Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Strawberry Cream Pie!!!

Who knew we had another Holiday in September besides Labor Day. I had no Clue!, It's National Strawberry Pie Day. Who needs an excuse to have pie, I sure don't!!
Help me this September 28th, Celebrate National Strawberry Cream Pie Day By making your family a pie!

Here;s a simple Strawberry Cream Pie recipe!
1 quart of Strawberries washed, & sliced
1 (13 1/2 oz) package of Strawberry glaze
1 (4 oz) package Cream Cheese softened
1/2 c Confectioner's sugar( Powder Sugar)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 C Heavy Whipping Cream
1 ( 9 inch) baked pie crust
       Stir Strawberries with the glaze in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill. Stir the cream cheese and powder sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Set aside.
Beat the heavy cream in a bowl with the whip attachment just until it begins to thicken, add the cream cheese mixture and continue beating until thick.  Pour the cream mixture into the bake pie crust, top with the Strawberry mixture. Viola Enjoy!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cheesecake Anyone?

Cheesecake Anyone?

I LOVE Cheesecake! Who's with me? Any flavor, doesn't matter.  Cheesecake can be intimidating. Let me simplify it for you. Its just great cream cheese and mixing the correct way. Do these steps and you'll never Go wrong!!!! 

Basic Cheesecake Recipe:
2 Pounds Cream Cheese
1 c Sugar
1 Tbs cornstarch or 2 tbs Flour
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 c Sour cream
2 Tsp Lemon juice
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
12 Graham, cracker (6 ounces)
5 tbs Butter 

   Cheesecake Steps:
Step 1 : Cream your softened cream cheese
Step 2: add your sugar and cornstarch ( or flour) to the cream for 1-2 minutes.
Step 3: Add your Sour cream lemon juice and vanilla 
Step 4: Switch to your whisk and add your eggs, yolks one at a time
Step 5: Pour into a baked crust: can be graham cracker or cookie
Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes  in a Hot water bath( meaning pour water around your pan)

 Crust Steps:
Step 1: Crust the crackers in food processor. 
Step 2:Melt the butter in the microwave for up to 45 seconds.  
Step 3: Pulse into your crackers . The mixture should resemble wet sand and hold together in a clump when pressed together. 
Step 4: Transfer to a Spring-form pan that is wrapped in foil.
Step 5: Press the crust into the pan with your fingers or a glass jar. 
Step 6: Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown on the edges.  While crust is baking prepare your cheesecake filling. 

For all those who love toppings. Here are so simple topping ingredients. 
Any pie topping Cans and  caramel ice cream topping or even hot fudge sauce. 
You can make you own pie filling with just any berries and Sugar, and cornstarch slurry cooked until thick. Here is a recipe 1 Cup Sugar , 1 pint of  Strawberries, 2 tablespoon cornstarch and water. . Cut the strawberries over medium heat then  drain the juice and put it  back in the pot. Continue to cook over medium heat add the cornstarch slurry ( cornstarch and water the consistency of milk) cook until thick. Then add back the berries.