Monthly Archives: April 2016

No Sugar Apple Pie



No Sugar Apple Pie

This is a good pie for the diabetic or for someone watching their weight.  You wouldn’t know that there was no sugar or artificial sweetener in it.  It is really yummy!

  • 2 (9-inch) pie shells
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (12-oz.) can unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 6 cups peeled and sliced green apples

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch, cinnamon, and 1/3 cup of the apple juice concentrate.  Set aside.

In a large sauce pan, simmer apples with remaining apple juice concentrate until apples are tender, about 10 minutes.  Stir in cornstarch mixture and continue to simmer until thickened.  Remove from heat.

Spoon apple mixture into pastry-lined pie plate.  Cover with top crust.  Seal and flute edges.  Cut steam vents in top.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Serves 8.

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Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup



Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup

This is so easy and so delicious.  Put it on in the morning before you leave and supper will be ready when you get home.

  • 1 (30-oz.) bag of frozen diced hash browns
  • 2 (14.5-oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (10-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese (not fat free)
  • 3 oz. pkg. bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Put the frozen potatoes in the crock pot.  Add in the broth, soup and bacon bits.  Cook on low for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.

An hour before serving, cut the cream cheese into small cubes.  Place the cubes in the crock pot.  Mix a few times throughout the hour before serving.

Once the cream cheese is completely mixed in, it’s ready to serve.  Top with cheddar cheese and serve.

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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots



Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

This is a very simple and easy appetizer to make, or you can make it a meal, which is what I did.  Delicious!

  • 12 slices bacon, cut crosswise in half
  • 24 frozen tater tots, plain or seasoned

Comeback Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup or chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a broiler pan.

Wrap bacon tightly around tater tot and secure with a toothpick.  Bake 15 minutes, or until they are cooked through and bacon is crispy.

Meanwhile, mix ketchup and mayo.

Variation:  Carefully cut tater tot in half and add a 1/2″ chunk of cheese in middle and then roll up with bacon.  (If you do this, you should partially defrost tater tots for 15 minutes at room temperature.)

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