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Pink Fluff

 

With summer in full swing, there are picnics to attend, pool parties to have, and barbecues and potlucks to create a dish for.  This is the time for quick and easy, no-bake, crowd pleasing recipes.  It is hot enough outside, you don’t want to turn on the oven. And you only have an hour until you need to show up at someone’s door, dish in hand to share.

I’ve got you covered.

My family has a recipe that’s been around as long as I can remember. It is a part of every summer picnic, get-together, birthday party. Everyone who tries it for the first time loves it, and wants to know the secret. The secret of Pink Fluff.

What is Pink Fluff?

Well, it’s pink, and it’s fluffy. (And ridiculously high in sugar, so use good judgment with portion sizes 😉 )  All you need is 4 ingredients, canned, no need to even drain.  Mix well, chill, and get ready for the compliments to roll in.

Pink fluff ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tub cool whip

Pink fluff ingredients to be mixed

Step 1: In a large bowl, mix all four ingredients, and refrigerate. Don’t worry about draining the pineapple, just pour it all in. The cherry pie filling is what gives Pink Fluff its lovely color, or you could boost it with a few drops of food coloring or fruit juice.

Pink fluff ready to eat

This stuff is addictive, it is tasty on its own right out of the bowl with a spoon, or it is also a great fruit dip.  Mix in some bananas, chopped strawberries, fresh cherries, or grapes. Slice up some apples or oranges and use them to dip. Keep this recipe in your back pocket, and you will never be unprepared for a picnic again! Enjoy.

 

Easy Apple Crumble

 

This is one of my all-time favorite desserts! Apples are in abundance in the fall, but readily available all year round. So there is no excuse not to make this often.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds apples
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp nutmeg

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Step 1: In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and half the cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Step 2: Melt the butter, and mix that in to form a crumbly dough.

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Step 3: Slice up all the apples. You can peel them first, or leave the peel on. I like leaving the peel on for extra nutrients and texture.

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Step 4: Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon & nutmeg and a little sugar over the apple slices. Layer them in a sprayed pie pan or 8×8 pan.

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Step 5: Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, until top is nicely browned and apples are soft and bubbly.

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This makes your whole house smell amazing, and it just delicious! Make one today for yourself, your family, friends, a dinner party… and watch everyone fall all over themselves telling you how delicious it was and asking for the recipe.

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It is also even better served hot with ice cream on top!

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Share some apple-cinnamon love this holiday season. Enjoy!

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