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Herb-Leek Tart

Ingredients
  • Pate Brisee
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced and rinsed well
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 1/2 cup grated Comte or Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed delicate herbs (such as tarragon, basil, chives, parsley, or chervil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Kumquat-Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients
  • 8 bone-in short ribs (2 inches thick; 31/2 to 4 pounds total)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups brandy
  • 4 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium beef stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pint kumquats, halved (about 1 cup), plus more whole for serving (optional)
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Chilled Cucumber Soup with Roasted Baby Beets

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 small onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 large cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1-inch-thick pieces (4 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 6 baby beets (red, golden, or a combination)
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for sprinkling
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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Oven-Braised Lentils

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 4 ounces bacon, cut crosswise into strips
  • 14 ounces (2 cups) dried Umbrian lentils, rinsed and picked over (dibruno.com)
  • 4 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock, plus more if needed to cover
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
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Sliced Broiled Scallops on the Half Shell with Beurre Blanc

Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Sea scallops
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup good-quality dry white wine
  • 18 fresh sea scallops, tough muscles removed
  • 6 scallop shells (each about 4 1/2 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns, crushed with the flat side of a chef's knife or the bottom of a skillet
  • 1 lemon, peeled and cut into wedges
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Fruit and Cookie Parfaits

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for dusting
  • 1 pint raspberries (2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 pint blackberries (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 nectarines, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for sprinkling
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Pecan Cornbread Dressing

Time:1 hour 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 16 cups cubed store-bought cornbread (about 2 3/4 pounds) or 1 recipe Buttermilk Cornbread
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, heated
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Liquid Butternut Squash Ravioli with White Truffle

Ingredients
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 pound freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 sheets gelatin
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • 1 white truffle, shaved, for garnish
  • Fresh chives, snipped, for garnish
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White Wine Spritzer

Other Ideas:
Spritzers, White wines
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Apricot Chiffon Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 pounds apricots, pitted and quartered
  • 3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Scant 4 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (two 1/4-ounce envelopes)
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • Pistachio-Shortbread Crust
  • Unsalted pistachios, chopped, for garnish
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