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Honey-Roasted Plums with Mascarpone Cream and Brittle

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup port
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup honey (any type)
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/3 cup honey (any type)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped and pod reserved
  • 1 strip orange zest (2 inches long)
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 plums or Pluots, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
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Black Bottom Pie

Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for pie plate
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Pate Brisee
  • 1 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 envelope gelatin
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate shavings, for decorating
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The Great Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus 1 cup (2 sticks), melted, plus more for pans
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 ounces gianduja or milk chocolate
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 7 ounces heavy cream
  • A few drops of orange liquid-paste food coloring
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate Leaves
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Lucky Lemon Sugar Cookies

Other Ideas:
Lemons, Molded cookies, Sugar
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Summer Fruit Sundaes

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 pints premium-quality sorbet, in two flavors, such as raspberry and mango
  • 1 pint premium-quality ice cream, such as vanilla
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 2 ripe plums, sliced
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 pint strawberries, hulled
  • 1 pint figs, cut in half
  • 1 cups pecan halves, toasted
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Devil's Food Cake Batter

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 3 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 15 ounces (3 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
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King Cake

Other Ideas:
Butter, Eggs
Ingredients
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for bowl and baking sheet
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active-dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm (110 degrees) water
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Sanding sugar, for garnish
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Pink Meringue Shells

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Brown Sugar Meringues

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Sour Cherry Slab Pie

Ingredients
  • 6 cups pitted sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Large pinch of salt
  • All purpose flour, for rolling out dough
  • Pate Brisee for Sour Cherry Slab Pie
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
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