Desserts

Peanut Butter Halloween Apple Treats

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Ingredients

Peanut Butter Halloween Apple Treats

Prep Time | 30 min   Total Time | 45 min   Servings | 6

1 ½ C peanut butter

1 T honey

1 C granola or crispy rice cereal

1 C Traina Sun Dried Apple Rings cut into pieces

Dash of salt

½ C finely chopped peanuts or chocolate sprinkles

craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with rounded ends)

 

Directions

Mix all ingredients, except peanuts or sprinkles, together.

Roll mixture into 1" balls or use a #60 scoop.  Then roll balls into chopped peanuts.  Refrigerate until firm (approximately 3 hours).

Remove from refrigerator and add craft sticks ½ way through the ball.  

Keep refrigerated until serving.  

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Sun Dried Fruit Sangria Compote

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Ingredients

Sun Dried Fruit Sangria Compote

Prep Time | 20 min   Total Time | 40 min   Servings | 8

1 bottle red Spanish table wine
½ cup brandy
1 cup simple syrup
½ lemon, sliced rounds
½ orange, sliced rounds
1½ lbs Traina Sun Dried Fruit - select your combination of Sun Dried Apricots, Peachers, Pears, Cherries, Prunes, Nectarines, Apple slices, etc.
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup honey
OPTIONAL: cinnamon stick or, bay leaf or,  fresh rosemary twig

Directions

Bring wine, brandy, simple syrup and citrus rounds to a simmer.  When the mixture begins to simmer add sun dried fruit (add herbs if used).  Continue cooking gently for 1 hour, or unil fruit begins to soften.

Remove the fruit from the pan (remove herbs if used).  Turn up the heat and reduce wine sauce to 1½ cups.  Add lemon and honey to taste.

Return fruit to the pan to coat evenly.  Portion out the fruit into serving cups.  Pour wine reduction over the fruit.

Serve with yogurt, ice cream or cake.

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Festive Baked Apples

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Ingredients

Festive Baked Apples

Servings 6 | Prep Time 10 mins | Bake Time 25-30 mins


6 baking variety apples (Rome, Granny Smith, etc)

1/4 cup lemon juice

3/4 cup apple juice

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 brown sugar

2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoons butter

1/2 cup Traina Fruit Mix

1/4 cup diced pecans

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°

Prepare a 6-cup casserole dish by rubbing the inside with butter.

Peel 1/2" off the top of each apple, then core with a melon baller.  Rub lemon juice inside the cavity of each apple.

In a small bowl blend 2 tablespoons of butter with brown sugar; then stir in Traina's Fruit Mix and pecans.

In a small saucepan warm the apple juice, granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon of butter until the sugar and butter melt.

Fill the cavity of each apple with brown sugar-dried fruit & nut mixture.

Place apples upright in the prepared casserole dish and pour the warm apple juice mixture over the apples.

Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes, basting often until apples begin to soften and pan juices thicken slightly.

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Sun Dried Cherry-Chocolate Dipping Cookies

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Ingredients

Sun Dried Cherry-Chocolate Dipping Cookies
 

½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 T orange zest
1 T orange-flavor liqueur
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1½ t baking powder
¼ t salt
1 t cinnamon
¼ cup diced Traina Sun Dried Cranberries or Traina Sun Dried Tart Cherries
¾ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
¼ cup chocolate pieces

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in the orange zest and orange liqueur. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Stir into the creamed mixture. Add sun dried fruit, nuts and chocolate.

On a lightly floured surface, working with ½ the dough, roll each piece into a log approximately 1½” x 10” long. Bake logs on parchment paper lined cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes.

Cool for 15 minutes, then slice each log crosswise, at a diagonal into ½” slices. Return to baking sheet cut size down to toast for 10 minutes. Reverse cookie and return to oven to toast opposite side.

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The Best Ever Chocolate Sun-Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookie

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Ingredients

 Best Ever Chocolate Fruit Oatmeal Cookie

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup margarine, softened
1¼ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
2 t milk
1 t vanilla
1¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2t salt
2½ cups quick-cooking oats
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup Traina Baker’s Fruit Medley, hydrated then drained well

Directions

Preheat oven to 375˚.

Beat margarine and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in oats, chocolate chips nuts and sun dried fruit. Use a tablespoon to drop dough onto a parchment covered cookie sheet.

Bake 9-10 minutes.

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