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RcpCardGreat Sugar Cookies
RcpCardGumdrops
RcpCardHalloween Cookies
RcpCardHelado Torta
RcpCardHigh Intensity Chocolate Cake
RcpCardHoliday Spice Cookies
RcpCardHomemade Lollipops or Hard Candy Lozenges
RcpCardHomemade Marshmallows
RcpCardHomemade Marzipan
RcpCardIce Cream Pie
RcpCardIndividual Pumpkin Stuffed Pumpkins
RcpCardIrish Cream Brulee
RcpCardJamocha Chocolate Mousse
RcpCardKorbel Cookies
RcpCardLa Mocha Truffles
RcpCardLadyfingers
RcpCardLatin Chocolate Gelado
RcpCardLayered Almond Torte
RcpCardLight Cheesecakes
RcpCardLime Tart
RcpCardLittle Cheesecakes
RcpCardLuxury Truffles
RcpCardMango Sauce
RcpCardMarbled Coffee Cake
RcpCardMini Cheesecakes
RcpCardMocha Sauce
RcpCardMocha Truffles
RcpCardMorgankuchen
RcpCardNuclear Milk Chocolate Fudge
RcpCardNuclear Nesselrode Fudge
RcpCardOatmeal Crisps
RcpCardOatmeal-Raisin Cookies with Coconut
RcpCardOld Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake
RcpCardOld Fashioned Nut Brittle
RcpCardOld-Fashioned Fudge
RcpCardOrange-Butter Cookies
RcpCardPalace Baklava
RcpCardPenuche
RcpCardPeppermint Dinner Mints
RcpCardPeppermint Stick Cookies
RcpCardPina Colada Cheesecake
RcpCardPitzales
RcpCardPrarie Mock Lemon Pie
RcpCardPumpkin-Spice Pie
RcpCardPumpkin-Zucchini Bread
RcpCardQuick Chocolate Fudge
RcpCardQuick Hot Fudge Sauce
RcpCardQuick Puff Pastry
RcpCardRaspberry Sauce
RcpCardRich Baked Apples
RcpCardRich Chocolate Truffles
RcpCardRich Coffee Cookies
RcpCardRock Candy
RcpCardRoyal Icing
RcpCardSebastopol Apple Cobbler

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Great Sugar Cookies

60 servings

2 cups sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons water
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup melted shortening or unsalted butter
3 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar

COMBINE 2 CUPS SUGAR AND EGGS IN A MIXER BOWL-MIX WELL COMBINE BAKING SODA AND WATER
ADD TO SUGAR MIXTURE-MIX WELL
ADD BUTTERMILK, BUTTER, AND VANILLA-MIX WELL
ADD SALT AND BAKING POWDER-STIR TO MIX WELL
COVER AND CHILL FOR 1-96 HOURS
FORM INTO 1-INCH DIAMETER BALLS
DIP A FORK IN SUGAR AND USE TO FLATTEN BALLS SLIGHTLY
BAKE @ 400 DEGREES FOR 10 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
REMOVE TO A COOLING RACK
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 106 - Calories from Fat 31
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 29%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 65%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 46mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 128 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Gumdrops

4 servings

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 ounce powdered fruit pectin
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup water
food coloring
assorted fruit flavorings or candy oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar, as a coating

COMBINE 1 CUP SUGAR AND CORN SYRUP IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME
HEAT AND STIR TO DISSOLVE SUGAR
COMBINE PECTIN, BAKING SODA, AND WATER IN ANOTHER SAUCEPAN, OVER A MODERATE FLAME (mixture will foam)
HEAT PECTIN MIXTURE AND SUGAR MIXTURE, SEPARATELY, OVER A MODERATE FLAME, UNTIL SUGAR BOILS AND PECTIN FOAMS
GENTLY STIR PECTIN MIXTURE INTO SUGAR MIXTURE
HEAT AND STIR, OVER A MODERATE FLAME, FOR 1-2 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM HEAT
STIR IN 7 DROPS FOOD COLORING AND 1 TEASPOON FLAVORING EXTRACT OR 2 DROPS CANDY OIL
POUR INTO A BUTTERED BAKING PAN
ALLOW TO STAND FOR 8 HOURS
CUT INTO PIECES
COAT WITH GRANULATED SUGAR
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 526 - Calories from Fat 30
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 6%, Protein 0%, Carbohydrate 94%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 160mg, Total Carbohydrate 124g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 3 units


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Halloween Cookies

16 servings

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
2 cups flour
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup strawberry jam

COMBINE SHORTENING AND BROWN SUGAR IN A MIXING BOWL
BEAT ON MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL FLUFFY
BEAT IN EGG, VANILLA, AND SODA
ADD FLOUR AND ROLLED OATS-MIX WELL
DIVIDE IN TWO, WRAP IN PLASTIC, AND CHILL FOR 1-48 HOURS ROLLOUT HALF OF DOUGH TO A THICKNESS OF 1/8-INCH
CUT INTO 3-INCH CIRCLES
SPREAD 1 TEASPOON PEANUT BUTTER AND 1 TEASPOON JAM ONTO THE CENTER OF EACH
ROLLOUT REMAINING DOUGH AND CUT AS BEFORE
CUT A FACE AS FOR A PUMPKIN JACK-O-LANTERN OUT OF EACH CIRCLE PLACE OVER CIRCLES SPREAD WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND JAM
PRESS EDGES WITH A FORK TO SEAL
PLACE ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING SHEET
BAKE @ 375 DEGREES FOR 10 MINUTES, UNTIL SLIGHTLY BROWNED REMOVE TO A COOLING RACK
CHILL BEFORE SERVING
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 196 - Calories from Fat 87
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 44%, Protein 7%, Carbohydrate 48%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 33mg, Total Carbohydrate 24g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 22 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Helado Torta

8 servings

Ice Cream Cake

6 egg yolks
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 stiffly beaten egg whites
4 ounces Kahlua, or other coffee liqueur
1/2 cup hazelnut ice cream
1/2 cup coffee or jamocha ice cream
2 cups cream, whipped

COMBINE EGG YOLKS, FLOUR, SUGAR, AND BAKING POWDER-BEAT TO MIX WELL
FOLD IN EGG WHITES UNTIL WELL BLENDED
POUR INTO A BUTTERED 9x13x2-INCH BAKING PAN
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 30 MINUTES, UNTIL SET IN MIDDLE
REMOVE FROM PAN AND ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
CUT INTO 1-INCH SQUARES
LINE THE BOTTOM OF A LARGE LOAF PAN WITH CAKE SQUARES SPRINKLE WITH HALF OF THE KAHLUA
TOP CAKE WITH A LAYER OF HAZELNUT ICE CREAM
NEXT, ADD A LAYER OF THE COFFEE ICE CREAM
SPREAD ICE CREAM WITH A LAYER OF WHIPPED CREAM
COVER WHIPPED CREAM WITH THE REMAINING CAKE SQUARES SPRINKLE WITH REMAINING KAHLUA
PLACE INTO FREEZER FOR 1-4 HOURS, UNTIL FROZEN
REMOVE FROM FREEZER 15 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING
GARNISH WITH REMAINING WHIPPED CREAM
SERVE CHILLED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 471 - Calories from Fat 196
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 42%, Protein 7%, Carbohydrate 46%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 218mg, Sodium 225mg, Total Carbohydrate 54g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 9g, Vitamin A 908 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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High Intensity Chocolate Cake

