Just Desserts

Sweeten up the evening with a buffet of mouthwatering desserts.


Cookie Cream Sandwiches

Fruit Soup with Port

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Lemon Cookies

S'mores Stacks

Peanut Brittle

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

tips + how-tos

3 lemons
3 golden delicous apples (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
1 orange

Chocolate topped bar

3 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
20 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
5 large eggs

Meat and Poultry
1/2 pound sliced bacon

One 9-inch store-bought pie shell

Gram Crackers with Cream

One 12-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries
One 12-ounce bag frozen berries
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
One 10-ounce box shortbread cookies, such as Lorna Doone
30 graham crackers
1/4 cup ruby port
1/4 cup dried cherries
1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
1-3/4 cups dulce de leche or other caramel sauce
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1 1/4 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
salt and pepper
3 cups flour
2 pounds dark chocolate
Three 1/4-ounce envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Cooking spray
1 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 cups sugar
2 tablepoons pure vanilla extract