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How Alice Medrich Turns Leftovers into Dessert

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We talk on and on and on (lasagna minestrone!) about how to turn leftovers into dinner. That's great and all... but what about dessert?

Alice Medrich has our back on this one. She's been transforming leftover ingredients (beer, yogurt, egg whites) and leftover desserts themselves (cookies, pastries)—into brand new treats all along.

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Here's a look back at her best ideas for your leftovers. Because after all that stew, you'll need something sweet.

Leftover plain or Greek yogurt

You made this lentil salad and now you want to finish off the tub.

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5 Ways to Turn Plain Yogurt into Dessert

Leftover citrus peel

Maybe from that pomelo you just spent 45 minutes peeling?

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Leftover olive oil

Maybe it's unlikely you have leftover olive oil, but you should invest in a bottle for baking's sake!

Olive Oil in the Dessert Maker's Pantry
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Olive Oil in the Dessert Maker's Pantry

Leftover wine or beer

Though some of you claim that this never exists...

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How to Make Granita with Leftover Wine (or Beer)
Beer for Dessert
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Beer for Dessert
How to Turn Leftover Beer into Toffee Sauce
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How to Turn Leftover Beer into Toffee Sauce

Leftover (or staling!) bread

Hey, it happens.

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5 Desserts Made with Cinnamon Toast

Leftover canned pumpkin

Because pumpkin pie season was so two months ago.

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Feed it to Your Cat (& 5 Other Creative Uses for Leftover Canned Pumpkin)

Leftover Christmas cookies

It's been almost a month—it's really time to part ways!

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4 Creative Things to Do With Leftover Christmas Cookies

Leftover pastries

In the rare event of leftover pastries, do something great with them.

How to Turn Leftover Pastries into Bread Pudding
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How to Turn Leftover Pastries into Bread Pudding

Leftover egg whites

So you made crème brûlée pie. Now what?

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How to Make Meringues with Any Amount of Leftover Egg Whites

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