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Recipe: Pineapple Raisin Bread Pudding

Bread pudding has roots in many cultures’ food histories, from Europe to Argentina.  It’s a dessert that’s a great use for stale bread and can be flavored with so many different fruits and spices, so try experimenting!  Some other ideas include trying different dried fruits or using maple syrup in lieu of sugar. This is […]

Recipe: Sweet Apple and Persimmon Sauté

I know that you’re probably already skeptical of this recipe, given that it’s less common to have sautéed desserts.  But, I’m saving you fat and (obviously) calories by making this a sauté.  Normally, this sauté might be used as a filling for pies or other pastry desserts.  However, pastry itself is just refined flour and […]

Recipe: Kabocha Flan

Flan is a traditionally French dessert, a creamy, caramel-y custard (similar to crème brulee).  The main difference is that flan has a soft, liquid caramel on top vs. the hard, caramel shell of crème brulee.  In Europe it’s often made with a pastry crust, but the type we’re used to in the United States is […]

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Pockets with Vanilla Cream

I’m a sucker for a vegetable dessert.  I am.  I used to swear by canned pumpkin for this recipe (not canned pumpkin pie, but canned pumpkin).  However, it’s very easy to use a real pumpkin the taste is so much better. Pumpkin Pie is often made with tons of cream and sugar (what’s not to […]

Recipe: Sweet Corn Cakes

When I was in college at Boston University (and unconcerned with good nutrition), there were a million great restaurants to explore – most of which I couldn’t afford.  I discovered that one of my friends loved the restaurant chain Chi-Chi’s as much as I did so we’d make the 30+ minute excursion to Framingham, MA […]

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars

It’s often just about this time of year when I start missing all the summer berries, so I like to dig into my frozen stash and use a few to reminisce about the summer’s treats.  Think of this recipe as a dessert pancake, though I usually cut them into bars and snack.  If you want, […]

Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Applesauce

It has recently come to my attention that some of you are not fans of applesauce.  Huge mistake, in my opinion because applesauce is delicious.  I’m not talking about the processed kind that you buy in a jar, but the applesauce you make at home.  Maybe it’s a texture thing for you and you don’t […]

Recipe: Apple and Fig Spread

Most people in the northeast probably know that fall is apple season.  But the late summer and early fall is fig season too.  Right now we’re nearing the end of fresh, sweet farmers market figs.  This recipe takes advantage of the seasonal produce crossover from summer to fall.  I’ve also canned a pared down version […]

Recipe: Ginger Toffee Pie

If you’ve never had it, Banoffee Pie is a rich, creamy decadent dessert.  It originated in England and is made as a pastry dessert with bananas, cream, and toffee (sweetened condensed milk aka dulce du leche).  We’re nearing the 40th birthday of Banoffee Pie and I thought a tribute to its deliciousness is in order.  Unfortunately […]

Recipe: Grilled Apricots with Sweet Mascarpone

This dessert is light and very easy to make.  It’s perfect for serving to a large group or for a quick snack.  Macerating fruit in a bit of sugar draws out its own juice so it can marinate before cooking.  The brown sugar adds an extra layer of flavor to the apricots, making them even […]