Friday, June 29, 2012

Dinner Friends MUST have Dessert Right?

I have made a few yummy desserts for our dinner friends!  One is on the healthy side and one NOT healthy but very yummy!

First off was Fruit Smiles I saw yes on Pinterest from Kraft Recipes.  Their's was very cute they used cubed fruit which really made the look.  I just used some mixed berries the kids liked.  I suggest doing this one early in the morning, I did it a few hours before and it didn't set up the whole way.



Take 3/4 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water and mix & fruit
Example:
melon optionsJell-O Brand Gelatinchoicesfruit possibilities

cantaloupeCherryraspberries

honeydewLimecanned fruit cocktail, drained

casabaOrangestrawberries

CrenshawStrawberryblueberries

CUT melon (about 3-1/2 lb.) in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Scoop out melon, leaving each half with a 1-inch-thick shell. Chop removed melon; drain well. Cut thin slice off bottom of each melon shell to allow it to stand upright.
STIR 3/4 cup boiling water into 1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved chopped melon and 1/2 cup fruit to each melon shell.
POUR gelatin evenly into melon shells. Pour any remaining gelatin into small bowl to enjoy later. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Cut each half melon into four wedges to serve.















Next week was a yummy fudge that was so good but I so never should have had a piece because it was the good I just wanted to keep eating it.  I make a orange creamsicle cookie that I love this is the Orange Creamsicle Fudge version (again yes found it on Pinterest)!


Ingredients

  • 6 -ounces (1.5 sticks) butter
  • 2- cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4- cup heavy cream
  • 1- package (12 oz) white chocolate chips
  • 1- jar (7 oz) marshmallow cream (or fluff)
  • 1- tablespoon orange extract
  • orange (or a combination of red and yellow) food coloring

  • Prepare a 13x9 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.  In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, and butter over medium heat.  Continually stir the mixture until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.  Brush down the sides with a wet pastry brush. Bring the mixture to a boil, and once it starts boiling, stir continuously for four minutes.  After four minutes of boiling, remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips.  Stir until the white chocolate has melted and the fudge is completely smooth.  Working quickly, pour about a third of the white fudge into a bowl and set aside.  To the remaining fudge, add the orange extract and orange food coloring, stirring until it is a smooth, even color. It is important to perform these steps quickly, because the fudge will start to set if you take too long, and the end result will not be smooth. Pour the orange fudge into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. Drop the white fudge over the top by the spoonful, then drag a table knife or toothpick through the fudge to create orange-white swirls. You can spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray and gently press them into the top to smooth out the swirls, if desired.
  • Allow the fudge to set at room temperature for 2 hours, or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  To cut, pull the fudge out of the pan using the foil as handles.  Use a large sharp knife to cut the fudge into small 1-inch squares. Store Orange Creamsicle Fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and bring it to room temperature to serve.
  • ** I used evaporated milk, since that is what I had on hand and not heavy cream **




So my love of food and Pinterest is brought to you again!  Have a wonderful weekend mine is going to be busy have a Women's event at Church tonight and then Birthday Party tomorrow.

3 comments:

  1. They both look so delicious.
    Have a great weekend and a Happy
    4th of July!

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  2. One little piece won't hurt you. You need a treat now and then

    ReplyDelete
  3. They both look and sound scrumptious! Save me a piece of the fudge.

    ReplyDelete

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