Desserts

Pumpkin Hand Pies

How could you improve upon pumpkin pie? By making it into adorable single-serving hand pies of course! These delicious treats feature a buttery, flaky crust topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar. For a festive presentation, serve with a dollop of whipped cream on each one. They’re great at room temperature, and keep, tightly covered,  in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Hummingbird Cake

This Southern favorite has tons of flavor with cinnamon, pineapple, bananas and toasted pecans. A traditional hummingbird cake has three layers, but two is festive enough for most occasions. Keeps, covered, in the refrigerator for 4 days.

Chocolate Pear Cake

Fragrant fall pears meet the irresistible flavor of chocolate in this easy and delicious pear dessert. Dust the top with a little powdered sugar, slice and serve!

Fruit & Custard Summer Tart

Arranging the fruit on top of this tart makes for a beautiful presentation. You can serve it semi-frozen as a cool, tasty dessert at a summer potluck!

Nut Crust (Gluten Free)

You can use any nuts you like to make this grain-less crust for tarts or pies. Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warmer flavor.

Rhubarb Snacking Cake

When rhubarb is in season, make the most of its tangy, pink stalks in this quick cake. You can even make this with frozen rhubarb in the middle of winter, if you like; just bake it 5 or 10 minutes longer. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or coconut sorbet for special occasions, or just slice and enjoy!

Cardamom and Cranberry Cornmeal Biscotti

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Carrie Putscher.  Carrie says,"This recipe focuses on local Vermont ingredients in the form of cornmeal, eggs, butter, maple sugar, and cranberries." Yum!

Upside-Down Blood Orange Cornmeal Cake

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Lindsey Leichthammer.

Zaletti (Cornmeal Raisin Cookies)

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Pamela Jacobs.  Pamela says,"This recipe was inspired by an experience as a Reading Mentor.  My little mentee from Shelburne Community School picked "Carnival at Candelight" by Mary Pope Osburne as the first book we read together.  It takes place in Venice, Italy.  It made me want to learn more about the area and especially its local cuisine.  Zaletti cookies have a lovely subtle lemon & cornmeal flavor.  The golden raisins make a sweet surprise."

Cornmeal-Cherry Olive Oil Cake

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Scott Collins. Scott says, "You can make this anytime of the year and change the fruit as the seasons change. You can really make most of it with local ingredients!"

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