10 servings

2 cups sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 each eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup water, boiling
*** FROSTING ***
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
GREASE AND FLOUR BAKING PAN(S)
COMBINE SUGAR, FLOUR, COCOA, BAKING POWDER, BAKING SODA, AND SALT IN A MIXER BOWL
ADD EGGS, MILK, OIL, AND VANILLA
BEAT ON MEDIUM SPEED FOR 2 MINUTES
STIR IN BOILING WATER (batter will be quite thin)
POUR INTO PREPARED PANS
BAKE 30-40 MINUTES (until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean)
REMOVE PANS FROM OVEN TO A COOLING RACK
COVER WITH PLASTIC WRAP, LEAVING A SMALL AREA UNCOVERED
ALLOW TO COOL FOR 30-45 MINUTES
RUN A KNIFE AROUND EDGES AND INVERT ONTO COOLING RACKS
ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
FOR FROSTING: COMBINE SUGAR, COCOA, AND SALT IN A MIXER BOWL
ADD MILK, BUTTER, AND VANILLA-MIX WELL
SPREAD BETWEEN LAYERS AND ON TOP OF CAKE
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 677 - Calories from Fat 179
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 26%, Protein 4%, Carbohydrate 70%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 555mg, Total Carbohydrate 118g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 336 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Holiday Spice Cookies

24 servings

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup light molasses
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

CREAM BUTTER, SHORTENING, AND SUGAR TOGETHER
ADD EGGS AND MOLASSES-BEAT TO MIX WELL
SIFT TOGETHER FLOUR, SALT, BAKING SODA, AND SPICES
ADD TO SUGAR MIXTURE-MIX WELL
MOLD INTO 3/4-INCH BALLS
PLACE ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING SHEET
FLATTEN WITH A SPATULA
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 13-15 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
REMOVE TO COOL
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 123 - Calories from Fat 57
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 46%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 49%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 99mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 159 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Homemade Lollipops or Hard Candy Lozenges

12 servings

1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
food coloring
fruit extract, flavoring, or candy oil

COMBINE SUGAR AND CORN SYRUP IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
HEAT AND STIR TO DISSOLVE SUGAR
BRING TO A BOIL AND HEAT TO 297 DEGREES, WITHOUT STIRRING STIR IN COLORING AND FLAVORING AS DESIRED
RAISE FLAME TO HIGH AND HEAT TO 300 DEGREES
REMOVE FROM HEAT
DROP BY SPOONSFUL INTO BUTTERED MOLDS OR ONTO BUTTERED SLAB
INSERT STICKS
OR OMIT STICK FOR LOZENGES
SEAL EACH STICK WITH A DROP OF FRUIT MIXTURE
COOL COMPLETELY
WRAP IN PLASTIC
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 80 - Calories from Fat 10
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 13%, Protein 0%, Carbohydrate 87%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 1mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Homemade Marshmallows

8 servings

2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 cup water
4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons orange flower water
2 stiffly beaten egg whites
sifted powdered sugar
sifted cornstarch

COMBINE SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, AND 3/4 CUP WATER IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL SUGAR IS DISSOLVED
RAISE HEAT AND BOIL WITHOUT STIRRING TO 260 DEGREES
COMBINE REMAINING 3/4 CUP WATER, ORANGE WATER, AND GELATIN IN A SMALL SAUCEPAN AND ALLOW TO STAND FOR 10 MINUTES
PLACE OVER HOT WATER AND STIR TO DISSOLVE GELATIN
WHISK INTO SUGAR MIXTURE
BEAT WHITES STIFFLY
WITH MIXER RUNNING, ADD SUGAR MIXTURE IN A THIN-STEADY STREAM
PROCESS UNTIL MIXTURE IS OPAQUE AND STIFF
POUR INTO A GREASED PAN DUSTED WITH POWDERED SUGAR AND CORNSTARCH
SPREAD EVENLY
DUST WITH SIFTED POWDERED SUGAR
ALLOW TO STAND FOR 12 HOURS TO DRY
TURNOUT ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED WORKSURFACE DUSTED WITH POWDERED SUGAR
DUST EDGES AND TOP WITH SIFTED POWDERED SUGAR
ALLOW TO STAND FOR 2-3 HOURS
CUT INTO SQUARES OR SHAPES WITH SCISSORS
DUST WITH POWDERED SUGAR ALLOW TO STAND FOR 2-3 HOURS STORE IN A DRY AND AIRTIGHT CONTAINER
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 238 - Calories from Fat 0
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 0%, Protein 12%, Carbohydrate 88%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 22mg, Total Carbohydrate 53g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Homemade Marzipan

16 servings

1 1/2 cups blanched almonds
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon slightly beaten egg white
food coloring
powdered sugar

PROCESS ALMONDS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER, UNTIL FINELY GROUND
COMBINE ALMONDS, 1-1/3 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR, WATER, AND ALMOND EXTRACT IN A MIXER BOWL
BEAT ON LOW SPEED, UNTIL MIXTURE FORMS A BALL
BEAT IN 2-1/4 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR
ADD EGG WHITES, STIR TO A CONSISTENCY OF CLAY
DIVIDE AND MIX IN FOOD COLORING AS DESIRED
DUST MINT MOLDS WITH POWDERED SUGAR
PACK TIGHTLY INTO MOLDS
COVER AND STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 177 - Calories from Fat 64
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 36%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 57%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 3mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Ice Cream Pie

8 servings

1 quart chocolate ice cream
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds
1 cup whipped cream, as garnish
2 ounces grated white chocolate
2 ounces grated dark chocolate
3 cups chocolate cookie crumbss
1 pinch kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon powdered instant coffee
3/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1/4 cup ground blanched almonds

SOFTEN ICE CREAMS SLIGHTLY
COMBINE CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA ICE CREAMS WITH CHOPPED NUTS, SET ASIDE
COMBINE COOKIE CRUMBS, CINNAMON, NUTMEG, INSTANT COFFEE POWDER, BUTTER, AND GROUND ALMONDS-MIX WELL
PRESS ONTO BOTTOM AND UP SIDES OF A 12-INCH PIE PAN OR TWO 8-INCH PIE PANS
CHILL UNTIL FIRM
STIR ICE CREAMS TO SWIRL
SPOON INTO COOKIE CRUST
FREEZE UNTIL SOLID
GARNISH WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND GRATED CHOCOLATES JUST BEFORE SERVING
SERVE CHILLED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 1042 - Calories from Fat 593
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 57%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 37%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 66g, Saturated Fat 32g, Cholesterol 168mg, Sodium 609mg, Total Carbohydrate 96g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 16g, Vitamin A 1682 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Individual Pumpkin Stuffed Pumpkins

8 servings

8 whole petite fresh pumpkins
2 eggs
16 ounces canned pumpkin, not pie filling
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup half and half
1/2 cup strained fresh orange juice
2 cups cream, whipped
2 teaspoons very finely grated orange zest

RINSE PETITE PUMPKINS IN COLD WATER
PIERCE WITH A KNIFE IN SEVERAL PLACES
PLACE INTO A PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING PAN
ROAST @ 375 DEGREES FOR 45-60 MINUTES, UNTIL TENDER
REMOVE FROM OVEN AND ALLOW TO COOL
REMOVE TOP AND SET ASIDE
REMOVE AND DISCARD SEEDS AND STRINGS
SCRAPE GENTLY TO CLEAN AND SET ASIDE
COMBINE EGGS, PUMPKIN, SUGAR, CINNAMON, GINGER, ALLSPICE, AND SALT IN A FOOD PROCESSOR
PROCESS TO A SMOOTH PUREE
ADD HALF & HALF AND ORANGE JUICE
PULSE TO BLEND WELL
POUR TO WITHIN 1/2-INCH OF THE TOP OF PREPARED SHELLS
BAKE @ 375 DEGREES FOR 20-25 MINUTES, UNTIL SET IN THE CENTER REMOVE FROM OVEN AND ALLOW TO COOL
PLACE INTO INDIVIDUAL DESSERT CUPS
TOP EACH SERVING WITH A DOLLOP OF WHIPPED CREAM
GARNISH WITH GRATED ORANGE ZEST
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 803 - Calories from Fat 203
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 25%, Protein 10%, Carbohydrate 65%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 113mg, Sodium 194mg, Total Carbohydrate 131g, Dietary Fiber 23g, Sugars 0g, Protein 19g, Vitamin A 313693 units, Vitamin C 69 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 20 units


