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Fruits and Veggie Recipes for this Spring

It is officially springtime, which means fruits and vegetables of the most savory flavors.

With this comes delicious recipes for these two food groups. Enjoy these recipes on a sunny day (if the sun is here to stay)!

Pina Colada Pie in a Jar – Courtesy of Delish

Ingredients:

Courtesy of Delish

3 c. finely crushed graham crackers
12 tbsp. butter, melted
2 15-ounce cans crushed pineapple
2 c. heavy cream
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes, toastedIn a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with butter and stir until combined.

Make crust: In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with butter and stir until combined.
Make pineapple layer: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, heat crushed pineapple until thick and jammy, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, make cream layer: In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in cream cheese and sugar. (For best results, transfer mixture to a piping bag.)
Among four mason jars, layer graham cracker crust, pineapple (using a spoon), and cream, alternating until you reach the top of the jar.
Garnish with toasted coconut and serve.

Strawberry Glazed Pie – Courtesy of AllRecipes

Ingredients:

6 organic sliced strawberries

2/3 cup of white sugar

Courtesy of Karin Christian

1 cup of water

4 tablespoons of strawberry Jell-O

4 tablespoons of cornstarch

One 9 inch prepared graham cracker crust

Mix together the sugar, water, gelatin and cornstarch in a medium large saucepan. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
Fold in the sliced strawberries, toss until well coated. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
Chill until well set. Serve topped with whipped cream.

Buffalo-Style Celery Sticks – Courtesy of Martha Stewart

4 ounces of blue cheese

2 ounces of cream cheese

6 celery stalks

Cayenne pepper

Courtesy Martha Stewart

In a small bowl, mix 2 ounces each of blue cheese and cream cheese until smooth. With a small spoon or knife, stuff 6 large celery stalks, rinsed and dried, with cheese mixture.
Crumble another 2 ounces blue cheese on top, and sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper. Cut stalks in half.

Broccoli Quiche – Courtesy of AllRecipes

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of butter

1 minced onion

1 minced teaspoon of garlic

2 cups of fresh broccoli

One 9-inch unbaked pie crust

1.5 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

4 stirred eggs

1.5 cups of milk

1 teaspoon of salt

0.5 teaspoon of black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese.
Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 50 minutes, or until center has set.

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