Caramelized Peach And Custard Tart

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Ingrients & Directions


1 Prepared pie shell (deep
Tart pan)
1 qt Cream
2 c Sugar
1 Vanilla bean, split in half
7 Egg yolks
2 lb Fresh peach, quartered,
Caramelized
Whipped cream in pastry bag
With star tip
Fresh mint sprigs
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauce pot, combine the cream,
sugar, scraped vanilla and vanilla bean. Bring the cream up to a
simmer to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and discard the vanilla bean.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until frothy. Temper the cream
into the yolks. Line the pie shell with the caramelized peaches.
Pour the custard over the peaches. Bake the pie in a water bath.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the custard is set. Remove from
the oven. Serve cold. Place a slice of the tart on a plate. Garnish
with the whipped cream, mint, and powdered sugar.

Yield: 12 servings

ESSENCE OF EMERIL SHOW #EE2361

Yields
4 servings

Pierniki (polish Spice Cookies)

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Ingrients & Directions


1 c Honey
4 c Flour
-Pinch of black pepper
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1/2 ts Cloves
1/2 ts Allspice
4 Eggs
1 c Sugar
1 ts Soda, dissolved in a little
-water

Heat the honey until it boils, then allow it to cool to lukewarm.
Sift the flour with the spices. Beat the eggs with the sugar until
thick. Add the soda, the honey, and the flour. Mix well. Roll out the
dough on a lightly floured board to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut cookies
in whatever shapes you like.

Bake them on buttered sheets in a 350F oven for about 10 to 15
minutes, or until just lightly browned. The Pierniki may be
decorated with a thin glaze made of confectioners’ sugar, water,
almond or vanilla extract, and a drop of food coloring.


Yields
1 servings

Iced Coffee And Chocolate Pie

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Ingrients & Directions


1/4 c Milk — cold
2 pk Unflavored gelatin
1 c Milk — heat to boiling
2 c Vanilla ice milk
1/3 c Sugar
2 tb Instant coffee granules
1 ts Vanilla extract
1 Keebler chocolate pie crust

In blender add 1/4 c cold milk. Sprinkle gelatin over milk and mix on LOW.
Let stand 3-4 min to soften. Add hot milk; cover and mix on LOW until
gelatin dissolves, about 2 min. Add ice milk, sugar, coffee granules and
vanilla. Cover and mix until smooth. Pour into crust. Chill at least 2
hours. Garnish with whipped topping and chocolate curls.


Yields
8 Servings

Jim’s Cake Suprise

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Ingrients & Directions


1 Box yellow cake mix
1 Pint heavy whipping cream
3 Bananas
2 Packs banana instant pudding
1/4 c Bailey’s Irish Cream
– or more to taste
1/4 c Powdered sugar
1 Can Pillsbury prepared
-butterscotch cake topping

Prepare pudding in advance and let cool in refrigerator. Make cake in jelly
roll pan according to directions on box, using parchment paper on the
bottom of the pan to keep it from sticking. Let cool. Slice cake in half
lengthwise. In mixing bowl, add whipping cream and whip till thick. Add
powdered sugar and Bailey’s, whip just a bit more. In the whipping bowl,
mix together the whipped cream with the banana pudding. Spread this mixture
over the top of one of the cake halves. Top with sliced bananas. Heat the
butterscotch topping in microwave to make it spread easier. Cover the top
of this with the warm topping. Serve immediately.


Yields
8 Servings

Jicama Pancakes

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Ingrients & Directions


1 1/2 c Shredded jicama (see Note)
1 Lemon, Juice of
2 tb Grated onion
I large egg,, beaten
I tablespoon all-purpose
-flour
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Minced habanero chile
1 Russet potato,, peeled
3 tb Vegetable oil,, or as needed

Toss the jicama in a colander with the lemon juice and let sit for 15
minutes. Using your hands, squeeze as much water as you possibly can out of
the jicama, a handful at a time. Spread on a doubled layer of paper towels
and blot with more paper towels. In a large bowl, toss the jicama with the
onion, egg, flour, salt, and tossing well to be sure the chile is evenly
distributed in the mixture. Grate the potato into the bowl on the largest
hole of the grater and toss again.

In a large cast-iron skillet, heat I tablespoon of the oil over medium-high
heat until very hot. Form the mixture into 2 1/2-inch patties and saute
them in batches, turning with a metal spatula when brown on one side, until
crisp and brown. Add more oil to the skillet as necessary and keep the
pancakes warm on a paper towel-lined baking sheet in a warm oven while you
finish cooking the rest. Serve warm.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Note: remove the outer brown layer of skin from the jicama. Shred on the
largest hole of a grater.

