Friday, November 9, 2012

No "Grate" Olive Oil Carrot Cake

Love to eat carrot cake, but don't like to grate those carrots? Here's a simple recipe for a no grate carrot snack cake.  It's moist and rich due to the addition of olive oil in the recipe. And, you can add your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe or use mine below!

Cream Cheese Frosting
Beat together 4 oz. cream cheese (room temperature), 4 tablespoons butter, 2 cups confectioner's sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.  Spread on carrot cake.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Apple Crisp

Do you love apple pie? It's the time of the year for those great apple desserts, and this is a great one to try.  The Cinnamon Pear Balsamic carmelizes under the topping to create a gooey, delicious glaze over the apples.

Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Apple Crisp

8 cups peeled and sliced apples
1 cup flour
½  cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 sticks butter, cubed
4 tablespoons Delizia Cinnamon Pear Balsamic (or a little more to cover)
2 tablespoons Delizia Butter Olive Oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Peel and slice apples.  Pour the Butter Olive Oil into the bottom of a 9x13 pan to coat bottom and sides.  Arrange apples in pan to cover bottom evenly.  Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.  Drizzle the Cinnamon Pear Balsamic over all. 

In a separate bowl, mix in the cubed butter with the sugars and flour until topping resembles coarse mixture with small lumps.  Sprinkle topping mix evenly over the apples.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until brown and bubbly.  Serve warm with vanilla icecream.