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Stone-Fruit Trifle with Lemon Mousse

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • Salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 3 1/2 pounds stone fruit, such as peaches or nectarines (about 8), halved, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 loaf homemade or store-bought pound or sponge cake, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Garnish: lemon zest matchsticks
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Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce

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Apple-Rhubarb Brown Betty

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces rhubarb (2 to 3 stalks), trimmed
  • 1 loaf brioche or other soft bread (6 ounces), crusts removed
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus more for pan and topping
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced into quarter-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
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Fruit and Stout Cake

Other Ideas:
Beer, Currants, Fruitcake, Prunes, Raisins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) prunes, pitted, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) golden raisins
  • 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) currants
  • 1 1/4 cups stout, such as Guinness, plus more for dousing
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup light-brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
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Sour Cherry Granita

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Maple-Pecan Shortbread

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves (about 2 1/4 ounces), finely chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure maple extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
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Cream Cheese-Lemon Bows

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Gingerbread Caramels

Other Ideas:
Caramel, Food gifts, Ginger, Nutmeg, Sugar
Ingredients
  • 4 cups (2 pints) heavy cream
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
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Mudslide Cookies

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Vanilla Bowl Cake

Other Ideas:
Kid-friendly, White cake
Ingredients
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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