Category: Cakes/Pies

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes – Makes 24

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes – Makes 24

  These Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes are simply irresistible! You will find any and every excuse to make these over and over again. Would be great for a Gluten Free Birthday! Made with only the very best Gluten Free ingredients. Cupcakes 2 cups Red Mills […]

Thank Mom on Sunday –  Black Forest Cake

Thank Mom on Sunday – Black Forest Cake

  Print Black Forest Cake This cake is so chocolatey and delicious. This would make the perfect dessert to celebrate Mother’s Day.  Course Desserts Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 1 hour Author Inspired by Marina Ingredients SOUR CHERRY FILLING 2 […]

Bring the Diner Home with This Easy No Bake Banana Cream Pie Classic.

Bring the Diner Home with This Easy No Bake Banana Cream Pie Classic.

Banana cream pie is one of the yummiest things on earth!”

Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes

Celebrate Moms at Love With Food!

INGREDIENTS

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
14 whole graham crackers (about 7 oz)
6 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tbsp water

PIE FILLING:
2 cups heavy cream, whipped and divided
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3.4oz box instant vanilla pudding
1 cup cold 2% milk
8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
4-5 ripe bananas
1/2 cup toasted coconut or sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 375F


Place the graham crackers in the food processor. Pulse until the crackers are chopped to fine crumbs.


Add the melted butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon, pulse to combine


Add 1 tbsp of water and pulse a few more times. If the crumbs are moist and pinch together well, dump into an 8 or 9 inch pie pan. If not, repeat with another tbsp of water and proceed.


Press the graham cracker mixture firmly against the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Then bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely


Using the electric mixer, whip the heavy cream with the 3 tbsp of sugar and vanilla. Scoop into a separate bowl and set aside.


In a separate bowl, mix the instant pudding and milk until well combined and set aside.


Then with the mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, with the mixer still running, add the sweetened condensed milk and pudding. Scrape the bowl and beat until smooth.


Using a spatula, fold in half the whipped cream. Now spread a thin layer of the filling over the bottom and the sides of the cooled pie crust.


Cut 3-4 bananas into chunks. Press the chunks to the bottom and sides of the pie crust. Then scoop the remaining filling into the pan crust.


Smooth the filling, top with remaining whipped cream. Cover gently with plastic wrap, and chill for at least one hour.


Here is an extra step I do because my family loves the whipped cream as high as I can get it. I make an extra batch of whipped cream and top the pie with it, then I chill and then I add almonds before serving.


For the extra added touch, I like to add more whipped cream to get it as tall as I can (you do not need this step, this pie is delicious, but I love the extra height)


1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


1 tsp vanilla extract


1/4 cup powdered sugar


While the above recipe is chilling, is when I do this step:


In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, place the chilled heavy cream, whip on low for a few seconds, and then raise to medium. When the cream has somewhat thickened and the sugar and vanilla. Continue whipping until the cream has formed soft peaks. Be careful not the over whip it into butter. Scoop the mixture into a pastry bag and decoratively pipe out the cream onto the chilled pie, or simply spoon the whipped cream over the top and then sprinkle with almonds or coconut

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Pecan Pie at it’s BEST

Pecan Pie at it’s BEST

INGREDIENTS Cooking Time: 40 to 50 minutes Servings: 8 Preparation Time: 2.5 Hours 1 pie crust 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans 3 large eggs 1 cup dark corn syrup 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup unsalted […]

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Ok, I’m going to tell you a little secret, I’m not proud of but no matter what I try it’s a flop. I can’t make pie crust. I can’t make it flaky like my mom’s, I can’t roll in and put it into the pie […]