Friday, November 18, 2011

A Karen Carpenter Holiday: Peach Mabel @ Christmas

Karen Carpenter loved to cook. She enjoyed preparing everything from gourmet meals to baking cookies. The kitchen in her condo was custom built with the the latest and greatest in appliances and fixtures.

One of Karen's favorite treats to make was Peach Mabel, a deliciously creamy dessert.

The recipe was included in a celebrity charity recipe book which was sold to raise funds for Osteogenesis.

1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon almond essence
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 pint whipped cream
1 pkg. Knox gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 box vanilla wafers
2 cups peaches (canned & drained)
-Place wafers in plastic bag, half box at a time and crush with rolling.
-Spread on bottom of baking dish (8 x 11) or something similar. Save some to sprinkle on top.
-Mix butter, flavorings, salt & sugar in blender. Blend well. Add eggs and blend.
-Mix gelatin with water quickly & blend with other ingredients.
-Whip cream till stiff & fold into blended ingredients. Now fold in the drained & diced peaches.
-Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top. Refrigerate for a couple of hours

For your holiday pleasure please enjoy this interview Karen Carpenter did in December 1978 to promote the newly released "Christmas Portrait" album.

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Carpenters - Christmas Collection is a seasonal favorite that begs to be played every year. Karen Carpenter shines with her crystal perfect voice and the music is fantastically beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Are there other of Karen's (or even Agnes') recipes to be found anywhere? I saw the one for her iced tea somewhere (i forgot where I saw it), but I question it's validity since i remember it listing sugar as an ingredient, which I'm assuming Karen probably avoided.