter a shallow casserole or baking dish.

3. Toss the apple wedges with lemon juice and drained raisins and then spread in prepared dish.

4. In bowl, combine flour, sugar until no lumps. In another bowl, whisk milk, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add to dry ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Pour batter over fruit, dot top with butter.

5. Bake the pudding until he custard sets, about 30 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

6. Drizzle Confectioner’s Sugar on top and place under broiler for less than minute to glaze. Remove and set on wire rack.

7. Drizzle Caramel Sauce over top and add dollop of whipped cream.

*Caramel Sauce: I create this recipe with several different caramel recipes. The one pictured is my very own creation from my cookbook. You can use any caramel sauce from simple to store-bought or serve with warm Maple Syrup.

Enjoy and as always, this recipe is “beyond the yum“!

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Note:  This dessert is heavenly and you will make it often changing out various fruits. The recipe is based in part on an original recipe by Richard Sax “Classic Home Desserts” – a must-own dessert cookbook

Banana Cream Tart

Saturday Brunch or Breakfast inspiration for Memorial Day weekend?  Banana Cream tart or pie is a favorite of Beyond The Yum for dessert to serve guests on special occasions.  We love it and even serve it for breakfast with latte’s and, of course, crispy bacon, eggs or Barefoot Contessa’s Country French Omelet.  This is my family recipe which is always a hit with guests.  There are many recipes for Banana Cream Tart or pie or just create a new one that will become a family and guest favorite.

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Until next time, have a wonderful and safe weekend!

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