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Easter desserts

kitchengoddess's picture

Easter desserts (post #71286)

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I am usually in charge of dessert for Easter.  So, here's what I decided to make.  The cheesecake was not fully a success in that it did crack (but I think my oven thermometer is a bit off) but it looked beautiful in the end and everyone raved about it, particularly DH who is a lemon lover.

I made the lemon bar cheesecake and a raspberry and pastry cream tart.  I loved both of them and will certainly make them again.

I have found though that my most successful cheesecakes are baked in a water bath.  Even when I made the FC recipe last year it had a crack in it.  I was very careful this time not to overbeat the eggs.

Anyway, what did other people have for Easter?

chiffonade's picture

2011 Easter Desserts... (post #71286, reply #1 of 3)

This year I made an apple tart which was actually a "late birthday dessert" for one of the guests.  I used puff pastry and granny smiths.  I made some small palmiers to decorate the tart and serve on the side.

I also made my mother's Pizza Grano which is the traditional Italian Easter dessert pie.  My mom used to crank these out and give them to all our neighbors when I was growing up.

*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."

Chiffonade

kitchengoddess's picture

Neat (post #71286, reply #2 of 3)

Thanks for the photos.  What's in the pizza grano?

Pielove's picture

Beautiful desserts... (post #71286, reply #3 of 3)

kitchengoddess and Chiffonade,  such beautiful desserts!  Ooh, that raspberry tart!

We were with my in-laws, so I didn't get to bake dessert-- they all love to bake sweets.  I made cheese-slathered garlic stretch bread from Marcy Goldman's A Passion for Baking.  It's cheesy and a bit greasy-- kind of an Olive Garden sensibility.  Good though.  

http://www.perrysplate.com/2009/09/garli...

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