My Favorite Desserts

This is a long, long list.  I always offer to bring dessert to a party and I’ve gathered a collection of praise-worthy recipes.

Like the main course, I think dessert is a place where you can go completely crazy.  The key is to use great ingredients (no low fat substitutions please) and to make sure that everyone drinks a lot of wine with dinner.

I hope you enjoy my favorites.


Passion Fruit Squares


Persimmon and Pomegranate Upside Down Cake


Crunchy Oatmeal Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit and Nuts – my favorite holiday cookie this year.

Rustic Lemon Macarons

Triple Ginger Snaps

Scotch Chocolate Krinkles


Basil Ice Cream

Butterscotch Ice Cream with Real Scotch

Eggnog Ice Cream

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Ice Cream  – my current favorite.

Persimmon Ice Cream


Berry Mousse

Candied Orange Peel

Scotch Custard


Passion Fruit Curd – words cannot describe how amazing this is!

Persimmon Caramel Sauce with Bourbon

Real Scotch Butterscotch – my most requested recipe.

Spiked Cider Sauce

Warm Persimmon Compote

Crunchy Oatmeal Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit and Nuts