Easy Breezy Recipes
Tasty American Dessert Recipes

Author: pcarp

Everyone has heard of good ole' American apple pie, pecan pie, and
key lime pie, but those desserts are just the scraping of the surface
when it comes to the terrific desserts that the American culture has to
offer. The desserts in this article are also traditional American
favorites, but they rarely get the attention they deserve. So, if you are
looking for easy recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave
your tummy purring, I definitely recommend the following. Enjoy!

Mississippi Mud Pie

1 cup flour
1/4 lb butter (melted)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 tbsp grated coconut
1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 (9 oz) container whipped cream
1 (6 oz) pkg chocolate pudding

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, butter, brown sugar, walnuts,
and coconut. When it is well mixed, press it into a 9-inch baking pan.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove the crust from the
oven and set aside. Next, mix together the cream cheese and sugar.
It's best if you can use a hand mixer for this, as you want it to be nice
and fluffy. Fold in one cup of the whipped cream. When the crust has
cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Prepare the
pudding according to the directions specified on the package. Spread
the pudding over the cream cheese mixture, then top with the
remaining whipped cream. This looks fabulous when decorated with
chocolate shavings or maraschino cherries. Allow this to refrigerate
overnight before serving.

Red Velvet Cake

2 oz red food coloring
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp Nes-Quik chocolate powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vinegar

Mix together the food coloring and the Nes-Quik chocolage powder,
then let it stand for a bit. In a separate bowl, mix together the
shortening, eggs, sugar, and food coloring mixture. Beat the
buttermilk and add in some sugar; when this is well blended, mix it
into the shortening mixture. Add in the vanilla, flour, and salt and beat
well. Mix in the baking soda and vinegar. When the mixture is
thoroughly combined, pour it into two well grease 8-inch baking
dishes. Bake at 375 degrees F for about half an hour. Allow them to
cool before frosting with your favorite brand or recipe for cream
cheese frosting.

Peach Cobbler

1 stick of butter (melted)
1 cup + 3 tbsp sugar (divided)
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ripe peaches (peeled, pitted, and sliced)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pour the melted butter into an 8-inch baking dish. In a mixing bowl,
mix together one cup of sugar, baking powder, flour, and salt. Mix this
together well. Add in the milk and vanilla and give it a good stir. Pour
the batter over the butter in the baking dish, then toss the peaches in
a bowl with three tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon. Arrange
the peach slices so they sit evenly on top of the batter, then bake at
375 degrees F for about half an hour. Serve hot with whipped cream
or vanilla ice cream.


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