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Frozen Key Lime Pie

For the Crust:1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/4 cup sugar6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted For the Filling:6 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature1/4 cup sugar1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk2 tablespoons grated lime zest3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes) For the Decoration:1 cup (1/2 pint) [ ... ]

Ginger Cookie-Mashed Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 48 cookies A simple slice-and-bake technique makes this cookie quick and efficient. Plus, it produces uniformly sized cookies. This recipe yields double the cookies you will need for the sandwiches. Freeze extra cookies for later, or double the ice cream and make more ice cream sandwiches Ingredients For the ice [ ... ]

Peach & Plum Crisp

5-6 cups sliced peaches 2 cups sliced plums 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Cooking spray 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter melted melted vanilla low-fat ice cream Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand [ ... ]


Serve with ice cream. Use an oven proof skillet. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. from Cook’s Illustrated Serves: 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2½ Tablespoons butter, unsalted 4 pears, ripe Bosc, peeled, halved and cored 1¼ cups wine, dry white ½ cup apricots, dried and quartered ⅓ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice ⅓ [ ... ]

Berry Cobbler

This couldn’t be easier to make, it can be made with whatever fruit looks good. Plus, you can bake it in whatever dish or pan you have, from a 3-quart casserole to a large skillet. 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup unbleached all-purpose [ ... ]

Peach and Blueberry Crisp

ingredients 6 peaches pitted and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges 1 cup blueberries, picked over and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into [ ... ]

Vanilla Rice Pudding

6 cups Milk, 1 % or 2 % 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup arborio rice ( Italian short grain ) 1 Tablespoon vanilla ( please use Real Vanilla) 1/4 teaspoon salt cinnamon for sprinkling ontop if desired. using a 4 litre saucepan add milk, vanilla and sugar, heat to boiling over medium heat stirring [ ... ]
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Berry Crisp

Berries: 1 pint blueberries 1 pint raspberries 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup tart cherriess or 1/4 cup tart cherry juice or 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest Streusel Topping: ½ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar ½ cup slivered almonds ¼ teaspoon [ ... ]

Apple Crisp Trifle

This dessert turns an apple crisp into an elegant trifle.From Anna Olson. Not a typical trifle, this holiday dessert is made by layering chilled apple crisp with a Bourbon spiked pastry cream and toasted pecans. Pastry cream: • 1⁄2 cup half-and-half cream • 1⁄2 cup milk • 4 egg yolks • 1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar • 2 1⁄2 [ ... ]

Peach Flambe

Ingredients: 4 Peaches, ripe but not soft 5 tbsp. Butter 5 tbsp. Brown sugar I just poured about 1/4 cup Rum, dark, to taste Preparation: Take 4 ripe, peaches, cut in half, then slice in about 4 or 5 slices. Melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar; stir. Add peaches. [ ... ]

Baked Peaches with an Almond Crust

The almond paste can be prepared in advance, but the peaches must be stuffed and baked and served hot directly from the oven. 6 tbsp ground almonds 2 tbsp brown sugar or honey or maple syrup 1 tbsp softened unsalted butter 2 large ripe peaches (not cling type) 1 [ ... ]


4 3/4 cups whole milk 7 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup short-grain or medium-grain rice 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise or 1 teaspoon pure extract. 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1 cup chilled whipping cream 1 16-ounce package frozen pitted cherries, thawed 1 lemon, quartered 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water Combine milk, [ ... ]

Pear, Cranberry and Vanilla Crumble

Recipe Oh, how I love a good crumble. I think they’re pretty much the most comforting and homey desserts in the world. This one pairs soft sweet pears with sparklingly tart cranberries. Real vanilla seeds lace the flavours together, and a generous crunchy topping is “the icing on the [ ... ]

Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Loaf

Serves 10 or more This may be my favorite dessert. It keeps so well you can freeze it for up to a month, then when someone drops by, you can instantly pull it out of the freezer and offer a slice. Also, it’s so easy to make but look’s [ ... ]


Prepare this a day ahead so all of the elements can meld and the ladyfingers to soften fully. 1 1/4 cups strawberry preserves 1/3 cup plus 4 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur 1/3 cup orange juice 1 pound mascarpone cheese, room temperature 1 1/3 cups chilled whipping cream 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla [ ... ]

Hawaiian Tart

Ingredients: Crust · 2 x large egg whites · 1/2 cup sugar · 1/2 tsp vanilla extract · 2 cups unsweetened coconut, medium shred Mousse · 1 cup mascarpone cheese · 1/2 cup sugar · 1 tsp lime zest · 3 tbsp lime juice · 1/2 cup mango pulp (about ½ large mango) Garnish · 1 x ripe passion fruit, pulp [ ... ]

Blackout Sundaes

Blackout Sundaes Fudge brownies: or your favorite recipe 10 bars (1.5 ounces each) Godiva® Dark Chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into tablespoons 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 2 bars (1.5 ounces each) Godiva® Milk Chocolate, coarsely chopped Chocolate ice [ ... ]

Sour Cherry Apple Crisp

Sour Cherry Apple Crisp Serves: 8 to 12 Ingredients 8 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 13 oz. jar SOUR CHERRY JAM 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest, chopped 2 tablespoons flour Topping: 2 cups quick oats 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup [ ... ]

Apples with Crumb Topping

Apples with Crumb Topping Crumb topping is a favorite on almost any dessert. Use apples that are good for baking such as Winesap, Rome Beauty, or Granny Smith. For the topping: 1/2 cup quick-cooking (not instant) oatmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup chopped [ ... ]


