Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day 56. Turkey And Harvest Fruit Dessert

We're enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving weekend with my sister's family.
It's a bright and sunny day, and we all just came back from a leisurely walk (wearing off a bit of turkey from the scrumptious dinner we enjoyed too much of last night). The only highly energetic one in the bunch is Sage, the family dog; she's had a blast chasing up and down the off-leash area, checking things out.
To make your visit today worth your while, I'm including a recipe of one of the scrumptious desserts we enjoyed yesterday. It's called Harvest Fruit Dessert (originally from What's Cooking magazine, Fall 2008). Alas, we gobbled it down before pictures were taken.
I hope you'll take my word for it that, sight unseen, it's worth your while to make.

Harvest Fruit Dessert
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine (I use butter)
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour
 12 oz pkg (250 g) cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 egg

 2 plums, thinly sliced
2 small apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup ground toasted pecans
approx 1/4 cup maple syrup to drizzle after baking

Heat oven to 375 F.
Mix margarine and 1/3 cup sugar until fluffy.
Add flour; mix until blended.
Press into the bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch spring form pan.

Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until blended.
Stir in 3 Tbsp. maple syrup and egg. Spread onto crust.
Top with fruit and sprinkle with nuts.
Bake 40 - 45 minutes or until center is almost set.
Let stand 5 minutes.

Run knife around rim of pan to loosen; cool before removing rim.
Refrigerate 3 hours.
Drizzle with maple syrup.


On that note, I'm off -- it's time for turkey leftovers.
Yum! Here's wishing you a wonderful day.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It really was delish! :)


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