Breakfast & Brunch

Apple Pie Scones

Makes 12 scones Pre-cooking the apples keeps these scones moist, but not soggy. You can do that part a day or two ahead of time, if you like. Galas are a neutral, crisp apple that are great for baking, but you can use Granny Smith or something similar if you […]

Salads

Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 3 qt chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cloves garlic, crushed 2 lb 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons crème fraîche 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 cup roughly chopped pecans 1 cup red grapes, halved 2 tablespoons finely […]

Desserts

German Chocolate Brownies

Makes one 9×13-inch pan Brownies Ingredients 3/4 lb (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed 8 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 3 1/3 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour, sifted Topping Ingredients 1 1/ cups evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups packed […]

Desserts, Pies & Tarts

Maple Pecan Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie The complementary flavors of maple and pecan combine in this pie to create an earthy, buttery, robust dessert. Be sure to purchase Grade B maple syrup as the darker amber color and deeper maple flavor are essential to this pie. In the variation that follows, adding […]

Desserts

Pecan Pralines

Makes 25 pieces Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft 2 cups chopped toasted pecans 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine the granulated […]

Cakes

Pumpkin Bread

Makes 1 loaf Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup pumpkin purée 1 egg 2 tablespoons water 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans Directions Coat a 5-in by […]

Cookies, Family Fun

Rugelach

Makes 2 dozen cookies Dough Ingredients 1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted Ingredients 2/3 cup raspberry jam 1 2/3 cups chopped pecans Cinnamon Sugar (1 cup sugar combined with 1 […]

Cookies, Desserts

Turtle Bars

Makes one 9-in by 13-in pan You can use any nuts to finish this bar—pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, or even a mixture. Ingredients Shortbread Crust 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt […]