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Spicy Sausage, Bean, and Cheese Nachos

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh hot pork sausage (casings removed), crumbled
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 12 ounces large tortilla chips (restaurant style)
  • 3 cups grated pepper Jack, sharp cheddar, or a combination
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices (optional)
  • Salsa and sour cream, for serving
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Jicama Slaw

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Salted Chocolate Tartlets

Time:50 mins
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Pretzel Crumbles

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Chocolate-Almond Pastries

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3-ounce package), thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten, for egg wash
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Best-quality honey, for drizzling
  • Sea salt, preferably fleur de sel, for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)
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Three-Tier Candied-Pecan Cake with Brown-Butter Pears

Time:1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 Anjou pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch wedges, and tossed with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • Garnish: 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 large egg whites
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Coconut Layer Cake

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour, not self-rising, plus more for pans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut Cream Filling
  • 11 ounces (about 3 3/4 cups) sweetened angel-flake coconut
  • Seven-Minute Frosting
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Baked Alaska with Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Ice Cream

Time:6 hours 15 mins
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CAKES:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup warm water (about 100 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature, separated
  • FOR ASSEMBLING:
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray
  • 6 cups chocolate ice cream (3 pints)
  • FOR THE MERINGUE:
  • 12 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
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Pineapple Dacquoise

Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe pineapple (about 4 3/4 pounds), peeled, halved, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 2/3 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pineapple juice, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3 ounces blanched sliced almonds (1 cup)
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Baked Alaska Bombe

Time:13 hours
Ingredients
  • Fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet, softened (reserve 2 tablespoons, melted, for coulis)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 pint blueberry sorbet, softened (reserve 2 tablespoons, melted, for coulis)
  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 round 7 1/2-inch Almond Dacquoise, plus 12 Almond Dacquoises, for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
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