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Gluten-Free Pound Cake with Cranberries

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Gluten-free confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Tangerine Cake with Citrus Glaze

Time:1 hour 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 3 tablespoons tangerine juice (from 2 tangerines)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated tangerine zest, plus 1/2 cup tangerine juice (from 6 tangerines)
  • 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Gingerbread Layer Cake with Creamy Mascarpone Frosting

Time:2 hours 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, whisked together
  • Creamy Mascarpone Frosting
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Sugar-Cookie Stars

Time:3 hours 30 mins
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Chocolate-Mint Crackles

Time:4 hours
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting

Time:3 hours 5 mins
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Chocolate Cakes with Ganache Glaze

Time:6 hours 5 mins
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Chewy Caramel Mystery Cookies

Time:50 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caramels, such as Kraft (about 20), halved
  • 1 cup roughly chopped assorted miniature chocolate candy bars, such as Mr. Goodbar (about 16)
  • 3/4 cup small button-shaped chocolate candies, such as m&m's, for decorating
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Puff Pastry Couronne with Poached Pears

Time:3 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from one 17-ounce package), preferably Pepperidge Farm, thawed
  • 1 tangerine, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, scraped and pod reserved
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and pod reserved
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten for egg wash
  • 2 or 3 pears, such as Anjou, peeled, cored, and halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
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Heirloom-Squash and Pumpkin Pie

Time:2 hours 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 small disk Pate Brisee
  • 2 small pumpkins and/or sweet winter heirloom squashes, such as Triamble, red kabocha, or butternut (about 1 1/2 pounds total), cut into wedges
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 3 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Lightly sweetened freshly whipped cream, for serving
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