Baked Pear

Baked Pear

Pears are an overlooked fruit.  At least, this is true for me.  I am not crazy about raw pears, so I do not eat them much.  In fact, I avoid pears. This is sad, though, because I have forgotten how delicious a baked pear dessert is.  Pears that have been baked have a completely different consistency than those that are uncooked. Baking pears is simple.  The following video will show you just how easy it is. You can make this easy dessert recipe by following the instructions below:        Print Recipe!     Baked Pear Recipe Summary: You can make this easy dessert and have it bake while you and your guests are enjoying dinner. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups POM pomegranate blackberry tea 1/4 cup POM pomegranate juice 1 pinch cinnamon 1 pinch nutmeg 2 red pears 4 scoops of ice cream Blackberries, for garnish Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel the pears. Use a mellon baller (if you have one) to scoop out the bottom of the pear, until the core is removed. Leave the tops of the pears intact. Mix all the wet ingredients and spices together in a baking dish. Add the pears to the dish, and place in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the pears over for even basting. Bake for another 30 minutes (total baking time is one hour). Remove the dish from the oven and place each pear on a plate. You can serve each pear whole, or you can cut them in half and serve half to each person. Pour the remaining liquid into a pot and reduce it...
Vanilla Wafers Recipe

Vanilla Wafers Recipe

As a child I loved eating Nilla Wafers, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own using a vanilla wafers recipe.  This morning I was pleasantly surprised when I found just such a recipe in one of my vintage cookbooks  😀 Of course, I just knew I had to share the recipe with anyone else who wants to make and enjoy these small, delicious cookies, so here goes:        Print Recipe!      Vanilla Wafers Recipe Summary: You can make your own vanilla wafers that you and your family are sure to love. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift and measure the flour, then add the salt and resift it. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until thoroughly mixed. Beat the egg, then add the egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix together. Slowly add the flour mixture, and mix thoroughly. Grease a cookie sheet. Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls on a the cookie sheet, spacing the cookies several inches apart, so they won’t touch while baking. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the sheet and cool them on a wire rack. Preparation time: 10 minute(s) Cooking time: 10 minute(s) The classic Nilla Wafer was introduced in the late 1960s.  These crispy cookies are a favorite ingredient in pie crusts, vanilla pudding, and other desserts.  But for freshness, you can’t beat this vanilla wafers...
Clown Cookies Recipe

Clown Cookies Recipe

While going through one of my vintage cookbooks I found the following recipe taped inside.  It comes from a newspaper and I have no idea how old it is.  It is old enough, though, that the tape has dried and turned brown. The reason these are called clown cookies is because you can make clown faces onto them.  It sounds pretty good, though I admit I have not yet tried them.  I wonder if I can interest my children in trying this?  (Said with deep sarcasm, as I am sure they would give me a hearty “YES!” if I suggest this recipe.)        Print Recipe!     Clown Cookies Recipe Summary: These fun cookies can be decorated with the faces of clowns. Please rate this recipe in the comments below. Ingredients: 1/3 cup shortening 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 ready-to-eat-bran 1 3/4 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cloves 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon mace 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 cup chopped seeded raisins Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use a mixer to thoroughly blend the the shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Stir in the milk and bran. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Add to the first mixture, then slowly mix in the raisins. Mix well. Chill the mixture. Grease a baking sheet. Roll the dough to about 1/8″ thickness, then cut or use cookie cutters and place cookies on baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes. Remove cookies and let them cool on a wire cooling rack. When cooled,...

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