Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer
Everything tastes better with a dollop of whipping cream!
Submitted by Janet Fletcher, reprinted with permission from Yogurt (Ten Speed Press)
Time Required: About 1 hour active
I like to serve this panna cotta parfait-style, in clear glasses, with the ruby-red fruit puree on the bottom. Diners plunge their spoon down through the creamy layer and bring up a smidgen of sauce with each spoonful, no inverting required.
Submitted by The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni, Chronicle Books, 2012
Time Required: 45 minutes
A clafouti is a rustic, country French dessert, but its fruit-studded eggy base has always said “breakfast” to me. Honestly, a stack of flapjacks with maple syrup is sweeter, so I say it’s time to make clafouti a legitimate breakfast option. To that end, I created this version with a fat dollop of thick Greek yogurt and a crumbly, buttery topping of sugar-spiced oats. If you’re feeling a bit fancy, bake it in individual ramekins. Or make it easy on yourself and use a large baking dish.
Submitted by Rosie Misenhimer
Time Required: 1 hour (and let the pudding rest overnight)
We are ever so grateful that our customers are willing to share their favorite recipes with us. This delicious dessert recipe comes from Rosie Misenhimer, who has spend years refining and perfecting this delicious bread pudding. It might take a little bit of time to prepare, but it's well worth it, she says! We recommend using all-organic ingredients.
Submitted by Heather Stoner Appleby
Time Required: 40 min. active
These delicious pecan bars bring a holiday feeling home on any given day of the year. Even the beginning baker will find this recipe easy to follow as simple, but quality ingredients come together for a delightful dessert. One of our 2012 Facebook Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest winners!
Submitted by John D. Kerr
Time Required: 30 min. active
Sticky Date Pudding is a British classic - rich and incredibly delicious. It is really more a moist cake than a pudding and is easy to make. One of our 2012 Facebook Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest winners!
Submitted by Kristy Augsburger Smith
Time Required: 1.5 hours
Making caramels requires a bit of time and skill, but these melt-in-your-mouth caramels are worth every minute. The rich buttery flavor is amplified by sea salt for a rich and creamy finish. One of our 2012 Facebook Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest winners!
Submitted by Straus Family Creamery
Time Required: 20 min. + 40 min. for baking
This hefty, absolutely unbelievable crust is what we all grew up on. We love it! This pie crust is thick and tastes almost like shortbread, but better. It is a perfect crust for any type of fruit (strawberries, Santa Rosa plums, or apples). In the spirit of Ellen, we recommend that you use all organic ingredients.
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What makes Straus butter so different?
Straus butter has a butterfat content of 85-86%, that’s much higher than regular butter. It also means that the moisture levels are lower: It doesn’t burn as easily in the pan and it makes flakier crusts when used for baking. That’s why chefs love it so much. About this tip »