Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mini Apple Pies

This is great for a holiday get together or anytime. I've used sugar for this recipe but you could also use a a dietetic sweetener. 

1 pkg. pre made pie crust
Non stick cooking spray
1 - 2 apples cut up
1/8 - 1/4 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. each: cinnamon, nutmeg
1 - 2 T. each: cornstarch, cold butter cut up into chunks
1/8 -1/4 c. flour (enough to flour work board and rolling pin)
Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spray 1 muffin tin (12 muffins) with nonstick cooking spray. 
Remove package of pie crust from refrigerator. Let it set out a few minutes to warm up. This will make it easier to roll out.

Flour work board and rolling pin with some of the flour. 

Remove pie crusts from package. 

Use rolling pin to roll out pie crust to desired thickness. Use a wide mouth glass to cut 6 circles from crust. Place crust circles into 6 muffin cups. Repeat process with other pie crust
Rinse, core and cut  apple into bite size pieces. If needed, prepare other apple.

In a bowl combine, apple, nutmeg cinnamon, sugar, cornstarch. Mix well to coat.

Place 1 tsp. approx. of apple mixture into each muffin cup. 

Top each muffin cup with the cold butter.

 Place muffins tin into oven and bake or 20 - 30 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown. 

Keep an eye on them so that they don't burn. Remove from oven and let cool.

Serves 4.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Zucchini Bites

This is a great healthy snack for watching the game, a good movie, company or anytime.

2/3 - 1 c. flour (adjust amount needed)
2 - 3 zuchinis cut into slices
1 egg
2 - 4 T. Oil (adjust amount needed)
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
Pinch each: chili powder, dried parsley, granulated garlic, turmeric

In a bowl crack 1 egg, half of salt and pepper. Beat with a fork to mix.

Rinse, pat dry zuchinnis with a paper towel. Cut into slices.

In a bowl combine flour, the rest of the salt, pepper, herbs and spices.

Dredge zucchini on both sides with the egg.

Dredge zucchini lightly on both sides with flour.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat.

Lower heat to medium, add oil.

Cook zucchini in batches on one side for 5 minutes.

Flip over and cook zucchini on other side for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove zucchini from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Serves 4 - 6.

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