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Apple & Cheese Bread Pudding
Makes 6 servings
Apple Pie with Chiles and Cheese
Makes 1 pie
Apple Raisin Custard
Makes 6 (½-cup) servings - I've always thought apples and raisins go together perfectly, so look for different ways to enjoy them. Here they are enclosed in a rich custard, offering a perfect contrast of texture as well as flavor.
Apples & Cinnamon on Bread Patricia
Makes 4 servings - This recipe is very easy, and it doesn't take long to make. The apple syrup drizzled over the fresh apples is really wonderful. As one of our testers said, "It tastes fattening, but amazingly it isn't!"
Banana & Pumpkin Spice Bread
Makes 2 Loaves
Banana Bliss
Makes about 4 cups of sauce, enough for 8 servings
Basic Caramel Custard
Makes 6 (½-cup) servings - With this basic recipe, flavored as it is with a bit of vanilla, you can enjoy a simple baked custard like your mama used to make.
Makes about 2 dozen beignets - A beignet is a fried doughnut that has no hole and is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar. Our beignets make a wonderful snack or dessert.
Berry Sauce
Makes about 2 cups
Bourbon Street Pecan Spice Cookies
30 cookies
Bread Pudding with Chantilly Cream
Makes 8 Servings
Brown Sugar Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Makes about 1 cup (if using fresh sweet potatoes) - This is one of my very favorite dishes in the whole world! If possible, use fresh sweet potatoes, but it will still be delicious if you use the canned variety.
Chef Paul's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen
Chile Pie Crust
Makes 1 pie
Chocolate Barquette Cups
Makes about 1½ cups of filling, enough for about 2 dozen pieces - This wonderful chocolate mixture is called a ganache by pastry chefs and has lots of uses. It can be used as a filling for handmade chocolates or truffles, a filling or topping for layer c...
Chocolate Praline Pie
Makes 8 servings
Chocolate-Filled Beignets
Makes 12 beignets - Unlike the square doughnuts in New Orleans’ French Market, these beignets are round, and they each hold a surprise – a rich candy circle made from three delicious flavors of chocolate!
Christmas Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies, about ½ ounce each
Citrus Sweet Potato Spread
Makes about 1 cup - Great on bread or muffins, or over plain cake or custard.
Cupcakes with Papaya Sauce
Makes sixteen 2½-inch cup cakes - Semolina flour is usually used to make pasta, and will probably be labeled “pasta flour” or “flour for pasta". It is found near the dry pasta products. I like to use it in other recipes because of its distinctiv...
Fig Preserves
Makes 2 pints - Select firm ripe figs that are as fresh and unblemished as possible.
Fig Sweet-Dough Pie
Makes one 8-inch pie
First Fried Cookies
Makes about 20 cookies - Crispy and golden brown on the outside, tender and touched with nuts and fresh fruit on the inside, they lure anyone within sniffing range with their wonderful aroma.
Fruit Delight
Fruity Bread Pudding
Makes 8 to 10 servings - All over the country there are many versions of bread pudding. We're proud of this version, not only because it tastes wonderful, but because it's low-cal and low fat!
Honey Mustard Custard
Makes 6 (1½ cup) servings - This version of basic baked custard has such an intriguing flavor that it's sure to become a favorite. Without seeing the ingredients list, a person might never guess what's in it.
Love Potion Pralines
Makes about 3 dozen - Delicious, ruby red, sugar-coated pecan candy clusters. Perfect way to ask someone to be your valentine!
Mama's Baked Egg Custard
Mardi Gras Magic Sauce
Makes 2.5 cups - This rich and delicious sauce brings the sweet, decadent spirit of New Orleans Mardi Gras to any dessert! Use as a dipping sauce for King Cake, or serve over fruit, bundt cake, waffles, bread pudding or other sweet treats.
Mixed Berry Cobbler
Makes 10-12 servings - Who can resist a cobbler, hot from the oven, and brimming with the freshest, most perfect berries at the market? Not I, especially when it's made with an out-of-the ordinary, peppery-sweet dough.
New Mexico Apple Bread Pudding
Makes 6 eservings
No-Bake Cheesecake
Makes one 10-inch round cake - This is a non-fat cheesecake! It's consistency is creamier and much less firm than traditional New York baked cheesecakes.
Papaya Sauce
Makes about 3 cups of sauce
Pecan Pralines
Makes about 3 dozen
Pine Nut Custard
Makes 6 (½ cup) servings
Pineapple Glazed Fruit Basket Skewers
Makes 4 servings
Rice Fruit Pudding
Makes 6 servings - Almost every part of the country has its own version of rice pudding, and here in rice-growing country we prepare it a lot of different ways. I think the addition of fresh fruit makes this an incomparable dessert.
Rice Pudding with Cranberries and Raisins
Makes 5 servings - Not that this delicious pudding needs a thing, but if you really want to go all out, you could make a fresh berry sauce to decorate the plate or pour over the top of the dessert.
Sinful Praline Cheesecake
Makes 12 slices
St. Louis Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
Makes 2 pies, 8 servings each - We’ve taken peanut butter pie to new heights with the addition of fresh bananas and – well, you decide for yourself.
Stilton Cheese and Sweet Potato Pudding
Makes 6 servings - It's important to buy a really good quality Stilton cheese, one that's not cloudy. Generally, the more blue there is in it, the better it is.
Sweet Potato Custard
Makes 6 (4 ounce) custards - Who says I can't create simple recipes? You can turn these into a holiday dessert by topping each with a little whipped cream and chopped toasted pecans or a rich praline sauce.
Tender Pear Cake
Makes six 4-inch square servings - I developed this recipe using Louisiana pears, but you can use any good cooking variety, such as Bosc or Comice. Buy your pears just before you plan to make the cake, because they can become overripe very quickly, and y...
White Cheese Custard
Makes 6½ cup servings - This is one of my very favorite custard recipes; I think the reason is that it's very unusual and really wonderful tasting.
White Chocolate & Cheese Custard with Berry Sauce
Makes 10 servings