Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ACH Food Companies Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating

Do you love bake sales?  There is nothing better than finding those homemade goodies that someone put the time into creating.  I am someone who loves made from scratch desserts and goodies, you can really tell a difference in the taste of cookies, cakes, brownies, bread, etc. if they are made homemade. 

I know that people get very intimidated by the thought of baking from scratch.  I have friends who think that if a recipe has yeast, they can’t make it.  I think many people would be surprised at just how easy it is to bake from scratch and make these homemade treats. 

One tip that I have when you decide to try baking from scratch is to have the right ingredients.  Ingredients make all the difference in how your end product will turn out.  Two products that I always use and never stray from are Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup, they are products that I know will always work for me just they way I need them.  This week, I tried making a couple new recipes and they both were delicious and will be regular “go too recipes” when I need to make something for a bake sale or just for a family treat. 

Mini Lemon Dream Pie, Raspberry Twist

How to Make Mini Lemon Dream Pie

When I made this Lemon Dream Pie, I used small mason jars.  I thought this would be a fun touch for a bake sale, by being able to sell them as individual pies. 

Mini Lemon Dream Pie, Raspberry Twist

The ingredients you need to make Lemon Dream Pie

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 3/4 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
  • Whipped cream OR whipped topping

Directions on how to make Lemon Dream Pie

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg with an electric mixer in a small bowl, until smooth. Spread evenly in bottom of pie crust.
  • In same bowl, beat 1/4 cup sugar, remaining 2 eggs, corn syrup, lemon juice, butter, corn starch and grated lemon peel until well blended. Pour over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup sugar evenly over filling.
  • Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until filling is puffed and set. Cool on wire rack. To serve, top with whipped cream.

Mini Lemon Dream Pie, Raspberry Twist


How to make Raspberry Twists

These are delicious!  Raspberry paired with Almond is amazing!  You will love these Raspberry Twists!

Mini Lemon Dream Pie, Raspberry Twist

Ingredients you need to make Raspberry Twists

6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 envelopes
Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
3 eggs
1 can (12 ounces) raspberry cake and pastry filling
Sliced almonds, toasted (optional)
Shredded coconut (optional)
2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions on how to make Raspberry Twists

Combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in large mixing bowl.  Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F).  Gradually add liquids to flour mixture and beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 1 minute.  Add eggs and continue to beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.  Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Turn onto a floured surface and knead 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.  Cover and let dough rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 2 equal portions.  Roll each portion into a 12-inch square.  Spread 1/2 of raspberry filling on half of each square.  Fold top half of square over onto filling.  Cut into 1-inch strips.  Twist and place on greased baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350°F.  Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack and drizzle with frosting.  Garnish with sliced almonds and shredded coconut, if desired.

For frosting, combine powdered sugar, milk and almond extract until smooth and of desired consistency.

Raspberry Twists

Virtual Bake Sale to End Childhood Hunger

Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup are helping end childhood hunger in America by supporting the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. To help Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup donate $200,000 to the No Kid Hungry campaign please create a “Virtual Bake Sale” on the Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Facebook pages. To participate you must “like” Fleischmann’s Yeast’s Facebook Page.


Not only are you helping Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup donate $200,000 to the No Kid Hungry campaign, but you are entered to win a weekly prize pack and the grand prize of a new KitchenAid® mixer! This promotion ends May 12, 2013. Create your Virtual Bake Sale and start sharing with your friends now.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ACH Food Companies Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

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