Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Apple-Date Streusel and Sticky Toffee-Coffee Glaze

Makes 16 servings 1 hour 30 minutes Pumpkin pie isn’t the only way to celebrate the flavor of fall squash at the Thanksgiving table. This Bundt cake is studded with a pumpkin seed streusel and is coated with a sticky toffee-coffee glaze. Ingredients For the cake: 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 … Continue reading Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Apple-Date Streusel and Sticky Toffee-Coffee Glaze

Lemon Grass Crème Brlée

Makes 4 servings Long a specialty of upscale restaurants, crème brlée is easy to prepare at home -- although you'll need a kitchen blowtorch (available at cookware and hardware stores) to caramelize the tops of the custards after they are baked. You can also run them under a preheated broiler, but it's not as reliable … Continue reading Lemon Grass Crème Brlée

Mummy Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes Carefully piping on icing is the secret to making these adorable Halloween cupcakes. Ingredients For the cupcakes: 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 4 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup vegetable or … Continue reading Mummy Cupcakes

Healthy Halloween Snack Mix

Makes about 3 cups 1 hour Ingredients 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons spice blend, such as curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, divided (optional) Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 3/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds, cleaned and drained, but not patted dry 3/4 cup dried cranberries, … Continue reading Healthy Halloween Snack Mix

Smoked Salt, Dried Apricot and Almond Chocolate Bark

Makes 1 pound This sophisticated candy from Portland author Diane Morgan makes an outstanding holiday gift. There are only four ingredients, so make sure your nuts and fruit are fresh, and that you use a good-quality chocolate. The tempering process, which gives the chocolate a glossy finish and the proper snap when broken, isn't complicated, … Continue reading Smoked Salt, Dried Apricot and Almond Chocolate Bark

Citrus Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Makes 8 servings 1 hour 15 minutes (20 minutes active) This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive. Until you cut into it, it looks like your classic lemon meringue pie, piled high with billows of whipped and toasted egg whites. But once the knife slices through that sweet topping, the real deal is revealed. Hidden under … Continue reading Citrus Pumpkin Meringue Pie