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Irish Cream Brulee

10 servings

4 cups whipping cream
1 vanilla bean, halved
13 beaten egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cream liqueur, such as Bailey's

COMBINE CREAM AND VANILLA BEAN IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME
BRING JUST TO A SIMMER, REMOVE FROM HEAT, AND SET ASIDE COMBINE YOLKS, SUGAR, AND CREAM LIQUOR-MIX WELL
GRADUALLY STIR IN WARMED CREAM MIXTURE
POUR INTO INDIVIDUAL HEATPROOF CUSTARD CUPS
PLACE INTO A DEEP HOTEL PAN
POUR BOILING WATER INTO HOTEL PAN, AROUND CUSTARD CUPS, TO A DEPTH OF 1-INCH
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 30-40 MINUTES, UNTIL SET
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND ALLOW TO COOL
COVER AND CHILL FOR 2-96 HOURS
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 514 - Calories from Fat 391
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 76%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 12%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 43g, Saturated Fat 25g, Cholesterol 411mg, Sodium 57mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 1886 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Jamocha Chocolate Mousse

25 servings

1 pound semi-sweet chocolate chip
1/2 pound finely chopped unsweetened chocolate
2 cups cream, beaten stiff
12 stiffly beaten egg whites
12 room temperature egg yolks
1 cup superfine sugar
1/4 cup espresso or strong-black coffee
2 ounces cognac or brandy

MELT CHOCOLATES IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER
COMBINE SUGAR AND EGG YOLKS-BEAT TO MIX WELL
STIR IN ESPRESSO COFFEE AND BRANDY
FOLD CHOCOLATE INTO YOLK MIXTURE
FOLD WHITES INTO YOLK MIXTURE
FOLD WHIPPED CREAM INTO YOLK MIXTURE
SPOON INTO DESSERT CUPS OR WINE GLASSES
CHILL FOR 1-96 HOURS
GARNISH AS DESIRED
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 267 - Calories from Fat 166
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 62%, Protein 8%, Carbohydrate 28%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 115mg, Sodium 37mg, Total Carbohydrate 19g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 338 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Korbel Cookies

20 servings

1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sifted flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons Korbel brandy or cognac

COMBINE BUTTER, CORN SYRUP, AND BROWN SUGAR IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MELTED AND WELL COMBINED
REMOVE FROM HEAT
STIR IN FLOUR-MIX VERY WELL
DROP BY TABLESPOONSFUL ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED COOKIE SHEET, ALLOWING 6-8" SPACE BETWEEN EACH
BAKE @ 375 DEGREES FOR 6-7 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM OVEN
LIFT WITH A SPATULA AND WRAP AROUND A DOWEL OR WOODEN SPOON
COMBINE CREAM, SUGAR, AND BRANDY-BEAT UNTIL STIFF
PIPE INTO TUBES
SERVE AT ONCE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 112 - Calories from Fat 61
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 42%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 7mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 262 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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La Mocha Truffles

36 servings

8 ounces milk chocolate
1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
3 room temperature egg yolks
1 tablespoon crystalized or powdered instant coffee
1 pound semi-sweet chocolate
4 ounces finely grated semi-sweet chocolate

HEAT MILK CHOCOLATE IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER UNTIL MELTED
STIR IN INSTANT COFFEE, REMOVE FROM HEAT, AND COOL
COMBINE BUTTER AND EGG YOLKS-BEAT TO MIX WELL
BEAT INTO CHOCOLATE MIXTURE
CHILL UNTIL FIRM
MOLD INTO 1-INCH BALLS
WRAP IN PLASTIC AND FREEZE UNTIL VERY FIRM
HEAT SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER, UNTIL MELTED
REMOVE FROM HEAT
SLOWLY BEAT IN GRATED CHOCOLATE
COOL TO AND MAINTAIN @ 87 DEGREES BY PLACING OVER HOT WATER OR ONTO A HEATING PAD AT REGULAR INTERVALS
DIP BALLS INTO MELTED CHOCOLATE, ALLOWING EXCESS TO DRIP OFF COOL ON PARCHMENT OR WAXED PAPER
CHILL UNTIL FIRM
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 153 - Calories from Fat 96
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 63%, Protein 4%, Carbohydrate 33%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 7mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 143 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Ladyfingers

16 servings

3 beaten egg yolks
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sifted pastry flour
1/2 cup sifted unbleached flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

COMBINE YOLKS AND HONEY IN A MIXER BOWL
PROCESS AT MEDIUM SPEED FOR 10 MINUTES, UNTIL VERY THICK
ADD VANILLA-MIX WELL
SIFT TOGETHER FLOURS AND CORNSTARCH
GRADUALLY FOLD INTO EGG YOLK MIXTURE-MIX WELL
COMBINE EGG WHITES AND CREAM OF TARTER IN A CLEAN MIXER BOWL
BEAT TO STIFF PEAKS
FOLD INTO FLOUR MIXTURE
SPOON INTO A PASTRY BAG, FITTED WITH A 3/4-INCH ROUND TIP
PIPE 3-INCH LENGTHS, 1-INCH APART, ONTO PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING SHEETS
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES, IN CENTER OF OVEN, FOR 10-12 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
REMOVE CAREFULLY TO COOL ON A WIRE RACK
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 59 - Calories from Fat 9
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 15%, Protein 13%, Carbohydrate 72%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 38mg, Sodium 14mg, Total Carbohydrate 11g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 58 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Latin Chocolate Gelado

6 servings

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup strong hot coffee
1 quart scladed milk
1 pint vanilla ice cream
2 cups cream, stiffly whipped

MELT CHOCOLATE IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER
STIR IN SUGAR
GRADUALLY STIR IN HOT COFFEE AND SCALDED MILK
PLACE OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
HEAT AND STIR FOR 10 MINUTES UNTIL SMOOTH
REMOVE FROM HEAT, COOL
CHILL FOR 60 MINUTES
SPOON INTO DESSERT CUPS
TOP WITH A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM
GARNISH WITH WHIPPED CREAM
SERVE CHILLED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 548 - Calories from Fat 346
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 63%, Protein 8%, Carbohydrate 29%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 24g, Cholesterol 125mg, Sodium 176mg, Total Carbohydrate 40g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 11g, Vitamin A 1262 units, Vitamin C 2 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Layered Almond Torte

12 servings

1 package devil's food cake mix, with pudding
2 envelopes powdered dessert topping
1 cup chilled milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
blanched almonds, as garnish
chocolate sprinkles, as garnish

PREPARE CAKE MIX ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS
BAKE IN TWO 8 or 9-INCH PANS
REMOVE FROM OVEN
COVER ALL BUT ONE SMALL SECTION OF EDGE WITH PLASTIC WRAP
AND ALLOW TO COOL FOR 10 MINUTES
REMOVE AND DISCARD PLASTIC WRAP
REMOVE FROM PANS AND SPLIT EACH INTO 2 LAYERS, SET ASIDE COMBINE TOPPING MIX, MILK, AND ALMOND EXTRACT IN A MIXER BOWL BEAT TO MIX WELL
GRADUALLY BEAT IN POWDER SUGAR, UNTIL STIFF
USE AS A PASTRY CREAM BETWEEN LAYERS AND A FROSTING FOR THE TOP
GARNISH WITH BLANCHED ALMONDS AND CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES
CHILL FOR 1-4 HOURS
SERVE CHILLED
OR, INSERT TOOTHPICKS, COVER WITH PLASTIC, AND CHILL FOR 24 HOURS

