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Archive for Desserts

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: B Sweet Hot Bread Pudding

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Cookies & Cream bread pudding from B
Sweet. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE
NIBBLE.

 

Live near a Super Target? Lucky you, if your Super Target store is one of the many to carry B Sweet bread pudding.

The headline: Delicious bread pudding from freezer to the microwave in minutes.

Launched last month, B Sweet Bread Pudding is melt-in-your-mouth indulgence that’s a cross between bread pudding and a hot soufflé. Bought frozen in 12-ounce containers resembling ice cream pints, they go into the microwave and hot bread pudding emerges.

Chef Barbara Batiste’s B Sweet gained fame on the streets of Los Angeles, where her award-winning food trucks sell a variety of freshly baked sweet treats. The hot bread pudding was named Best Dessert of CitySearch Los Angeles.

There are four flavors:

  • Apple Pie, tasting very much like hot apple pie
  • Cookies & Cream, our favorite, with big pieces evocative of Oreos
  • Fudge Brownie with chocolate drizzle (because fudge brownie isn’t rich enough on its own)
  • Glazed Donut, outshone by the others, the only flavor we didn’t wolf down
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    “NOUVELLE” BREAD PUDDING

    B Sweet isn’t like Mom’s chunky custard-laden bread pudding. It’s “nouvelle” bread pudding.

    The consistency is smooth, like a dense, cakey soufflé. While custard is an ingredient, the eggy custard flavor of conventional bread pudding is replaced by the featured flavors (apple, brownie, chocolate sandwich cookie and glazed donut).

    And reading the ingredients label, pound cake seems to have replaced the stale bread.

    But however the magic happens, the result is quite noteworthy.

  • Eat it from container.
  • Be more civilized, and put it in a bowl.
  • Top it with ice cream, heavy cream or whipped cream.
  •  

    If you’re worried about calories: 1/4 container has the same calories as 1/4 container of Haagen-Dazs.

     

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    The four flavors of B Sweet Hot Bread Pudding. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.

     

      

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    ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: Guinness Chocolate Mousse & Truffles

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    Chocolate mousse with Guinness. Photo
    courtesy Guinness Storehouse.

     

    When you’re Justin O’Connor, executive chef at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, you work Guinness stout into every recipe, from Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes to soup.

    Guinness, which has chocolaty notes, is a great match with chocolate desserts. Whip one up for St. Patrick’s Day, and serve it with a small glass of Guinness.

    RECIPE: GUINNESS CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

    Ingredients For 6 Servings

  • 10 egg yolks
  • 10 egg whites, whisked
  • 1½ cups dark chocolate
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • ½ cup Guinness Draught
  • Optional topping: whipped cream (try these five
    spice or salted caramel whipped cream recipes)
  • Garnish: fresh raspberries or other seasonal berries
  •  

    Preparation

    1. MELT the dark chocolate and butter in a bain-marie and add in the Guinness.

    2. BEAT the egg yolks and superfine sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the melted chocolate mixture in with egg yolks and slowly fold in the whisked egg whites until everything is smooth.

    3. TRANSFER the mousse to serving dishes and chill. Serve with fresh raspberries or other seasonal berries.

     

    RECIPE: CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

    Ingredients For 25 Truffles

  • 4-1/3 cups dark chocolate in small chunks
  • 1-2/3 cups cream
  • ½ cup Guinness
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Dessicated coconut (a.k.a. coconut powder), cocoa powder or powdered subgar
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    Preparation

    1. COMBINE the cream and Guinness to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the chocolate and grated orange zest. Mix together until the chocolate is fully melted; then leave the chocolate mix until it is cool to the touch, but not set.

    2. TAKE generous teaspoons of the mixture and roll in your hands to form small round truffles. Dust in cocoa powder or coconut powder. Allow to set in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

     

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    Chocolate truffles with Guinness. Photo courtesy Guinness Storehouse.

     

    PREFER ICE CREAM?

