Category: Sweet

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Angel Food Cupcakes…With Citrus Curd

Angel Food cupcakes with a curd filling are a great way to celebrate the whole egg in this tasty dessert.

The inspiration for this little dessert came from my Citrus Curd recipe. As I mentioned, I have way too many pomelo’s in my backyard — as well as a lemon tree — so during spring and summer citrus curd is a must-make. But I do feel bad tossing those egg whites…

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Citrus Curd

This curd recipe works well with any citrus fruit — lemons, limes, grapefruits. Plus it makes enough to fill a whole 9-inch tart, six 6-inch tartlets (see my Perfect Pastry recipe), or you can simply jar it and store it in the fridge for later. The balance of the sour-sweet-buttery flavors of this simple citrus curd can lend itself nicely to both sweet and savory dishes (or, hey, just spread it on some toast). Try my Angel Food Curd Cupcakes!

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

I first made this pie for a Christmas party. But fans of pecans, pie — and bourbon! — will enjoy this recipe any time of the year. For a little something special, melt a bit of chocolate and lightly drizzle it over the completed, cool pie.

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Seasonal Fruit Galette

Not a pastry chef? Not a problem. Galette is just a fancy French word for a “freeform” pastry — aka rustic. So this recipe is perfect for that imperfect pastry dough that just won’t fit a form.

Use any fresh fruits that are in season. The one listed below uses mango and strawberries for a fantastic late summer treat.

Pastry not perfect? It still has a purpose! Check out this easy galette recipe.

 

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