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Grilled Fruit with Bourbon Glaze

Ingredients 1/4 cup bourbon 2 sticks butter, softened 2 cups light brown sugar, packed firmly 2 lemons, juiced 1/2 cup water Assorted fruit cut in 1/2 (peaches or plums) Directions Put the bourbon into a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil. Boil for 1 minute to burn off the alcohol. Add the butter, brown sugar, lemon juice, and water. Bring to a boil whisking until all the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool to thicken. Toss fruit with the glaze to coat or brush glaze over fruit with a pastry brush. Place fruit on the grill and turn once when light grill marks appear. Serve with ice cream and drizzle the remaining glaze over the fruit. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing

Ingredients 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced 1 cup seedless grapes, halved 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced 10 to 12 medium size strawberries, halved 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 banana, sliced 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Directions In a small mixing bowl whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, vanilla extract and salt. Season with pepper, to taste. Set aside. Place all of the fruit and the nuts into a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Add the dressing, toss and serve. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie

Ingredients Crust: 8 ounces graham crackers, crushed 4 ounces butter, melted Filling: 1 cup canned sweetened condensed milk, chilled 4 egg yolks, cold 1/2 cup key lime juice, cold Whipped cream, for garnish Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. To make the crust, combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well for 2 minutes. Mold the mixture into a greased, 10-inch pie shell and bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool. To make the filling, combine the milk and the egg yolks and mix well. Slowly add the key lime juice and mix just until incorporated. Do not overmix or the pie will not set-up in the refrigerator. Pour the mix into the pre-baked pie shell and refrigerate until set. To serve, slice the pie and serve with whipped cream or serve plain. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Ingredients Fruit: 6 ripe nectarines, about 1 pound 2 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon instant tapioca 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced into small pieces, plus more for the pan Cobbler Top: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced into small pieces 1 large egg 1/2 cup heavy cream Serving suggestions: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream Directions Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. For the fruit: Halve the nectarines along their natural seam, but leave skins on. Cut each half into 3 wedges. Toss nectarines with blueberries, sugar, and tapioca and put into a buttered 9-inch round gratin or casserole dish. Dot the top of the fruit with the pieces of butter. For the cobbler top: Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Rub in 2 tablespoons of the butter with your fingertips until no visible pieces remain. Rub in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter just until it is in even, pea-size pieces. Whisk together the egg and cream and stir into the dry ingredients to make a shaggy, loose dough. Spoon large spoonfuls of dough on top of the fruit in clumps (it should look like rough, old-fashioned cobblestones, hence the name cobbler). Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the topping comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cobbler on a rack, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Ingredients 2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 stick butter 1/2 cup milk 1 cup peanut butter 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 cups oatmeal Waxed paper Directions In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Ingredients 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches 2 cups sugar, divided 1/2 cup water 8 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour 1 1/2 cups milk Ground cinnamon, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt. Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Dark German Chocolate Cake with Toasted Almond-Coconut Goo

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups flaked or shredded coconut 1 1/4 cups sliced almonds 3 cups sugar 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons best-quality cocoa (recommended: Dutch-process) 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups whole, 2 percent fat, or 1 percent fat milk 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups very hot water Caramel: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/3 cup water 1 1/2 cups heavy cream Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the coconut and almonds on separate baking sheets and toast, stirring occasionally, just until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Line the bottom and sides of a 14 by 17-inch baking sheet (with sides) with parchment or waxed paper. Sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Transfer to a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or use a hand mixer) and blend briefly. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients and mix at low speed for 5 minutes. Gradually add the hot water, mixing at low speed just until combined. The batter will be quite thin. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean (a few crumbs are okay), 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan. Caramel: Pour the sugar into the center of a deep saucepan. Carefully pour the water around the sugar, trying not to splash any sugar onto the sides of the pan. Do not stir; gently draw your finger through the center of the sugar to moisten it. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil without stirring. Reduce the heat to a fast simmer and cook without stirring until amber-caramel in color, 10 to 20 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat. Using a wooden spoon, slowly and carefully stir in the cream (it will bubble up and may splatter). Stir in the toasted coconut and almonds. Set aside. When ready to serve, cut the room-temperature cake in the pan into 6 even strips, each 3 inches wide. Using diagonal strokes of the knife, cut each strip into 4 triangles. If the sauce has stiffened, rewarm it over low heat (or in a microwave) until softened. Place a triangle on each plate, drizzle with sauce, and rest another triangle on top at a different angle. Drizzle with more sauce and serve. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Ingredients 1 pint good quality Greek style plain whole milk yogurt 4 to 5 pieces crystallized ginger, grated 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey, look for orange blossom, clover or sage, plus some for drizzling 1 orange zested 2 pints blackberries Directions In a bowl combine the yogurt, grated crystallized ginger, honey and orange zest. Let the yogurt mixture sit for about 5 minutes, the flavors will meld together a bit. Divide the blackberries between 4 dessert bowls, top with a large dollop of the yogurt mixture and then give each dollop a drizzle of honey for a sweet finish. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Tortilla Dessert Wraps

Ingredients 1/2 cup almond paste 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas 1 cup mini-marshmallows 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup coconut flakest Whipped cream, for topping Vanilla ice cream, for serving Directions Preheat a grill to low. Spread almond paste evenly on each tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 of the marshmallows and 1/4 of the chocolate chips and 1/4 of the coconut on half of each tortilla. Roll the tortilla up and wrap in heavy-duty foil; seal tightly. Grill over low heat until heated through, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove foil and place on a plate. Garnish with fresh sweetened whipped cream or prepared whipped topping. Serve vanilla ice cream on the side. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

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Ingredients Nonstick, nonflammable cooking spray 2 (10-inch) flour tortillas 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 medium banana, thinly sliced 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar, plus more for top 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Vanilla ice cream, optional Caramel sauce, optional Directions Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Spray the grill rack with cooking spray. Brush 1 side of a tortilla with some melted butter. Place the tortilla on the grill, buttered-side down. Arrange the banana slices on the tortilla and top evenly with the chocolate morsels. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Place the remaining tortilla on top to cover the bananas. Brush with more butter and sprinkle some brown sugar on top. Grill until the chocolate is melted and the bananas are soft, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut into wedges and serve with ice cream and caramel sauce, if desired. Serve immediately. Read more at: www.foodnetwork.com

Contributed by Shelby Peppers