    Check out this chocolate stout float.

      

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    RECIPE: Layered Rice Pudding Bars

    Here’s something new for rice pudding lovers: Rice pudding is combined with a cheesecake-like layer with a pecan shortbread-type crust. What temptation!

    Thanks to RiceSelect for the recipe. The recipe uses Jasmati rice, a Texas-grown jasmine rice that has the same fragrant aroma as Thai jasmine rice (which you can substitute).

    Jasmine is the go-to rice for any Asian cuisine or rice dessert. Check out the different types of rice.

    Prep time is 20 minutes, cooking time is 20 minutes; the yield is 18 bars.


    RECIPE: LAYERED RICE PUDDING DESSERT

    Ingredients for Crust

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  •  
    Preparation

    1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

     

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    Another way to enjoy rice pudding! Photo courtesy RiceSelect.

     
    2. COMBINE all ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix well with fork; press into bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
     
    Ingredients For Cream Cheese Layer

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (you can use lowfat)
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  •  
    Preparation

    1. COMBINE all ingredients, beating until smooth. Spread over cooled crust.

     

    Texmati Ricetec

    Jasmine rice, grown in the U.S. by
    RiceSelect, is branded as Jasmati. Photo
    courtesy RiceSelect.

     

    Ingredients For Rice Pudding

  • 3½ cups milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 package (3 ounces) vanilla pudding mix (not instant)
  • 2 cups cooked Jasmati or jasmine rice
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (or to taste)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping*, unthawed
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
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    *Substitution: We’re not keen on frozen whipped topping—Cool Whip Original includes hydrogenated vegetable oil and high fructose corn syrup, among other ingredients. So we made fresh whipped cream instead. The substitution only works if you’ll be serving the bars immediately. On leftovers, it will go flat in the fridge; but you can revive the bars with more whipped cream.

     

    Preparation

    1. COMBINE egg and milk in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk to combine.

    2. ADD pudding mix; continue whisking until dissolved. Stir in rice, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Cool pudding.

    3. POUR cooled pudding over cream cheese layer. Top with whipped topping; sprinkle with toasted pecans if desired. Chill until ready to serve.
     
    A TWIST ON RICE PUDDING

  • Tofu Rice Pudding
  • Adult Rice Pudding
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    TIP OF THE DAY: Decorated Goat Cheese Logs

    Goat cheese logs: plain, green and
    pink-themed. Photo courtesy Vermont
    Creamery.

     

    You can take a plain log of goat cheese and decorate it for any special occasion. We’ve included suggestions for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Christmas below. But you don’t need an official holiday—just friends and family who’d appreciate the treat.

    You can serve the log on a cheese board, slice it to top salads, serve for brunch with toast and bagels, top brown rice or other whole grains, etc., etc., etc.

    When selecting the goat cheese, look for logs that are firmer than the rest. Very creamy logs are hard to roll.

    Decide on your custom herb-spice mix, and choose a “base” herb or spice for rolling the entire log, plus an “accent” (or accents) to sprinkle on. The herbs and spices mentioned below are only suggestions. Browse the spice racks, dried fruit and vegetable mixes, nuts, seeds, etc. to see what inspires you.

    For example, you might want a touch of chili flakes, but don’t want to enrobe the entire log in them.

    Minced fresh herbs provide better green color (and fresher flavor) than dried herbs.

     
    RECIPE: HOLIDAY GOAT CHEESE LOGS

    Ingredients (Select A Custom Mix)

  • Valentine’s Day: chili flakes, minced dried cherries or cranberries, paprika, pink peppercorns
  • St. Patrick’s Day: bright green fresh herbs, green peppercorns, pepitas
  • Halloween: turmeric and cracked black peppercorns
  • Christmas: green herbs, green peppercorns, pink or red peppercorns
  •  
    Plus:

  • Goat cheese log
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    Preparation

    1. FREEZE goat cheese logs for 20 minutes prior to rolling (longer if needed), to firm them up.

    2. ASSEMBLE herbs and spices. Line a cutting board or baking pan with wax paper.

    3. ROLL the log in the “base” herb or spice. Sprinkle with the accents. Then roll a piece of wax paper around the log, gently pressing the herbs and spices into the log.

