Recipe Category: <span>Dessert</span>

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Banana Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Crunch Topping

Banana bread is one of those “lemonade from lemons” kind of recipes. Bananas that have seen better days are given new life in the form of a warm, sweet bread with a satisfying cinnamon-sugar crunch. Pecan oil takes the place of canola or vegetable oil in this version. Pecan oil – a certified Louisiana product – changes the...

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Strawberries with Whipped Mascarpone, Pomegranate Balsamic and Mint

This recipe came to us from a customer who says that this is her go-to dessert for her ladies card group. She uses our Pomegranate Balsamic which is the perfect compliment to fruit and a rich, creamy component like ice cream–or as in this recipe, mascarpone cheese. She builds it on a narrow serving platter and just...

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Strawberry Cream Cake

Here’s another recipe in my Aunt Cherie’s long list of scrumptious desserts. (You may notice a pattern in my blog posts here…yes, my family has a serious sweet tooth!) I altered this recipe to include a teaspoon of Strawberry Extract. A pastry chef gave me a tip about working with strawberries: it can be difficult to...

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Caramel Crunch Apple Pie

This Apple Pie recipe was the first place winner in a national pie contest a few years back. It’s definitely the best apple pie we’ve ever tasted. We modified it a bit to include our Apple Pie Spice Blend–an aromatic combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and mace. The crunch topping gets a final touch at the...

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Apple Blueberry Crisp

My aunt makes a long list of amazing desserts, and this one is among my favorites. I love the contrast of the toasty, buttery topping with the warm fruit underneath. Serve this warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Espresso Brownie Bites

These little brownies bake up perfectly in a mini muffin pan. These are a perfect one bite that are the perfect size for popping in your mouth.

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Lemon Basil Butter Cookies

Horticulturist Tanya Bankston treated us to these cookies during her visit to the store to talk about growing herbs. She suggested adding lemon basil to the mix of herbs in your garden because it’s especially fragrant and lends itself to a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Sweet basil can easily stand in for lemon...

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Vanilla Bean & Brown Sugar Baked Pears

Simple, warm and delicious–this dessert is easy to love. The subtle sweetness from the juice of the pears co-mingles with the butter, brown sugar and vanilla to make a butterscotch-like sauce. We like Bosc pears because they stay tender-crisp even when baked. Serve these in dessert bowls with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or...

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Monkey Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Monkey Bread was a sleepover staple in store owner Anne’s house. Nothing quiets a table full of teenagers like warm, cinnamon-y goodness. It’s also a fairly simple recipe that kids can help prepare–making it a great choice for Mom on Mother’s Day.

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Earl Grey Creme Simple Syrup

Earl Grey Creme is our best-selling black tea. And for good reason. Earl Grey is combined with cornflowers and vanilla for a rich, creamy finish that is addictive. Imagine Earl Grey combined with a vanilla cupcake. In this recipe, we use this deliciously sweet smelling tea to create a simple syrup for glazing fresh fruit. A...