Maple  Walnut  Fondue

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

  1/3 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 tablespoons corn syrup

2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pound cake cubes and assorted fresh fruit

 

 


DIRECTIONS:

 

In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and milk until smooth.

Stir in maple syrup and corn syrup.

Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from the heat.

 

Stir in walnuts, butter and vanilla.

 

Transfer to a small fondue pot and keep warm.

 

Serve with cake cubes and fruit.


 

Serves 1/2 cup

 

 

 

 

 

Brie  Cherry  Pastry  Cups

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

1/2 cup cherry preserves

4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 

Unfold puff pastry; cut into 36 squares.

 

Gently press squares onto the bottoms of 36 greased miniature muffin cups.

 

Bake for 10 minutes.

 

Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2 inch deep indentation

in the center of each.

 

Bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until golden brown.

 

With spoon handle, press squares down again.

 

Spoon a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful of preserves into each cup.

Top with cheese; sprinkle with nuts.

 

Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

 

 

Serves 3 dozen desserts

 

 

 

 

 

Cream  Filled  Strawberries

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:
 

18 large fresh strawberries

1 cup cold milk

1 package (1 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups whipped topping

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Remove stems from strawberries.

Cut a deep X in the top of each berry.

Spread berries apart.

 

In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes.

Fold in whipped topping and almond extract.

Pipe or spoon about 5 teaspoons into each berry.

 

Chill until serving.

 

 

Serves 18 desserts

 


 

 

              

     

 

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