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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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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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Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache

Time:2 hours
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Bratseli

Other Ideas:
Dessert, 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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Luscious Oven-Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 leek, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 pounds short ribs
  • 2 to 3 Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters (optional)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
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Shaped Icebox Cookies

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Icebox cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 batch Vanilla Dough, Chocolate Dough, Spice Dough, or Citrus Dough
  • Mix-Ins (choose one combination):
  • 3/4 cup each chopped toasted blanched almonds and dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup each chopped dried apricots and pistachios
  • 1 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds plus 1/2 cup chopped candied orange peel
  • 1/2 cup each chopped white chocolate, toasted hazelnuts, and dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup each chopped dried papaya, macadamia nuts, and shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries plus 1/2 cup chopped candied orange peel
  • 1/2 cup each chopped semisweet chocolate, toasted walnuts, and dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup each chopped candied citron and glaceed cherries
  • 1 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds plus 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
  • For Rolling:
  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar or 1 1/2 cups ground toasted walnuts
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Thumbprints and Ball Cookies

Other Ideas:
Cookies, Dessert
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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Calvados Gravy

Time:45 mins
Other Ideas:
Apple brandy, Gravy
Ingredients
  • Reserved roasting pan with turkey drippings, neck, and giblets from Dry-Brined Roasted Broad-Breasted White Turkey or Roasted Heritage Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Calvados or brandy
  • 4 1/2 cups Homemade Turkey Stock, Homemade Chicken Stock, or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
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Shortbread Snowflakes

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