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Pillsbury: Best Desserts


Pillsbury: Best Desserts Most food lovers want to skip the main meal and move right on to the dessert course! After all, who wouldn't want to dive into incredible Black Forest Cake with its chocolate swirls atop, or the irresistible taste of Lime-Kiwi Cloud with Strawberry Sauce spilling over it? Luckily, The Pillsbury Company, known as America's most trusted name in cooking, knows just what its home cooks want. Pillsbury: Best Desserts is the first dessert-only cookbook from Pillsbury with simple yet sinful recipes that are sure to satisfy every possible sweet-tooth craving!

"A homemade treat can brighten a gray day or heighten the joy of a special occasion," say the editors at Pillsbury. "Warm from the oven and straight from the heart, baked desserts offer a homey, comforting ending to the meal."

After testing thousands of recipes over the years, Pillsbury has compiled 350 of their top dessert choices. An elaborate opening chapter, Dessert Basics, includes baking equipment and ingredients needed, emergency substitutions, reduced-fat desserts, and tips for success. Nine additional chapters cover everything from Cakes and Frostings and Pies and Tarts to Frozen Desserts and Dessert Sauces. There's even an entire chapter devoted just to Cheesecakes. The chapter, Bake-Off Desserts, is a compilation of some of the best Bake-Off recipes that Pillsbury's test kitchens have seen over the years, including Topsy Turvy Apple Pie from 1951, and the first million-dollar-winning recipe, Macadamia Fudge Torte.

The tested recipes range from simple Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Cake, Perfect Apple Pie, and Banana Brownie Split Sundaes to the more elegant Creme De Menthe Mousse, Maple Frosted Apple Pan-Tart, Dried Cherry Biscotti, and Glazed Almond Amaretto Cheesecake. Each delicious recipe is accompanied by a paragraph telling either the history of the recipe, a good occasion to serve the dessert, or a tip for how to make the recipe with no-fail results.

With 110 full-color, mouth-watering photographs, Pillsbury: Best Desserts is the perfect companion for the baker who wants it all. This most recent addition to the Pillsbury Cookbook Library proves once and for all that no one does dessert better than Pillsbury. Pillsbury is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been providing home cooks with reliable food products and delicious recipes for more than 125 years. The company's spokesperson, the Pillsbury Doughboy, is one of the country's best-loved advertising characters.


Pillsbury: Best Desserts
By The Pillsbury Company
Clarkson Potter/Publishers 1999
Hardback, Price: $24.95
352 Pages
ISBN: 0764588613
Recipe Reprinted by permission.


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