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Toasted Marshmallow Topping
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 4 1/2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Stir corn syrup, 1 cup water, and sugar in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Attach candy thermometer to side of pan. Boil syrup without stirring until thermometer registers 238°F, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush, about 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla in bowl of heavy-duty mixer fitted with whisk. When thermometer in syrup registers 230°F, beat whites at medium-low speed until peaks form. When thermometer registers 238°F, pour hot syrup down sides of bowl, beating until marshmallow topping is shiny and thick, about 2 minutes.
  3. Scrape topping into glass pie dish. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with inverted bowl (plastic wrap will stick). Let stand at room temperature. If topping hardens, microwave in 10-second intervals before browning.
  4. Preheat broiler. Broil marshmallow topping until surface is golden brown, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Recipe and Photo Source – Bon Apetit August 2007

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Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk pumpkin puree, 1 cup brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture; mix well. Fold in raisins.
  3. Beat 1/4 cup brown sugar with butter in a bowl until creamy and smooth. Whisk 2 tablespoons oats and 2 tablespoons flour, using a fork, into sugar-butter mixture until streusel topping is crumbly.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel topping.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.

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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 14
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in blueberries.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. For topping, combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Originally published as Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake in Best of Country Breads , p28

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Cinnamon Sticky Buns
Recipe Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Dough:
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon. salt
  • 4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) coarsely chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Make the dough. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Here’s a good photo and description of what the yeast should look like after several minutes.
  2. Add milk, butter, remaining sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, salt and 3 cups flour. Mix on low speed until blended. Switch to a dough hook and then, again on low speed, slowly incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour. Increase speed to medium, kneading dough until smooth and slightly sticky (adding a little more flour if too wet), 3 to 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, buttered bowl. Turn dough over in bowl to coat with the butter from the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (or 2 hours if not in an entirely warm place). After the dough has risen, punch down. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and let sit 20 minutes.
  3. Make the filling. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt butter; keep separate.
  4. Roll dough out into a 12″ x 18″ rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Starting with the long side, roll dough into a cylinder. Place seam side down on a flat surface and cut crosswise into 15 slices.
  5. Make the topping. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, honey and corn syrup over low heat; stir until sugar and butter are melted. Pour mixture into a greased 9″ x 13″ pan and sprinkle pecans on top.
  6. Place dough slices, flat side down, on top of prepared topping. Crowd them so they touch. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving room for the buns to rise, and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature while the oven pre-heats. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake buns until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove pan from oven and immediately (and carefully as not to spill hot topping on your toes!) invert onto a serving tray or baking dish. Let buns cool slightly and serve warm.

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Chocolate Trifle
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) bar chocolate candy
Instructions
  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch squares.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 8 ounces whipped topping until no streaks remain.
  3. In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, place half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture and half of the 12 ounce container of whipped topping. Repeat layers. Shave chocolate onto top layer for garnish. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.

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Chocolate Bourbon Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, more for greasing pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, more for dusting pan
  • 5 ounces high quality, unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup instant espresso (can use instant coffee)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup bourbon whiskey (can use 1/2 cup), more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar), for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a large bundt pan (10 cup capacity), or two 8- or 9-inch loaf pans. Melt chocolate in a microwave oven or in a double boiler over simmering water. Let cool.
  2. Put instant espresso and cocoa powder in a 2-cup (or larger) glass measuring cup. Add enough boiling water to come up to the 1 cup measuring line. Mix until powders dissolve. Stir in whiskey and salt; let cool.
  3. Beat softened butter until fluffy (2-3 minutes on high). Add sugar and beat until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract, baking soda and melted chocolate, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula.
  4. With the mixer on the lowest speed, beat in a third of the whiskey espresso cocoa mixture. When liquid is absorbed, beat in 1 cup flour. Repeat additions, ending with whiskey mixture. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until a cake tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes for Bundt pan (loaf pans will take less time, start checking them after 55 minutes).
  5. Transfer cake to a rack. Unmold after 15 minutes and sprinkle warm cake with more whiskey. Let cool. Sprinkle powdered sugar through a mesh sieve over the cake before serving.

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Apple Banana Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 apples – peeled, cored and shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour 24 muffin cups, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and buttermilk. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the mashed bananas and shredded apples. Fill each muffin cup half full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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Cracker Barrel Chocolate Pecan Pie Replica Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cups melted margarine
  • 1 cups pecans
  • 3 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Plain pastry shell
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, beat together eggs, and then add in sugar, mix well. Mix in corn syrup, salt, vanilla, and margarine. Place pecans and chocolate chips in pie shell. Add mixture. The pecans will rise up to the top when baking. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 50-60 minutes.

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Baked Apples
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold (see cooking apple varieties)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer, but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, currants/raisins, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).
  3. Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.
  4. Serve warm with vanilla icecream on the side.

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Limoncello Dessert
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pint lemon sorbet
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 4 jiggers limoncello, Italian lemon liqueur available at any large liqueur store, any lemon liqueur may be substituted
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Wafer cookies, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place 1 scoop of lemon sorbet along side 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream in each dessert cup. Top each serving with 1 jigger of the lemon liqueur. Grate the zest of 1 lemon on each bowl of sorbet and ice cream. Garnish cups with wafer cookies sticking out of the ice cream, then serve.

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