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 35 - Calories from Fat 8
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 21%, Protein 8%, Carbohydrate 71%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 11mg, Total Carbohydrate 6g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 28 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Light Cheesecakes

24 servings

16 ounces finely ground vanilla wafers
2 pounds room temperature cream cheese
8 ounces pastry pride, thawed
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 beaten eggs
24 foil muffin cups
16 ounces strawberry jam
24 whole strawberries, as garnish

PLACE 1 TABLESPOON CRUSHED VANILLA WAFERS INTO EACH FOIL MUFFIN CUP
COMBINE CREAM CHEESE, PASTRY PRIDE, VANILLA, AND EGGS IN A MIXER BOWL
BEAT AT MEDIUM SPEED, JUST UNTIL WELL BLENDED
POUR INTO PREPARED MUFFIN CUPS, FILLING 3/4-FULL
BAKE @ 325 DEGREES FOR 25-35 MINUTES, UNTIL SET AND LIGHTLY TOASTED
REMOVE FROM OVEN, ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
CHILL FOR 30 MINUTES
PIPE A ROSETTE OF JAM ONTO EACH CHEESECAKE
TOP EACH WITH A WHOLE STRAWBERRY
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT A COOL ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 324 - Calories from Fat 178
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 55%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 39%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 86mg, Sodium 237mg, Total Carbohydrate 31g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 624 units, Vitamin C 9 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Lime Tart

8 servings

1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup medium dice chilled unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon ice-cold water
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 large eggs
6 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup strained fresh lime juice
1/2 cup strained fresh orange juice
1/4 cup unsalted butter
candied lime zest, as garnish

COMBINE FLOUR, 2 TABLESPOONS SUGAR, AND SALT IN A FOOD PROCESSOR
ADD 1/2 CUP BUTTER AND PULSE JUST UNTIL MIXTURE RESEMBLES A COARSE MEAL
ADD 1 EGG YOLK AND WATER
PROCESS UNTIL MIXTURE FORMS A BALL
WRAP IN PLASTIC AND CHILL FOR 1-24 HOURS
PLACE ONTO A LIGHTLY FLOURED SURFACE AND ROLLOUT INTO A 13-INCH CIRCLE
ROLL ONTO A ROLLING PIN AND PRESS INTO A 9-INCH TART PAN
TRIM EDGES BY PRESSING WITH A ROLLING PIN
PLACE INTO A FREEZER FOR 60 MINUTE, UNTIL FIRM
REMOVE CRUST FROM FREEZER
LINE WITH FOIL AND FILL WITH DRIED BEANS OR RICE
BAKE @ 400 DEGREES FOR 12 MINUTES, UNTIL THE EDGES ARE SET REMOVE WEIGHTS AND FOIL
BAKE @ 400 DEGREES FOR 12-15 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN IN THE CENTER
REMOVE FROM THE OVEN AND COOL ON A WIRE RACK
MEANWHILE COMBINE CREAM AND CORNSTARCH IN A LARGE MIXER BOWL
WHISK TO MIX WELL
ALLOW TO STAND FOR 1-2 MINUTES AND WHISK AGAIN TO BLEND WHISK IN EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, SET ASIDE
COMBINE SUGAR, LIME JUICE, ORANGE JUICE, AND REMAINING 1/4 CUP BUTTER IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM-LOW FLAME
HEAT AND STIR TO MELT BUTTER AND DISSOLVE SUGAR
BRING TO A BOIL AND REMOVE FROM HEAT
WHISK 1/4 CUP JUICE MIXTURE INTO EGG MIXTURE
WHISK EGG MIXTURE INTO THE JUICE MIXTURE
PLACE OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
BOIL MIXTURE FOR 1 MINUTE, STIRRING CONSTANTLY
REMOVE FROM HEAT, STRAIN WELL
SET ASIDE AND ALLOW TO COOL SLIGHTLY
SPOON INTO PREPARED PIE SHELL
CHILL FOR 4-48 HOURS
CUT CANDIED LIME ZEST INTO THIN STRINGS AND ARRANGE ON TOP AS A GARNISH
SERVE CHILLED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 442 - Calories from Fat 257
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 58%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 36%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 16g, Cholesterol 300mg, Sodium 104mg, Total Carbohydrate 40g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 1255 units, Vitamin C 14 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Little Cheesecakes

12 servings

12 vanilla wafers
16 ounces room temperature cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 slightly beaten eggs
12 foil muffin cups
powdered sugar, as garnish
chocolate, curls, as garnish
strawberry preserves, as garnish
canned sliced peaches in juice, drained, as garnish
seedless grapes, as garnish
fresh mint leaves, as garnish

LINE MINI-MUFFIN TIN WITH FOIL MUFFIN CUPS
PLACE ONE VANILLA WAFER INTO EACH MUFFIN CUP
COMBINE CREAM CHEESE, VANILLA, AND SUGAR IN A MIXING BOWL BEAT AT MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL WELL BLENDED
ADD EGGS-MIX WELL
POUR OVER WAFERS, FILLING CUPS 3/4 FULL
BAKE @ 325 DEGREES FOR 25 MINUTES, COOL
CHILL FOR 2 HOURS
GARNISH AS DESIRED
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 208 - Calories from Fat 132
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 64%, Protein 8%, Carbohydrate 28%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 133mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 649 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Luxury Truffles

24 servings

1 cup whipping cream
8 ounces chocolate
3 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

SCALD CREAM IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A MODERATE FLAME
REMOVE FROM HEAT, COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
STRAIN THROUGH A FINE SIEVE OR CHEESECLOTH, DISCARDING SOLIDS
HEAT CHOCOLATE IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER, UNTIL MELTED REMOVE FROM HEAT
ADD BUTTER AND BEAT UNTIL SMOOTH
WHISK IN CREAM, UNTIL AIRY AND LIGHT
CHILL FOR 1-2 HOURS
MOLD INTO 1-INCH BALLS
WRAP IN PLASTIC AND FREEZE UNTIL FIRM
ROLL IN POWDERED SUGAR TO COAT
SERVE SLIGHYLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 106 - Calories from Fat 76
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 71%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 26%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 7mg, Total Carbohydrate 7g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 201 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Mango Sauce

6 servings

1 pound peeled pitted medium dice ripe mango
2 tablespoons strained fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon strained fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar

COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR
PROCESS TO A VERY SMOOTH PUREE
FORCE THROUGH A FINE STRAINER OR CHINOIS
COVER AND CHILL
USE AS DESIRE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 66 - Calories from Fat 2
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 3%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 94%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 2mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 2960 units, Vitamin C 25 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Marbled Coffee Cake

16 servings

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups sour cream

HEAT CHOCOLATE IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER, UNTIL MELTED SIFT TOGETHER FLOUR, BAKING POWDER, AND BAKING SODA, SET ASIDE
CREAM TOGETHER BUTTER AND SUGAR, UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY BEAT EGGS, ONE AT A TIME, INTO BUTTER MIXTURE
BEAT IN VANILLA AND SOUR CREAM
GRADUALLY BEAT IN DRY INGREDIENTS (mixture will be quite thick)
STIR 1 CUP MIXTURE INTO MELTED CHOCOLATE
SPOON 1/2 OF LIGHT COLORED BATTER INTO A GREASED 12-INCH SPRINGFORM PAN
COVER WITH HALF OF DARK COLORED BATTER
SPOON REMAINING LIGHT COLORED BATTER ON AND TOP WITH REMAINING DARK COLORED BATTER
CUT WITH A KNIFE TO SWIRL
SLIGHTLY SMOOTH TOP
BAKE @ 325 DEGREES FOR 50-60 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM OVEN, COOL FOR 2-3 HOURS BEFORE REMOVING SPRINGFORM
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 345 - Calories from Fat 164
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 46%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 67mg, Sodium 99mg, Total Carbohydrate 40g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 414 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Mini Cheesecakes

