White Chocolate, Caramel & Pumpkin Mini Loaves

white chocolate caramel & pumpkin loaves

white chocolate caramel & pumpkin loaves

White Chocolate, Caramel & Pumpkin Mini Loaves

1  3/4 cups flour

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 eggs

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 Kraft Caramel Bits

2 oz. Baker’s white chocolate

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, dry pudding mix, baking powder, baking soda and spice.  Beat pumpkin, sugar and sour cream in large bowl with mixer until blended.  Add butt and eggs; mix well.  Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.  Stir in nuts and caramel bits.

Pour into 4 (5 x 2 1/2 inch) mini loaf pans or 1 (8 x 4 inch) loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool bread in pans or pan for 10 minutes.  Remove from pans or pan to wire racks; cool completely.

Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over bread.



Caramel Apple Crisp Squares

caramel apple crisp squares

caramel apple crisp squares

Caramel Apple Crisp Squares

Simple Holiday Joys by: Dessert.com

6 Tbsp. butter, divided

1 cup finely CRUSHED square shortbread cookies

3 Tbsp. sugar, divided

1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples (about 2 apples)

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

10 Kraft Caramels

2 Tbsp. water

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 8 inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray.  Melt  2 tablespoons butter; mix with cookie crumbs and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.  Press onto bottom of prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy.  Blend in eggs.  Gradually beat in milk.  Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 minutes.  Pour over crust.

Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining granulated sugar; toss with apples in medium bowl.  Spoon over cream cheese batter.

Melt remaining butter.  Combine flour, brown sugar and oats in separate bowl.  Add butter; mix well.  Sprinkle over apples.

Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.

Microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds.  Continue microwaving and stirring in 10 seconds-intervals until caramels are completely melted.  Drizzle over dessert.

Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.  Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares.

TIPS:  Variation:  For a slated caramel  topping, stir 1/2 tsp. salt into melted caramels before drizzling over dessert as directed.


Angle Lush Cake Recipe

Angel Lush Cake

Angel Lush Cake recipe is a great cake to make…when it’s toooooooo HOT to put the oven on.  The first time I had this cake, my niece, Luanne Risi, had made it.  The cake was really good, and refreshing too.

Angle Lush Cake Recipe

Angel Lush Cake

1 can (20 oz.) DOLE crushed pineapple, undrained

1 package (3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding

1 cup cool whip whipped topping

1 angel food cake

mixed berries

You buy an angel food cake in the supermarket, then slice into three layers.  Mix the pineapple and DRY pudding mix in medium bowl.  Stir in whipped topping.  Fill the layers with filling.  Top with mixed berries.


You can also slice the angel food cake in three layers, then cut into small chunks.  Then put some chunks on the bottom of glasses, put some of the pineapple mixture on top of the cake, then place some of mixed fruit on top of pineapple mixture.  Go up two layers, as long as you end it with the fruit on the top.


(Recipe for the Angel Lush Cake was in the Sunday coupon section of the newspaper, 2009)

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