In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in half n’ half and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form. Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and drizzle with coffee mixture.
Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 9×13 inch dish. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.
2 Large Granny Smith Apples, Peeled And Cored
2 (10 Ounce) Cans Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough
1 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 (12 Fluid Ounce) Can Or Bottle Mountain Dew (TM)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew(TM) over the dumplings.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Cranberries
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 inch pie pan.
Combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in the cranberries and the walnuts, and toss to coat. Stir in the butter, beaten eggs, and almond extract. If you are using frozen cranberries, the mixture will be very thick. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Pecan Pie Cookies
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan, and stir in the confectioners’ sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, and stir in the pecans until well combined. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes to chill.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the flour and baking powder together in a bowl, and set aside.
Beat brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until well mixed. Pinch off about 1 tablespoon of dough, and roll it into a ball. Press the dough into the bottom of an ungreased cupcake pan cup, and use your thumb to press the dough into a small pie crust shape, with 1/4-inch walls up the sides of the cupcake cup. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Fill each little crust with about 1 teaspoon of the prepared pecan filling.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cookie shells are lightly browned, 10 to 13 minutes. Watch closely after 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool in the cupcake pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.
Variation: (Quick Version)You may use premade tart shells or sugar cookies for crust. Just press the cookies into the muffin cups and pour in filling.