Tag: Desserts

Baking and Sweet Endings

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Saturday mornings in late October and November means a trip to Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in search of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The colours are awesome! With the backdrop of the Coast Mountains on occasion receiving a snowfall, it’s simply gorgeous!  I have always poached pears in white wine, but decided to change things up […]

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Red Wine Cherry Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A terrific sauce for pannacotta or ice-cream or whatever else might come to mind! I think I’ll give it a try on waffles! You will need to use frozen pitted cherries, either your own or bought instead of fresh for making the sauce so as […]

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Sticky Toffee Puddings

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Another one of those “pudding” discoveries made while on vacation in London! We liked it so much that I made them for dessert on Christmas Day. They can be made ahead, or even frozen. Even the sauce can be made ahead or frozen! Just so […]

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Anne’s Apple Crisp

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A favourite old fashioned dessert but just as good as it always was! Anne gave me this recipe ages ago, who knows where it comes from. I got to use our own apples to make it! Great with ice-cream! Makes 4 – 6 Servings Fruit […]

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Microwave Lemon Curd

A gift from the lemon curd gods for sure! I use this lemon curd as a filling for Phyllo Cups with blueberries, or for individual tarts using frozen prebaked tart shells. If you have time on your hands, make individual phyllo cups using mini muffin pans! For the blueberries I will often substitute lime zest for lemon […]

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Phyllo Cups

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I find these to be an extremely handy thing to have on hand. They store well in the freezer and can be used for sweet fillings and savoury fillings. Not a bad thing! If you decide to make a bunch and use the whole package […]

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English Lemon Tart

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Continuing the research on tarts, perhaps to the detriment of some waistlines but for a really good cause! We love lemon & fruit desserts in our house neither of us are big into chocolate for some reason, besides, it’s a good way to get my husband […]

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Torta di Ricotta (Ricotta Tart)

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Lovely, delicately flavoured with orange rind; it’s delicious! Don’t worry about the dough falling apart a bit when you are fitting it into the springform pan, simple patch it together & carry on! Makes 6 – 8 Servings For the Pastry Dough: 1 large whole […]