To take your holiday desserts to the next level, top them with one of these three infused whipped creams. The flavor you choose will depend on the flavor profile of the dessert you'll dollop it on—warm spice will enhance this rosy apple tart, while orange peel will serve as a bright complement to pumpkin. Lastly, intense coffee bean will bring out the sweet nuttiness of a slice of classic pecan pie.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Stir chosen infusion ingredients into cream in a measuring cup or lidded container. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 8 (the longer the mixture sits, the more intense the flavor will be).

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  • Strain cream through a fine-mesh sieve and into a medium bowl, discarding solids. Beat cream to stiff peaks, adding sugar to taste.

Variations

Warm Spices

Add 8 whole cloves, 2 crushed cinnamon sticks, and 12 black peppercorns to cream in step 1.

Coffee

Add 1/2 cup whole coffee beans to cream in step 1.

Citrus

Using a peeler, remove zest from 1 orange, being careful not to include too much white pith. Add strips of zest to cream in step 1.

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