    4. REFRIGERATE until ready to use.

      

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    TIP OF THE DAY: Flambé A Dessert

    Ice cream volcano. Photo courtesy NYY Steak
    | New York City. The number 5 is a design in
    the plate.

     

    When we were browsing the Facebook page of the Manhattan steak restaurant NYY Steak, we came across this photo and uttered Tina Fey’s mantra: “What the what?”

    It turned out to be ice cream: an ice cream volcano, to be exact. It’s a mound of vanilla ice cream covered with Heath Bar Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits.

    The volcano is brought to the table and flambéed, then sliced and served to guests. It inspired today’s tip: Flambé a dessert. Baked Alaska, Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee and Crêpes Suzette are classics.

    Flambé means to douse food with liquor and set it alight briefly. It is done with both desserts and savory dishes (Steak Diane, for example).

    Although the art has gone out of style with the decline of classic French restaurants, you can try your hand at home. It will light up a special occasion (pun intended).

     
    THE HISTORY OF FLAMBÉ

    The practice of igniting food for show can be traced to the Moors in the 14th century. But modern flambéing became popular only in the late 19th century.

    We’re not sure who is responsible. Henri Charpentier, a waiter in Monte Carlo, claimed that he created the concept in 1895, when he accidentally set fire to a pan of crêpes he was preparing with orange liqueur. He discovered that burning the sauce affected its flavor in a wonderful way.

    Oh, and he claims the guests were Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) and his companion, one Suzette. Charpentier said that he named the dish Crêpes Suzette after the her.

    The story is disputed by Larousse Gastronomique, which claims that Charpentier, who was 14 years old at the time, was not old enough to be serving royalty. [Source: Wikipedia]

    MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM VOLCANO

    Most of us don’t have the occasion to make croque-em-bouche (CROAK om boosh), a festive tower of cream puffs held together with crackling caramel threads. You’d have to be good friends with a pâtisserie owner to borrow one (here’s what it looks like).

    But you might possibly have a large chinois (SHEEN-wah), a cone-shaped mesh strainer. Otherwise, you’ll have to shape it “freehand,” which can be easier if you buy vanilla ice cream in a cylinder shape carton (like Edy’s and Dreyer’s) instead of a rectangular carton.

     

    Then, all you need is:

  • Ice cream
  • Heath Bar Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits (the milk chocolate version is preferable to plain toffee bits, because it provides a more “rocky” coating for the “slopes”)
  • Alcohol to flambé
  •  
    If you don’t want to flambé it, serve it as is—perhaps with a candle on top.

     
    Preparation

     

    Heath Bar Milk Chocolate Toffee bits. Photo courtesy T.R. Toppers.

    1. MOUND the ice cream into a volcano (cone) shape. Coat with Heath Bar Bits.

    2. FREEZE four hours or more to firm.

    3. REMOVE right before serving and flambé (see instructions below).
     
    HOW TO FLAMBÉ

    If you haven’t flambéed before, you should practice igniting alcohol before the big event. Remember to be cautious; you are, after all, “playing with fire.”

    To flambé, you need a liquor or liqueur of 80 proof or higher; the higher the proof, the more easily it ignites. You can easily find them at 100 proof or more.* But 80 proof will do; and for those concerned about ingesting the alcohol: most of it burns off in the flames. It does leave some flavor, so choose a liquor/liqueur that is complimentary to the food (chocolate or fruit liqueurs or brandies for desserts and whiskey or brandy for meats).

    If you want, you can embed a small metal cup in the top of the volcano (think the something smaller than a tea candle—we used a repurposed bottle top from an empty bottle of Scotch). It will make the flames “spout from the volcano.” You need to embed it as you are mounding the ice cream.

