Sunday, October 17, 2010


  I wanted to share the dessert & Asian meatloaf recipes. First the cranberry/peach pie (easy!!). I use the Pillsbury pie crust. It is far superior to the crust I used the night before, & better than any crust I can make. Plus, you can have a delicious, homemade dessert in a snap. Note the beautiful Autumn gold & red colors in the pie. Please note: I am infamous for not measuring, so bear with me!
Cranberry Peach Pie
Slice up 5 fresh peaches into chunks & place in bowl with about 4-5 handfuls of fresh cranberries (I love this time of year!). Toss with about a 1/2 cup of sugar, and about 3-4 handfuls of flour (that makes the juices gel, otherwise you will have a very runny pie). Toss well so fruit is well covered with the sugar/flour. Place dough in pie dish, fill with fruit mixture, then place top crust on, crimping sides to seal. Be sure to cut some vent holes. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees approximately 1 hour. If edges begin to get too brown, cover edges with foil. Pie is done, when crust is golden brown, and the vents begin to bubble w/lovely pie juices...Serve with French vanilla ice cream.
    Now for the Asian Meatloaf. This recipe came from my friend, Christine. It is one of my hub's favorite dishes, & so easy!
Asian Meatloaf
  • 2 lbs. ground beef & pork (or just beef)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp hot mustard (or less if serving to kids)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
Combine ingredients & place in meatloaf pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (If you use an aluminum pan, you can freeze & bake at a later date after thawing). Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, pour glaze (ingredients below) & bake another 15 - 20 minutes. TIP: Make two batches, one to freeze & one to bake now.
  • 1/3 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (in Asian section of supermarket)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp sugar
Mix well & use to top meatloaf.
Let me know if you try this out & you like it!!

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