pumpkin pudding

broil the tops with

a little sauce to make them

caramelized and brown

source, 4 servings

pudding: 2 T butter, 1/2 c chopped dates, 2 t lemon zest, 1 t soda, 1/4 c hot water, 1 c pumpkin puree, 1/2 c brown sugar, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t cardamom, pinch sea salt, 1 c flour; sauce: 1/2 c brown sugar, 1/3 c pumpkin puree (rest of can), 1/4 c cream, pinch sea salt, 1 stick butter, 2 T bourbon; toppings: crème fraiche, sea salt

pudding: combine dates, water, butter, zest, soda, stand 10 minutes; add rest; bake in buttered ramekins, 350 F, 25 minutes or until tops are just firm; microwave sauce ingredients until smooth; spoon some sauce over puddings, broil; serve with remaining sauce, toppings

cranberry cake

a pastry cutter

followed by a masher will

chop the berries small

12 oz cranberries, mostly chopped/mashed; 1 stick earth balance vegan butter, soft; 2/3 c brown sugar, 1/2 c unsweetened full-fat cashew milk, 1/2 c maple syrup, 1/4 c molasses, 1.5 c white whole wheat flour, 1 t ginger, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t powder, 1 t kosher salt, 1/4 t soda, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs

mix all but berries, pour into buttered cast-iron pan, swirl in berries, 350 F, 35-50 minutes or until knife comes out mostly clean

apple dutch baby

bake the apples with

butter, brown sugar, syrup

until caramelized

6 servings

3 apples, sliced thin; 3 T butter, 2 T brown sugar, 2 T maple syrup, 3 eggs, 1/2 c buttermilk, 1/2 c flour, 1 T sugar, 1/2 t cinnamon, pinch salt, 1 t vanilla

bake apples, butter, brown sugar, syrup in a cast-iron pan, stirring, 425 F, 15 minutes or until caramelized; whisk rest, add to apples, bake 15 minutes

pumpkin biscotti

contains a full can

of pumpkin like all pumpkin

recipes should do

previous version, 24 servings, 160 calories

1/2 c date syrup, 1 can pumpkin, 1 T vanilla, 1/4 c olive oil, 6 c white whole wheat flour, 2 T powder, 1 t salt, 2 T pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 c lilly’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips

knead to form crumbly dough, bake 2 logs on silpat, 350 F, 30 minutes, slice, bake 20 minutes

cider donuts

after baking they

will soak up melted butter

and taste just like fried

source, 12 servings, 295 calories

1 3/4 c flour, 1 1/4 t powder, 1 t salt, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t nutmeg, 2 sticks earth balance buttery sticks, room temperature; 3/4 c brown sugar, 3/4 c sugar, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs, 1 t vanilla, 1/2 c cider

cream 10 T butter, brown sugar, 1/4 c white sugar; beat in rest except remaining butter, sugar, 1 t cinnamon; use silpat, 350 F, 25 minutes or until firm, stand 5 minutes, remove; top with rest, melting butter

plum cake

any kind of plums,

even those that aren’t so ripe

will work in this cake


3/4 c sugar, 1 stick butter, soft; 1 c flour, pinch salt, 2 eggs, plum halves to cover top, toppings: sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon

cream butter, sugar, beat in rest except plums; pour in buttered pie dish, place plums skin up, add toppings; 350 F, 1 hour

fig cake

when the deer flies start

to wane it’s time to look for

figs in the aisles


4 T melted butter, 1/2 c almond flour, 1/4 c sugar, 1/4 c flour, 1/2 t powder, pinch cinnamon, pinch salt, 3 eggs, 2 T honey, 12 figs, halved

mix all but figs, pour in buttered pan, arrange figs, sprinkle with more sugar, 375 F, 30 minutes or until bottom is set

lemon bars

the meadow goes to

seed and suddenly the bird

feeder is empty

source, 12 servings

crust: 1 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c sugar, 3 T powdered sugar, 1 t lemon zest, 1/4 t sea salt, 10 T cold butter; filling: zest & juice of 5 lemons, 1.5 c sugar, 2 eggs + 3 yolks, 1.5 t cornstarch, pinch sea salt, 4 T butter, 1/4 c olive oil; toppings: flaky salt, powdered sugar

crust: chop together, bake on parchment in a 9×9 pan, 325 F, 30 minutes; filling: boil juice, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, salt 30 seconds or just until thickening; remove from heat, add rest; pour on crust, bake 10 minutes or until just set, chill, slice, add toppings

black & white cookies

black & white cookies

baked minutes before eating

not in plastic wrap

source, 12 servings

cookies: 2 c flour, 1 t powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t soda, 1/3 c whole milk yogurt, 1/3 c whole milk, 2 t vanilla, 1 t lemon peel, 1/2 t almond extract, 1 stick butter, room temperature; 3/4 c + 2 T sugar, 2 eggs; glaze: 2.5 c powdered sugar, 3 T hot water, 1.5 T light corn syrup, 1 t vanilla, pinch salt, 2.5 oz unsweetened melted chocolate + 2.5 T cocoa

cookies: cream butter, sugar; beat in rest; bake on silpat, 375 F, 8-10 minutes, cool; glaze: mix all but chocolate, adding water slowly, frost half of each cookie, add chocolate to remaining glaze, frost other halves