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First United Methodist Church hosts Fall Arts and Craft Show

Oct. 11, 2011 at 5:11 a.m.

Clockwise, from  left, are  Apple Cinnamon Spice Cake, Cake on a Stick, Apple Coffee Cake,  Applesauce Muffins, Harvest Apple Pie and Apple Pecan Bread.

Apple Cinnamon Cake

1 box spice cake mix

1 (21-oz.) can apple pie filling

3 eggs

2 Tbsp. cinnamon

2 Tbsp. sugar

Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan.

Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Combine cake mix, apple pie filling, and eggs; beat for 2 minutes. Pour 1/3 of the batter in the undt pan and sprinkle with 1/2 of the sugar-cinnamon. Pour 1/2 of the remaining batter in the

pan and sprinkle with remaining sugar-cinnamon. Pour remaining batter in the pan.

Bake 38 to 42 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan, remove to cake plate, sprinkle top with powdered sugar.

Harvest Apple Pie

2 pound apples, pared, cored, quartered and thinly sliced (8 cups)

1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 Tbsp. cornstarch or 2 Tbsp. flour

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1 box piecrust mix or 1 package refrigerated piecrusts (enough for a double crust)

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Water or milk

Sugar for sprinkling on top

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Using a large bowl, gently mix the apples, sugars, cornstarch/or flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Let stand about 10 minutes until a little juice forms.

Roll out half the pie crust dough to make a 12-inch circle, fit into a 9-inch pie plate And trim overhang to 1/2 inch.

Pour apple mixture into pastry, dot with butter or margarine. Moisten edge of bottom crust. Roll remaining pastry into a 12-inch circle and carefully drape over apple filling. Trim overhang to 1 inch, turn edges under and press together to seal. Using your thumb and finger, flute edges. Cut vents in pastry with paring knife. For a sugary crispy top: Brush top of pastry with a little water or milk. Sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes and juices are bubbling through the vents. If edge browns too fast, cover with a narrow strip of foil.

Serve with your favorite ice-cream.

Makes one 9-inch pie.

Cake On A Stick

1 cake mix, any flavor, prepared according to directions on box and cooled completely

1 cup prepared frosting

2 pounds vanilla candy coating

Cookie sticks or pop sticks

Small chips or candy for decorating, or tubes of colored frosting

Crumble cake into a large bowl and add the cup of frosting. Beat with your mixer at low speed just until combined. Roll the dough into 1- to 11/2

Apple Coffee Cake

1 can lite apple pie filling

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

3 cups all purpose flour

1 cup Splenda Blend for baking

11/2 cups milk

1/2 cup softened butter

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

3 eggs

1/4 cup packed Splenda brown sugar

1/4 cup chopped nuts

2 Tbsp. melted butter

Heat oven 350 degrees. Spray 13x9x2-inch pan. Mix pie filling and cinnamon, set aside.

Beat flour, sugar, milk, softened butter, baking powder, salt and eggs in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl constantly for 2 minutes. Pour 1/2 batter into pan, spoon pie filling mixture over batter. Spoon the rest of the batter over the apple filling. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts, drizzle melted butter over all.

Bake 45-55 minutes until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Glaze Topping

3/4 powdered sugar

1 Tbsp. melted butter

3/4 tsp. vanilla

2-3 tsp. hot water

Beat powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and

2-3 tsp. hot water until smooth. Drizzle over coffee cake. Serve warm.

APPLESAUCE-PECAN BREAD

2 cups all purpose flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup raisins

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup applesauce

Combine first seven ingredients in a bowl. Stir in pecans and raisins. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine egg, applesauce and oil. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon mixture into greased and floured, 81/2 x 41/4 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool. Makes 1 large loaf or 3 mini loaves.

APPLESAUCE MUFFINS

1 cup margarine, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

3 tsp. vanilla divided

4 cups flour, sifted

1 tsp. cloves

2 tsp. allspice

3 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. soda

1 (1 pound) can applesauce

Cream margarine, sugar, eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir together flour and spices, add to creamed mixture. Blend 2 tsp. vanilla into the applesauce, add soda. Blend using a wooden spoon.

Batter will be stiff, stir until well mixed. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Fill 1/2 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.

Yields 4 dozen.

The First United Methodist Church Fall Arts And Craft Show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 407 N. Bridge St. Admission is free, and there will be hourly door prizes.

Handcrafted items for sale include Christmas angels, Santas, ornaments, woodcrafts, jewelry, floral, decorated clothing, digital photographs, fabric art, stained glass, baby and pet items. The country cafe, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a good place to visit family and friends while enjoying a hot bowl of soup and a sandwich. Traditional favorites include broccoli cheese soup, taco soup, homemade chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches.

The bake sale will feature apple treats and sweets, such as Apple Cinnamon Cake, Apple Coffee Cake, Harvest Apple Pie, Applesauce Muffins and Apple Pecan Bread. Coffee and dessert will be available until 3 p.m.

The Pumpkin Patch, located on the front lawn of the church, will be open. The youth will have games in the Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A small fee will be charged. Walgreen's will give free glucose screenings and blood pressure checks in the church parlor. Flu shots will be free with the Medicare card or $31.99 for everyone else.

Pneumonia shots will also be available.

The show is sponsored by United Methodist Women. Proceeds from booth rental and food sales will benefit church and community outreach programs. Funds from last year were donated to Christ's Kitchen, the Food Bank, Christmas Baskets, Mid Coast Family Services, Prescription Assistance and United Methodist Committee on Relief.

For more information, phone First United Methodist Church at 361-572-0578.

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