    It also helps to dim the light in the room. Then, just before serving:

    1. PLACE 1/4 cup liquor and a small metal ladle in a small saucepan. Heat the liquor and the ladle just until the liquor begins to bubble, around 130°F. You will to see vapors rise from the liquid. It must be warm to ignite; but do not allow the liquor to boil off, or it will not stay lit (the boiling point of alcohol is 175°F).

    Option: The liquor also can be heated in a microwave oven in a microwave-proof dish for 30 to 45 seconds at 100 percent power. You can warm the ladle in boiling water.

    2. WITH A CUP: Ladle part of the liquor into the metal cup and ignite it with a long “fireplace” match or barbecue lighter. As the liquor burns, fill the warmed ladle half full with more of the warmed liquor and drizzle it slowly into the eggshell, raising the ladle as high as you safely can. The flame will go out by itself when the alcohol burns off.

    Be sure to ignite the dessert away from guests and flammable objects. A serving cart or other rolling cart is a great idea here.

    WITHOUT A CUP: Pour the liquor around the base of the volcano and ignite immediately so the raw alcohol doesn’t seep in to the food. Or, douse sugar cubes in the alcohol briefly—you want the alcohol to absorb but not to cause the cubes to fall apart. Place the cubes around the perimeter of the dish and light.

    3. SERVE as soon as the flames disappear.
     
    *Examples of higher proof alcohol: Absolut 100 Vodka (100 proof), Booker’s Bourbon (121 proof), Laphroaig Cask Strength Scotch Whisky (114 proof), The Macallan Cask Strength Scotch Whisky (116 proof), Plymouth Navy Strength† Gin (114 proof), Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum (114 proof), Stolichnaya 100 proof. Note that liquors above 120 proof are highly flammable and considered dangerous when lit.

    †FUN FACT ABOUT BRITISH NAVY-STRENGTH GIN: The liquor on warships had to be at least 114-proof. Why? It is the proof level at which the ship’s gunpowder could still be fired should when soaked with booze. The gunpowder was used by the pursars to test that the level of alcohol in the gin was what they had paid for.

      

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    RECIPE: Sautéed Bananas

    Whenever we’re at a Chinese restaurant, we order fried banana for dessert. Whether plain, with whipped cream or ice cream, it’s a sweet and creamy treat.

    Eating a serving of it recently, we reflected on what we loved about it. The answer wasn’t the breading or the deep-fat frying or the even the whipped cream. Even the superior “banana tempura” found at some Japanese restaurants, covered in crunchy panko, wasn’t the answer.

    It was the fruit itself: soft, warm banana.

    The next day we started to experiment with a bunch of ripe bananas in our kitchen, and were satisfied with the results. Instead of fried bananas with caramel or chocolate sauce, we made sautéed bananas—“fried bananas lite.”

    We loved the butter flavor so much that we ended up using half oil, half butter, for an extra hit of flavor.

     

    Sautéed bananas as a garnish for a chocolate tart. Photo courtesy Arch Rock Fish | Santa Barbara.

    SAUTÉED BANANAS

    Ingredients For 2 Portions

  • 2 medium bananas, cut vertically into ½ inch thick slices or in spears (halved and halved again, as in the photo)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil (or butter or combination)
  • Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
  • Optional garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, pistachios or walnuts
  • Optional garnish: two tablespoons vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
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    Preparation

    1. HEAT oil in a small nonstick pan over medium heat.

    2. ADD banana slices and cook on one side for a 2-3 minutes. Flip, sprinkle with brown sugar and heat for another 1-2 minutes until evenly coated. The bananas should be softened yet hold their shape.

    3. REMOVE from heat, plate and top with optional syrup, ice cream and nuts.

      

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    TIP OF THE DAY: Pocky Biscuit Sticks

    One day we were squeezed against the crowded bar at David Burke Townhouse (when it first opened, as David Burke & Donatella). It seemed as if the entire, hyper New York foodie crowd was trying to get in the door. There was a 45-minute wait for our table. We consoled ourself with the bar snack: bacon wrapped around a delicious, slender breadstick.

