Friday, October 26, 2007

Sweet Potato Pie

4 eggs, separated

2 cups sugar

3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes

1/2 cup softened margarine or butter

2 cups milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells

Beat egg yolks until thick. Gradually add sugar; mix well. Add next 6 ingredients and mix well. Beat room temperature egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into sweet potato mixture. Pour into pie shells and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

White Chocolate Clusters with Fruit and Nuts

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. In a small bowl, combine dried fruits and nuts.

Heat white-chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth.

Drop level tablespoons of melted chocolate onto prepared sheet, 2 inches apart. Mound fruit-nut mixture on top, pressing in gently. Refrigerate until set, 15 to 20 minutes.

Makes about 20 pieces