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Halloween Candy Corn

----- Original Message -----
From: Alexandra 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 5:00 PM
Subject: how do you make candy corn?

> How do you make candy corn? The traditional halloween sweet. 
> I've been on internet bookshops and can't seem to find it!! 
> Can you help me please?
>              Kind Regards,
>              Alexandra 

Hi Alexandra,

The basic candy corn recipe is pretty simple; the trick is in getting the"corn" kernels' coloring right. That's apparently very difficult to do at home. Brach's and the other compaines that make candy corn have machines to do it for them. That's why most people just buy candy corn instead of trying to make it. If you really want to try, the basic recipe is below. I have no idea how to advise you on the coloring... just be creative, I guess...


Candy Corn

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup white corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
several drops food coloring (optional)
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup powdered milk

Combine sugar, white corn syrup and butter in pan, bring to boil
stirring constantly. Turn heat low and boil 5 minutes. Stir
occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla and several drops
food coloring (optional) Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, salt
and powdered milk Add all at once to mixture in pan. Stir until
cool enough to handle. Knead until stiff enough to hold its shape.
Shape into triangles, or any shape desired.

Makes 1 3/4 lb candy.

Orange Dreamsicle Fudge

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: dshane
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2001 7:46 AM
  Subject: Orange Dreamcicle Fudge

  To Phaedrus, I once had a recipe for a white fudge with an orange 
  swirl in it.It taste like an orange dreamcicle.I lost it.
  Can you help me?


Well, I found three recipes for dreamsicle fudge, and all are different. They're below. I hope one of them is the right one.


  Dreamsicle Fudge 

  1 lb. cream cheese, room temp. 
  6 cups powdered sugar 
  2 lbs. white chocolate 
  1 Tbsp. orange extract 
  Melt chocolate. Mix with cheese, then mix in powdered sugar and 
  flavoring. Spread in pan to set up. Keep refrigerated because of 
  cream cheese! 
  Dreamsicle Fudge

  3 cups sugar
  1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
  2/3 cup cream
  7 oz. marshmallow creme
  1 pkg. (12 oz.) vanilla chips
  3 tsp. orange flavoring
  12 drops yellow food color
  9 drops red food color

  Mix sugar, cream and butter into heavy pan and boil until it reaches 
  the soft ball stage on candy thermometer, about 5 minutes. Add 
  marshmallow creme and chips. Mix well. Remove 1 cup of mixture and 
  set aside. Add orange flavoring and food colors to mixture in pot. 
  Stir well and pour into greased 11 x 13 or 9 inch dish. Stir in white 
  mixture and pour on top, then swirl with knife. Chill to cool. 
  Dreamsicle Fudge 

  1 1/2 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup butter (no subsitutes), Divided 
  3 cups sugar 
  3/4 cup whipping cream 
  1 pkg (10-12 oz) vanilla or white chips 
  1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme 
  3 teaspoons orange extract 
  12 drops yellow food coloring 
  5 drops red food coloring 
  Grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan with 1 1/2 teaspoon butter. 
  In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cream and remaining butter. 
  Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to 
  a boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes. 
  Remove from heat; stir in chips and marshmallow creme until smooth. 
  Remove 1 cup and set aside. 
  Add orange extract and food colorings to remaining mixture; stir 
  until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Drop the reserved marshmallow 
  mixture by tablespoonfulls over top; cut through mixture with a knife 
  to swirl. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares. 
  About 2 1/2 lbs. 

Sour Cream Apple Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Janet 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:48 PM
  Subject: C&H Brown Sugar

  in the mid 1960's C&H had an 'Apple Kuchen" recipe on the back of the 
  brown sugar box.
  I was young at the time and didn't know I needed to save it.  I have 
  search many books with recipes having the same name and have yet to 
  find it.  It was made in a regular pit crust and the apples were covered 
  with brown sugar and sour cream.  I would like to find that recipe. 

Hi Janet,

Well, as is usually the case, I didn't find any recipe that mentioned C & H Brown Sugar. People just don't post recipes that way, saying "from the C & H box", etc. I suppose they're afraid that C & H or whomever would not like it.

The problem in searching for this was the name that C&H gave their recipe. "Apple Kuchen" means "apple cake", but what you are describing is a sour cream & apple pie. So, using that name, I was able to find recipes that used apples, sour cream, and brown sugar in a regular pie shell. Hopefully, one of them is close to the recipe that you recall.


  Amish  Sour  Cream  Apple  Pie 

   Ingredients : 
   1 c. sour cream
   1 egg
   3/4 c. sugar
   2 tbsp. flour
   1/4 tsp. salt
   1 tsp. vanilla
   2 1/2 c. diced apples, peeled
   1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
  Crumb Topping:
   1/2 c. brown sugar
   1/4 c. butter
   1/3 c. flour
   1 tsp. cinnamon

   Preparation : 
      Beat cream and egg together.  Add flour, sugar, salt and vanilla.
    Mix until smooth.  Stir in apples.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25
   minutes. Remove from oven and spread with crumb topping.  Bake 20
   more minutes.  Mix until crumbly. 
  Spiked  Apple  Pie 

   Ingredients : 
   6 tart green apples thinly sliced
   1/2 c. sugar
   4 tbsp. brown sugar
   1/2 tsp. cinnamon
   1/4 tsp. allspice
   1/4 c. brandy
   1 unbaked pie crust
   1 c. sour cream
   1 egg
   1/4 c. sugar

