This Apple Dumpling Pastry is made with puff pastry strips wrapped around a 3 minute microwaved whole apple that has been peeled, cored and filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, currents and chopped pecans. The pastry is brushed with an egg wash and baked in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes. The pastry turns into a beautifully golden fall apple shaped pastry. No sauce here but a scoop of cinnamon vanilla ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce would be a great accompaniment.
What is more American than a Cherry or Apple Pie? Mini Lemon Cherry Pies are easy to assemble and serve. Greek yogurt and Lemon Curd are creamed together for the filling of the mini graham cracker crust pies. Canned cherry pie filling covers the top of the custard making these desserts one for the record.
Celebrate Easter with this lemon creme and marshmallow filled cake fashioned like a Spring time Straw Hat. The 12 inch round cake is layered with lemon pastry creme with a hollowed cake “crown ” filled with marshmallow, cream cheese and whipped cream . The cake is frosted with lemon frosting. A dot and drag icing technique decorates the sides of the “brim” of the cake while a few purple pansies sit pretty around the “crown” along the lavender ribbon band and bow. You can make this too and just in time for Easter Dinner.
The Kentucky Derby Bars have a solid filling with toasted pecans and mini chocolate chips making this graham cracker crust dessert sweet and decadent. So rich and delicious you will want to eat these with a Cucumber Mint Julep Spritzer if you are hosting a Kentucky Derby Party.
Pumpkin pie with spice nut crust recipe is made with pecans & butter with a rich creamy pumpkin filling with ground cinnamon, ginger and allspice. The secret ingredient with this pie is Sweetened Condensed milk instead of evaporated milk. Baked until golden brown, the pie performs beautifully with no cracks or separation from the crust! YUM!!!
Christmas Cookie Countdown-Stained Glass Chocolates are made with dark chocolate as the base with chopped dried apricots, cranberries and pistachios. No mixing, no baking, no refrigeration. Just melt the 60% dark cocoa chocolate, drop in rounds on baking sheet and add chopped fruits and nuts. You will love this easy and healthy candy… well sort of healthy.. dark chocolate is good for you!
Easter Bunny Cake just in time for Easter Dinner or Spring Parties! The bunny cake takes shape pretty easily, it is made from a 6″ round coconut cake cut in half and shaped like a bunny. The bunny ears are made from melted candy melts and the cotton tail is a frosted cream puff. You will love making this small creation, it will serve about 6, but she is so cute sitting on the buffet table. Read more to see how to shape the cake, frost and decorate.