Saturday, January 26, 2008

2 Treats you have to try

This is my final submission to Jenni's contest for a Crate & Barrel gift card. Last chance for you to join the fun! I made these the other night for my Pampered Chef party and they were both a hit (and of my favorite food attributes):

Mulled Pomegranate Sipper:
1 bottle (64 oz) cranberry-apple juice
2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup orange juice
3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
10 whole cloves
2 Tbsp grated orange peel

In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Place the cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 1-2 hours. Discard spice bag. Enjoy!

Fruit Cookie Pizza:
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 pkg. cream cheese
1 cup whip cream
1/2 c. sugar
Fruit suggestions: Kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, bananas, blueberries

Spread cookie dough over pizza pan. Cook the crust as directed on wrapper. Let cool.
Soften cream cheese in microwave. Whip until fluffy. Add whip cream and sugar. Mix thoroughly. (Don't dip your finger and lick, no matter the temptation.) Spread cream cheese mixture on top of cooled cookie. Cut and lay fruit in circles. Serve immediately.


jacquelyn said...

were so yummy!!
i was going to submit a recipe to jennis contest but havent had time, but i am sure you would win for sure with all of your entries, the odds arent very good for me )= hope you win!

Jenni said...

Thanks for all your yummy recipes Robin, you've amazed me this month with all your creativity, keep it up! I'm sure we will do this again :) I finally added these ones, I've been sick all week and that's why a few things have slipped through the cracks, thanks for the reminder :)