Archive for the Desserts Category

Pistachio Brittle Cheesecake

Pistachio Brittle Cheesecake

Debby had a dessert story published in Bon Appetit several Christmases ago, and she shares one of the recipes here. Pear nectar and cardamom delicately scent the creamy cheesecake; shards of pistachio brittle stand up in the cheesecake and reflect light like pieces of amber glass It’s a big finish for a special meal. For crust: For filling and topping: Pistachio Brittle (recipe follows) Prepare crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap outside of a 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Process cookies, pistachios, and sugar in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter; process until blended. Press onto bottom […]

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Paying Homage to the Meyer Lemon

All of us women are deeply Southern; we steel magnolias found each other as we migrated to new lives in Asheville. When one of our member’s tree finally — after 2 years of coddling — bore a crop of 3 lemons, we declared cause for celebration. Gathering around the tree, we raised glasses and christened ourselves as the Meyer Lemon Society. Meyer lemons have the burst of lemon flavor without the bitter – even the very thin white pith is edible. Thinly slice and toss them with vegetables to roast, such as eggplant, peppers, onions, and zucchini, or sliced fennel […]

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