1 prepared pie shell
2 TBS of apricot preserves
3 tart apples cut into thin slices
1 TBS brown sugar
I TBS sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
Roll out pie shell and place on a greased round baking pan and spread the apricot preserves evenly on the crust. Place the sliced apple in the middle of the crust, piled high if necessary, leaving room to fold the edges of the dough up to just cover the edge of the apples on all sides. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the top and bake at 375 degrees in a pre-heated oven until the apples are soft and the dough is lightly browned.
PERFECT Cinnamon Roll Icing
2 ounces of cream cheese
7 tablespoons of butter
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of milk
1 ½ cups confectioner's sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
Beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and milk and then gradually mix in the confectioner's sugar and salt until smooth and fluffy.
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Oricchette
3 lbs. grilled chicken breast seasoned with dry italian dressing, chop into bite size pieces
1 cup carrots cut into matchsticks
I cup green peppers diced
1 bunch of green onions (3-6 single) diced, greens and all
1 large or 2 small zucchini halved, seasoned with dry Italian dressing, grilled and then chopped
1 ½ cups Northern Italian Dressing (look for Ken's brand at the supermarket)
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 box or small bag of oricchette pasta
Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain.
While the pasta is cooking, sauté the vegetables in a wok with a little olive oil until tender. It is not necessary to brown them. Add the diced grilled chicken and let it cook for a minute or two. When the pasta is cooked al dente and all water is drained, add it to your wok and cook long enough to mix the ingredients together. Turn off the burner and add the Northern Italian dressing and parmesan cheese. This dish can be served warm or cold depending on your preference. If you have leftovers store them in the fridge. You may need to add more dressing the next day to add moisture to your pasta.
Bob Switzer, Student Retention and Enrichment White Lake Area Community Education
4600 N. Gibson, Muskegon, MI 49445