Here’s a few dessert items that seem to defy my classifications. Hope you enjoy these fun and/or helpful recipes.
make your own
I remember hearing about Banoffee Pie decades ago – but what I didn’t know then was just how EASY this is to make. And it’s soooo Caramelly Toffee Banana goodness. A shortbread crust, a good thick layer of Dulce de Leche, bananas and whipping cream touched with coffee. All those wasted years…
Another pie? Why not!? Because I already made my Fave Pumpkin Pie last week, and then a Caramel Creme Pumpkin Pie extravaganza. So for actual Thanksgiving? A Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie. The bottom layer is a lush cream cheese & the top, a more sedate pumpkin pie layer. The Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream? It stole the show.
For a while, Dulce de Leche was virtually unknown in much of the States until it became all the rage years ago. If you’ve never had it, Dulce de Leche is rich, spoonable caramelly goodness and you buy it, usually in a can. Dulce de Leche can in all kinds of ways, but here Dulce de Leche is spread on top of a cheesecake base for these delish Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars. Oh, yes, please! Finish these Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars with a sprinkle of Fleur de Sel to add a bit of spark. Umhmm!
Depending on where you live (and if you don’t have a Mexican market nearby) Dulce de Leche can be pretty pricey.
Dulce de Leche – does it translate as caramel of the Gods? I love it in these marvelous Apple Crisps; just a dab of Dulce de Leche simply transforms these crisps into deeply caramelly goodness. No Dulce de Leche? Make with any salted caramel, easy caramel or butterscotch sauce, home-made or store-bought.