Unforgettable Desserts: More than 140 Memorable Dessert Recipes for All Year Round by Dede Wilson

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  • Florentine bars with candied orange and cherries

    • Jane on December 26, 2013

      These were really delicious. A buttery shortbread base then the Florentine layer of almonds, candied orange peel and dried cherries with a trellis of dark chocolate on the top. I used the candied clementine peel recipe from p.133 for the candied orange peel.

  • Rum raisin-chocolate roulade with whipped chocolate ganache

    • Jane on December 26, 2013

      I made this for Christmas dinner and it was very appropriate as it looked like a chocolate log. It is really rich, a small amount goes a long way. Don't worry too much if the roulade cracks as it rolls, the ganache will cover a lot.

  • Chocolate mango cloud cake

    • Jane on April 29, 2012

      This was a very easy but impressive dessert. A gooey, rich flourless chocolate cake (basically a baked chocolate mousse) is topped with diced mango and a thick "cloud" of sweetened whipped cream. The recipe says whip the cream to soft peaks but it needs to be thicker than that - mine started sliding off the cake.

  • Apple, pear, and quince pie with cheddar crust

    • lkgrover on July 16, 2018

      Excellent fruit dessert, not super-sweet. The cheddar cheese crust adds great flavor. I used 4 apples, 4 pears, and 2 quince in a deep-dish 9 inch pie plate , which was the perfect amount of fruit.

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  • ISBN 10 0470186496
  • ISBN 13 9780470186497
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  • Published Oct 13 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishers Text

Baking expert and public television cooking show host Dede Wilson helps you create show-stopping desserts that will make a lasting impression.

If you're looking for a little wow factor to liven up the end of a meal, this is the book for you! Dede Wilson gives you a collection of desserts that are exotic, extravagant, and absolutely unforgettable--and you don't have to be a pastry chef to make them.

Many of the recipes are deceptively simple, such as the gorgeous Matcha Tea Leaf Shortbread and the amazing Hot Chocolate Truffle Bombs, made with just three ingredients. Others are more adventurous, such as the Chocolate-Glazed Marzipan Cake with Cognac-Soaked Apricots. Filled with surprises for the eye as well as the palate, the desserts you make from this book will be sure to keep guests talking long after the party is over. An ideal resource for holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion, Unforgettable Desserts

  • Features 150 recipes for unforgettable cookies and bars, cakes, pies, tarts, custards, mousses, frozen desserts, candies, confections, and more
  • Offers precise, easy-to-follow instructions and valuable tips
  • Contains over thirty stunning color photographs of finished desserts
  • Includes recipes for all skill levels
  • Is written by the host of public television's Seasonings with Dede Wilson and the author of Wedding Cakes You Can Make


If you're looking to take your baking to the next level, Dede Wilson gives you desserts that take the cake--and the cookie, the pie, the pudding, and much more!



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