Apple Walnut Butter

INGREDIENTS 1 pound apples, peeled, cored and chopped fine ¾ cups apple cider 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing tops of pop […]

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Dried Cherry Almond Cream Filling

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon almond paste 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup dried cherries, chopped ½ cup roasted almonds, chopped fine Pinch of salt 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing of pop tarts Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small […]

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Gianduja Buttercream

Makes about 1 cup buttercream Ingredients 125 grams (4½ ounces or 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened 70 grams (2½ ounces or 5 tablespoons) granulted sugar 3 egg yolks at room temperature 2 ounces gianduja Directions Melt the gianduja along with 2 tablespoons water in a double boiler. Set aside to cook to […]

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Ginger Cardamom Pear Jam

INGREDIENTS 1 pound pears, semi ripe, peeled, cored and chopped and put in lemon water (to keep from browning) 2 cups sugar in the raw 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cardamom pod, split and seeds removed 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts […]

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Lime Buttercream

Makes about 1 cup Ingredients 125 grams (4½ ounces or 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened 70 grams (2½ ounces or 5 tablespoons) granulated sugar 2 tablespoons water 3 egg yolk at room temperature 2 teaspoons key lime juice 1 teaspoon key lime rind Green food coloring (preferably paste) Directions Beat the butter […]

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Lime Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For ginger snap crust 1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For lime pie filling 1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed […]

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Mushroom Herb Filling

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons yellow onion, chopped superfine 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 cup brown mushrooms, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon each of fresh chives, parsley and thyme, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 egg white, for brushing tops […]

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Pumpkin Buttercream

Makes about 2 cups (enough for about 4 dozen macarons) Ingredients 2 large egg whites 2⁄3 Pinch salt 6½ ounces (13 tablespoons) unsalted butter, slightly cooler than room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup canned pumpkin puree (at room temperature) ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Large pinch […]

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Red Onion Apple Caraway

Ingredients ¼ red onion, chopped fine 1 cup apples, chopped 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup Manchego cheese, shredded 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing tops of pop tarts Directions In a bowl, combine all […]

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