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Candied Yams by Christopher

Christopher’s Candied Yams

  • 1 Large Bottle of Burbon
  • 12 oz. Maple Syrup
  • 1 fresh Lemon squeezed
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 6 regular sized Sweet Potatoes (cubes)
  • 1 cup of Honey – drizzle on top the last hour of simmering

Directions:

  • Cube six sweet potatoes (do not put in water)
  • Do not ever stir this recipe – just simmer
  • Pineapple can be added or pineapple juice if you want
  • Put all ingredients together in a big pot (except the honey) and let it simmer for most of the day.
  • It is ready when it starts to thicken and the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Add the honey by drizzling it on top during the last hour of cooking
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PECAN PIE ½ Recipe

pecan-piePECAN PIE  ½ Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

½ cup Light Brown Sugar

1/8 cup White Sugar (or honey and karo)

¼ cup Butter

1 Egg

½ TBSP Flour

½ TBSP Milk

½ tsp Vanilla

½ cup chopped Pecans

In large bowl:

Beat Eggs until foamy

Stir in Melted Butter

Stir in Sugars & Flour and mix well

Last add the milk, vanilla and nuts

Pour into unbaked mini pie pans that have a bottom layer of pie crust (no top)

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Reduce Temp. to 350 degrees and bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until done.

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Dad’s NEW YORK CHEESE CAKE ½ Recipe

This is a 1/2 Recipe – double it for a fullsized Cheese Cake or Click Here for Recipe.

FOR THE GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

Ingredients : ½ Package Graham Crackers (approx ½ Cup) or use Honey Graham Crumbles

1/4 Cup Sugar

1/8 Pound (½ stick) Sweet Butter, melted

1. In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers and sugar together into course crumbs

2. Slowly pulse in the melted butter.

3. Spread the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 10″ springform pan (don’t pack too tightly).

>>> DO NOT WASH THE PROCESSOR<<<

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FOR THE FILLING

Ingredients : 2 Eggs

1.5 Packages Cream Cheese

½ Cup Sugar

½ Tablespoon Vanilla

1/8 Teaspoon Cardamom (optional)

1. Break up one package of cream cheese into pieces, and add it along with 1 egg to the processor. Pulse till smooth.

2. Do the same with another package of cream cheese plus 1 more egg.

3. Add the vanilla and cardamom, and pulse till smooth with no lumps.

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BAKING

1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Pour the filing carefully over the crust, and bake for 50 minutes

>>> AGAIN, DO NOT WASH THE PROCESSOR<<<

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MEANWHILE, PREPARE THE TOPPING

Ingredients : ½ Pint Sour Cream

½ Teaspoon Vanilla

¼ Cup Sugar

Process till smooth.

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FINAL

1. After cheesecake has baked for 50 minutes, remove from over and pour

on the topping.

2. Return to oven for ten more minutes.

3. Remove from oven and cool overnight.

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Pumpkin Pie Minis

mini-pumpkin-piesThis recipe is for a half of a pumpkin pie – great for mini pies. Double it for traditional full pie.

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbl. Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ can Pumpkin
  • ½ can Evapo Milk
  • 6 or more baby graham mini pie shells

Bake preheated oven at 425 for 15 minutes

Reduce temp to 350 and bake 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack for 2 hours then serve or refrigerate.

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Apple  Crisp

Aunt Joan’s Apple Crisp Recipe

Topping:

  • 1 cup oatmeal ((dry) put through blender until it = 1 cup oatmeal flour)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Cut butter into the flour and sugar mixture. Set aside in the refrigerator while you slice 3-4 apples.

  • 3 -4 apples pealed and sliced
  • sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon
  • you can put a handful of cranberries into the apples for a nice ‘pop’ and contrast to the sweet apples

Place apples in a pan and top with the oatmeal mixture, dust lightly with nutmeg (just a little bit).

Bake @ 350 for 30-40 minutes….Yummmmm

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