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Saturday, November 7, 2009

APPLE PECAN CHEESECAKE

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs,
3/4 cup butter, melted,
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans,
1(8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened,
1(14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk,
2 large eggs,
1(21 oz.) can apple pie filling,
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar,
1/2 cup flour,
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,
1/4 cup cold butter,
1/2 cup chopped pecans,
(cool whip and caramel sauce, optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 350 F. Line a 13 x 9 - inch baking pan with parchment paper. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 3/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup chopped pecans in a small bowl. Press evenly into prepared pan.
Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until fluffy. Add sweetened milk and eggs. Pour over prepared crust. Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese layer.
Combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Sprinkle over apple layer.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden (do not over bake). Cool before cutting. Top with cool whip and caramel sauce (optional) if served cold, or vanilla ice cream if served warm.


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RAISIN BRAN MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS:

6 cups raisin bran cereal,

2 1/2 cup plain all purpose flour,

2 cups buttermilk,

1 cup sugar,

1/2 cup oil,

2 eggs, beaten,

2 teaspoons baking soda,

1 teaspoon salt;

In large bowl mix well all ingredients. Refrigerate overnight. Next morning, stir well and bake as many as needed in greased muffin pan for fifteen minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean in a 400° oven. Store remaining batter tightly covered in refrigerator for up to one month.

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