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Did anybody make or try any new desserts over the holidays?

Asked by Kardamom (32969points) December 27th, 2017

My mom made a delicious, homemade sweet potato pie that we took to our big family gathering. One of my friends had a bunch of big sweet potatoes left over from Thanksgiving that she didn’t use, because some of her guests bailed on her at the last minute. So we put them to good use.

I had never tried sweet potato pie before, although we make pumpkin pie every year. The sweet potato pie was considerably less sweet and more airy in texture than pumpkin pie. I loved it. I thought the flavor was reminiscent of flan or crème brûlée, much more subtle than pumpkin pie.

I had had plans to make a bunch of different things on my own, and to do some baking with my friend, who had provided the sweet potatoes, but illness, several changes of plans, and being out of town put those plans on hold. Now I’m going to try to make a few of those “on hold” items in January.

Did you make, or eat, any new (to you) desserts over the holidays? Links to recipes welcome.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

I didn’t cook one single dessert thing over the holidays. I was going to make fudge for my daughter, but never got around to it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

What I want to do, though, speaking of fudge, is make the candy without adding the chocolate. I used to make it a lot at home when I was a teenager and the stuff that was all cooked up before we added the chocolate was really super good. I wonder if it’s really as good as I remember it. I haven’t made fudge in decades.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I bought a HUGE slab of Nanaimo bars. I ate half.

Kardamom's avatar

@Dutchess_III Do you mean the marshmallow fluff?

flutherother's avatar

I had muesli with cream, raspberries and blackberries and it was very nice.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I made Junket! My grandmother used to make it when I was a little kid.
We considered it a fancy dessert.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The marshmallow, the sugar and the vanilla and whatever else goes in it. Everything except the chocolate.

rockfan's avatar

“Bourbon balls”:

Considering I live in Kentucky, it’s kind of shocking that I’ve never eaten one before. I thought they tasted fairly good, but not something I would eat often as a dessert.

Kardamom's avatar

@LuckyGuy What is Junket?

ucme's avatar

Chef did…we fired him for his damn cheek.

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