Posts Tagged ‘fruit recipe’

Tasteful Tuesday: Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

StrawberriesThis icy dessert recipe doesn’t require an ice cream maker, but a food processor is necessary. You’ll need to allow the frozen yogurt to set overnight, so plan ahead for maximum enjoyment!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups frozen fruit
    (if using fresh fruit, it still needs to be frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
    (low-fat, Greek or non-fat)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until creamy; about 3 minutes.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor and check for any lumps. Process for additional time if necessary, then transfer to an airtight, freezable container.
  3. Freeze overnight (8-10 hours) and enjoy! We recommend keeping the frozen yogurt in your freezer no longer than one month.

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Peach Jam Recipe

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Peaches

This recipe takes those peaches you’ve been growing (or if you’re here in Maine where peaches have a hard time growing, the ones that are at the grocery store) and turns them into jam. Serve during breakfast, give as a gift or keep stored for the winter.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 pounds peaches
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3½ cups granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Peel, pit and chop peaches and place in a large saucepan or pot; add lemon juice. Place a metal spoon in the refrigerator to chill (for testing the readiness of the jam later).
  2. Mash peaches and lemon juice using a large spoon or potato masher. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. While boiling, continuously stir mixture until the jam thickens and reaches 210-220°F; about 25-30 minutes.
  4. To test for set point, remove saucepan from heat. Dip chilled spoon into jam, and allow jam to run off spoon; jam should slowly fall off spoon in one thickened clump. If it is runny, return jam to medium heat and simmer 2-4 minutes before re-testing. Using large spoon, skim foam from top of jam.
  5. Transfer jam to canning jars and cap with lids. Let cool to room temperature, store (can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks after opening).

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Fourth of July Cheesecake Substitutes

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When thinking about dessert for a Fourth of July party, sometimes classic recipes are the best. But if you are looking for something that strays from the ordinary, here are three cheesecake-based desserts you can modify with color and fruit to fit your Independence Day celebration.

Cheesecake Popsicles

Make strawberry and blueberry cheesecake popsicles for a frozen red, white and blue dessert that will keep guests cool and your party on theme! For a non-dessert fruit popsicle, check out this recipe.

Cherries

No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

No bake desserts are perfect for summertime, and these can be colored red, white and blue to decorate your Fourth of July dessert table.

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for serving many guests, and the cherry filling can be substituted with other fruit fillings for a variety of flavor options at your party.

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