   Preparation : 
      In large bowl mix all dry ingredients, add apples and coat, place
   in unbaked pie shell, pour brandy over.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40
   minutes.  Beat sour cream, egg and sugar, and pour over pie, bake 12
   minutes longer.  Sprinkle pie with cinnamon and sugar.  Cool to room
   temperature and serve.
  Sour  Cream  Apple  Pie

   Ingredients : 
   1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
   1 c. sour cream
   1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
   1 egg
   1 c. sugar
   2 tbsp. flour
   1/2 tsp. salt
   4-5 c. peeled and sliced apples
  TOPPING:--1/2 c. light brown sugar
   1a/3 c. flour
   1 stick margarine

   Preparation : 
     Mix all of above and place in pie shell.  Bake at 400 degrees
   until apples are done.  Add topping and bake another 15 minutes at
   350 degrees.     
   Sour  Cream  Apple  Pie

   Ingredients : 
   Unbaked pie crust
   3-4 apples, sliced and diced
   1 c. sour cream
   2 tbsp. flour
   1/4 tsp. salt
   1 tsp. vanilla
   1 egg
   3/4 c. white sugar
   1/4 c. brown sugar
   1/3 c. flour
   2 tbsp. butter

Preparation : 
In bowl, mix together sour cream, 2 tablespoons flour, salt,
vanilla, egg and white sugar.  Fold into apples.  Pour into crust. 
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.  Meanwhile for topping, combine
brown sugar and 1/3 cup flour; cut in butter.  Take pie from oven
and top with topping.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 more minutes.  
From: "Diane" 
Subject: C & H Sour Cream Apple Pie
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2010 7:07 PM


I was doing a search for the above because I didn't want to type it in myself. 
My mom gave me her copy of the cut out from the back of the C& H package years ago. 
I noticed that one of your requests was for this and you couldn't find it but found 
something similar.

Here is the original recipe:

Sour Cream Apple Pie

5 large tart apples 
1 pastry-lined 9" pie pan 
1 Tb lemon juice 
3/4 c C & H Granulated Sugar 
1/3 c Flour 
1/4 tsp Salt 
1 tsp Cinnamon 
1/4 tsp Nutmeg 
1/4 c Butter or margarine 
1/2 c sour cream

Peel and cut apples into thick slices. Arrange slices in overlapping rows in 
pastry-lined pie pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, 
and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Spoon over apples. Spread sour cream 
over top. Bake in 350 F oven 50 to 55 minutes until apples are tender. 
1 pie  8 servings. 

Chocolate Glaze

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: diane 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 6:04 AM
  Subject: Re: buttercream

  Your buttercream worked great!!! I also need a chocolate glaze 
  that is melt/sticky proof in the tropical heat. Is there such a 
  thing?  What I used before was a ganache that was so sticky and 
  even melts even if exposed to the tropical heat for even five minutes.


Hi Diane,

I'm glad the buttercream worked for you! Try the chocolate glaze recipe below. If it still melts, try reducing the water to 2 tbsp & just stir longer. It may not drizzle quite as well, but that may be the trade-off so that it doesn't melt in the heat. Use the butter-flavor shortening in this one, too.


  Chocolate  Glaze  Frosting

   Ingredients : 
   1/4 c. cocoa
   2 tbsp. shortening
   2 tbsp. light corn syrup
   3 tbsp. water
   2 c. confectioners' sugar
   1/4 tsp. vanilla

   Preparation : 
     Combine cocoa, 3 tablespoons water, shortening and corn syrup in
   medium saucepan.  Stir over low heat until shortening melts and
   mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat; beat in sugar and vanilla. 
   Pour over top of cake allowing to drizzle over sides.  

Homemade Marshmallow Creme

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rafael 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 8:45 PM

  I hope you can help me. All I need is to make marshmellow creme. 
  I am in Merida Mexico and it is not available here. We have 
  marshmellows but not the creme for Ice Cream topping and other uses. 
  Can you help?

  Thank you,


Hello Rafael,

Perhaps I can help. I did find recipes for making homemade marshmallow creme. The main ingredient in this is not marshmallows, but white corn syrup and egg whites. See the recipes below.


  Marshmallow  Creme

   Ingredients : 
   3 pasteurized egg whites ("Just Whites")
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1 tbsp. vanilla
   2 c. white corn syrup
   2 c. powdered sugar, sifted

   Preparation : 
      Combine first 3 ingredients and beat 10 minutes at high speed;
   until thick.  Add corn syrup and then powdered sugar at low speed.  
   Then add vanilla and  beat until well blended. Makes 2 quarts.  
    Homemade  Marshmallow  Creme

   Ingredients : 
   2 c. sugar
   1 c. water
   2 c. Karo syrup
   1 c. pasteurized egg whites ("Just Whites")
   1/2 c. Karo syrup

   Preparation : 
     Cook sugar, water and Karo syrup to 240 degrees.  In large bowl
   beat egg whites and 1/2 cup Karo until mixed.  Beat by hand until
   light and fluffy. Slowly add hot syrup while beating.  When  all is
   mixed beat hard for 3 minutes.  Add 4 teaspoon vanilla.  


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