Dessert

Course: 
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs, about 60 wafers
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh citrus juice with pulp, frozen, then defrosted to slushy consistency
  • 1 cup (1/2 pt.) heavy cream, whipped

Citrus Pie

Citrus Pie

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Course: 

Single Pie Crust Recipe, chilled

  • 2 pounds roasted (3 cups) sweet potatoes, peeled, put through a sieve
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3⁄4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg 
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh ginger, zested across a grater
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • shot of bourbon

 Praline Topping

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons  heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3⁄4 cup  sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 egg white

Sweet Potato Pie with Sesame Praline

Sweet Potato Pie with Sesame Praline 

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Course: 

Peach Cobbler

  • 10  ripe peaches, preferably Louisiana Ruston, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • pinch kosher salt

Shortbread Topping

  • 1 stick  butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pound  flour

Buttermilk Ice Cream

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 pound plus 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 2 quarts buttermilk
  • 1 quart heavy cream

Peach Cobbler with Buttermilk Ice Cream

Peach Cobbler with Buttermilk Ice Cream

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Course: 
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup Pumpkin Puree (canned pumpkin just fine)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 medium red apple and/or green pear, cored and thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Pumpkin Rice Pudding With Cranberries And Apples

Pumpkin Rice Pudding With Cranberries

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Course: 
Cookie dough
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

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Course: 

Cake

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2¾ cups cake flour (I like White Lilly and Swan’s Down)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel Frosting (recipe follows)

Caramel Frosting

  • 1/3 cup plus 2½ cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Southern Carmel Cake

Southern Caramel Cake

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Course: 
  • 1 cup fruity olive oil
  •  2 cups sugar
  •  4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  •  2 1/4 cups soft southern flour or cake flour
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated (2 1/2 to 3 cups)
  • 1  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1 teaspoon ground freshly grated nutmeg
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

        

Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake 

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Course: 
Pudding

  • 4 loaves French bread (each 1 foot long)
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 3 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup rum
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • fresh mint (for garnish)

Foster sauce

  • 4 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 4 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cups golden rum
  • 2 1/4 cups banana liqueur
  • 8 bananas, sliced lengthwise and then in half

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

 

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