Chocolate Cranberry Curd Tart

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Chocolate Cranberry Curd had become an absolute favorite for the holidays at the bakery. Besides its vibrant color, the taste and texture are outstanding. We used it in tarts, cakes and petit fours. Room permitting, we would freeze cases of cranberries at the end of the season in order to get a head start the […]

Butter-Rum Pecan Tart

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This Butter-Rum Pecan Tart was published many, many years ago when Bon Appetit magazine was published out of Los Angeles.  They printed one subject books gathered from the magazine in many different categories.  This recipe was from their Pies and Tarts book.  Although several of my recipes appeared in these books, this is not one […]

Cranberry Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

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This Cranberry Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake shouts out fall.  My love of cranberries is known to those that follow the blog.  I can hardly wait until they appear in the market. While this is an easily made coffee cake, the one thing that makes it stand out when mixing is how the batter becomes very, […]

Make Ahead Cranberry Linzer Tart

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Cranberry Linzer Tart with its bright deep red, vibrant,  cranberry filling is a variation of the Viennese Linzer Tart with raspberry filling.  The spiced Linzer pastry is a perfect partner with the cranberries.   It is best made ahead so the flavors can blend making this a natural for the holiday season.  It can also be […]

How to Make Lemon Curd

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Due to the confusion over adding the gelatin in last week’s blog ,  I thought it might be a good idea to post a complete tutorial on Lemon Curd.  This actually applies to most curds I  have made with the exception of the Cranberry Curd  which does not need a  boost from gelatin because it has a lot […]