Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Tis the Season ... for Baking!

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This time of year always gets me in the mood to get back into my kitchen and bake some yummy treats for my family. I could also attribute this to the nagging pregnancy sweet tooth that hasn't gone away, a postpartum remnant that I am certain my husband is still fond of!

This time of year also always sends my stress levels soaring, as I commit to party after party, and all of the cooking, baking and shopping that goes along with it! I do love a full calendar, and all of the extra time with family and friends, but I tend to let some of my responsibilities wait until the last minute, as I watch of mountain of to-do's pile up in front of me with only a few short weeks until Christmas Day.

No matter where I go during the next three weeks, you can believe I will more than likely have a dessert and/or dozen cookies or three with me when I leave the house. Because who doesn't love to munch on yummy treats while catching up with friends and family? Or is that just me? Have you ever tried to make a quick batch of cookies and forgotten to prep your trays with PAM Cooking Spray? I have definitely been there, and few things pain me more than throwing freshly baked cookies into the trash.

I am a long time lover of PAM Cooking Sprays. We pretty much always have at least one can in our pantry, and use them most nights while cooking dinner. They are also a favorite of my husband for grilling! Now, the new formula allows Original, Butter and Baking PAM Cooking Sprays to leave up to 99 percent less residue than margarine and bargain sprays. This means your dishes will come clean even faster, leaving you more time to spend with family and friends, and less time in your own kitchen (or someone else's), scrubbing the dishes. The new formula also has zero calories per serving. Double bonus!

If you're anything like me, you are probably making your shopping lists and planning out what to bring to each of your holiday events this year, so I thought I'd help you out and share one of my favorite new dessert recipes with you! A recipe that would not be the same without PAM Cooking Sprays

Apple-Cranberry Crisp (original recipe found here)

PAM Butter No-Stick Cooking Spray
6 large Granny Smith or other (tart) baking apples (I used Golden Delicious and they were great!), peeled and cut into cubes; 6 apples = about 8 cups
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cups (about 1 stick) cold, unsalted butter, cut into sections

Begin by preheating your oven to 375. Spray your baking dish generously. Add your apples and cranberries and set aside.

Next, add brown sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon to a food processor, cover and blend until mixture is smooth and fused well. Add butter cubes and pulse well until the mixture become coarse and crumb-like.

Add your crumb topping on top of your fruit, spreading out evenly. Spray with PAM Butter Spray until topping is evenly coated and moistened. Then, bake for 30 minutes, or until the topping becomes golden-brown and the filling appears bubbly.

Finally, preheat your broiler. Once it is finished baking, broil your dessert for 1-2 minutes, or until the topping is a nice, even golden brown. 

Voila! Simple, easy and super delicious! The flavor and colors of this dessert make it a perfect addition to any holiday table. 

And, now you can enter to win a beautiful holiday baking kit valued at $50! A winner will be selected at random and awarded 1 Full Size PAM Cooking Spray and gorgeous Le Creuset Baking dish in time for Christmas! Please read through terms & conditions of the giveaway listed below. 

This giveaway will run from TODAY (12/5/13) through Wednesday, December 11, 2013. A winner will be selected and announced on December 12th!

To Enter: 
Leave a comment telling me how you will use PAM Cooking Sprays in your kitchen this holiday season!


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Laura & Adam said...

Hey! We use cooking spray all e time with baking, but have never tried the "baking" blend. I would use it on my krumkake iron- kuru kale is a Scandinavian dessert and is light and delicious!

Unknown said...

This recipe looks so yummy! I think I would be lost during the holiday season without my Pam! My peanut butter brownie bites are a family favorite. I make them in a mini muffin tin and spray the pan with Pam before baking. They slide right out everytime!

Unknown said...

I have been wanting to try baking stuffing in muffin tins. I better use pam or the stuffing will never come out!

Unknown said...

I use Pam for everything! Especially during the holiday as I do a ton of holiday baking! I would so live to win this!

KaylaOrtiz said...

That recipe sounds amazing! I use PAM for everything. I have a huge family so I am constantly in the kitchen. I love baking in the winter so I'm sure I will be using a lot of PAM

Unknown said...

Omg this looks amazing! I love your blog! Check mine out when you have time xo!!

Anna said...

I use Pam for the holiday baking. Oh, and for pretty much everything else!

Lynnc said...

I use Pam for brownies, cakes, cookies, etc! It makes clean up much easier.

Kaitlin said...

Looks yum!! Made my mouth water just reading the recipe!

I use Pam all the time! The organic canola for chicken, fish, etc, and the baking one on cakes! Will need to try the butter variety now for sure.

JC said...

I would use Pam to bake gingerbread cookies.
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Amber said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious and perfect for those holiday parties! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try :)

Jessica said...

I always use te spray when baking cookies. It's a lifesaver.

Ashley Rycahk said...

I love Pam especially when baking cakes.

The Valentis said...

I use Pam cooking Spray for almost everything that goes in the oven! I love it for when I make sweet potato fries! Helps keep the seasoning on and the fries from sticking to the pan.

Unknown said...

We use Pam for just about EVERYTHING from everyday cooking to yummy desserts! With lots of fun Christmas baking in our near future, we'd love to try the Pam 'Baking' spray.

Unknown said...

How won't I use PAM? I use it for all of my holiday baking and then for all the cooking I use the Olive Oil PAM. It is the BEST!

Unknown said...

I will use PAM so many ways this holiday season including spraying many cookie sheets and for baking waffles and pancakes...yummy!

Kris L. said...

Your recipe looks delicious - can't wait to try it! We use Pam daily it seems! Will be making my favorite homemade spice cake and Pam is the only thing that keeps it from sticking to the pan!

Rachel said...

Yummy!! I'll use Pam for holiday cookies this year. :)

Megan Garrett said...

We love Pam at our house!

Megan Garrett said...

We love Pam at our house!

Unknown said...

I just used PAM the other day when Emmy and I were making brownies! Helps them slide right out.

Hilary said...


Unknown said...

I use PAM all the time for my cookies and especially love to make Oatmeal cookies with cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips during the holidays!

heath6786 said...

That recipe sounds delicious!