    We couldn’t get enough of them, and the bartender told us the breadstick was actually Pocky Pretz, a Japanese snack.

    The first Pocky flavor, launched in 1966, was biscuit sticks coated in chocolate. The name derives from the Japanese word for crunchy (pokkin).

    Since then, as many flavors of Pocky have appeared as you can shake a biscuit stick at. Most are frosted in sweet flavors: almond, banana, coconut, milk chocolate, green tea, honey, strawberry and so forth.

     

    Some Pocky varieties are filled, this one with chocolate cream. Photo courtesy Glico.

     

    Hugely popular in Asia, they’re a fun snack and delicious with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. The success has spawned imitators: Lucky, Pepero and Toppo, among and others.

    There’s even a “Pocky Day” celebrated in Japan on November 11 (because 11-11 looks like four Pocky sticks).

    There’s plenty of Pocky in the U.S. You can find them in the international section of many large supermarkets, Walmart and other retailers, in addition to Asian food stores. And of course, there’s a big selection on Amazon.com.

     

    How great is this! See how to do it at
    Utry.It. Photo courtesy Utry.it, which has
    gorgeous recipes.

     

    POCKY IS GREAT GARNISH

    You can garnish just about any dessert with Pocky and enjoy the visual appearance as well as the crunch and flavor. Just a few ideas:

  • Decorate cupcakes
  • Decorate cakes (see photo)
  • Dip in fondue
  • Enjoy with yogurt
  • Substitute for ladyfingers on a charlotte or mousse cake
  • Serve in a vase or small pitcher for snacking
  • Serve with hot chocolate
  • Use instead of birthday candles
  •  

    You can also send a gift box of six assorted Pocky flavors.

    How do you like to use Pocky?

      

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    RECIPE: Candy Cane Whipped Cream, Egg Nog Whipped Cream

    Garnish your holiday desserts and beverages with a festive dollop of peppermint-flavored, candy cane-swirled whipped cream. It’s especially delicious on chocolate cake, pound cake and angel cake.

    RECIPE: CANDY CANE WHIPPED CREAM

    Ingredients For 16 Servings

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 4 drops red food color
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    Preparation

     

    Peppermint whipped cream is an exhilarating topping for chocolate cake. Photo courtesy McCormick.

     

    1. BEAT cream, confectioners’ sugar and extracts in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.

    2. MAKE candy cane swirls: Remove 1/2 cup of the whipped cream to small bowl. Gently stir in red food color. Swirl into remaining whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

     

    Egg nog whipped cream, flecked with
    nutmeg. Photo courtesy McCormick.

     

    RECIPE: EGG NOG WHIPPED CREAM

    This is delicious on most cakes, apple pie and pecan pie.

    Ingredients For 16 Servings

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  •  
    Preparation

    1. BEAT cream, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and rum extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed, until stiff peaks form.

     

    2. COVER and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    See our other flavored whipped cream recipes, including Bourbon Whipped Cream, Salted Caramel Whipped Cream and Spiced Whipped Cream.

      

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    HOLIDAY: Family Favorite Jell-O Molds

    Mom’s Lime Gelatin Mold with sour cream
    and pineapple. Photo courtesy
    PleaseBeSeated.Wordpress.com.

     

    Mom’s recipe for a Pineapple-Lime Gelatin Mold has been part of our holiday for decades. The recipe arrived way back in the 1960s, on a box of lime Jell-O (we think). Made in a fluted mold, it became a family favorite at Christmas and Easter.

    Mom served it as a side with the turkey or ham; we enjoyed the leftovers as a sweet snack or dessert. And as simple as it is, it’s a favorite of our foodie friends, who invariably ask for the recipe.

