Filling: In large bowl, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Blend in sour cream and vanilla. Add apples and mix thoroughly to coat all slices. Transfer to pie shell, smoothing top.
Crumble Topping: Mix together flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in butter to make coarse crumble. Sprinkle evenly over apples.
Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is browned. If rim of pie browns too quickly, cover lightly with strips of foil.
Thanks to wholesome lentils and umami-rich mushrooms and soy sauce, even meat lovers will enjoy this vegetarian take on a traditionally meaty comfort-food classic. For faster prep, pulse together the mushrooms, onion and carrot in a food processor until they're finely chopped.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2015
about 700 g total
pkg (227 g)
1 1/2 teaspoon
drained and rinsed
per serving: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate57 g
In small bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, cornstarch and half each of the salt and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
Using fork, prick potatoes all over. Microwave on high, turning once, until fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms, onion, carrot and thyme, stirring occasionally, until softened and no liquid remains, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in lentils; cook for 1 minute.
Stir in broth mixture; cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in 3 tbsp of the parsley. Scrape into 6-cup (1.5 L) casserole dish.
Peel potatoes. Using potato masher, mash together potatoes, milk, half of the butter and the remaining salt and pepper. Stir in remaining parsley and the mustard. Spoon over mushroom mixture, spreading to edge; dot with remaining butter. Broil on centre rack until top is golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
An airy, mousse-like filling brings a little sophistication to the perfect pairing of chocolate and peanut butter. Best: You need just three ingredients.
Portion size20 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
smooth peanut butter
milk chocolate (about 11 oz)
per piece: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate11 g
Line 20 mini muffin tin cups with candy cups; set aside.
In bowl, stir peanut butter with icing sugar until smooth. Drop by 1 tsp onto parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Spoon 1 tsp into each candy cup; add 1 peanut butter ball to centre of each. Top each with 2 tsp chocolate, spreading to edges and smoothing tops. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.)
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.
A simple batter-layering technique yields fun results in this quick bread recipe. Kids will love the way the stripes emerge as the batter settles into the pan. We're pretty sure you'll love it, too.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
1 1/2 cup
natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cup
per each of 16 slices: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate38 g
In large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in peanut butter.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Add milk; stir until smooth. Transfer half of the batter to separate bowl.
Whisk cocoa powder with 3 tbsp water until smooth; fold into one bowl of the batter mixture until combined.
Spoon generous 1/4 cup of the chocolate batter into bottom of parchment paper–lined 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan; jiggle pan or gently dab batter with spoon to spread; repeat with 1/4 cup of the plain batter. Repeat layers, alternating between the two batters.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 75 to 85 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Transfer loaf to rack.
Whisk icing sugar with 1 tbsp water until smooth; brush all over top of warm loaf. Let cool completely.
Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store for up to 2 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 1 month.
Tip - Make it nut-free! :For a school-safe, nut-free version of this loaf, use an equal amount of soynut butter or sunflower seed butter in place of the peanut butter.