Yes, I titled this post Buffins and Easy Fruit Pies. Don't worry, if you don't know what buffins are all you need to do is continue to read.
Buffin is a word my friend, LK Rigel, gave me the other day when I said I couldn't decide if what I had just made was a muffin or a biscuit. Okay, she didn't really give me the word, I stole it.
Muffin, biscuit or buffin, they were pretty tasty.
I found the recipe a while ago and put off making them until I had nothing else in the kitchen. I won't be putting them off next time I'm in the mood for a buffin, that's for sure.
Ham and Cheese Buffins
3 cups Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup or 4 oz. shredded cheese
3/4 cup chopped fully cooked ham
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
Slightly beat eggs, stir in Bisquick, milk and oil until moistened. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese and ham. Spoon the batter into the sprayed muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the tops of batter.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Buffins aren't the only thing I've been up to. I made some cute little pies that were so easy and not too bad, either.
The recipe I followed, well kind of followed, was supposed to be an Vanilla Almond fruit tart. I cheated, of course.
I bought most of the ingredients for the crust and was going to do this the proper way, but I found those tiny little premade graham cracker crusts and just had to make individual pies.
Individual Vanilla Almond Fruit Pies
2 packages of Jello-O Vanilla instant pudding
2 cups cold milk
2 cups thawed Cool Whip
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
12 individual size graham cracker crusts (The come in packs of 6)
Beat pudding mix and milk according to package directions - approximately 2 minutes with a whisk or mixer. Stir in Cool Whip and almond extract. Spoon into crusts. Refrigerate for three hours.
I cheated on this one again. I refrigerated the pudding mix over night and spooned it into the crusts right before serving.
Use fruit of your choice to top the pies. I wanted strawberries, but I couldn't find any at the local store. Instead I used kiwi, raspberries and blueberries.
I made this for a writers group meeting that I hosted and the ladies said they enjoyed them. And the best part - they were VERY easy.
And now - I'm in the mood for donuts!