Though I’d hardly be one to tell you to break with tradition on Thanksgiving, I might suggest you add one more dessert to your line up: ice cream! Inspired by the flavors of my cranberry pecan crumb bars (brandy, brown butter, cranberry, maple, pecan) I had a hunch that those same flavors would make a stellar ice cream, and I was right.

Brown Butter-Cranberry Ice Cream with Candied Pecans | Tutti Dolci
Creamy brown butter ice cream (like a really good vanilla bean, but better) is ribboned with a pretty cranberry swirl. In the spirit of holiday indulgence, brown sugar and cinnamon candied pecans make a rich and welcome topping.

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brown butter maple cornbread

November 17, 2014

If I’m truly honest, bread is what I look forward to most at holiday meals (ok, at any meal). As the baker of the family, bread and dessert fall squarely on my shoulders, and this year I’ll be serving brown butter maple cornbread. Nutty brown ...

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pecan tassies

November 13, 2014

What is your favorite part of pecan pie? The buttery crust, crunchy pecans, brown sugar filling? These pecan tassies (mini tarts) have it all in one bite, with none of the stress of pie. Your guests (and you!) will love these rich cookie bites with ...

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malted chocolate sandwich cookies

November 11, 2014

These cookies are a remix of the classic frosty chocolate malt. Childhood nostalgia is transformed into fudgy chocolate cookies filled with lusciously smooth malted buttercream. Finely chopped malted milk balls give the cookies an addictive (and completely irresistible) brickle-like texture. Surprise the malt or chocolate ...

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cranberry pecan crumb bars

November 6, 2014

For a sophisticated twist on the humble crumb bar, you must try these cranberry pecan crumb bars. Maple syrup and a splash of brandy soften the edge of the cranberries, resulting in a balanced, jammy filling. Brown butter elevates the crust and crumbs to dessert ...

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fresh apple cake

November 3, 2014

If the idea of an apple cake that is almost as much apples as it is cake enchants you like it does me, then this is your cake. After all, aren’t apple cakes simply the best? I may never be a layer cake person, but ...

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spicy chocolate brownies

October 29, 2014

What is your dream brownie? Fudgy or cakey? With nuts or without? Kicked up with spices, or just pure chocolate goodness? When I recently spotted these gorgeous diner-style frosted brownies, I simply had to try frosted brownies. My dream brownies are these: rich and fudgy ...

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pumpkin praline bars

October 27, 2014

Here’s an easy fall dessert that you must make, especially if you’ve never paired pumpkin with praline before. The combination is absolutely heavenly! Essentially pumpkin spice cake, the pumpkin layer is a no-mixer, bowl and whisk affair that comes together in mere minutes. The praline ...

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