12 servings

12 mini foil muffin cups
12 vanilla wafers
16 ounces room temperature cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
strawberry preserves, as garnish

LINE MINI-MUFFIN TIN WITH FOIL MUFFIN CUPS
PLACE ONE VANILLA WAFER INTO EACH MUFFIN CUP
COMBINE CREAM CHEESE, VANILLA, AND SUGAR IN A MIXING BOWL BEAT AT MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL WELL BLENDED
ADD EGGS-MIX WELL
POUR OVER WAFERS, FILLING CUPS 3/4 FULL
BAKE @ 325 DEGREES FOR 25 MINUTES
REMOVE TO COOL
CHILL FOR 2 HOURS
GARNISH WITH STRAWBERRY PRESERVES
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 199 - Calories from Fat 132
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 66%, Protein 8%, Carbohydrate 25%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 133mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 598 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Mocha Sauce

4 servings

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup half and half
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered instant coffee

COMBINE BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE IN A BOWL, SET OVER HOT WATER
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MELTED
STIR IN SUGAR, UNTIL DISSOLVED
REMOVE FROM HEAT
GRADUALLY STIR IN SALT AND CREAM
SET BACK OVER HOT WATER AND STIR UNTIL THOROUGHLY BLENDED REMOVE FROM HEAT
STIR IN VANILLA AND INSTANT COFFEE
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 462 - Calories from Fat 219
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 47%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 50%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 48mg, Sodium 96mg, Total Carbohydrate 58g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 640 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Mocha Truffles

48 servings

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon coffee-flavored liqueur
2 tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder

MELT CHOCOLATE IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER
REMOVE FROM HEAT TO COOL BRIEFLY
COMBINE SUGAR AND BUTTER-MIX WELL
COMBINE BUTTER MIXTURE AND COFFEE LIQUEUR WITH MELTED CHOCOLATE-MIX WELL
STIR UNTIL COOLED TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
MOLD INTO 1-INCH BALLS OR PIPE INTO CANDY CUPS
SPRINKLE WITH COCOA TO GARNISH
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 55 - Calories from Fat 33
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 59%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 39%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 2mg, Total Carbohydrate 5g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 73 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Morgankuchen

10 servings

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 cup light brown sugar

COMBINE SHORTENING AND SUGAR IN A MIXER BOWL-MIX WELL COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS-MIX WELL
BEAT HALF OF THE DRY INGREDIENTS INTO THE SHORTENING MIXTURE
BEAT IN HALF OF THE MILK
BEAT IN THE REMAINING DRY INGREDIENTS
BEAT IN THE REMAINING MILK-MIX WELL
POUR INTO A GREASED 9x13x2-INCH PAN
COMBINE CINNAMON AND BROWN SUGAR
CRUMBLE ON TOP OF BATTER
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 45-55 MINUTES, UNTIL BROWNED AND NO LONGER MOIST IN THE CENTER
REMOVE FROM OVEN
SERVE WARM OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 370 - Calories from Fat 103
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 28%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 67%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 239mg, Total Carbohydrate 62g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 32 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Nuclear Milk Chocolate Fudge

8 servings

24 ounces milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsalted butter
14 ounces Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts

COMBINE CHOCOLATE CHIPS (mini morsels work best), BUTTER, AND CONDENSED MILK IN A CASSEROLE OR COVERED NON-METAL BOWL COVER AND MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 5 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM MICROWAVE AND STIR UNTIL ALL CHOCOLATE MELTS AND MIXTURE IS VERY GLOSSY
STIR IN NUTS AS DESIRED
POUR INTO A BUTTERED PAN OR ONTO A BUTTERED PLATE
CHILL UNTIL FIRM
CUT INTO SQUARES
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 751 - Calories from Fat 404
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 41%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 45g, Saturated Fat 24g, Cholesterol 32mg, Sodium 67mg, Total Carbohydrate 78g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 9g, Vitamin A 398 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 3 units


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Nuclear Nesselrode Fudge

16 servings

1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 packages 4-serving size, regular vanilla pudding mix
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces cream cheese
5 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup small dice, red candied cherries
1/3 cup chopped pecans

PLACE BUTTER INTO A 2-QUART CASSEROLE
MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 60-90 SECONDS, UNTIL MELTED
ADD PUDDING MIX AND MILK-MIX WELL
MICROWAVE, UNCOVERED, ON HIGH FOR 30 SECONDS, STIR
CONTINUE COOKING AND STIRRING EVERY 30 SECONDS UNTIL MIXTURE BOILS
CONTINUE COOKING AND STIRRING EVERY 15 SECONDS FOR 1 MINUTE ADD VANILLA AND CREAM CHEESE
STIR UNTIL CHEESE MELTS
SPOON INTO A MIXER BOWL
BEAT IN ALL BUT 1/2 CUP OF THE POWDERED SUGAR
TURNOUT ONTO A BOARD, DUSTED WITH 2 TABLESPOONS POWDERED SUGAR
KNEAD IN REMAINING POWDERED SUGAR, UNTIL FAIRLY STIFF AND SMOOTH
KNEAD IN PECANS AND CANDIED CHERRIES (reserving a few as garnish)
PRESS INTO A BUTTERED BAKING DISH
CHILL UNTIL FIRM
CUT INTO 1-INCH SQUARES
PRESS A PIECE OF CANDIED CHERRY INTO EACH PORTION
TRANSFER EACH PORTION INTO A PAPER CANDY CUP
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 277 - Calories from Fat 66
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 24%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 74%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 72mg, Total Carbohydrate 52g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 231 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Oatmeal Crisps

180 servings

3 cups light brown sugar
3 cups butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
6 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar

COMBINE BROWN SUGAR AND BUTTER IN A MIXER-MIX WELL
ADD VANILLA AND SALT-MIX WELL
COMBINE BAKING SODA AND FLOUR-MIX WELL
ADD TO SUGAR MIXTURE-BEAT TO MIX WELL
BEAT IN ROLLED OATS, ONE CUP AT A TIME, UNTIL ALL HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED
ROLL DOUGH INTO 1-INCH DIAMETER BALLS
PLACE, 2-INCHES APART, ON A PARCHMENT-LINED COOKIE SHEET
TAKE A WATER GLASS, DIP BASE IN MELTED BUTTER, COAT WITH SUGAR, AND PRESS BALLS TO FLATTEN (dip in sugar for each cookie)
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 10-12 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 55 - Calories from Fat 33
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 61%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 36%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 50mg, Total Carbohydrate 5g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 136 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies with Coconut

60 servings

5 tablespoons hot water
2 cups light brown sugar
2/3 cup room temperature unsalted butter
2 beaten eggs
4 cups quick cooking rolled oats
2 cups flour
1 cup raisins
1 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder

COMBINE HOT WATER AND BROWN SUGAR IN A MIXING BOWL
STIR TO DISSOLVE
ADD BUTTER-MIX WELL
ADD EGGS-MIX WELL
COMBINE REMAINING INGREDIENTS-MIX WELL
ADD TO BOWL-MIX WELL
DROP BY TEASPOONSFUL ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING SHEET PRESS OR SPREAD TO FLATTEN SLIGHTLY
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 10-12 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
REMOVE TO A COOLING RACK
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 78 - Calories from Fat 27
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 34%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 59%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 34mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 91 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

8 servings

2/3 cup melted unsalted butter
8 each egg yolks, beaten
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
6 each egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
1 cup sifted cake flour
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely grated
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

