Desserts

Sep 08

Bourbon Derby…The Best Pie (and the best pie crust too).

My family loves pie and pie of the Bourbon Derby variety is at the top of our list. It’s similar to pecan pie in that it’s filling as a corn syrup base, but it’s so much better. The first step to a delicious pie is the crust. Cheating on pie crust doesn’t save that much …

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Jul 22

Homemade Peach Ice Cream, No Excuse Needed to make this Cool Treat

To make Homemade Peach Ice Cream, fresh handpicked peaches are not absolute requirement. Yes, the peaches used in this ice cream recipe were handpicked but because so many peaches had been picked, the peaches used for this batch of homemade ice cream been frozen whole and peeled and stoned at a later date. One of …

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Jul 21

Simmered Grape Pulp + Cheese Cloth = Homemade Grape Jelly

Recently I picked about 15 – 20 pounds of wild Mustang Grapes near my house and generated 15 Cups of Grape Pulp after boiling down the whole grapes and straining the mixture through a colander to separate the juice and pulp from the skins and seeds. I was prepared to make three batches of Homemade …

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Jul 20

Easy Homemade Peach Sorbet…All Year Round (With Only a Food Processor)

There are few things more refreshing then a Peach Sorbet whether enjoyed on a hot summer day or as a nice simple dessert after a heavy winter dinner. Many of us do not own ice cream maker, but most of us have a food processor in the kitchen. With a food processor, frozen peaches, simple …

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Jul 15

Easy To Make Homemade Wild Grape Jam

Recently I found the mother lode of wild grapes growing near my home in Katy, TX. Since the wild Mustang Grapes (Vitis mustangensis) are not suitable for eating fresh (too acidic), I knew that I was going to be canning homemade grape jam. In the post Homemade Garden Grape Jam, Welch’s Take Note!, I detailed …

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