MIXED BERRY COMPOTE Use any mixture of berries in this simple, quick compote. It tastes great over ice cream or pound cake. Active time: 5 min Start to finish: 5 min 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups mixed berries (3/4 lb) such as [ ... ]

Low Fat Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse Graham Wafer Crust 1 1/2 graham cracker crumbs 3 tbsp. margarine, melted 3 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp sugar Mousse Mixture 12 oz can 2% evaporated milk, chilled for 24 hours 3 oz pkg. lemon jello 1 1/4 c. boiling water 1/2 cup sugar Juice of 2 lemons preheat oven to 350 deg. spray a 9×12 pyrex casserole [ ... ]

Pear, Cherry & Apricot Crisp

Pear, Cherry & Apricot Crisp You can bake this autumn fruit crisp in individual ramekins or in one large baking dish. For the crisp topping: 6-3/4 oz. (1-1/2 cups) flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 lb. (16 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cubed and chilled For the filling: 7 ripe yet firm pears (I like [ ... ]


Serve the crisp warm, topped with vanilla ice cream. Topping 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 7 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut 2/3 cup sliced almonds (about 2 3/4 ounces) Fruit 3 1/2 pounds pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges 1 cup [ ... ]

The Very Best Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares They are fabulous! Lemon Squares For the crust 1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temp. 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 tsp. salt For the filling 6 extra-large eggs at room temp. 3 cups granulated sugar 2 TBSP. grated lemon zest (about 4 lemons) 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup all-purpose flour Confectioners’ sugar, for [ ... ]

Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Cranberries

6 cups 2% milk ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup Arborio Rice (Italian short-grain rice) ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla In a 4 quart saucepan, add milk and sugar heat to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice, bring to a boil. Reduce [ ... ]

Greek Honey Doughnuts

Doughnuts 2 teaspoons active dried yeast 2 cups cake flour, sifted 11/2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 cup warm milk 1 egg, beaten Oil for deep-frying Syrup 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup water ( or just warm honey and drizzle over) 1 cup sugar Nutty cinnamon sugar 1/3 cup pistachio nuts, chopped 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup [ ... ]

Lemon Yogurt Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup plain milk yogurt 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided 3 extra-large eggs 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons) 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice For the glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Preheat [ ... ]
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White Chocolate Raspberry Tart

½ cup (125 mL) whipping cream 1 lb (500 g) white chocolate ½ cup (125 mL) mascarpone cheese 2 cups (500 mL) raspberries One 9-inch (23-cm) prebaked sweet Pastry shell (recipe follows) Garnish ½ cup (125 mL) shaved dark chocolate 1. Bring cream to boil in large pot over medium heat. Remove from heat and [ ... ]

Raspberry Trifle

8″ white, sponge, or pound cake(cute into small cubes) 5 c. raspberries(fresh or frozen) 4 c blanc mange(recipe to follow) 1/2 c raspberry jam 2 tbsp frangelico or other nut flavoured liqeur 1 1/2 c. whipping cream, whipped-makes about 3 cups 2 tbsp icing sugar 1/4 c. toasted almonds(slivered or pieces) Put half of the cubed [ ... ]

Bavarian Apple Torte

6-8 servings Base 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour Filling 8 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Topping 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups apples, peeled,cored & sliced 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1. Preheat oven to 450. 2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. 3. Blend in flour. 4. Press into 9″ springform pan. 5. Combine cream [ ... ]

Banana Split Brownie Pizza

1 (20-ounce) box fudge brownie mix (recommended: Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix) 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved 2 tablespoons sugar 2 bananas, sliced and tossed in lemon juice to prevent browning 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1 cup chopped nuts Chocolate ice cream topping or [ ... ]


Ingredients: 1 can orange soda pop 8 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup milk 2 (8 oz each) tubs Cool Whip 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup melted butter Directions: Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan with a single piece of extra wide aluminum foil as [ ... ]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

I saw this chocolate glazed peanut butter tart in an old issue of Fine Cooking magazine, I knew I had to make it. I mean, the tart looks like a Reese’s peanut butter cup! Jeff’s Favorite! The filling is an amazingly decadent peanut butter pastry cream. Jeff, do we [ ... ]
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Cream Puffs / Profiteroles

I take the cream puff and fill it with whipped cream or ice cream, then add a chocolate or caramel drizzle, You can serve three profiteroles together on a plate Or just serve them plain; they’re more “pop-able” that way.  Cream puffs: 1 cup water 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 [ ... ]

Cream Puff Gateau

This cake is made from choux pastry, the same dough used to make éclairs. It’s easier to make than you might think, and the end result is irresistible 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces, plus more for buttering pans 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs, at [ ... ]

Cream Puff Cake

This assembly of choux paste layers makes a giant éclair. Looks like a cake but goes together like pastry. A filling of whipped cream and pudding is a shortcut for “crème légère” (usually made with homemade pastry cream or custard). You may forego the white icing glaze and [ ... ]

Roasted apple with maple-drizzled fruits and vanilla ice cre

Combine chopped pecans and chopped dried fruit (raisins, dates, figs, cranberries all work) and toss with maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice or nutmeg or all three. Fill the cavities of cored apples with the fruits and nuts, dot each with butter, put into a baking [ ... ]

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Curd 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 teaspoons cornstarch 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Batter 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch salt 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup canola oil Grated zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lemon juice Directions Lemon Curd 1. In a saucepan [ ... ]

Momofuku’s Crack Pie

I thought I would tell you that I made this a couple weeks ago. And it was great. Just Loved It!!!!! I made 2 pies and froze one before I baked it. A few days later, I baked the frozen pie and just added a couple more minutes to [ ... ]