Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Finds - Dessert (and Drinks) Edition


Cinnamon Apple Pie-Cake Is it a pie or is it a cake? It's baked like a cake - with a cake batter and apples inside, but the ratio of apples to cake is so crazy, it's almost pie-like. I'm saving this recipe for Rosh Hashanah next year, but I'll have to test it out before then!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche Bread pudding that tastes like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel A rich and moist pumpkin coffee cake, with a streusel middle and topping, drizzled with vanilla glaze

Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars This takes the basic 7 layer bar, and doctors it up a bit. It has pumpkin, shredded apple, roasted salted almonds, and a bit fewer chocolate chips.

Dark Chocolate-Espresso Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce This sounds insane - you take dark chocolate-espresso pumpkin bread, and then make bread pudding out of it!

Caramel Pumpkin Pot de Creme This is a no-bake version of pot de creme, pretty awesome

Oatmeal Jam Bars Really simple - a crumble is made that is used as both the base and the topping, and jam goes in between.

Pumpkin Coconut Cupcakes Coconut both inside and on top of the pumpkin cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake This cake is SERIOUSLY impressive. There's a brownie layer, then a chocolate mousse layer, a raspberry mousse layer (with fresh raspberries), a vanilla mousse layer, and finally chocolate ganache.

Pumpkin Ice Cream - Three Ways One of these recipes has to meet your craving

Brown Sugar Tart This sounds incredibly rich - with a deep brown sugar flavor and browned butter nuttiness. The cinnamon is definitely not optional in my book.

Bourbon-Caramel Pumpkin Tart A buttery cornmeal crust is topped with a pumpkin pie cheesecake filling and a bourbon salted caramel candied pepita topping.

Roasted Banana Pudding This isn't your typical banana pudding - it roasts the bananas for extra flavor, and actually puts them in the pudding, not just layered on top

Pumpkin and Fudge Layer Bars with Salty Crunchy Streusel These treats are layered with dense spiced pumpkin cake, thick fudgy chocolate, and salty crunchy goodness.

Pumpkin, Chocolate and Brie Grilled Cheese This seriously sounds like the best grilled cheese ever! Oh gosh

Pumpkin Butter and Caramelized Fig Rugelach I LOVE rugelach. This recipe uses homemade pumpkin butter and caramelized fresh figs as the filling.

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cake with Coconut Drizzle This is a no-fuss, simple one layer cake – perfect for those times when you want cake but don’t want to mess with lots of layers, fillings, and frostings. 

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies Cinnamon both inside the cookies and sprinkled on top

Pumpkin Bread Pudding A super decadent pumpkin bread pudding topped with a nutella glaze

Greek Yogurt Brownies These brownies use full-fat greek yogurt instead of butter, and still manage to be extremely fudgy

Apple Slab Pie Kind of a portable pie, like a poptart, so it's heavier on the crust than the filling.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze Shredded apple, freshly grated nutmeg, buttermilk, and then topped with a thick brown butter glaze

Browned Butter Cookies with Cider Caramel Filling There really is nothing bad about this recipe. Nothing.

Pumpkin Praline Pie This somehow combines pumpkin pie with pecan pie

Chocolate Pot de Creme This looks so smooth and velvety, and of course, chocolatey

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake The three layers of this cake are each distinct - different kinds of chocolate and different textures. It gets lighter as you go up, and just sounds divine.

Really Good Brownies With a name like this, they have to be really good, right? They look so dark and rich and chewy

Lavender Panna Cotta with Honey Poached Pears Truly such an elegant dessert

Chai Cupcakes with Maple Whipped Cream These are super light - not a lot of refined sugar, but tons of spices

Spiced Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Glaze This bread pudding has a special touch - roasted pumpkin instead of canned

Perfect Apple Pie This is the apple pie you put on your Thanksgiving table

Caramel Spiked Pumpkin Pie Light and smooth pumpkin pie that's spiked with caramel flavor

Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting This cake is impressive - 4 layers of awesomeness.

Polka Dotted Chocolate Pecan Brownie Tart with Chocolate Ganache This is beautiful. It is super fudgy, thanks to the secret ingredient of cream cheese

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake This is a lightened up cheesecake, using low-fat cream cheese and greek yogurt. You can also use up your leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving

Overnight Apple Fritter Monkey Bread This combines Joey's favorite dessert, and my favorite donuts. It's also super easy to make, since you can let it hang out in the fridge overnight, and bake whenever you want the next day.

Gingerbread Caramels Homemade caramels, but spiced up

Perfect Every Time Cut-Out Cookies This dough is supposed to be fool-proof. I will definitely be using it next holiday season

Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake This is basically a gluten-free molten chocolate cake, that can even be made ahead!

Fresh Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies I've seen a lot of cookies that use dried cranberries, but these use fresh ones! Such a cool idea

Flourless Chocolate Cake This is gluten-free without ANY strange ingredients - just sugar, butter, eggs and of course CHOCOLATE. Perfect recipe to use when you are hosting a friend with gluten issues. Or just when you want good chocolate cake!

Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas This is the perfect recipe to make just a few, that can easily be scaled up for a crowd

Challah Monkey Bread This uses a challah bread dough, which means it's eggy and super rich and delicious. You dip the dough balls in brown sugar, which gives it a caramel flavor

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies Really simple, these super light cookies are also light in calories

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars These are super bright, and give us something to bring us out of the winter blues

Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Salt Homemade brownies that are as chewy as the ones made from a mix!

Chewy Brown Sugar and Brown Ale Cookies This is the first time I've ever seen beer in a cookie recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Trust Deb to come up with a ridiculous chocolate and peanut butter combination, and post it the day before Valentine's Day!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Like the recipe above, this uses the ever-loved combo of peanut butter and chocolate, but in brownie form


Homemade Chai Tea Make your own chai tea concentrate with whole spices

Vanilla Hot Chocolate Homemade hot chocolate mix, that tastes like real chocolate

London Fog Tea Latte This sounds like a really interesting drink - earl grey tea brewed with dried lavender