Tag: Desserts

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE WITH WALNUTS

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (15-ounce) can puree pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp. ground cloves 2 T all-purpose flour 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts …

TASTING PARTY DESSERTS

How about a great idea for variation?  A “Tasting Party” for dessert!  You can make many varieties, and even make some ahead and freeze them for future use.  The different containers can be purchased at Pier One, but you can use containers you may already have, such as shot glasses.   I picked up six …

WHITE FRUIT CAKE WITH COCONUT

  This fruit cake is for those of  you who don’t usually like fruit cake!  The secret ingredient is flaked coconut.  It is based on the traditional, Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruit Cake, but with my addition.  I like to make small fruit cakes and give them as gifts!  Delicious! 4 C shelled pecans 1 pound …

PECAN COOKIES TWO WAYS

Time for Christmas cookies!  Here are several versions: 1 1/3 cups (6 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 pound pecans, divided 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine the flour and …

RED VELVET SURPRISE CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 box red velvet cake mix 1 can Cherry Pie Filling 1 C sour cream 1/2 C water 1/2 C veg. oil 3 large eggs 1 tsp. pure vanilla 1/2 C chopped pecans Option:  various decoration, according to season Preheat oven to 350.  Place cupcake holders inside cupcake pan. (or if you use Reynolds Jumbo …