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Anyone have any ideas for something that isn't pumpkin pie or apple pie. Maybe a riff on a traditional dessert or something.


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Black Russian Pie:



1 C chocolate wafer crumbs (or chocolate graham crackers)

2 tbs unsalted butter, melted

2 tbs kahlua


combine well. press onto bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate. chill for 10-15 min.




1/2 C milk

2 envelops unflavored gelatin

1/2 C kahlua

2 eggs

1/2 C sugar

1/3 C vodka

1 1/2 C heay cream, whipped

shaved chocolate


heat milk to boiling. add gelatin and kahlua.... stir until dissolved. in a blender, mix eggs, sugar, vodka. with machine running pour in milk mixture and blend well. transfer to a bowl. chill for 15-30 min. fold gelatin mixture into whipped cream. pour into crust. chill until set (about 3 hours). sprinkle shaved chocolate on top right before serving.





last year i made a poached pear crumble. will elaborate on that tomorrow when i have some time.

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Sound awesome

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Ice Cream Sundaes With Warm Maple Butter Rum Sauce and Toasted Walnuts


1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup, preferably grade B

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1 tablespoon dark rum

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup toasted walnuts

1 pint ice cream

Chocolate, for serving

Whipped cream (optional).


1. In a small heavy-bottomed pot, over medium-low heat, stir together 1/2 cup of the maple syrup, the brown sugar, cream, butter, rum and salt. Cook, stirring constantly and scraping the sides and the bottom of the pan, until the sauce is thick and coats the back of the spoon, about 10 minutes. Pour into a heat-proof container and let cool a bit before making the sundaes.


2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining maple syrup with the nuts. Scoop the ice cream into dishes. Top with the warm sauce and maple nuts. Grate some of the chocolate over the top and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and more chocolate shavings if you like.


4 servings.

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