White Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova

White Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova

If there is ever a show stopper of a dessert that’s really just a big, easy “cheat” it’s got to be Pavlova. And this White Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova is a perfect ending for a summer party.

White Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova

White Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova

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Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

Caramel Custard on the bottom, Cinnamony Pumpkin Mousse on top, then it's all topped off with Toasted Meringue. It's an extravaganza!

This year I was looking for something a bit different to round out the Thanksgiving dessert table – and here it is. A two layer pumpkin pie, On the bottom, a rich caramel custard, and on the top a cinnamony pumpkin mousse. And it’s all topped off with an extravagant layer of toasted meringue.

Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

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Eton Mess – Healthier Version

Awhile back I made some lovely Meringue Nests and had two left over. The went in an airtight container on top of the fridge. In my defense, I can’t really see the top of my fridge and I certainly don’t look up there very often. Once when I had the parents of friends over and learned the Dad was quite tall, I felt obligated to pull up a chair and clean it off for fear he might see all sorts of shame up there! But mostly, other than a bread box that’s sat up there for years, the top of my fridge is ignored.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

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Meringue Nests

Meringue Nests

Meringue. When it’s made just right there’s something about it that seems so…ethereal…that’s the word. These “nests” are no exception and may very well be my favorite type of meringue. Crispy, crunchy on the outside, with just a bit of soft chewiness inside.

Meringue Nests

Meringue Nests

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Cook's Illustrated Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie – Cook’s Illustrated Version

More than a recipe, all the tips & techniques you'll need to pull off the BEST lemon meringue in the world. Recipe from those persnickity people at cook's illustrated.

I have many recipes that I’ve changed up over the years, but not this one for the Lemon Meringue Pie Cook’s Illustrated version. It is absolute perfection in every way and gets rave reviews. The lemon filling is intense and tart, just a little sweet with a gorgeous texture. The meringue is perfect – it’s like a tasting a fluffy cloud of sweet deliciousness.

Cook's Illustrated Lemon Meringue Pie

Cook’s Illustrated Lemon Meringue Pie

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