Feel better with these fall recipes

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Published on September 22, 2021 with No Comments

Hot Spiced Tea

This is an old family favorite, hot spiced tea. Definitely a seasonal comfort beverage. Use fresh juices with pulp. The flavors are different. 


 6 cups water 

 1 teaspoon whole cloves 

 1 (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick 

 6 tea bags (such as Lipton®) 

 3/4 cup orange juice 

 1/2 cup white sugar 

 1/4 cup pineapple juice 

 2 tablespoons lemon juice 


1. Pour water into a pot; add cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea bags to water and set aside to steep until the tea is to your preferred strength, at least 5 minutes. Remove and discard cloves, cinnamon stick, and tea bags. 

2. Stir orange juice, sugar, pineapple juice, and lemon juice together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir the juice mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Pour juice mixture into the spiced tea; serve hot.

Pumpkin-Spiced Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

A perfect dessert for fall potlucks, delicious pumpkin bars are made even better with cream cheese frosting.


4 eggs 

2 cups granulated sugar 

1 cup vegetable oil 

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 

2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour 

2 teaspoons baking powder 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 

1 cup raisins, if desired 

Cream Cheese Frosting 

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 

2 to 3 teaspoons milk 

1 teaspoon vanilla 

4 cups powdered sugar 

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired 


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. 

2. In large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar, oil and pumpkin with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Stir in raisins. Spread in pan. 

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and bars spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 2 hours. 

4. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Spreading frosting over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 7 rows by 7 rows. Store covered in refrigerator. 

For recipes visit www.bettycrocker.com.

Source: www.tasteofhome.com/recipes

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