COMBINE MELTED BUTTER, YOLKS, AND SUGAR IN A MIXER BOWL
PROCESS UNTIL WELL BLENDED
ADD CAKE FLOUR AND GRATED SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE-MIX WELL
FOLD IN BEATEN EGG WHITES-MIX GENTLY
POUR INTO PARCHMENT-LINED CAKE PANS
BAKE @ 325 DEGREES FOR 25-30 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM OVEN AND INVERT ONTO A COOLING RACK
REMOVE CAKES FROM PANS, REMOVE AND DISCARD PARCHMENT
PLACE CAKES IN THE REFRIGERATOR TO CHILL
COMBINE BUTTER AND COCOA IN A MIXER BOWL
PROCESS UNTIL BUTTER IS WELL CREAMED
ADD SALT AND POWDERED SUGAR
PROCESS UNTIL WELL BLENDED
ADD HALF & HALF AND VANILLA EXTRACT-MIX WELL
COVER AND MAINTAIN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE UNTIL NEEDED
SPLIT CAKES AND FROST AS DESIRED
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 1073 - Calories from Fat 525
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 49%, Protein 4%, Carbohydrate 47%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 58g, Saturated Fat 34g, Cholesterol 312mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 127g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 1811 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 4 units


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Old Fashioned Nut Brittle

24 servings

3 cups sugar
2 cups water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
4 cups coarsely chopped roasted salted nuts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

COMBINE SUGAR, WATER, AND CORN SYRUPS IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL SUGAR HAS DISSOLVED
INCREASE HEAT TO A MODERATELY-HIGH FLAME
ALLOW TO BOIL, WITHOUT STIRRING, FOR 40 MINUTES, UNTIL MIXTURE REACHES 260 DEGREES ON A CANDY THERMOMETER (brush sides of pan with a little water to reduce crystalization)
ADD NUTS AND BUTTER-STIR TO COAT
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MIXTURE REACHES 295 DEGREES ON A CANDY THERMOMETER
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND VIGOROUSLY STIR IN BAKING SODA AND VANILLA EXTRACT (mixture will foam up)
QUICKLY POUR INTO BUTTERED BAKING PANS
ALLOW TO COOL FOR 60 MINUTES
SCORE TOP OF BRITTLE WITH A BUTTERED KNIFE ALONG THE DESIRED BREAKING POINTS
ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
BREAK INTO SERVING PIECES
STORE IN A COVERED CONTAINER, ADDING A PAPER TOWEL TO HELP PREVENT MOISTURE FROM SOFTENING BRITTLE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 315 - Calories from Fat 114
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 36%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 59%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 120mg, Total Carbohydrate 46g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 40 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Old-Fashioned Fudge

16 servings

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts

COMBINE BUTTER, SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, CHOCOLATE, AND MILK IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
HEAT AND STIR TO A BOIL
CONTINUE TO HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MIXTURE REACHES 238 DEGREES (soft ball)
REMOVE FROM HEAT, STIR IN VANILLA
COOL UNTIL BARELY WARM TO THE TOUCH
BEAT BY HAND OR IN A MIXER UNTIL MIXTURE THICKENS AND IS NO LONGER SHINY
FOLD IN NUTS (if used)
POUR INTO GREASED BAKING PAN, ALLOW TO FORM ITS OWN SHAPE COOL COMPLETELY
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 260 - Calories from Fat 79
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 31%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 66%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 9mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 99 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Orange-Butter Cookies

18 servings

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons strained fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
4 to 3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
chocolate sprinkles, as garnish

COMBINE FLOUR, SUGAR, 1 CUP BUTTER, EGG, BAKING POWDER, ORANGE JUICE, AND 1 TABLESPOON BUTTER IN A MIXER BOWL PROCESS UNTIL WELL BLENDED
WRAP IN PLASTIC, CHILL UNTIL FIRM
ROLLOUT DOUGH TO A THICKNESS OF 1/4-INCH
CUT INTO DESIRED SHAPES WITH COOKIE CUTTERS
PLACE ONTO AN UNGREASED COOKIE SHEET
BAKE @ 400 DEGREES FOR 6-10 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
REMOVE FROM OVEN, COOL
FOR FROSTING: COMBINE POWDERED SUGAR, 1/2 CUP BUTTER, MILK, AND VANILLA
BEAT ON LOW SPEED FOR 1-2 MINUTES, SCRAPING BOWL OFTEN
FROST COOKIES WHEN COOLED
GARNISH WITH SPRINKLES
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 347 - Calories from Fat 143
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 41%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 56%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 27mg, Total Carbohydrate 49g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 603 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Palace Baklava

12 servings

3/4 cup melted unsalted butter
2 cups finely ground walnuts
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon stick
10 sheets frozen filo dough, thawed
1/2 cup warmed honey
3/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon strained fresh lemon juice

LIGHTLY BRUSH A 9x13x2-INCH PAN WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF THE MELTED BUTTER
COMBINE WALNUTS AND 2-1/2 TEASPOONS CINNAMON IN A SMALL BOWL, SET ASIDE
CUT FILO SHEETS IN HALF CROSSWISE, COVER WITH A DAMP TOWEL PLACE 1 SHEET ONTO THE BOTTOM OF THE BUTTERED PAN, BRUSH WITH BUTTER
REPEAT FOR A TOTAL OF SEVEN LAYERS
SPRINKLE WITH 1/3 CUP WALNUT MIXTURE
DRIZZLE WITH 2 TABLESPOONS WARMED HONEY
BRUSH 1 FILO SHEET WITH MELTED BUTTER
PLACE ONTO NUT MIXTURE
REPEAT WITH ANOTHER FILO SHEET
REPEAT ADDING NUT MIXTURE, WARM HONEY, AND TWO FILO SHEETS UNTIL NO NUT MIXTURE REMAINS
BRUSH 1 FILO SHEET WITH MELTED BUTTER
PLACE ON TOP OF NUT MIXTURE
REPEAT FOR A TOTAL OF SEVEN SHEETS
GENTLY, DIAGONALLY CUT INTO 12 PORTIONS, EACH APPROXIMATELY 1-1/2x2-INCHES
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES, IN CENTER OF OVEN, FOR 30-35 MINUTES, UNTIL GOLDEN
COMBINE REMAINING LEMON JUICE WITH REMAINING HONEY AND REMAINING CINNAMON IN A SMALL SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM FLAME HEAT TO A LIGHT BOIL, HEAT AND STIR FOR 2 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM HEAT
POUR OVER BAKLAVA IN PAN
ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE SERVING
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 401 - Calories from Fat 215
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 43%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 64mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 460 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Penuche

32 servings

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup minced walnuts

GREASE A FOIL-LINED 8x8x2-INCH PAN WITH ONE-FOURTH THE BUTTER MELT REMAINING BUTTER IN A SMALL SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME ADD BROWN SUGAR, HEAT AND STIR FOR 2 MINUTES
RAISE FLAME TO MEDIUM
ADD MILK, HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MIXTURE COMES TO THE BOIL
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND ALLOW TO STAND FOR 30 MINUTES
COMBINE SLIGHTLY COOLED MIXTURE, POWDERED SUGAR, AND CHOPPED WALNUTS-MIX WELL
SPOON INTO BUTTERED PAN, SPREAD EVENLY
SCORE INTO 1-INCH SQUARE PORTIONS
CHILL FOR 4-24 HOURS, UNTIL FIRM
REMOVE FROM PAN
CUT INTO SQUARES
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 97 - Calories from Fat 47
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 49%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 49%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 3mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 116 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Peppermint Dinner Mints

8 servings

1 slightly beaten egg white
2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

COMBINE EGG WHITE AND 2 CUPS SUGAR-MIX WELL
ADD FLAVORING-MIX WELL
MIX TO FORM A PASTE
TURNOUT ONTO A BOARD DUSTED WITH REMAINING SUGAR
ROLL INTO A 1/2-INCH DIAMETER ROPE
CUT INTO 1/2-INCH PIECES WITH BUTTERED SCISSORS
DUST WITH POWDERED SUGAR
ALLOW TO STAND FOR 12 HOURS TO HARDEN
WRAP IN PLASTIC
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 151 - Calories from Fat 0
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 0%, Protein 1%, Carbohydrate 99%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 7mg, Total Carbohydrate 37g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Peppermint Stick Cookies

