Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Flan

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling Makes 12 servings 2/3 cup sugar FLAN: 2 cups half-and-half cream 6 large egg yolks 1 large egg 1 cup sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 325°. In a small heavy saucepan, spread sugar; cook, without stirring,…

Pear and Honey Clafoutis

This clafoutis is unique — with the honey and the egg whites, it makes a richly flavored, elegant dessert. Comice pears are ideal, though any perfectly ripe, fragrant pear makes a delicious clafoutis. 3 large pears (1- ½ pounds) pears, peeled, cored, and cut in sixths 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) mild but perfumed liquid honey, such as lavender…

PINK PEARL APPLE AND PEAR BREAD PUDDING

Sweet, tender and filled with apples and pears, this bread pudding is a must-make dessert! (Feel free to swap Granny Smith apples for the Pink Pearls if you don’t have them). 1 large loaf bread, cubed and left out overnight to stale (we used egg bread) 6 pears, peeled and cubed 1 lemon, zested and…

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

Spiced baked fruit is an easy recipe to do and warms your home with the flavors of fall. Serve over ice cream, your morning oatmeal or eat by itself for a lighter sweet treat.  3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices 3 pears, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices 1…

Cantaloupe and Black Pepper Granita

Serves 8 2 pounds Cantaloupe, rind and seeds removed, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 sweet dessert wine 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus a bit extra for garnish Purée cantaloupe, sugar, Muscat, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and freeze mixture until edges begin to set,…

Honey-Glazed Grilled Watermelons

Serves 2-4 1 mini or small seedless watermelon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons honey 1/8 black pepper Slice the watermelon into 8 or more wedges. Lightly sprinkle the watermelon wedges on both sides with salt. Lay the watermelon (cut-side down) onto a towel or paper towels. Lay another towel or paper towels on top and…