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What can I bring for dessert?

New postby lendube on Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:25 pm

Besides the Starbuck's gingerbread what would be a good dessert for our family Xmas party next Sunday? There will be about 15 people there. It'll have to travel well as it's a two hour drive from our place.

Anyone have any ideas? I welcome all......thanks.
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby Skye on Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:58 pm

Meriongues with berry coulis - one of my stand-by dessert
Meringues
2 egg whites 1.5C sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2tsp malt vinegar 1/4C boiling water - put all the ingredients into to mixer bowl ( add boiling water last) and beat the ***** out of it. Until it peaks Then spoon out onto baking tray ( Iusually use baking paper) and bake inpreheated oven 130degrees centigrade for about one hour. I buy frozen berries - usually raspberries and defrost then zap with my hand held whiz stick thingie.
If I want to be fancy I make a merringue pyramid usiung whipped cream and drizzle some berry sauce over and serve the rest at the table
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby Sewing Lady on Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:15 am

My group Likes the homemade lemon merangue pie. Use premade gingerbread crust. Uses a lot of eggs, but is quick and it travels well after cooling. I would make one lemon and one of another flavor. Take whipping cream to doll them up.
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby HeyJudee on Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:34 am

I usually make Kahlua Squares at Christmas time...it would travel well. The recipe was posted on SWN...here's the link to that thread...or you may find another idea in that list.
http://swn-archive.sew-whats-up.com/archive/t-22603.html
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby kaitlinnegan on Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:48 am

I just made pumpkin cheesecake bars to bring to a party last weekend -- when I have a little more time later I'll post the recipe. The were devoured very quickly! :D
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby jwright on Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:45 pm

What about some breakfast cookies (believe it or not, these are SUPER GOOD!)

Breakfast Cookie Recipe
Ingredients
• 1-1/4 c. flour
• 2/3 c. sugar
• 1-1/2 c. Grape Nuts cereal (Corn Flakes will work well here also)
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• ½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
• 1 egg
• 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
• 2 tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted
• 1 tbsp. grated orange rind
• ½ cup raisins
Directions
1. Measure flour, sugar, grapenuts and baking powder into a bowl.
2. Add bacon, butter, egg, raisins, orange juice and ground peel. Mix until blended.
3. Drop 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are brown and crisp, but still soft in center.
5. Remove immediately and cool on wire rack.
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby jwright on Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:46 pm

or maybe cherry winks... These usually get a new name depending on who is around and when..


Cherry Winks




2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
crushed corn flakes
cherries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Crisco, and sugar. Mix the eggs, milk, and vanilla, and beat well. Add walnuts and dates. Mix together and drop by teaspoonfuls into crushed corn flakes and roll them around. Put on a cookie sheet and top each with a 1/2 cherry. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Yummy when warm.
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby lendube on Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:30 pm

Thanks for the ideas. I went to the archive link and there are some good ones there too. Still thinking and thanks. :applause:
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby kaitlinnegan on Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:55 pm

This is delicious as a cheesecake, of course, but I have been making it as bars since they are more convenient for parties. For bars, I use a 9x13 pan and am a little generous with the gingersnaps so I am sure to be able to cover the bottom.

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake (adapted from a recipe from Allrecipes)

Crust:
2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies
1/3 cup butter, melted (this can be reduced - I usually use about 1/4 cup)

Cheesecake:
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (I use neufchatel instead)
3/4 cup white sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the crushed gingersnap cookies and butter. Press into the bottom, and about 1 inch up the sides of a greased 9 inch springform pan. Bake crust 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla just until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture. Blend 1/4 cup sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the remaining mixture.
3. Spread the pumpkin flavored batter into the crust, and drop the plain batter by spoonfuls onto the top. Swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
4. Bake 55 minutes (reduce to about 30 minutes for the bars) in the preheated oven, or until filling is set. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Allow to cool before removing pan rim. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

The cheesecake slices or bars are cute served with a dollop of whipped cream and a pecan half on top.
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Re: What can I bring for dessert?

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:46 pm

What about Pecan Pie ?? 2 would do the trick.. 8 servings per pie.. Its too rich to cut a big slice, anyway.. But, nothing better for a Christmas get-together.. Its a standard around here, anyway.. We have always used recipe on bottle of Karo syrup.. Thursday-- Just re-read this, and corrected the spelling of Kary to Karo syrup..
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