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Apricot Pudding

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pudding basin and parchment
  • 4 ounces dried California apricots (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup Armagnac or other good-quality brandy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons finely grated lime zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • Vanilla ice cream or Creme Anglaise, (optional), for serving
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Pumpkin-and-Ricotta Crostata

Ingredients
  • 1 Disk Pasta Frolla
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Unsalted butter, softened, for pie plate
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, drained for 30 minutes in a cheesecloth-lined sieve set over a bowl
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
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Chocolate Swirl Brioche

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons, softened, plus more for bowl and pans
  • 2 tablespoons warm (105 degrees to 110 degrees) water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 9 large eggs
  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Coarse sanding sugar, for sprinkling
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Apple Strudel

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 to 4 slices white bread (enough to make 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs)
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts (4 ounces)
  • 3 1/2 pounds assorted apples, such as Macoun, Granny Smith, or Cortland, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Bunny Cake

Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray with flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 recipes Basic Vanilla Buttercream
  • Pink gel-paste food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded desiccated coconut
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Surprise Cookies

Other Ideas:
Cocoa, Cookies, Marshmallows
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Bratseli

Other Ideas:
Molded cookies
Ingredients
  • 7 to 9 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure lemon extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
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Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache

Time:2 hours
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Thumbprints and Ball Cookies

Other Ideas:
Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 batch Vanilla Dough or Chocolate Dough (or 1/2 batch each for marbleized cookies)
  • For Thumbprints:
  • 3/4 cup chopped pistachios, crushed peppermints, or sanding sugar
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam, raspberry jam, or 1 batch Ganache
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit mixed with 1 tablespoon fruit jam or 1 cup chopped candied orange peel
  • For Ball Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar or 1 cup crushed peppermints
  • 1 1/2 cups melted chocolate (12 ounces) plus 1/3 cup crushed peppermints
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White-Chocolate-Glazed Cookies

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