Maida Heatter's Best Dessert Book Ever by Maida Heatter

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  • Dartmouth apple cake

    • hillsboroks on March 09, 2021

      I am not sure if there is a mistake in this recipe in the amount of allspice called for but it overwhelms all the other flavors -the apples, raisins, walnuts and other spices. There is enough allspice to make your tongue tingle. Next time I would cut the allspice to 1/4 teaspoon and see how that works. Otherwise it is a nice heavy Bundt cake with lots of fruits and nuts. I served it with salted caramel ice cream and that helped cut the overwhelming spice flavor. As written it definitely should be served with ice cream or whipped cream.

  • Ginger and marmalade fruit bars

    • hillsboroks on October 01, 2021

      These bar cookies really deliver on flavor and helped me clean out my pantry of all kinds of partial packages and jars. At first bite they seem fairly unassuming but then the sweetness of the fruits, crunch of the nuts and finally the pow of the ginger at the end all hit you. The more you sample the better they taste until you are hooked. They are absolutely fabulous with a cup of tea. I added the pistachios as suggested but had to substitute blanched slivered almonds for whole ones. I also topped off the cup of marmalade with some homemade apricot pineapple jam. Mine were done at 35 minutes but the edges were too brown so I trimmed off the sides (these are the pieces for the baker to sample) and will sprinkle everything with confectioners sugar when the bars are cool.

  • Apple cake from the Catskills

    • bktravels on November 24, 2021

      What a saga! Wes made for Thanksgiving 2021 and we had the same burned raisin taste with fresher Sun Maid raisins. The problem seems to be in putting the raisins on top of the cake. This doesn't really make sense anyway sinve the cake is inverted when it's removed from the pan and the nuts fall off too. IF you make this cake again, be sure to use a tube pan with straight sides to get the cake out!

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  • ISBN 10 0394578325
  • ISBN 13 9780394578323
  • Published Sep 01 1990
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 432
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Random House USA Inc

Publishers Text

Covering the whole range of dessert possibilities, the recipes in her newest cookbook have only one thing in common: sweet-tooth appeal. Features Heatter's instructive asides and 95 line drawings.

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