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Wednesday, October 10, 2001



Electric Kitchen

Fruit recipes in the spotlight

"The Electric Kitchen" airing in the first half of October features Chad Kanehira, produce manager of Safeway's Kaneohe store with recipes using fruit.

"Electric Kitchen" airs at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 8:30 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday on Oceanic Cable Channel 16. It also airs on Maui at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Calabash Channel 44 (52 in Lahaina) and on the Big Island at 5 p.m. Monday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Na Leo o Hawaii Channel 55 in Hilo and Kona.

Here are some of Kanehira's recipes. All the recipes from the show, as well as an archive of recipes dating to 1995, are available at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Web site,

Mango-Cream Cheese Delight

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 8-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 6-ounce package orange flavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
4 cups diced mangoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour and powdered sugar; cut in butter. Mix in nuts. Lightly press into a 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan. Bake 15 minutes or until golden; cool.

Beat cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust; chill until firm.

Dissolve gelatin in the boiling water; cool. Arrange mangoes over cream-cheese layer. Pour gelatin over mangoes; chill until firm. Cut in squares. Serves 24.

Nutritional information unavailable.

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