Country Desserts

Baked Nectarines with Mascarpone

This is a great way to make a lovely fruit dessert even in mid-winter when finding ripe nectarines or peaches is nearly impossible. This could be made with plums as well.

Baked Nectarines
Buy the best fruit you can find and keep them for a day or so. The fruit in this dessert doesn’t have to be very ripe since it cooks in a wonderfully flavorful liquid.

Ingredients – Serves 4-6

8-10 medium to large nectarines or peaches
1 cup (240ml) sweet white dessert wine
3 Tablespoons (45g) Vanilla Bean Paste (I love Neilson-Massey… Continue reading

Steamed Fruit Pudding

A nice steamed fruit pudding recipe.

* 1 cup raisins
* 1 cup chopped suet
* 1 cup molasses
* 1 cup milk
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. soda
* ¼ cup boiling water
* ½ tsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. nutmeg
* ½ tsp. allspice
* ½ tsp. cloves
* flour

Combine and mix all the ingredients with flour enough to make a stiff batter; then add the soda dissolved in boiling water. Put into a well greased mould, cover tightly and steam for 3 hours. Serve with a sauce made from:… Continue reading

Apple Pandowdy

apple pandowdyApple Pandowdy Recipe, serve with cream and nutmeg.

* 4 tart apples
* ½ cup molasses
* ½ teaspoon cinnamon
* 2 tablespoons butter
* biscuit dough

Pare and slice apples and arrange in a well greased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle over molasses and dot with butter. Cover with biscuit dough which has been rolled to about ½ inch thickness. Cut gashes in the dough to allow steam to escape. Bake in moderate oven about 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve hot, cutting out squares of the biscuit to use as a base for the fruit mixture.… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cherry Cheesecake

cherry cheesecakeIs there anyone who doesn’t like cherry cheesecake? We don’t personally know of anyone who can resist a luscious country cheesecake complete with piped on decorations created of the cheese cake mixture. This cheesecake is very simple and easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of skill in the kitchen.

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
1/2 small can sweetened condensed milk
one/sixth of a cup(about two tablespoons) of concentrated lemon juice
2 tablespoons cream of tartar

One can tart cherry pie filling

Soften the cream cheese in the microwave, using intervals of 15-30 seconds to accomplish that.… Continue reading

Cherry Cheesecake Pie

cherry cheesecake pieIncredibly easy to make and fast as lightning to put together, this cherry cheesecake pie is largely  a breeze to create for your own family, relying on a superb mixture of cream cheese and other ingredients  to give it the incredible taste and the lightness that is so atypical of cheese cake. In addition, this cheese cake filling has  wholesome ingredients that you can sink your teeth into. We specifically recommend NOT using the main brand name of cream cheese due to their disregard for the efforts of small business and recommend instead that you use a… Continue reading

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings – Ingredients

* rich baking powder
* biscuit dough
* 6 apples, medium size
* ½ cup brown sugar
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon nutmeg
* ½ cup raisins
* 2 tablespoons butter

Prepare biscuit dough, roll ¼ inch thick and cut into squares. Pare and core apples and place one in center of each square. Fill each with a portion of the seasonings, sugar, raisins and dot with butter. Bring corners of the dough to the top of the apples and seal by pricking with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees… Continue reading

Apple Or Peach Strudel

apple strudelPeach or Apple Strudel makes a superb ending for a country meal. Particularly when you are looking for inexpensive country recipes, you’ll love it. Apples are as american as.. well.. as Apple pie, but peach and apple strudel are delightful country desserts that everyone loves.

Top your peach or apple strudel with some home made whipped cream for a rich ending to any winter time country meal. If you’re counting calories, then change over to some non dairy whipped topping and save a few so that you can eat another spoonful.

To Make Apple or Peach Strudel You Will Need:… Continue reading

Peach Dumplings

This recipe too, comes to you from a very old fashioned country recipes cookbook that is out dated. From an Amish cookery book, out of copyright now, comes a wide array of outstanding old fashioned country favorites.

If your mother made you a country recipes for peach dumplings, or you’ve never tried this rich and delightful dessert taste treat, you’re in for some real fun. Peach dumplings are appropriate for dessert as well as for an afternoon snack. Warm comfort food, peach dumplings with a dollop of real whipped cream, or even non-dairy topping are a wonderful way to warm… Continue reading

Coffee Walnut Cake

coffee walnut cake

Friends were coming over for a late afternoon garden get together.  They were bringing most of the food but it was my job to make the dessert.  It was too warm and I didn’t feel like doing anything major but it HAD to be GOOD and for me, it had to be light and more-ish!

Looking through my recipes, I found all sorts of things that took too much time or that needed umpteen steps before I’d be finished – I didn’t have the time or the energy for all of  that.  I also found lots of desserts that looked great but would weigh you down after eating lots of barbequed whatevers and potato salad, etc.

Time was getting short and I had to come up with something – but what?  Then I found it – a coffee and walnut layer cake with coffee butter cream icing – in amongst recipes I’d been collecting for years. Continue reading

Sponge Cake

Is there anyone who doesn’t love the light and fluffy texture of a sponge cake. Sponge cake is one of the original country recipes. It was sometimes made using the egg whites and then a custard was made to cover it using the left over yolks of the egg.Today we use the whole egg, but you can, if you like, make it using only the egg whites rather than the whole egg.

sponge cake picture

Making sponge cake isn’t really an art. In fact, if you can resist opening the oven or disturbing it while it bakes, it’s difficult to really do much… Continue reading