A Conscious Feast by Nicole Aloni

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Dessert Recipes

  • Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

    My mother served a Pumpkin Chiffon Pie every Thanksgiving that was the highlight of the meal for me. So, I found great satisfaction in creating this variation on my childhood favorite. To my delight, my family and friends love it.
    The flavors are pumpkin pie-ish with the tang of goat cheese and cream cheese to liven it up. I would serve this to a festive group all winter long for nearly any occasion. You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving 2010!

  • Chocolate-Walnut Bread Pudding

    Chocolate-Walnut Bread Pudding

    I worked on chocolate bread pudding recipes for years before finally getting what I envisioned—this recipe. It’s crunchy-chewy on top with a molten chocolate texture underneath. Deelish!

  • Lemon Tart with White Chocolate Feathers

    Lemon Tart with White Chocolate Feathers

    A lemon tart appears on nearly everyone’s list of top 10 desserts. This recipe combines lemon with white chcoclate for an elegant presentation. The simple coconut-gingersnap crust, quick and forgiving, is a great addition to your dessert repertoire. It can be used to enhance any simple fruit tart, cheesecake, mousse pie, or ice-cream pie.

  • Citrus-Ginger Tarte

    Citrus-Ginger Tarte

    This is the best orange tart ever. Ginger and a whisper of coconut add complex flavors that have my guests sighing with pleasure. It’s beautiful all on its own or garnished with fresh berries or whipped cream. The quick-and-easy crust works beautifully for cheesecake and fresh fruit tarts.

  • Espresso Crème Brulée

    Espresso Crème Brulée

    A crunchy top you must shatter to reach the silky custard beneath—this juxtaposition of textures is what has made crème brulée one of America’s most popular desserts. Try it in this subtle coffee flavor.

  • Peach Amaretto Frozen Yogurt

    Peach Amaretto Frozen Yogurt

    Frozen yogurt may or may not have less fat than your favorite ice cream, but it definitely has a bright, tangy flavor that dramatically enhances fresh fruit. And if course if you use one of the Greek style yogurts I recommend, you’re getting all of that nice acidophilous bacteria, too.

  • Melon is on the Menu

    Melon is on the Menu

    Juicy melons of every variety are a highlight of my worktable at this time of year. Their colors are so summery and fresh and the flavors blend and complement nearly every recipe from salsa to salad and dessert.

  • Organic Chocolate Soup

    Organic Chocolate Soup

    Try this elegant, velvety soup as a more sophisticated way to serve everybody’s favorite: chocolate pudding.

  • Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet—Summer Chill

    Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet—Summer Chill

    The bold and fruity notes of Cabernet Sauvignon transform this simple Blackberry Sorbet into a WOW dessert.

  • Democratically Delicious Eats #4: Granita!

    Democratically Delicious Eats #4: Granita!

    Even if they cost a bundle, which they don’t, these recipes are just what you’re looking for right now. Called granita in Italy, granité in France, they are essentially a (very) sophisticated rendition of a snow cone. Yummm.