Holiday Baking For Family And Friends

[November 13, 2017]

Holiday Baking for Family and Friends

MISSION, Kan., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Family Features) A holiday season filled with gatherings calls for simple recipes that make baking for family and friends easy and enjoyable.

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Traditions are often enjoyed more around the holidays and some classic flavors are must-haves for seasonal parties and dinners. Individually portioned desserts are ideal for entertaining, and these smooth, creamy cheesecakes with vivid holiday color are a perfect single serving that is sure to brighten any dessert table. Or put a festive twist on apple pie with a cinnamon roll-inspired crust.

Each of these desserts features quick and easy preparation, and the delicious flavors of Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings, which use high-quality fruit and contain no high-fructose corn syrup, for great tasting desserts every time. An array of popular flavors like apple, blueberry, cherry and strawberry make it possible to prepare your favorite holiday desserts in minutes.

Find more inspiration for this season’s holiday baking at luckyleaf.com.

Mini Marbled Cherry Cheesecakes

  
18chocolate cookies with white filling
2packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/3   cup sugar
2eggs
1teaspoon vanilla
1can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling, divided

Heat oven to 350 F.  Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners.

Place one chocolate cookie in bottom of each paper liner.

In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Fold in half of fruit filling. Fill each muffin liner about three-fourths full with mixture.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until done. Cool. Top each cheesecake with spoonful of remaining fruit filling.

Cinnamon Apple Pie

  
1refrigerated pie crust
1tablespoon butter, melted
2teaspoons ground cinnamon
2cans (21 ounces each) Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Fruit Filling
1stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
1cup flour
1cup light brown sugar
1/2   cup powdered sugar, plus additional (optional)
1/4teaspoon vanilla
1/4teaspoon cinnamon
2teaspoons milk, plus additional (optional)

Heat oven to 400 F.

On lightly floured surface, unroll pie crust. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. Roll up tightly and slice into 1/2-inch rounds, like miniature cinnamon rolls.

Press miniature cinnamon rolls evenly into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate, making sure there are no spaces between rolls. Pour fruit filling on top of crust.

In large bowl, using pastry blender, combine stick of butter, flour and brown sugar, until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple filling.

Bake pie until top and crust are golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 40-45 minutes (cover top and crust with foil, if necessary, to prevent from getting too dark). Remove from oven and allow to cool.

In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and milk to form icing. Add more sugar or milk, if necessary, to reach desired consistency. Drizzle icing over cooled pie.

Michael French

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