Bran Muffin Trifle

Bran Muffin Trifle By Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: 3 cups coarsely crumbled low-fat bran muffins (about 3 medium muffins) 4 cups assorted fresh fruit chunks 2 cups nonfat or low-fat vanilla or fruit-flavored yogurt Instructions: Place half the muffin crumbs in a 2 1/2-quart glass bowl or airtight container. Arrange fruit in 3 1/2 cup…

Cool Me Down Cantaloupe Pie

Cool Me Down Cantaloupe Pie By Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup of sugar substitute 3 slightly beaten eggs 1/2 cup lime juice 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon grated lime zest 2-3 drops green food coloring 3 cups low-fat whipped topping, thawed 1 1/2 cups cantaloupe cubes 1 baked (9 inch)…

Chocolate Covered Jailhouse Cherry Vanilla Pie (Prison Cooking)

Chocolate Covered Jailhouse Cherry Vanilla Pie (Prison Cooking) By Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: Crust: 1 pound bag vanilla wafers, finely crushed 6 little Debbie oatmeal pies 2 spoons butter water Mix first three ingredients, kneading with hands and adding water until you have a firm dough ball. Press into large bowl about 3/4 of the…

Grilled Peaches with Pecans

Grilled Peaches with Pecans By Chef K.T. Murphy Instructions: 4 peaches (ripe, but not mushy), cut in half and pit removed 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 tbsp soft brown sugar Handful of chopped pecans Frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt Instructions: Place the peaches into a bowl and add the sugar and drizzle with the vanilla extract….

Heart-Healthy Holiday Cranberry and Apple Crisp

Heart-Healthy Holiday Cranberry and Apple Crisp By Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: 5 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cranberries ½ cup quick-cooking rolled oats ½ tsp + ½ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp white sugar 3 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tbsp butter Instructions: Preheat oven to 375…

COUNTY FAIR ELEPHANT EARS

Ingredients 1 1/2 c. milk 1 tsp. salt 2 packets dry yeast 2 tbsp. sugar 6 tbsp. shortening 4 c. flour Oil for frying Powdered sugar, sifted Cinnamon/sugar mix Preparation Heat but do not boil milk, sugar, salt and shortening until shortening is melted. Cool to lukewarm 110 F. Add yeast and stir until dissolved….

COUNTY PEACH PIE

Ingredients 3 c. presifted all-purpose flour 1 tsp. iodized salt 1 c. vegetable shortening 1 egg 1/4 c. cold water 1 tbsp. vinegar PEACH FILLING: 2 cans (1 lb. 13 oz. each) sliced peaches 2/3 c. sugar 1/4 c. cornstarch Dash salt 2 1/2 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. lemon juice Preparation Make crust: Combine flour…

COUNTY FAIR ICE CREAM

Used with ice cream machine Ingredients 2 c. sugar 6 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. salt 5 c. milk 6 eggs 4 c. Half and Half 3 tbsp. vanilla extract About 20 lbs. ice 2 to 3 c. rock salt Preparation In large saucepan combine sugar, flour and salt. In medium bowl beat milk and eggs….

COUNTY FAIR AWARD WINNING ZUCCHINI CAKE

Ingredients: 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. oil (vegetable) 1 3/4 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. buttermilk OR 1/2 c. milk + 1 tsp. vinegar 2 1/2 c. flour 1/4 c. cocoa 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 c. chopped nuts (optional) 2 c….

COUNTY FAIR CARROT CAKE

Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. oil 2 c. sugar 4 eggs, separated 3 c. carrots, grated 2 c. flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt ICING: 2 c. powdered sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 8 oz. cream cheese Preparation: Blend together oil and sugar. Add egg yolks and blend. Stir in carrots. Add…

COUNTY FAIR CHAMPION GINGER SNAP COOKIES

Ingredients: 3/4 c. shortening 1 c. sugar 1/4 c. molasses 1 egg 2 c. flour 2 tsp. soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. ginger Preparation: Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg, beat. Add dry ingredients, mix well. Roll in small balls, dip into sugar. Bake at 375…

AMBER’S COUNTY FAIR MUFFINS

Ingredients 1 3/4 c. unsifted all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 egg, well beaten 3/4 c. milk 1/3 c. liquid shortening Preparation Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir well. Combine egg and milk in…

Funnel Cakes

Ingredients: 3 large eggs 2 1/4 C. milk 1/2 t. pure lemon extract 4 C. flour 1 C. light brown sugar 1 T. baking powder 1/2 t. salt Oil for frying Cinnamon powdered sugar for dusting Preparation: Preheat the oil to 375 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and lemon. Whisk…

Candied Apples

Ingredients: 2 C. granulated sugar 2 C. corn syrup 1/3 C. cinnamon candy 1 C. water 3/4 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. vanilla 1/4 t. cloves 3/4 t. red food coloring 6 apples Preparations: Remove stems from apples, wash, and pat dry. Insert a wooden skewer in each apple, running through the apple from stem end…

Banana Pops

Prep: Peel 6 bananas, cut each in half crosswise and insert Popsicle stick in each half. Spread a thin layer of creamy peanut butter over each banana half. Pour a 12-ounce package of chocolate minichips into a small pan or bowl; place bananas in the chips and sprinkle chips to cover all sides. Wrap with…

Red Peanut Cockleburs

Ingredients: 1 C. sugar 1/2 C. water 10 oz. pkg. raw peanuts 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. red food coloring, optional Preparations: Boil sugar and water until sugar is completely dissolved. Add food coloring if desired. Add peanuts. Cook until most of the moisture is absorbed, stirring constantly. Pour onto a greased jelly roll pan….