Archive for the ‘Sweets/Desserts’ Category

Almond Apple Crisp

1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon almond extract 6 cups sliced unpeeled tart eating apples (about 4 medium) 1/2 cup coarsely crushed zwieback crumbs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons chopped almonds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine Yogurt Topping — (recipe follows) YOGURT TOPPING 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/8 […]

Amaretto Brownies

Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method ——– ———— ——————————– 2/3 cup blanched whole almonds — toasted 1 (8 ounce) package semisweet baking chocolate 1/3 cup butter or margarine 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons amaretto 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs Amaretto Frosting — (recipe follows) AMARETTO FROSTING […]

Bisquick Cobbler

1 Cup Bisquick 1 Cup Milk 1 Cup Sugar 1 Stick Margarine 1 Large Can Peaches — in Heavy Syrup|Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the margarine in the (13″x9″) pan. Mix the milk, sugar and Bisquick together in a bowl. Pour into the melted margarine. Pour off half the syrup from the peaches. […]

Almond Bark

1 c Whole unblancehed almonds 3 pk (6oz)semisweet choco chipsOR 1 lb White candy coating 2 tb Solid vegetable shortening |Spread almonds in a baking pan and toast in a 350 oven for about 8 minutes, shaking pan occasionally. Let cool. Line a rimmed 10×15 inch pan with wax paper, covering bottom and sides of […]

Holiday Truffles

18 oz Semisweet chocolate chips -3 packages 1 cn Sweetened condensed milk 2 tb Almond flavored liquer 1/4 ts Almond extract 2 tb Orange liquer | In heavy, medium sized pan, over low heat, melt chips with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat, divide into 2 bowls. To one bowl, add almond liquer and almond […]

Caramel Frosting

1/4 c Sweet cream or Half & Half 1 tb Butter 6 tb Brown sugar 1/4 ts Salt 2 c Confectioners’ sugar 1 ts Vanilla |Mix cream, butter, brown sugar and salt and place over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Do not let boil! Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. […]

Old Fashioned Hard Candy

3 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup water few drops of oil of cinnamon or oil of peppermint food coloring (your choice of color) Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in large saucepan. Cook on medium heat until sugar dissolves; stirring constantly. Stop stirring once sugar dissolves. Insert candy thermometer […]

English Toffee

1/2 pound milk chocolate 2 cups salted almonds 2 cups butter or margarine 2 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons white corn syrup 6 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cut chocolate fine; melt in double boiler over lukewarm water (115 degrees F). Stir occasionally. Slice 1 cup of the almonds in halves lengthwise; coarsely chop […]

Baileys & Kahlua Tiramisu

3 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 (8-oz) container mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup chilled heavy cream (35%) 1 cup very strong brewed coffee or brewed espresso, cooled troom temperature 1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream 1/4 cup Kahlua 24 savoiardi (crisp Italian ladyfingers) 1/4 cup fine-quality bittersweet chocolate shavings (not unsweetened) […]

Cheesecake Sherbet

1 cup sugar 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1/4 cup lemon juice |Mix all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Pour into 1-quart ice-cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.