Roasted Apple Cinnamon Crumble

December 26, 2010.   Categories By Holiday, Desserts, Pies and Tarts.

Roasted Apple Cinnamon Crumble

Roasted Apple Cinnamon Crumble It’s the day after Christmas and I thought I was done baking sweets.  We’ve been baking and eating them for days but I guess I’m just not ready to stop.  Doing so would be admitting the holidays are over.  Since New Years is still a week away, I feel completely justified in continuing my quest to make the best sweets. This morning I woke up thinking about apples.  I happened to have some...

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Best Apple Pie in America: Vanilla Roasted Apple Pie

September 30, 2010.   Categories Chef Dawn Viola, Christmas, Contributing Chefs, Desserts, Pies and Tarts, Thanksgiving Dinner.

Best Apple Pie in America: Vanilla Roasted Apple Pie

www.wickedgooddinner.com This is simply the best apple pie in America! Really! Dawn Viola of “Wicked Good Dinner” is an award-winning chef and food-writer.  She won the 2009 Crisco National Apple Pie Championship (professional division) for this wonderful Vanilla Vanilla-Bean Roasted Apple Pie.  Dawn has also appeared on Food Network, Fox News, Martha Stewart Radio, Cooking with Emeril and has been featured in Desserts...

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Praline Pumpkin Pie

October 21, 2009.   Categories Christmas, Desserts, Pies and Tarts, Thanksgiving Dinner.


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Praline Pumpkin Pie

Praline Pumpkin Pie  Recipe and photos with permission by: Deeba Rajpal (Twitter @vindee) of http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/ I was on Twitter yesterday and saw another blogging friend post a link to this recipe and one simple line . . . “be still my heart.”  And when I saw this recipe I thought…. wow, be still MY heart! The Twitter blogging community is so full of talented chefs, home cooks, photographers...

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Bananas Foster Creme Pie

June 12, 2009.   Categories Desserts, Pies and Tarts.


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Bananas Foster Creme Pie

Banana’s Foster Cream Pie Photos and Recipe Reprinted with Permission by www.evilshenanigans.com This is such a smart recipe.  Take a classic dessert like Bananas Foster and turn it into a creme pie.  The writers of www.evilshenanigans.com came up with this on a whim and I bet it will become a classic of its own. Here is the recipe, in her own words: Yield 1-9″ Pie Ingredients: Crust: 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup...

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Peggy’s Baked Autumn Alaska – Pumpkin Pie

November 2, 2008.   Categories Christmas, Desserts, Peggy's Favorites, Pies and Tarts, Thanksgiving Dinner.

Peggy’s Baked Autumn Alaska – Pumpkin Pie

My mother used to make a Thanksgiving dessert that she called Autumn Alaska.  It was originally inspired by the traditional Baked Alaska dessert – but used a full size pumpkin pie as the base, then a layer of ice cream topped by meringue.  It was both beautiful and delicious. In the 1970′s, her recipe was published in a cookbook in the San Francisco area. Unfortunately, she no longer has her exact recipe, but she was able...

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