Messy Mince Pies

Though the threat of reducing someone to “mince meat” can sound quite messy, these easy mince pies are sticky and lovely.  Using store bought mincemeat saves time during an already stressful holiday season.

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Fruity Oat Cake – Bananas, apples and raisins, OH MY!

I threw this cake together with what I had leftover in my fruit bowl and some cupboard staples.  Moist, sweet but not too sweet and packed with soft fruits.  This is one of the dishes I’m the proudest of because it was DELICIOUS, simple and helped use up some still useful but nearly overripe fruit.  I hate waste.  Get on this! I know it looks too healthy but I swear it tastes fantastic, like an oatmeal cookie jazzed up and turned into a great cake.  Serve with tea for added sophistication.
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Banoffee Pie

This behemoth Banoffee Pie is an absolute crowd pleaser. I don’t know if I’ve ever received so many compliments on a dessert other than for my Grandma Marie’s White Icing recipe. A beautiful cream pie that has crunch, fruit, cream and gooeyness! It’s an oral assault of chocolate, toffee (creamy caramel), cream and bananas. It is so moorish you will be licking the plate, I promise!

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Low Fat Strawberry Gateau

You can’t be in the Merry Berry Month of May and not have a strawberry recipe. This one is an absolute gem, too. How can something look so good and be so low in fat?! Well believe me it can. This beautifully light and fruity cake is decadent yet dainty. You’ll wow your friends with this timeless masterpiece. Continue reading