8 servings

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

PLACE BUTTER IN A MIXER BOWL
PROCESS UNTIL WELL SOFTENED
ADD POWDERED SUGAR AND BEAT UNTIL FLUFFY
BEAT IN EGG, VANILLA, PEPPERMINT EXTRACT, AND SALT
ADD FLOUR AND BEAT UNTIL WELL MIXED
DIVIDE MIXTURE INTO 2 PORTIONS
ADD FOOD COLORING TO 1 PORTION-MIX WELL
ROLL INTO ROPES AND CUT INTO 4-INCH PIECES
TWIST A RED PIECE AND A WHITE PIECE TOGETHER
PLACE ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED COOKIE SHEET, PRESS ENDS TO ANCHOR
REPEAT WITH REMAINING PIECES
BAKE @ 375 DEGREES FOR 10 MINUTES
REMOVE TO COOL COMPLETELY
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 389 - Calories from Fat 216
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 55%, Protein 4%, Carbohydrate 40%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 89mg, Sodium 48mg, Total Carbohydrate 39g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 908 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Pina Colada Cheesecake

16 servings

1 1/2 cups graham crackers, ground vanilla wafers or
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3 teaspoons butter, melted
8 ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
3 each eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons spiced rum
2 teaspoons coconut extract
20 ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 tablespoon dark rum
1 tablespoon cornstarch

COMBINE COOKIE CRUMBS, COCONUT, AND BUTTER-MIX WELL
PRESS ONTO BOTTOM AND UP SIDES OF A SPRINGFORM PAN
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 10 MINUTES
REMOVE FROM OVEN AND ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
COMBINE CREAM CHEESE, EGGS, AND SUGAR IN A MIXER BOWL OR FOOD PROCESSOR
PROCESS UNTIL SMOOTH AND WELL BLENDED, SCRAPING SIDES OFTEN
ADD DRAINED PINEAPPLE, SOUR CREAM, SPICED RUM, AND EXTRACT
PULSE JUST TO MIX WELL
POUR INTO PREPARED CRUST
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 50-60 MINUTES, UNTIL SET
REMOVE FROM OVEN, COOL
CHILL UNTIL VERY FIRM
MEANWHILE, COMBINE UNDRAINED PINEAPPLE, SUPERFINE SUGAR, DARK RUM, AND CORNSTARCH IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL THICKENED AND TRANSPARENT
REMOVE FROM HEAT, COOL
POUR OVER THE TOP OF CHEESECAKE
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 355 - Calories from Fat 191
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 38%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 94mg, Sodium 211mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 781 units, Vitamin C 5 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Pitzales

48 servings

3 cups flour
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
3 beaten eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon anise seed
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

CUT SHORTENING INTO FLOUR, TO RESEMBLE A FINE MEAL
COMBINE EGGS AND SUGAR IN A MIXER BOWL-BEAT UNTIL LIGHT
STIR IN LEMON ZEST AND ANISE SEED-MIX WELL
FOLD INTO FLOUR MIXTURE
COVER AND CHILL FOR 1-2 HOURS
ROLL INTO 1-INCH BALLS
PLACE A BALL INTO A PITZALE IRON
PRESS FLAT AND COOK UNTIL GOLDEN
REMOVE FROM IRON TO COOL ON A WIRE RACK
DUST WITH POWDERED SUGAR
REPEAT WITH REMAINING DOUGH
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 76 - Calories from Fat 32
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 42%, Protein 6%, Carbohydrate 51%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 4mg, Total Carbohydrate 10g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 20 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Prarie Mock Lemon Pie

6 servings

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 beaten eggs
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
1 pie crust

COMBINE SUGAR, FLOUR, AND NUTMEG-MIX WELL
ADD WATER, VINEGAR, EGGS, AND BUTTER-MIX WELL
POUR INTO A PREPARED PIE CRUST
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 45-50 MINUTES, UNTIL PUFFY AND LIGHTLY BROWNED
REMOVE FROM OVEN AND ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 415 - Calories from Fat 198
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48%, Protein 4%, Carbohydrate 48%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 207mg, Total Carbohydrate 50g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 492 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Pumpkin-Spice Pie

8 servings

1 cup canned pumpkin, not pie filling
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 beaten eggs
14 ounces evaporated milk
1 pie crust
1/2 cup cream, whipped

COMBINE PUMPKIN, SUGAR, AND SPICES IN A FOOD PROCESSOR PROCESS TO A SMOOTH PUREE
ADD EGGS-MIX WELL
ADD EVAPORATED MILK-MIX WELL
POUR INTO A PREPARED PIE CRUST
BAKE @ 425 DEGREES FOR 15 MINUTES
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 25-35 MINUTES, UNTIL A TOOTHPICK, INSERTED IN THE CENTER, COMES OUT CLEAN
REMOVE FROM OVEN TO COOL
GARNISH WITH A DOLLOP OF WHIPPED CREAM
SERVE CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 318 - Calories from Fat 154
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48%, Protein 10%, Carbohydrate 42%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 107mg, Sodium 226mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 8g, Vitamin A 7137 units, Vitamin C 3 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread

12 servings

1 pound peeled, seeded, large dice fresh pumpkin
1/4 pound finely shredded zucchini
10 cups flour
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 packages active dry yeast

SIMMER THE PUMPKIN IN BOILING-SALTED WATER FOR 30 MINUTES, UNTIL TENDER
DRAIN WELL, RESERVING LIQUID, AND ALLOW TO COOL
PROCESS WITH A FOOD MILL OR FOOD PROCESSOR
PRESS THROUGH A SIEVE TO REMOVE ANY TOUGH FIBERS
COMBINE PUMPKIN, ZUCCHINI, FLOUR, AND SALT-MIX WELL
COMBINE THE YEAST AND 1/3 CUP OF THE RESERVED PUMPKIN COOKING LIQUID
ALLOW TO STAND FOR 10 MINUTES, UNTIL BUBBLY
ADD TO THE FLOUR MIXTURE-MIX WELL
CONTINUE TO MIX TO FORM A FAIRLY STIFF DOUGH
KNEAD FOR 15 MINUTES
FORM INTO A BALL AND PLACE INTO A GREASED BOWL
COVER WITH A TOWEL AND ALLOW TO RISE FOR 2 HOURS, OR UNTIL DOUBLED IN SIZE
PUNCH DOWN DOUGH AND KNEAD FOR 2-3 MINUTES
PLACE ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING SHEET AND FLATTEN SLIGHTLY
ALLOW TO REST FOR 50-60 MINUTES, UNTIL FAIRLY PUFFY
BAKE @ 425 DEGREES FOR 40-50 MINUTES, UNTIL BREAD SOUNDS HOLLOW WHEN TAPPED WITH A SPOON
REMOVE FROM OVEN
SERVE WARM OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 390 - Calories from Fat 10
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 3%, Protein 12%, Carbohydrate 85%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 590mg, Total Carbohydrate 83g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 12g, Vitamin A 8384 units, Vitamin C 2 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Quick Chocolate Fudge

8 servings

16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, (mini morsels are best)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

COMBINE CHOCOLATE AND BUTTER IN THE TOP OF A DOUBLE-BOILER HEAT AND STIR UNTIL CHOCOLATE MELTS
REMOVE FROM HEAT, STIR IN WALNUTS AND CONDENSED MILK-MIX WELL
STIR UNTIL GLOSSY
POUR INTO A BUTTERED DISH
COOL UNTIL FIRM
CUT INTO SERVING PIECES
ARRANGE ONTO A SERVING PLATTER
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 576 - Calories from Fat 322
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 56%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 39%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 16g, Cholesterol 21mg, Sodium 52mg, Total Carbohydrate 56g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 8g, Vitamin A 264 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Quick Hot Fudge Sauce

