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Save money by keeping your pastry fresh and eating all of it.  No one likes pastry when it gets old, and it is not thrift conscious to throw it away.  Most pastry can be frozen.  If you have more than you need, freeze it.  If your pastry is just a little, dry, you can make it moist again by putting a wet paper towel around it, and heating it for 10 seconds in the microwave. 


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Here are a couple simple and frugal recipes that make delicious pastry


Easy Apple Pie Filling Cake


1 yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 20-ounce can of apple pie filling

The Topping

1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix the cake mix (without water) with the eggs and the apple pie filling.  Stir and beat until thoroughly moistened. Pour batter into a 9x13 inch pan.

Mix the butter, flour, chopped pecans and cinnamon.  Spread over the batter.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top.


Homemade Coffee Cake


1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup nuts, finely chopped

Combine the vegetable oil, the egg, and the milk. 

Sift together the dry ingredients, and then add to the liquid ingredients.  Mix well.

Put in a 9x9x2 greased pan.  Mix all the ingredients for the topping, and sprinkle over cake batter.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.








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