    Alas, we didn’t have time to make it and shoot Mom’s recipe, so we’re grateful for the use of this photo from the blog Please Be Seated. It’s actually a different recipe—a cucumber lime mold—but it looks close enough. You can even use the cucumber slices and parsley as shown.

    Here’s the cucumber-lime mold recipe.

    We’ve also included a related recipe for a cranberry gelatin mold. Both are made in a six-cup fluted mold (or substitute any six cup mold you have).

     
    RECIPE: PINEAPPLE-LIME GELATIN MOLD

    Ingredients For 10-12 Servings

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Optional garnish: clementine/tangerine segments, cucumber slices, grapes, kumquats, mint, parsley, whole cranberries
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    Preparation

    1. DISSOLVE gelatin in water a large bowl. Stir in pineapple; cover and refrigerate until syrupy.

    2. WHISK in sour cream; add pecans. Transfer to a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Unmold onto a serving plate.

    3. BRING to table plain or filled with optional garnish.

     

    RECIPE: CRANBROSIA CRANBERRY-ORANGE
    GELATIN MOLD

    Ingredients For 10-12 Servings

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely ground
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • Optional garnish: clementine/tangerine segments, grapes, kumquats, mint, parsley, whole cranberries
  •  

    Cranbrosia: cranberries, oranges, pineapple and sour cream. Photo and recipe courtesy Taste Of Home.

     
    Preparation

    1. COMBINE combine cranberries and sugar in a bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.

    2. DRAIN juice from oranges and pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. Cut pineapple into small pieces. Set fruit aside.

    3. SPRINKLE gelatin over reserved juice in a small saucepan; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add to cranberry mixture; stir in the oranges and pineapple. Fold in sour cream.

    4. BEAT cream until in a small bowl until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold into fruit mixture. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold or 12 individual molds lightly coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set. Unmold before serving.

    Thanks to Taste Of Home for this yummy recipe.

      

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    TIP: Apple Pie With Salted Caramel Ice Cream

    Apple crisp with Salted Caramel Gelato.
    Photo courtesy Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto.

     

    Most people serve their apple pie or pecan pie à la mode with vanilla ice cream. That’s the classic, but we’ve always preferred Rum Raisin, a festive holiday flavor.

    Yet some people like neither rum nor raisins. The emergence of Salt Caramel ice cream and gelato over the past few years has provided another perfect pairing with apple pie or apple crisp.

    So today’s tip is: Serve Salted Caramel ice cream with your apple or pecan pie.

    While salted caramels, the candy, have been made in France for hundreds of years, we thought Salted Caramel ice cream was a 21st century San Francisco phenomenon (we first had it at Bi-Rite Creamery there).

     

    According to Graeter’s, the Cinncinnati-based ice cream emporium, their Salted Caramel flavor has been sold in Graeter’s stores for more than 100 years. Pints of it are now available in the premium ice cream freezer section at food stores across the country.


    Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto
    suggests their Sea Salt Caramel Gelato with apple pie or apple crisp. Here’s their recipe:

     

    RECIPE: APPLE CRISP WITH SEA SALT CARAMEL ICE CREAM

    Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 6 medium tart apples, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
  • Salted Caramel Gelato
  •  
    *PUMPKIN PIE SPICE RECIPE: Combine 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 4 teaspoons ground ginger and 3 teaspoons ground allspice. If you don’t need the 8 tablespoons this produces, cut it down accordingly: 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/3 teaspoons each nutmeg and ginger and 1/2 teaspoon allspice.

     

    Waiting for some apple crisp. Photo courtesy Talenti.

     

    Preparation

    1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Grease an 8″x11″ pan with cooking spray or shortening.

    2. TOSS apple slices with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Spread apples in pan.

    3. STIR remaining ingredients together in a medium bowl; spread over apples.

    4. BAKE for 30 minutes, until apples are golden brown and tender. Serve warm with a scoop of Sea Salt Caramel gelato or ice cream.

    For more inspiration visit TalentiGelato.com.

      

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