Lunch/Dinner, Side Dishes

Baked Pineapple

Listen to Episode 58: Side Dishes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c butter, melted
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 20-oz can crushed pineapple, in juice
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, flour, eggs, and sugar until well-blended. Stir in the crushed pineapple.
  • Transfer to a small casserole dish and sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, uncovered. Serve warm.
Breakfast

French Toast Casserole

Listen to Episode 29: Holiday Brunch

Ingredients:

  • 10 c bread cubes (2 French baguettes or 2 loaves white bakery bread)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs sugar

Directions:

  • Place bread in 9×13 buttered dish.
  • Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tsp cinnamon well.
  • Pour over bread cubes. Put a sheet of plastic wrap over the mixture and gently press on the cubes so they absorb the egg mixture.
  • Cover dish with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove plastic to bake. Sprinkle mixture of 2 Tbs sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon over top.
  • Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes.
Dessert, Pie, Vegan

Apple Pie

Listen to Episode 26: Easy As Apple Pie

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 10-12 apples, 2 or 3 or more different types (any kind except red delicious are good)
  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 crumble topping or a second pie crust to top the pie

Directions:

  • Core and peel apples. Slice about 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch thick – 6 to 8 slices per apple half.
  • Mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl. Toss apple slices in sugar mixture.
  • Put pie crust into 9 inch pan, place apples into crust. Top with crumble topping or pie crust.
  • Cover loosely with foil. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil tent, bake 15 minutes or until filling begins to bubble out through slits or topping.
  • Cool on rack – eat when not boiling hot.
  • If topping with pie crust, slice 4 or 8 steam vents (or any decoration) into top.
Cake, Dessert

Zucchini Apple Dabble Cake

Listen to Episode 22: Chopped: Zucchini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 1/2 c apple sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 c peeled, seeded, chopped zucchini

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients in the order given.
  • Pour into a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes.
  • Topping – combine 1 c brown sugar, 1/4 c cream, 1/4 lb (1 stick) butter in a pot.
  • Boil for 4 minutes. Pour over cake when done baking.
  • Return to oven for 5 minutes.