8 servings

16 ounces finely grated semi-sweet chocolate
8 ounces evaporated milk

COMBINE CHOCOLATE AND MILK IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MELTED
SERVE WARM
OR COVER AND CHILL TO STOR

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 360 - Calories from Fat 202
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 56%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 39%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 31mg, Total Carbohydrate 35g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 80 units, Vitamin C 1 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 2 units


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Quick Puff Pastry

24 servings

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups small dice chilled butter
1 cup ice cold water

COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS
FLATTEN BUTTER PIECES INTO FLAKES WITH YOUR FINGERS
COMBINE WITH FLOUR AND CHILL FOR 10 MINUTES (butter must remain firm)
MIX IN WATER UNTIL DOUGH HOLDS SHAPE
TURNOUT ONTO A FLOURED BOARD AND FORM INTO AN 8x18-INCH RECTANGLE
SPRINKLE WITH FLOUR AND FOLD INTO THIRDS
COVER AND CHILL FOR 30 MINUTES
ROLLOUT INTO A RECTANGLE, SPRINKLE WITH FLOUR, FOLD, COVER, AND CHILL THREE MORE TIMES
COVER AND CHILL FOR ANOTHER 2 HOURS
ROLLOUT, FOLD, COVER, AND CHILL TWICE MORE
CHILL OVERNIGHT
USE AS DESIRED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 280 - Calories from Fat 209
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 75%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 22%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 14g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 333mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 868 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Raspberry Sauce

6 servings

12 ounces unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed
1/3 cup strained fresh orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons strained or seedless red raspberry jam

COMBINE RASPBERRIES AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE ORANGE JUICE IN A FOOD PROCESSOR
PROCESS TO A SMOOTH PUREE
STRAIN THROUGH A FINE SIEVE INTO A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN
PLACE OVER A LOW FLAME
ADD SUGAR-MIX WELL
COMBINE CORNSTARCH AND REMAINING ORANGE JUICE-MIX WELL
ADD TO SAUCE MIXTURE AND RAISE FLAME TO MEDIUM
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL THICKENED SLIGHTLY
REMOVE FROM HEAT, ADD JAM, AND STIR UNTIL JAM DISSOLVES COVER AND CHILL FOR 1-96 HOURS
SERVE SLIGHTLY CHILLED OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 109 - Calories from Fat 3
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 3%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 95%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 1mg, Total Carbohydrate 26g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 102 units, Vitamin C 21 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Rich Baked Apples

12 servings

12 whole peeled cored apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup seedless raisins
2 to 1 slightly beaten egg white
1 cup finely ground dry breadcrumbs
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup melted unsalted butter

COMBINE WALNUTS, SUGAR, RAISINS, AND EGG WHITES-MIX WELL SPOON INTO THE CAVITIES OF THE APPLES
COMBINE BREADCRUMBS, BROWN SUGAR, AND CINNAMON IN A SHALLOW BOWL-MIX WELL
MOISTEN APPLES WITH MELTED BUTTER
COAT EVENLY WITH THE BREADCRUMB MIXTURE
PLACE INTO INDIVIDUAL BUTTERED RAMEKINS OR CUSTARD CUPS BAKE @ 425 DEGREES FOR 20-25 MINUTES
SERVE HOT, TOPPED WITH WHIPPED CREAM OR DRIZZLED WITH CREAM

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 427 - Calories from Fat 169
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 40%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 57%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 32mg, Sodium 70mg, Total Carbohydrate 61g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 553 units, Vitamin C 12 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Rich Chocolate Truffles

12 servings

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 slightly beaten egg yolk
1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar

COMBINE CHOCOLATE, WATER, SUPERFINE SUGAR, AND BUTTER IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A LOW FLAME
HEAT AND STIR UNTIL MELTED
REMOVE FROM HEAT
STIR IN EGG YOLK-MIX WELL
CHILL UNTIL FIRM
MOLD INTO 1-INCH BALLS
ROLL IN POWDERED SUGAR
SERVE SLIGHLY CHILLED OR AT A COOL ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 110 - Calories from Fat 80
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 73%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 24%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 1mg, Total Carbohydrate 7g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 221 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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Rich Coffee Cookies

24 servings

1/2 pound room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered instant coffee
2 tablespoons vanilla
3 beaten egg yolks
2 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons cake flour

CREAM TOGETHER BUTTER AND SUGAR
BEAT UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY
COMBINE COFFEE POWDER, VANILLA, AND EGG YOLKS-MIX WELL
ADD TO BUTTER MIXTURE-BEAT TO MIX WELL
BEAT IN FLOUR, UNTIL WELL BLENDED
DROP BY TEASPOONSFUL ONTO A PARCHMENT-LINED BAKING SHEET
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 14-16 MINUTES, UNTIL EGDES BEGIN TO BROWN
REMOVE FROM OVEN AND ALLOW TO COOL FOR 10 MINUTES
REMOVE WITH A SPATULA TO COOL ON A WIRE RACK
REPEAT WITH REMAINING DOUGH
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 157 - Calories from Fat 76
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48%, Protein 5%, Carbohydrate 47%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 4mg, Total Carbohydrate 18g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 328 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Rock Candy

8 servings

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon flavoring, extract, or candy oil
sifted powdered sugar

COMBINE SUGAR, WATER, SYRUP, AND SALT IN A SAUCEPAN, OVER A MEDIUM FLAME
HEAT AND STIR TO DISSOLVE SUGAR
COVER AND BRING TO A BOIL
REMOVE COVER AND HEAT TO 250 DEGREES WITHOUT STIRRING
ADD COLORING IF USED
HEAT TO 287 DEGREES WITHOUT STIRRING
REMOVE FROM HEAT, LET STAND FOR 5-10 MINUTES
STIR IN FLAVORING
COVER AND LET STAND FOR 5 MINUTES
POUR INTO A BUTTERED PAN
COOL FOR 60 MINUTES OR UNTIL SET
CUT WITH BUTTERED SCISSORS
DUST WITH SIFTED POWDERED SUGAR
SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 165 - Calories from Fat 1
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 1%, Protein 0%, Carbohydrate 99%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 51mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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Royal Icing

1 servings

1 egg white
3/4 pound sifted powdered sugar
4 to 3 drops strained fresh lemon juice

WITH A PALETTE KNIFE, BEAT SUGAR INTO EGG WHITE, 1 TABLESPOON AT A TIME
ADD LEMON JUICE FOR STRENGTH AND BRIGHTNESS
ADJUST CONSISTENCY WITH WATER OR ADDITIONAL SUGAR AS NECESSARY
USE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 1372 - Calories from Fat 0
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 0%, Protein 1%, Carbohydrate 99%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 58mg, Total Carbohydrate 339g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 0 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units


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4 servings

4 gravenstein apples, peeled, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup small dice, chilled unsalted butter
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar

COMBINE APPLES, SUGAR, AND SALT-TOSS TO MIX WELL
DIVIDE EVENLY BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL RAMEKINS OR GRATIN DISHES COMBINE BUTTER AND FLOUR-MIX TO THE CONSISTENCY OF LARGE CRUMBS
ADD BROWN SUGAR-MIX LIGHTLY, ALLOWING LUMPS OF SUGAR TO REMAIN
CRUMBLE ON TOP OF APPLES
BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 30 MINUTES
SERVE HOT, GARNISHED WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM AS DESIRED

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 509 - Calories from Fat 216
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 42%, Protein 2%, Carbohydrate 55%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 14g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 155mg, Total Carbohydrate 70g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 974 units, Vitamin C 11 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units


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