Tag: dessert

Thickening Fruit Pies — Thanksgiving Tip of the Day

by in Holidays, November 7th, 2011

fruit pies
When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency.

Find out which thickener won’t break down, preventing your pie from becoming a watery mess in Food Network Kitchens Pie Thickener 101 post.

Now that you’re armed with these tips, start baking these popular Thanksgiving desserts.

 

Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, September 16th, 2011

mini peanut butter cupcakes
Your family will be smiling from ear-to-ear when you top buttermilk and chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cream and a milk chocolate glaze.

Make it a complete meal by serving these little treats with Smoked Pork Chops With Corn from Food Network Magazine.

Get the recipe: Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, September 1st, 2011

whoopie pies
Enjoy more time with your guests this Labor Day weekend by making these small pies ahead of time; store tightly in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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Budget-Friendly Cherry Jam Tart — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 25th, 2011

cherry jam tart
Melissa’s take on the classic French tart cuts down on time and the cost of pricey cherries by using good-quality cherry jam.

Editor’s Note: When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency. Read more here.

Get the recipe: Grandma Monette’s Cherry Jam Tart

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Recipe of the Day: A Blueberry Crumble the Whole Family Will Love

by in Recipes, June 23rd, 2011

blueberry crumble with a cornmeal topping
Celebrate summer this weekend with an easy blueberry crumble from Food Network Magazine that only takes 15 minutes to prep. Toss fresh blueberries with sugar, almonds, flour and lemon juice in a bowl and crumble a mixture of cornmeal and brown sugar on top. Baked in the oven for 45 minutes, it comes out bubbly and golden brown.

Take it one step further: Let it sit 10 minutes and then add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Almond Topping

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Recipe of the Day: Sunny’s Patriotic Berry Trifle

by in Recipes, May 24th, 2011

patriotic berry trifle

Whether you’re having guests over or need to bring a dessert to a friend’s party this Memorial Day weekend, this trifle will be your showstopper, not to mention it’s extremely easy to put together. Light and fluffy angel food cake, along with fresh blueberries and strawberries are layered with luxurious homemade whipped cream — it’s patriotic perfection!

Get the recipe: Sunny’s Patriotic Berry Trifle

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Recipe of the Day: S’more Brownies

by in Recipes, May 18th, 2011

chocolate brownie smores
This is not your average brownie and yes, you can start drooling now.

A crust of butter, sugar and graham cracker is pressed evenly over the bottom of the pan than baked to golden perfection. Next, a thick, fudgy brownie batter gets poured on top and baked just until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. At that point, large marshmallows are added to the top of the dessert and put under the broiler under slightly melted.

Three different layers form three scrumptious textures.

Tip: While dinner is cooking, bake these showstoppers. By the time you’ve finished eating and washed the dishes, these brownies will have cooled down and be ready to eat.

Get the recipe: S’more Brownies

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Recipe of the Day: Grandma’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

by in Recipes, May 13th, 2011

strawberry rhubarb pie
This weekend, grab your rolling pin and make this seasonal pie filled with sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb — it’ll transport you back to your grandmother’s kitchen.

Get the recipe: Grandma’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

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Recipe of the Day: Mini Olive Oil Cakes with Lemon Glaze

by in Recipes, April 27th, 2011

mini olive oil cakes with lemon glaze
You would never guess that fruity olive oil is the secret ingredient in this light, lemony cake. Grated lemon zest and fresh thyme are added to the batter for sweet and savory combination, while a glaze of confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and butter is drizzled on top.

Get the recipe:  Mini Olive Oil Cakes With Lemon Glaze

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Recipe of the Day: Mexican Brownies

by in Recipes, April 26th, 2011

mexican brownie recipe
Start preparing for Cinco de Mayo with this easy dessert. Using your favorite boxed brownie mix, add ground chipotle chile powder and cinnamon to the batter for a Mexican twist on a traditional dessert. Top each brownie with a scoop of dulce de leche ice cream.

Get the recipe: Mexican Brownies

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