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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Popcorn Pie

I've discovered a great Canadia site where you can buy farmers market goods direct from the farm. Whilst perusing the delectable Jones Popcorn site, I came across some rather unusual recipes.

My favourite:
Chocolate Popcorn Pie
2 quarts popcorn
Light glaze recipe (see below)
1 - 6-oz package of chocolate pie filling
Whipped cream (for garnish)

Drizzle glaze over popcorn and stir until uniformly coated. Press into 9 inch pie plate, building edges higher than pie plate edge and allow to cool. Prepare pie filling according to package directions. Spoon into popcorn pie shell. Garnish with whipped cream.

Light Popcorn Glaze
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
½ cup butter

Cook to 260 degrees (hard ball stage). Pour over popcorn and mix thoroughly.

Unusual...but strangely appealing
Chocolate Popcorn Squares
1 7-oz jar marshmallow crème
12 oz chocolate pieces
½ cup light corn syrup
6 cups unsalted popcorn

Combine marshmallow crème, chocolate pieces and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture is well blended. Pour over popcorn, and mix well. Press into well buttered 9X9X2 inch pan. Cut into 1 inch squares

Something everyone likes!
Caramel Popcorn
½-lb package dairy fresh caramels (about 28)
2 Tbsp water
2 quarts popcorn (salted)

Add water to caramels and melt in top of double boiler or in the microwave. Toss mixture with popcorn until every kernel is coated. Spread and dry on greased surface. Break apart.

Popcorn Balls
2 cups sugar
¾ cup frozen fruit juice concentrate (orange, lemonade, limeade, grape)
¾ cup water
½ cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vinegar
½ tsp salt
5 quarts unsalted popcorn

Combine all ingredients, except popcorn in a heavy sauce pan. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook to 250 degrees on a candy thermometer. Mixture will bubble up in pan; so watch it to keep it from boiling over. Pour slowly over hot popcorn and mix until well coated. Let stand 5 minutes or until mixture can be easily formed into balls. Butter hands and form 3 inch balls.


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