Category Archives: Dessert

Challah Pudding with Apples, Raisins, and Almonds

A sweet and spicy bread pudding made with leftover challah, topped with chunks of apples, raisins, and almonds, drizzled with butter and brown sugar Yield:  10-12 servings Ingredients:  6-8 tablespoons butter, plus extra for greasing3 cups milk1 tablespoon cinnamon4 eggs, lightly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/4 pounds leftover,… Read more »

Pumpkin Roll

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A spicy pumpkin cake rolled with sweetened cream cheese and nuts inside Yield:  12 servings Ingredients:  Cake ingredients: 3 eggs2/3 cup pumpkin1 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ginger1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon cloves3/4 cup flour Filling: 2 tablespoons butter8 ounces cream cheese3/4 teaspoon vanilla1 cup powdered sugar1/3 cup… Read more »

Chocolate Caramel Almond Cheesecake

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A creamy dense chocolate cheesecake on a chocolate graham cracker crust, drizzled with chocolate and caramel and sprinkled with almonds Yield:  12-16 servings Ingredients:  Crust ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs3 tablespoons sugar5 tablespoons butter, melted Filling ingredients: 20 ounces cream cheese, softened1 cup sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed… Read more »

Easy Fruit Coffee Cake

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A fluffy, fruity coffee cake with a sweet crusty topping Yield:  9 servings Ingredients:  2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs1/4 cup vegetable oil3/4 cup milk1 cup blueberries, cranberries*, raspberries, chopped strawberries, or finely-chopped apples Topping Ingredients: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup brown sugar1/4 cup… Read more »

Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A moist, sweet carrot-pineapple cake with a light cream cheese frosting Yield:  9 servings Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups flour1 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla2/3 cup oil2 eggs1 cup (packed) finely shredded carrot1/2 cup crushed pineapple (with juice) Frosting Ingredients: 3 ounces… Read more »

Oatmeal Spice Cake

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A dark spicy oatmeal cake with a sweet broiled coconut topping Yield:  16-24 servings Ingredients:  Spice Cake Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour1 cup quick oats1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon nutmeg1/2 cup butter, softened or melted1 cup water2 eggs2… Read more »

Natural Fruit Cake

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An all-natural fruit cake with pecans, dates, and pineapple! Yield:  4-5 dozen small slices Ingredients:  1 cup honey4 eggs1 cup whole wheat pastry flour*2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon salt12 ounces chopped pecans**12 ounces dried pineapple slices, finely chopped12 ounces dried pitted dates, finely chopped** Instructions:  1. In a large bowl,… Read more »

Cherry Pie Filling

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Colorful homemade cherry pie filling Yield:  About 3 cups Ingredients:  3 cups pitted sour cherries*1 1/2 cups sugarapproximately 1/2 cup waterapproximately 1-2 tablespoons clear jel or cornstarch, for thickening (Please see additional notes before making!) Instructions:  1. Combine fruit and sugar in a pan and stir together. If cherries are… Read more »

Tropical Mixed Fruit

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A colorful medley of kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, and peaches Yield:  6-8 servings Ingredients:  8 oz. strawberries (fresh or frozen, but the former preferrable)4 kiwi29 oz. canned peach slices in light syrup (drained)15 oz. canned pinable bits in their own juices (keep juice) Instructions:  1. Stem strawberries. Cut the strawberries in halves… Read more »