Thursday, January 29, 2009

Recipe-- Apple Crisp

A gal at church brought this to a social we had last weekend, and I swear this is the best apple crisp I have EVER eaten in my entire life! Everyone asked her for the recipe. I am printing it exactly as she wrote it.

10 large or 12 medium apples
2 C. flour
1 C. butter
1 C. sugar
1C. brown sugar (packed)

Blend flour and sugars. Cut in butter until crumbly.

Peel apples and slice thinly into a buttered 9 x 13 pan. Mix 1 C. sugar with 1 C. cornstarch. Sprinkle over apples. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon. Cover with topping. Bake at 350* for 45 min, or until done.
I usually make half a recipe more of the topping and add it to the crisp about halfway through baking when the original topping is starting to get soggy.

Now, I am on a diet, so obviously I am not going to make this for me or my family for quite a while. So sorry no photo, but trust me this is fantastic. At the end of the night, there was not a drop left in her pan.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Recipe-Low Fat "Fried" Talapia

Talapia is very low in fat, therefore good for dieters. I like my fish fried, but since I don't eat fried food that creates a problem, so I fry without any real oil, keeping it low in fat.

1 bag talapia (mine had about 8 fillets in it)
1/4 C. Flour
1/2 C. Italian bread crumbs
cooking spray

Spray skillet lightly with cooking spray. Mix flour and bread crumbs together. Bread fillets and place in hot skillet, season to taste. Fry about 3-4 minutes on each side or until flaky.
I use a seasoning that has salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder and who knows what else, then add extra garlic. Yum Yum.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lowfat Brownies

1/2 C. unsweetened apple sauce
1 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 C flour
1/3 C cocoa
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 C nuts (optional)

Blend apple sauce, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs, and mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend into egg mixture and stir in nuts. Spread in a greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 359* for 20-25 min. Double recipe for a 13 x 9 pan.

Variation--You can also use 1/2 butter and 1/2 apple sauce for a somewhat lower fat brownie, that still has the great taste of butter.
Variation 2--Try cinnamon apple sauce for a different taste.