Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie recipes, Cranberry Orange Bread

It's getting that time of year to start baking and cooking for the crowds.

How do you make your Pumpkin Pie?  I use the One-Pie Pumpkin and I also make Squash Pie which is more of my personal favorite.  I follow the directions on the back of the can.  It is classic and loved in many areas of New England. 

September 14, 2011
Before we start with the pie baking though.  Now is a good time to finish up your jellies, jams and relishes. 
Here's my crab apple jelly from a few years ago.  I hung the mixture suspended in cheesecloth over a pot until dripped out, Then cooked up and canned in small jars. 
Fresh Cranberries
Stock up on fresh cranberries, for they aren't available too much past Christmas season.

Here's a nice healthy Cranberry Orange Bread from my Mom, excellent for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. 
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 orange juice and grated rind
2 Tbsp shortening
boiling water
1 egg, beaten
1 cup chopped cranberries
1 cup chopped nuts

Sift together two times, the flour, salt, soda, baking powder and sugar.

In a measuring cup, place juice and grated rind of 1 orange.  Add 2 tbsp shortening and enough boiling water to make 3/4 cup liquid.

Blend liquid into dry ingredients.  Add beaten egg, cranberries and nutmeats.  Mix well.  Pour into greased loaf pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven about 1 hour. 

Delicious.  Makes great gifts too! 

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