Desserts

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Spoon portions into small dessert bowls or plates and garnish each serving with a few small scoops of vanilla bean ice cream (use a melon baller) or fresh berries.

Spiced Pear Cake

Vermont has many local varieties of pears. Try this recipe using local Asian pear varieties!

Cranberry Scone

Delicious use for fresh cranberries! Spread with maple butter, leftover cranberry sauce, or straight from the oven. You can also try making an orange glaze for zesty flavor. 

Soul Cakes

A scone-like pastry with origins in old England and Ireland, these sweet cakes rose to popularity between the 8th century and the Middle Ages. They were baked for All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween) and All Saints Day on November 1, although their significance has adapted over time. Try them this season for something to nibble on in between all the candy!  

Apple Raspberry Nachos

Give nachos a new twist with these dessert nachos. Feel free to replace the nuts with granola or crushed graham crackers and drizze the apples with caramel sauce or honey. Top with your favorite ice cream and add your own touch of spice. 

Blackberry Cheesecake Cups

Shortbread cookie crumbles or sliced toasted almonds make a nice, crunchy garnish and add texture to this creamy dessert. If you’re making these ahead, refrigerate for up to 3 hours before serving.

Peach Butter

Spread peach butter on waffles, pancakes, toast, scones or biscuits to liven up your breakfast, or drizzle over a chunk of salty blue cheese on an appetizer platter. Add vanilla, mango or strawberries for more exotic flavor combinations. Peach butter will keep refrigerated for a few weeks.

Vermont Bean Brownies

This recipe was submitted by Anna Mays in our 2015 We ♥ Local Beans Recipe Contest. Anna says, “Who would guess that beans are the secret to the fudgy, gooey, chocolatey goodness of these decadent brownies? Rather than use a lot of saturated fats, processed sugar and dairy to create richness, this recipe uses beans, the natural sweetness of oats, and maple-sweetened cocoa to create a healthy and super easy dessert. Packed with fiber from the beans, oats (see Notes) and flax, these brownies are healthy, tasty, simple to make and can be enjoyed by those following gluten-free and vegan diets. Also neat to see that the beans, oats, flax and sweetener can all be sourced from Vermont. Don’t mention the secret ingredient and people will never guess!”

Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake

You can find these mini gluten-free chocolate cakes in our Prepared Foods Department, but if you want to try making them yourself, here's our exclusive recipe!

Maduros

This dish was taught in a Cuban Cooking Class in August 2014. It's a simple, yet delicious, snack or dessert!  Make sure the plantains you use are ripe, which means they should have a very black skin.

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