Someone mentioned a killer pecan pie with chocolate pieces recently - I think it was on this board but maybe it was in the LA Times? Not sure, but if anyone remembers or can lead me to a great pecan pie for a birthday I would be much appreciative.
Pastry chef Boris Portnoy gives new life to a Thanksgiving cliché. Generic, canned pumpkin pie mix plus freezer-burned pie crust equals fake smiles on the faces of your friends and families. Real smiles come from choosing your own pumpkin—there are many heirloom varieties to pick from—and then customizing and experimenting as you go, using Portnoy’s recipe as a guide.
It’s the ultimate Southern-style dessert that has won the hearts of folks below the Mason-Dixon for more years than we can count – peach cobbler. But, this sweet treat has a modern twist that takes the classic dish to another delicious level.
An affogato is a traditional coffee-flavored dessert that typically looks like a scoop of creamy gelato topped off with a pour of hot espresso. A shot of liqueur is sometimes added as well to kick things up a notch (as we do in the recipe below). If you want to make everything from scratch, get our Homemade Coffee Liqueur recipe and our Espresso Gelato recipe too.