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Vegetarian Diet Delights: Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are soft, chewy, and sweet, and making these rolls fills your home with the welcoming fragrance of cinnamon and freshly baked bread. Egg whites replace whole eggs in this version to [more…]

Perfect Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie uses eggs in two ways: the yolks for the lemon custard and the whites for the meringue. Make this lemon meringue pie with a premade piecrust, as in this recipe, or make your own crust [more…]

Raspberry Ribbon Pie with Meringue Crust

This raspberry pie recipe makes a wonderful low-carb dessert. The raspberry ribbon pie isn’t only delicious and very different, with its meringue crust, but it’s also very pretty. [more…]

Flan

Most Mexican restaurants offer flan, a classic caramel-flavored, sweet and silky vanilla custard. The perfect make-in-advance dessert, flan is a soothing custard finale to spicy foods, and, as an added [more…]

Chocolate Cream Pie

In this chocolate cream pie, a creamy chocolate filling is enclosed in a chocolate crumb crust. The contrast of smooth and crunchy textures this cream pie offers is heavenly. [more…]

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

For this cobbler recipe, be sure the peaches and blueberries are close to fully ripe. If the fruits you’re using to make this peach-blueberry cobbler aren’t quite ripe, you may need to add a little more [more…]

Marble Two-Chocolate Tart

Two separate chocolate fillings are swirled together in this tart to make a striking marble effect. Although the marble two-chocolate tart looks like it may have taken all day to prepare, it’s really easy [more…]

Orange Cannoli Pie

This orange cannoli pie has toasted pine nuts in the crust and is filled with sweetened ricotta cheese that’s flavored with orange zest and semisweet chocolate. Traditional tube-shaped cannoli shells need [more…]

Plum-Almond Tart

The filling in this plum-almond tart is called frangipane, a classic ground almond filling. Although this tart is good anytime, it’s best when plums are in season — from summer to early fall. [more…]

Rhubarb Pie

This summer pie is a special treat, blending the tart-sweet flavor of fresh rhubarb with the golden pie crust. Be sure to remove the rhubarb stalk’s leaves because the leaves can be toxic. [more…]

How to Make Pie Crust: Rolling Out the Dough

Rolling our dough for pie crust is pretty easy: After you make and chill your pie dough, take it out from the fridge and grab a rolling pin. The rolling pin does double duty, also helping you transfer [more…]

How to Bake and Assemble a Napoleon

Napoleons are the towering, crunchy, luxurious condominiums of the dessert world. Made from layers of puff pastry, napoleons are usually coated with a light sugar glaze or a dusting of confectioners' sugar [more…]

How to Make Pie Crust: Making the Dough

Many people find making pie crust from scratch challenging. When you make the dough for pie crust, measure your ingredients precisely and don’t overwork the dough: The dough-making process is simple, but [more…]

How to Assemble and Decorate Your Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël is a special Christmas desert made of yellow sponge cake rolled around a cherry and white chocolate filling. After you have made the cake, and the fillings, follow the steps here to assemble [more…]

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake

This creamy pumpkin cheesecake is a special treat. Serve it at Thanksgiving or at a Christmas gathering and be prepared to get compliments. It sits on a gingersnap crust and is crowned by a creamy sour [more…]

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a holiday classic. Christmas or Thanksgiving meals may not be complete without one. But this is not your average pecan pie. It’s still rich and gooey, but it has chocolate added for good measure [more…]

How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

Although you can buy ready-made pie crusts, making your own is easy and they’ll taste better too. Use this recipe during the holidays — or any time — for making pies. This recipe can be used for two pumpkin [more…]

How to Make Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry bread has become a Christmas tradition. This cranberry bread is the easiest bread you’ll ever make. Double the recipe, so you make extra loaves for gifts. To make it a family Christmas activity [more…]

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