Cookies, Cakes, Pies and Strudels
Custards and Fruity Desserts
Vegan Custard Berry Tart
Whether you are vegan or not, you will absolutely love this tart! It is an incredibly delicious and creamy dessert; all your friends will be so impressed!
Frozen Coconut Pineapple
A great simple and healthy treat for breakfast, dessert or after workout snack! After you make these treats, store in a Ziploc or airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Take one out whenever you have a craving for a guilt free treat!
Caramel Apple Dutch Baby
A Dutch Baby is a classic German pancake / popover served for breakfast. In this version, I have a little cheat to make it super simple to prepare – pancake mix! I do recommend serving immediately after this dish comes out of the oven, otherwise the caramel will harden and get stuck to the bottom of your skillet (it won’t come out nicely). If you want to slice a few pieces after the caramel has hardened, just pop it back in the oven for 5 minutes to make it easy to slice once again!
Pear and Ginger Galette
This is just a spectacular dessert to serve at the end of a sit down dinner party! You can poach the pears up to a week in advance and then assemble the tart the day of your party.
Ginger Poached Pears
Pears and ginger love each other’s company in this beautiful poached treat! This can be served for an elegant dessert or brunch. If you would like to prepare in advance you can store the pears in an airtight container with the poaching liquid for about a week. Be sure to keep the liquid even after the pears are eaten – it is great to sweeten up your morning smoothies!
Pecan Pumpkin Spice Bread
This is truly scrumptious bread for breakfast, an afternoon tea or even a dessert. Freshly roasted squash in combination with the molasses and spices make this bread a special treat!
Oooh yes Apple Nachos! Crisp apple slices are layered with melted peanut butter, caramel and toasted nuts – what could be better! This is a great “healthy” treat to have while watching a big game without the guilt!
Frozen Yogurt Candies
A really great guilt free dessert or snack! After you unmold them you can freeze in a Ziploc bag for up to a month. This recipe should give you about 24 yogurt candies.
Homemade Almond Halva
Halva is a Middle Eastern Dessert delicacy! Making your own is actually a lot easier than you may imagine! In this version I added almonds and a touch of rose water, as that has always been my favorite halva flavorings. I suggest you use a candy thermometer for this to ensure precision.
Dark Chocolate Almond Treats
These little dessert treats are so special! The crunchy almonds underneath the smooth dark chocolate is just divine! When baking with nuts its always important to use good quality nuts and toast them to bring out their flavor. I suggest using a chocolate mold which can be purchased at a baking supply store to make the pretty flower shapes. You can also use a silicone ice cube tray. If you want to make these in advance, pop them out of the molds once set and place in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. This recipe will give you about 36 chocolate treats.
Chocolate Coconut Bars
These are just crazy delicious. As you bite into that dark chocolate exterior you get the creamy coconut interior...mmmm! They will also keep really well in the freezer in an airtight container for about 6 months. So make a big batch and pop a few out when you have company! This recipe will give you 12 large or 20 small treats.
Mini Baguette French Toast
Such a cute presentation for the classic French toast! Great for a brunch gathering or just to please someone special in your life!
This is an exquisite way to enjoy a pomegranate! The rosewater brings out the natural flowery taste of the pomegranate! It is even better the next day, so feel free to prepare it in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
David’s “Dream” Brownies
These brownies were created for my cousin David, who lives in England. When he was coming to visit us in Canada, I asked him to dream up anything in the world and I would make it for him (yes that is how much I wanted him to come!). What did he ask for? A peanut butter, chocolate fudge, Oreo and marshmallow brownie! So here it is!
Apple Jam with Rose Water
This is a delicious jam that is traditionally made by Iraqi Jews for the Jewish New Year. I usually make huge portions of it and give it away as gifts to friends and family. The secret to this recipe is the Red Delicious apples, any other apple melts and turns into sauce so do not try to use a different apple! Also, it is important to note that when cutting your apples try to make your pieces as even as possible to ensure that everything cooks at the same rate. This recipe will make 2 X 500 ML jars.
Decadently Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread
This Banana Bread tastes so incredibly decadent that you will never believe it is actually pretty healthy! With whole wheat flour, lots of fresh banana and flax seeds you won’t feel guilty serving chocolate cake for breakfast!
Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Bite
This is so elegant to serve as a dessert for an upscale party! Place a whole lot of these spoons on a tray and pass them around!
Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Pie
Using coconut cream here makes such a divine mousse, topped with beautiful raspberries, how can you ask for a better dessert! You can keep the mousse in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container before assembling this pie.
Stacked Apple Pie with Orange Marmalade Glaze
This dessert sounds very fancy but it is really simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. It is stacked full of crisp apples with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar glazed with orange marmalade. A beautiful dessert to bring to a party or to serve friends for a casual get together!
Individual Lemon Meringue Cups
This is an adorable presentation for the classic lemon meringue pie! Your guests will be wowed – mine certainly were!