Cuisine: Dessert

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: Make 1½ cups

Penuche Fudge

Penuche is a deliciously sweet fudge made from brown sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla. Penuche is made by the caramelization of brown sugar. Its flavor is similar to caramel.  You need to have a candy thermometer to make this successfully.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: Makes 64 1

Apple Cider Caramels

These Apple Cider Caramels are chewy, soft, sweet, tangy, salty, and have a robust apple cider taste. They really embody all that is good about Autumn.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins

Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes

I was watching the Valerie Bertinelli cooking show and saw her make these Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes and given the fact that I was born in Cleveland Ohio, I thought I better try them. They are really good, but insanely sweet. The photograph doesn't exactly do them justice!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Yields: Makes 32 buckeyes

Hot Fudge Brownie Pudding

This Hot Fudge Brownie Pudding is rather decadent. It's crisp on the top and has a gooey pudding in the bottom. It's very similar to the Hot Fudge Pie I make for the holidays. You can take it over the top by adding a scoop of ice cream.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 10 Servings

Caramel Oranges

These Caramel Oranges are bathed in caramel sauce — simple, bright, and bold. You also can serve the oranges with ice cream, pound cake or yogurt.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Balsamic Strawberries in Puff Pastry with Rosemary Cream

I almost always have puff pastry in the freezer. It's so versatile. These Balsamic Strawberries in Puff Pastry with Rosemary Cream combines sweet and the savory taste of rosemary, which is infused into whipped cream.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Triple-Citrus Pound Cake

I made this Triple-Citrus Pound Cake because we just moved to a new house that has huge orange and grapefruit trees in the backyard. It's a delicious and easy cake to make.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 16 Servings

Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler

One of our local supermarkets was giving away a box of peaches. This Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler is incredible. The little shortbread cookies baked on top are sweet and crumbly. Serve it with some vanilla ice cream and your guests will love it!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Pear, Almond & Honey Phyllo Tarts

My daughter Zoe made these delectable Pear, Almond & Honey Phyllo Tarts. I usually have puff pastry in the freezer, but this time I had phyllo dough. You can make it with either. Puff pastry would actually be easier, but the phyllo is SO crispy and wonderful.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: Makes 12 tarts