Fresh Fruit Cobbler
2 medium Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 2/3 cup Bakery cobbler mix (12 oz)
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup fresh cranberries
-- Peel apples and cut into small bite-size pieces (2 cups).
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in 9-inch-square baking dish.
2. Combine cobbler mix and milk until blended; pour over butter. Spoon apples and cranberries over batter; do not stir. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden. Serve.
NOTE: This cobbler can also be made with fresh berries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, or pears.
Active Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 55 minutes (Makes 8 servings.)
2 (12-oz) bags fresh vegetable medley (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
1 cup garlic and cheese croutons
1/2 cup sliced honey roasted almonds
Large zip-top bag (optional)
1 (15-oz) jar Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup cooked bacon pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
-- Preheat oven to 350°F.
-- Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces.
1. Combine vegetables in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 4-5 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Crush croutons and almonds together in zip-top bag.
2. Combine remaining ingredients (except crouton mixture) with vegetables and transfer to 13- x 9-inch baking dish; top with crouton mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes or until browned and hot. Serve.
Active Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 40 minutes (Makes 8 servings.)
French Onion Stuffing
1 loaf Bakery sourdough bread
8 oz Gruyère (or Swiss) cheese, shredded
3 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons herb garlic butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup dry sherry wine (or chicken stock)
2 cups unsalted chicken stock
-- Preheat oven to 350°F.
-- Cut bread into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups). Shred cheese (2 cups).
-- Slice onions and chop thyme.
1. Melt butter in large sauté pan on medium. Add onions; cook 8-10 minutes or until tender and starting to brown.
2. Place bread in 13- x 9-inch baking dish; bake 7-8 minutes or until toasted.
3. Stir into onions: sugar, salt, and pepper; cook 4-5 more minutes or until golden. Add sherry; cook 1-2 more minutes or until reduced by about one-half.
4. Add thyme and stock to onions; bring to a boil.
5. Pour onion mixture over bread; bake 30-35 minutes or until bread is golden and liquid has been absorbed. Top with cheese; bake 4-5 more minutes or until cheese melts. Serve.
Active Time: 35 minutes, Total Time: about 1 hour (Makes 8 servings.)
-- These sides are designed to accompany a nice main course such as a roasted turkey, rib roast, or baked ham.
-- You can bake the side dishes at the same time. Then prepare the cobbler and let it bake while you enjoy your dinner. It will be nice and hot when you're ready to serve dessert. Don't forget to add some whipped topping.