Friday, November 07, 2008
Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style- My Recipes

I have two family favorite recipes to share for my 3rd annual Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange! I hope you enjoy them!

Note: I'm also linking this post up in Linda's Fall Into Flavor recipe exchange!

The first one is a pie recipe. I love, love, love pie! I know pumpkin pie is a more traditional holiday treat, but I'm a sucker for apple pie. This recipe has been passed down in my family for many years and it's delicious!

Sour Cream Apple Pie



2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cups sugar


1 egg
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients and beat until smooth.   Line a 9" pie plate with pie crust (Pillsbury makes a good pre-made pie crust).  Fill with freshly sliced apples (8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and sliced).  Pour wet batter over the apples.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minute.

Remove from oven and add this topping.

Topping ingredients mixed together:

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream on top!  Yum!

My next recipe is actually a great gift idea.  You mix all the dry ingredients in decorative containers, attach a gift card with instructions on how to serve and give it as a holiday gift.  I've done this in the past and have gotten lots of excitement over it!

Fireside Coffee


2 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
1 1/2 cups hot cocoa mix
1 1/2 cups instant coffee granules
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Store mixture in an airtight container. Yield: 6 1/2 cups mix.

Note for gift card that you'd attach to the container:

To make 1 cup, spoon 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of coffee mix in a cup. Add 1 cup boiling water; stir until well blended.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and your favorite holiday cookies!

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5:00 AM

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Carole Burant said...

Omigosh, that pie and that coffee look so yummy! I prefer apple pie to pumpkin pie so you chose well. lol That Fireside Coffee also sounds delicious, I must give it a try. xoxo

At 5:30 AM, Blogger Jenny86753oh9 said...

The fireside coffee sounds wonderful. I'll definitely try that this season.

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delicious sounding recipes. I love apple pie the best.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Tiffany said...

Both of these recipes sound amazing! I will have to try both of them this year. My husband makes a similar recipe: Sour Cream Peach Pie. The ingredients are a little different, but it is one of my favorites! Plus, my husband makes it! You can't beat that! :)

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

What a perfect combination. I like you, love pie...much better than cake. Love and Hugs!

At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OW, these recipes both sound SOOOOO good! I think I'm going to make the sour cream apple pie this weekend. It sounds delicious! And I am going to have to try your coffee mix. I'm' also planning on making russian tea mix this winter too!


At 11:17 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I prefer apple pie over pumpkin pie and this sounds so yummy and easy to make! Thanks!

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Betsy said...

Both recipes sound wonderful!

At 12:54 PM, Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

This pie sounds sooooooooooo amazing!! Thanks for hosting this great recipe round up for the holidays.

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

It all sounds good to me!!
This is fun! I've never participated in anything like this before!!

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sour Cream Apple Pie recipe looks lucious. Will definitely give your recipe a try.

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Terri Steffes said...

I did! Scroll down a bit... if I could figure out how to put it at the top I would... do you know the secret??

At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been so busy with arranging my trip to America that I forgot about all the fun you are having here. If I ever get a moment to sit down and think about something other than flights, I will post a yummy recipe at my craft site...just for you.

Have A Happy Day!
Deborah @ A Cup Of Joy

@ Comfort Joy Designs


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