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.
Hold your horses, you don’t have to live in Kentucky to celebrate this festive southern tradition that takes place at Churchill Downs the first weekend in May. At the Derby spectators line the infield inside the track to enjoy finger foods and Mint Juleps at individual small parties and receptions. Celebrate in style in your own infield-backyard with an easy but elegant table spread that your guests will enjoy.
Blueberry Swirl Pound Cake is rich in flavor with sweet blend of blueberries and cream. Lightly sweetened blueberry puree is layered in the cake batter and gently swirled before baking. This pound cake is perfectly wonderful all on its own, but when topped with a handful of fresh picked-ripe berries it becomes a sensational taste of summer.