Yields
1 Servings

Jewelled Fruitcake Miniatures

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Ingrients & Directions


8 oz Dried apricots; cut up
8 oz Pitted dates; cut up
1 1/2 c Brazil nuts; chopped
1 c Maraschino cherries;
-drained, cut in half
1 c Candied pineapple; cut up
3/4 c Flour
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
3 Eggs
1 1/2 ts Vanilla

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Place paper nut cups or miniature paper cups on
baking sheet. Mix ingredients throughly. Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each
cup. Bake for 25 mins. or until a toothpick comes out clean. If they are
getting too dark cover with tinfoil the last 10 mins. Cool completely. Wrap
securely and store in refrigerator. Makes about 3 1/2 doz. To make in small
loaf pans: Line pans with aluminium foil and bake for 35-40 mins. Makes 6


Yields
42 Servings

Jeweled Fruitcake

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Ingrients & Directions


8 oz Dried apricots
8 oz Pitted dates (1 1/2cups)
3/4 lb Whole brazil nuts (2 1/2
Cups)
1 c Drained red and green
Maraschino cherries
1/3 lb Red and green candied
Pineapple cut up (about 1
Cup)
3/4 c Flour
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
3 Eggs
1 1/2 ts Vanilla

Heat oven to 300. Line loaf pan, 9x5x3 with aluminum foil – greased.
Leaving apricots, dates, nuts and cherries whole, mix all ingredients
thoroughly. Spread mixture evenly in pan.
Bake 1 hours 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out
clean. I necessary. cover with aluminum foil the last 30 minutes of baking
to prevent excessive browning.
Remove from pan; cool.
Wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil; store in a cool place.


Yields
1 Cake

Jewel Toned Fruitcake

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Ingrients & Directions


2 c Dried apricots
2 c Pitted dates
1 c Red or green maraschino
-cherries, drained
1 1/2 c Brazil nuts
3/4 c Flour
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
3 Eggs
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1 c Red & green candied
-pineapple, cutup

Heat oven 300?. Line a loaf pan 9x5x3 or 8x4x2 with foil. grease foil.
Leaving apricots, dates, cherries and nuts whole, combine all ingredients
in large bowl, mix thoroughly. Spoon into prepared pan, spread evenly. Bake
1 hr. 45 min or until wooden pick comes out clean. If cake becomes too
dark, cover with foil last 30 min of baking. Remove from pan, cool. Store
in foil. Makes l loaf.


Yields
1 Servings

Jessica’s Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions


-NORMA WRENN-
1 c Chocolate wafer crumbs
1 tb Butter; melted
12 oz Semisweet chocolate morsels
24 oz Cream cheese; softened
1 c Sugar
3 Eggs
8 oz Sour cream
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/8 ts -salt
1 1/2 c Brownies; cut in 1″ cubes
Whipped cream; optional

Combine crumbs and butter, stirring well. Firmly press crumb mixture evenly
on bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. Place chocolate morsels in
top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook
until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and set
aside. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl at high speed of an electric mixer
until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at
a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream, vanilla, and
salt; mix well. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Fold in brownie cubes. Pour
batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until
cheesecake is set. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack; chill at
least 8 hours. To serve, carefully remove sides of springform pan. Garnish
with whipped cream, if desired.

SOURCE: The Mystic Seaport All Seasons Cookbook from America’s Best Cooking
1990 Hometown Collection; Oxmoor House

Yields
10 Servings

Jerry’s Famous Fabulous Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions


-CRUST-
1 1/2 pk Graham cracker crumbs
1 c Sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
1/4 c Pecans, chopped
3/4 c Butter, melted

FILLING
1 lb Cottage cheese, small curd
1/4 lb Butter, melted & cooled
2 8 oz pkgs cream cheese
1 1/2 tb Lemon juice
1/2 ts Vanilla extract
1 1/2 c Sugar
3 tb Cornstarch
3 tb Flour
4 Eggs
1 pt Sour cream

CRUST: Mix dry ingredients. Add butter and blend. Press the crust on the
bottom insides of a 10″ spring form pan.

FILLING: Use electric mixer on medium speed. Stir the cottage cheese. Add
the remaining ingredients, beating well after each addition. Bake at 350^
for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 325^ and bake an additional 30 minutes. Turn
oven off and let the cheesecake sit in the oven with the door closed for 1
hour. Use fresh blueberries of strawberries for topping.


Yields
12 Servings