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Brandied-Fruit Tartlets

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped mixed dried fruit, such as golden raisins, cherries, cranberries, and figs
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • All-purpose flour, for working
  • 1 recipe Basic Pastry Dough
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarse or sanding sugar, for decorating
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Chicken Liver Pate

Time:30 mins
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Saffron-Scented Pear Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray
  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Comice pears, (6 to 7 ounces each)
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
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Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears

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Cornmeal Coating

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Cornmeal
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Pear Ginger Souffle

Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, softened, for dishes
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dishes
  • 3 large ripe pears, preferably Bartlett
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (3 inches), peeled and cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 pinch of cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons poire William (pear flavored eau-de-vie), optional
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Tropical Fool

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup (2 ounces) unsalted macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 large ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 ripe kiwis, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 small ripe papayas, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean (preferably Tahitian), split and scraped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark Muscovado, or dark-brown sugar
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Red Currant and Lemon Tartlets

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Stephen's Roast Squab with Seville Orange Confit

Ingredients
  • 3 whole squab, (1 pound each), or Cornish game hens
  • 1 Seville orange, peeled, pith removed, and finely minced
  • 1/2 cup (plus 2 tablespoons) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots, 2 minced and 1 roughly chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 7 garlic cloves, 2 minced and 5 whole, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • Zest of 1 Seville orange, peeled, pith removed and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 2 seville oranges, (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups veal stock, Homemade Chicken Stock, or low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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