Desserts Recipes

Chocolate Chunks with Pistachios and Cherries

Ingredients 12 ounces bittersweet Baker?s chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup whole milk 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shelled pistachios 1 cup dried tart cherries Directions In large microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate, milk, butter, and salt. Place bowl in microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Remove […]

Orange Italian Cream Cake

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 5 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut Fresh Orange Curd (follows) 3 cups Pecan-Cream Cheese Frosting (follows) 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, lightly toasted (optional) […]

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups unsalted butter, softened 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups lightly packed light brown sugar Pinch of salt Directions Preheat oven to 275°. Beat all ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer just until combined. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut […]

Pineapple Dessert

Ingredients 1 pkg. butter pecan cake mix 1 stick (½ cup) margarine, melted 2 cans(10 oz,) crushed pineapple 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans Whipped topping, optional Directions Grease a 9 x13 inch pan. Spread the two cans of pineapple evenly in pan with juice. Sprinkle cake mix over pineapple in even layer. Drizzle melted margarine […]

Butter Tarts

Ingredients Pate Brisee (Short Crust Pastry): 1 1/4 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon (14 grams) granulated white sugar 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, chilled, and cut into 1 inch (2.54 cm) pieces 1/8 to 1/4 cup (30 – 60 ml) ice water Butter Tart Filling: 1/3 cup unsalted butter, […]

Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients 4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 cup granulated white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup cake flour, sifted 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut Directions In a stainless steel bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and salt. When this mixture […]

Raspberry Squares

Ingredients Oatmeal Base: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, divided Filling: 1 cup raspberry jam or preserves (homemade or store bought) Directions Preheat […]

Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake

Ingredients 1 pkg. spice cake mix 1 cup pumpkin 1/2 cup oil 1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix 3 eggs 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup chopped pecans Whole pecans to top cake Directions Blend ingredients and beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 5 minutes; add chopped pecans. Grease and flour […]

Pumpkin Dessert

Ingredients 1 pkg. (18 ¼ oz.) yellow cake mix 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 egg Filling: 1 can (30 oz.) pumpkin pie filling 1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten Topping: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon Directions In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts 3 tablespoons brown sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups canned solid pack pumpkin 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 […]

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