Category Archives: Desserts

CHERRY CREAM PUFF RING

Sharing this Cherry Cream Puff Ring  recipe today and the memories it brings back to me.

This elegant dessert is a cream puff ring filled with pudding and cherry pie filling.

This is a dessert that my mother made frequently when I was growing up.  I had never made it before this week.  As a matter of fact, I did not even realize that I had the recipe.   I found it in a folder of old recipes last week-end.  This Cherry Cream Puff Ring  holds many special memories for me.

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LIME CREAM CHEESE CAKE BARS- ST PATRICK’S DAY

These lime cream cheese cake bars are a very refreshing dessert, and  perfect to serve on St Patrick’s Day.

A refreshing lime, cream cheese dessert for St Patrick's Day.

They are actually a remake of a recipe for lemon cream cheese bars that I have been making about 30 years.  The original recipe was on the side of a cake box.  I still make them frequently and was thinking of that recipe again last week.  I decided to change a few  ingredients and created lime cream cheese cake bars. Continue reading LIME CREAM CHEESE CAKE BARS- ST PATRICK’S DAY

EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

Extreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces CandiesExtreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces Candies.  Melted chocolate is drizzled over the top for the finishing touch. Continue reading EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

RUSTIC CRANBERRY-ORANGE-PECAN COBBLER ROLL

I am so excited to be sharing a recipe that I created for the Cape Cod Select Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge a few years ago. 

A rustic cranberry-orange-pecan cobbler roll that is perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert.

This Rustic Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Cobbler Roll was my entry.  I did not win anything, but my family won by having this cobbler to eat!

It is perfect to add to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

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STREUSEL TOPPED CRANBERRY EGGNOG CAKE BARS

Streusel Topped Cranberry-Eggnog Cake Bars will melt in your mouth! streusel-topped-cranberry-eggnog-cake-bars

This is an easy and delicious recipe to get your fall baking started.  Last year at the end of the holiday season I had some eggnog and some cranberries leftover so this recipe was created.

The base is a box of yellow cake mix with additional ingredients including eggnog.  It is topped with fresh cranberries, a streusel topping and baked. 

To add even more goodness, a glaze is drizzled over it at the end.

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This recipe is excellent to serve for large groups or for taking to a  covered dish as it makes 40 bars.

This recipe was shared on Weekend Potluck
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Streusel Topped Cranberry-Eggnog Cake Bars
Serves 40
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups fresh cranberries
  2. 1 (15.25oz) box yellow cake mix
  3. 1 (3.4oz) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1 1/4 cups eggnog
  7. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  8. 11/2 cups brown sugar
  9. 2 Tablespoons flour
  10. 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  11. 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  12. 1 cup confectioner sugar
  13. 3 Tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 15x10 inch baking pan, or jelly roll pan, with no stick baking spray.
  2. Place cranberries in a small food chopper/processor and pulse until coarsely chopped; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, and eggnog. Beat together on low speed of an electric mixer until ingredients are combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle the cranberries evenly over the cake batter.
  4. In a medium size bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts until combined, using fingers, a fork or a pastry cutter. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over the cake batter and cranberries.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  6. Place the confectioner sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon of the milk and whisk together. Add more milk, 1 Tablespoon at a time, to obtain desired consistency to drizzle. Drizzle the glaze over the cake. Allow to cool completely, then cut into rows of 10 x 4 or desired size. Makes 40 bars
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PUMPKIN BUTTERSCOTCH MASCARPONE COOKIE TART

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mascarpone Cookie Tart is a perfect fall dessert with a cookie tart and layers of pumpkin, mascarpone cheese and toppings of toffee bits and butterscotch.Pumpkin Butterscotch Mascarpone Cookie Tart

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mascarpone Cookie Tart begins with a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough for the crust.  It is filled with layers of sweetened mascarpone cheese and a pumpkin-vanilla pudding. Add a topping of pecans, toffee bits, and melted butterscotch chips for the perfect flavor combination.  Continue reading PUMPKIN BUTTERSCOTCH MASCARPONE COOKIE TART