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GRILLED BANANA WITH GRANOLA

A decadent dessert bowl filled with caramelized bananas, crunchy granola, rich coconut cream, and peppermint mocha sauce fit for any celebration. Opt for luxe maraschino cherries for an extra special treat. PEPPERMINT MOCHA SAUCE ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips ½ cup coconut milk ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tbsps. cocoa powder 2 tbsps. drip coffee …

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STICKY BLUE PEACHES

Difficulty 2/5     Prep Time 15 MIN     Cook Time 15 MINS     Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 6 fresh firm peaches 1/4 cup of fresh maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon lemon juice 100 g (3.5 oz) blue cheese 100 g (3.5 oz) fresh blueberries DIRECTIONS Slice the peaches in half and remove …

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GRILLED AMARETTO WATERMELON

INGREDIENTS Watermelon Amaretto Feta Cheese Mint DIRECTIONS Cut watermelon into bite sized cubes (roughly one square inch). Soak watermelon cubes in Amaretto in a shallow bowl for a minimum of 30 minutes (make sure watermelon is fully coated). Pre heat barbecue to medium-high heat. Lightly sear watermelon for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove watermelon from …

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Pumpkin Pie

TRADITIONAL PUMPKIN PIE

Prep time: 40 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: 4/5 Cook time: 1.5 hours INGREDIENTS FOR THE PASTRY 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup shortening or butter in 1/3-in (.85 cm) cubes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg lightly beaten 4 tablespoons waters FOR THE FILLING 3 large whole eggs 1 large egg yolk 1 1/2 cups canned …

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TRADITIONAL APPLE PIE

Prep time: 20 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: 4/5 Cook time: 90 minutes INGREDIENTS   FOR THE PASTRY 2 cups flour 1 cup butter or shortening cut into 1/3-in (.85 cm) cubes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg lightly beaten 4 tablespoons water FOR THE FILLING 7-8 large apples (3 pounds / 1.36 kilograms) 2/3 cup sugar …

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GRETCHEN’S BLUEBERRY PIE

INGREDIENTS   PASTRY 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, divided 1/4 cup cold water FILLING 4 cups (1 quart) fresh wild blueberries 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 1/2 tablespoons corn starch Zest and juice of half a lemon 1 tablespoon butter DIRECTIONS In a large …

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INGREDIENTS

 

PASTRY
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, divided
  • 1/4 cup cold water
FILLING
  • 4 cups (1 quart) fresh wild
  • blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup shortening, and continue blending until the crumbs are the size of large peas. Add the remaining shortening, and continue to blend and cut in until it resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water over the flour mixture, and toss lightly with a fork. Gather the dough into a ball, and divide into two.
  2. Roll out one disk and place in the bottom of a 9″ pie plate. Mix together the sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and lemon zest. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of this mixture over the bottom crust, then spoon in half the berries. Sprinkle half the remaining sugar mixture, then the remaining berries. Top with the remaining sugar. Drizzle with lemon juice, and dot with butter.
  3. Roll out the pastry for the top crust and lay it on top. Pinch the edges together and cut vents for the steam in the top crust.