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I am looking for dessert ideas following a dinner of manicotti, salad, etc. Tired of gelato, etc. Ideas?

asked by ATL almost 5 years ago
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added almost 5 years ago

A nut or lemon tart.

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ATL
added almost 5 years ago

Thanks! Both sound good.

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added almost 5 years ago

This tart goes well with an after dinner coffee...not as sweet as gelato. Be careful not to overtake. I t should be "tacky/sticky" not dry.

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 5 years ago

A fruit crostata - so simple to make, just use whatever fruit is in season (all we really have here in NYC are apples...)

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ATL
added almost 5 years ago

Thanks, everyone, for the great suggestions!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

Tiramuso? Cheesecake or biscotti with coffee?

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added almost 5 years ago

My first thought was tiramisu. Or you could do cappuccino cupcakes.

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added almost 5 years ago

Make this! David Lebovitz' jam tart. Outstanding. And actually gets better after a day or two, so you can make it in advance. http://www.davidlebovitz...

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amysarah

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added almost 5 years ago

Not a precise recipe, but...

Cut firm pears or apples in half, scoop out the cores and put them in a baking dish cut side up. You may need to level their bottoms slightly, so they don't tip. Squeeze lemon over them, then pour some Marsala over their tops - enough to cover well and pool in pan. Sprinkle with brown - or white - sugar (about 1 T each,) then stuff each cavity with about 1-2 T of smashed amaretti cookies. You can add some sliced almonds too, but not essential. Top each with a (generous) pat of butter and a (tiny) pinch of salt. Bake at 375 for about 45 minutes, or until they're soft, basting with the wine in the pan every 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp, with the delicious syrup that will have formed in the pan spooned on top and a hit of creme fraiche, if you feel like living a little.

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amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

Just realized I forgot to say to peel the fruit. That's probably obvious, but just in case.

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ATL
added almost 5 years ago

All of these suggestions sound so good I'm going to have to make them whether I make manicotti or not! Thanks!

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AntoniaJames

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added almost 5 years ago

Ambrosia made with at least two types of orange, mandarin, tangerine, etc., + some unsweetened grated coconut + a few tablespoons of a nice orange-based brandy or liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec. Courvoisier also works. Let it sit for at least 1/2 hour before eating. Light, refreshing, just sweet enough . . . and nice after the menu you describe. I posted a recipe here called "Ambrosia,: but the description above pretty much says it all. ;o)

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added almost 5 years ago

Macerate fruit in some wine or sweet liqueur

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added almost 5 years ago

Limoncello tiramisu. Yummy, easy and a hit!

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added almost 5 years ago

A friend made this for a dinner party last weekend and macerated fruit (raspberries and strawberries) to put on top and it was delicious. Very light and flavorful!
http://www.foodnetwork...

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added almost 5 years ago

S'groppinos--these are slightly boozy, Italian lemon flavored icre-cream drinks. Don't have the recipe (but you can find one on the net): use 1) good quality lemon sorbet, 2) limoncello or citron vodka & 3) prosecco--blended. We like it milkshake thick but it can be more like a slushy--if you use more booze, less sorbet. Serve in small glasses. It is an amazing and truly Italian last course.