Kitchen Crafts 'n' More

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Easy Microwave Chocolate Pudding for One

Sometimes you just want a little chocolate fix...this one is a snap! And, you'll most likely have all of the pantry staples on hand to whip up a cup of homemade pudding in the microwave whenever a chocolate craving strikes. Enjoy! Thanks to Pat for the recipe. (I LOVE that this uses chocolate chips for that intense chocolatey flavor. Can you say YUM?)

Microwave Chocolate Pudding for 1
1 1/2 tsp. corn starch
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1 oz. (1/4 cup) chocolate chips

Combine corn starch, salt and milk together in an 8 oz ramekin or custard cup. Add chocolate chips. Cook 1:00 minute at 100% power until hot, but not boiling. Stir until the melted chocolate chips are completely blended with the milk mixture. Cook 45 seconds at 100% power more until just beginning to boil. Serve warm or chilled. Delicious if topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Apple Pie Bars Recipe - the Deliciousness of Pie, the Simplicity of Bars

I used to make a recipe similar to this one all the time - and people just love these apple pie bars! Thanks to Jenny H for sending this one in...The glaze with a little touch of lemon sounds scrumptious.

Here is a delicious recipe for Apple Pie Bars that I got from Taste of Home. Everytime I make them I get asked for the recipe.

APPLE PIE BARS - about 2 dozen

4 cups flour
4 egg yolks
1 tsp salt
2 TBL lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder
8 - 10 TBL. cold water
1 cup shortening

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks, lemon juice and water; gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll out 1 portion of dough between 2 large sheets of waxed paper into a 17-in x 12-in. rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in x 10-in x 1-in. baking pan. Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of pan; trim pastry even with top edge.

7 cups finely chopped peeled apples
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

In a bowl, toss the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; spread over crust. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pan; place over filling. Trim edges; brushedges between pastry with water or milk; pinch to seal. Cut slits in top. Bake at 375 for 45 - 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bars before cutting.

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 TBL milk
1 TBL lemon juice

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