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Pampered Chef: Favorite dessert recipe for 15?

  1. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I've been asked to bring dessert for Father's Day for 15. It can't have nuts, chocolate or strawberries due to different allergies so I'm stumped and looking for ideas. My favorites are any of the trifles or the strawberry amaretto pastries but obviously can't do either of those.

    Anyone have a brilliant idea for me?
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  2. straitfan

    straitfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm doing the Lime-Berry Mousse Trifle for a show tomorrow night. You could just use blueberries and raspberries if there are no allergy issues with those. (leave out the almonds--which I did last time I made it anyway b/c I forgot!!)
     
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  3. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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  4. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    oops, forgot to mention that except for cherries (as in pie filling) or bananas, they're not fruit people. Sorry ladies but thanks for trying!
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  5. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    How about Banana Pudding? It is really a trifle but uses Vanilla Wafers...
     
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  6. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I think that narrows you down to vanilla ice cream. LOL
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL! I think you're right!
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  8. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Cheesecake!

    You could do two, one plain and one with a fruit topping (even if it is just a can of cherry pie filling!). Ooh, you could do one plain and one pumpkin if you think anyone would go for it!

    You could even do them in a 9x13 pan and cut it into squares if you wanted to make it go further...

    I have a super-easy (and good) recipe if you need one.
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  9. taterbug

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    I found a cool spin on banana pudding - instead of using Vanilla Wafers, use Nutter Butter cookies. I cut the cookies in half lengthwise and then chop them up in to about six little pieces. As I cutting them, I scrape the crumbs from the cutting board in to a bowl and use the crumbs to sprinkle on top for garnishment.
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  10. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Yes please, yes please, yes please! As long as it's foolproof because I've never made cheesecake. Even though I have Janet's recipe, I'm still too chicken. I've only made the non-cook kind with the creamcheese/whipped topping mix.
     
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  11. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Mmm.. that sounds yummy just for me!
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  12. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    OMG! Cheesecake is one of those things that looks a lot harder than it actually is. Bake it in a water bath so it doesn't crack or curdle, and everyone will be totally impressed.
     
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  13. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Great idea!
     
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  14. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    My MIL's recipe (it's pretty standard!).

    For quickness I tend to use the pre-made graham cracker crusts, but they're pretty easy if you wanted to do all from scratch. Here you can get them in a "regular" 8-serving size, and also a "10 servings" size. My recipe makes the normal size VERY full, I usually use the bigger crust to make it go a little further and reduce the calories/serving! But when I do the bigger size I always put on the sour cream topping.

    Here goes!

    Two 8oz blocks cream cheese, softened (I use the low fat with no problems).
    2 eggs
    2/3 cup sugar
    2 tsp vanilla

    Topping (for bigger size crust. For reg. crust use only 1 cup sour cream)
    1 1/2 cups sour cream (again, I tend to use lite)
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 tsp vanilla

    Beat cream cheese until creamy, mix in eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy and smooth. Pour into crust. Bake at 350F for 25-30 mins, until set (can be slightly wobbly in the center).

    Topping
    Turn oven up to 450F. Mix all ingredients(!) pour gently over top of baked cheesecake, smooth carefully. Return to oven for 7 mins (Doesn't matter if oven isn't quite up to temp. yet.

    I have a great pumpkin cheese cake recipe that I'll post later. It is basically the same ratio of c. cheese, eggs and sugar but with 3 blocks cheese. Got to run.

    Annabel
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  15. LeslieSGI

    LeslieSGI Member Gold Member

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    I'm beating my drum for the fabulous Tropical Dream Trifle this time of year! Bananas, pineapple, lime juice - YUM! It's in the files. ​
     
    Jun 18, 2009
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  16. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Nutter Butters are peanut butter and she said there are nut allergies... It sounds nummy, but coming from the mother of peanut allergy, I know these are big no-no's... oh how we miss peanut butter!
     
    Jun 19, 2009
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  17. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

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    Lemon bars might be good.
     
    Jun 19, 2009
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