Contributed by: NAPSA
History You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
(NAPSA) - In 1902, America was a rapidly growing and changing nation. It was a time of invention, industrial innovation and accelerated immigration, blending cultures and cuisines. It was also a time when many favorite all-American foods-such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, animal crackers and banana splits- first became popular.
The syrup, now considered as American as apple pie, is an essential ingredient in a Stars and Stripes Cheesecake or a delicious Cran-Blueberry Pie:
Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 25 minutes - Chill Time: 1 hour
Preheat oven to 325 F. To prepare graham cracker crust: Combine crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar. Press into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
To prepare cheesecake: Beat cream cheese, sugar and corn starch in a large bowl with mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in corn syrup, eggs and lemon juice until blended and smooth.
Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or just until set.
Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate until well chilled. Arrange blueberries (about 30 to 40) in rows in upper left corner of cheesecake to form a rectangle, spacing rows about 1/2 inch apart (to leave room for whipped cream).
Arrange halved strawberries on top of remaining portion of cheesecake also in rows about 3/4 inch apart, like a flag. Place whipped cream in a plastic bag and snip off the corner of the bag.
Use the bag to pipe whipped cream between the rows of blueberries and strawberries, completing the flag design. Keep refrigerated.
Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine blueberries, cranberries, sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, cinnamon and salt in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until cranberry skins begin to pop.
Assemble pie by placing one crust in pie plate. Pour in filling. Top with remaining crust. Flute edges and cut slits in top crust to vent. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Stir powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Spread over hot crust. Cool pie on wire rack. (Let pie cool completely before cutting, or filling will be runny.)
You will find more recipes and tips at www.karosyrup.com, or call (866) 430-KARO (5276).
Makes 1 Pie (8 Servings)
Serving Size: Makes 15 Servings
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