Desserts

Honey-Grapefruit Cornmeal Cake

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Andrea Solazzo.  Andrea says,"This recipe combines tasty citrus from my original home state of Florida and the "stick to your ribs" ingredients of Vermont. It was born in the Old North End of Burlington and originally made for a friends 30th Birthday party. This dish celebrates the bitter flavors of grapefruit, floral honey of Vermont, freshly ground local cornmeal and fluffy, flavorful eggs from Maple Wind Farm. This truly is a crowd pleaser and often requested at potlucks, birthdays and various community celebrations."

Sahlab (Middle Eastern Milk Pudding)

Sahlab is a Middle Eastern milk pudding thickened with cornstarch or arrowroot powder. It is warm, rich, floral, and toasty. 

Cornmeal Pudding

This recipe was the winner of our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest and was submitted by April Howard.  April says,"This is such a delicious, old-fashioned recipe, hearty and spicy, but not so common in today's landscape of fancy desserts. Many folks remember it, and will love to taste it again. It is good for dessert and for a sweet breakfast."

Lemon Olive Oil Cornmeal Cake

This recipe was a finalist in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest and was submitted by Brittany Kirvan.  Brittany says, "This is a gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free cake, but it is not too sweet and suitable to snack on at anytime of the day."  Use local cornmeal, honey, and eggs to keep it as local as possible.

Hibiscus Marshmallows

The hibiscus will make these treats a beautifully rich pink with a bright citrus note. Be sure to read through all the directions before making this recipe; the steps move very quickly at the end! 

Pumpkin Spice Oat Bakes

Baking pumpkin spiced oats in a muffin tin produces neat little cylinders of pumpkin oat goodness that are just as good cold as they are warm from the oven. Try them with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, or a spoonful of your favorite fruit spread.

Rustic Apple Tart

This is a classic recipe that is sure to please. 

Savory Bread Pudding

This is a great make-ahead dish for busy days; just assemble and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. Accompany with spicy carrot slay for flavor contrast and eye appeal. 

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Warm up your kitchen with the aromas of fall cooking. All you need is one bowl and one pan to finish this cake! 

Banana Crumb Cake

This moist cake is a crowd-pleaser for tea time or dessert. You could also spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins for individual streusel-topped cupcakes (adjust the cooking time to 30 minutes and test with a toothpick for doneness).

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