Peggy Cullen

Pumpkin Tiramisu
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This clever twist on the still-trendy dessert layers a bourbon-infused chocolate cookie crust with a creamy pumpkin mascarpone filling.Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide Beautiful Desserts
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Pumpkin Seed Cupcakes
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Serve these moist cupcakes slathered with cream cheese frosting and covered in a riot of crunchy toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. The same cupcake batter can be baked in an 8-inch round cake pan as an impressive dessert, or in a 10-by-4-inch loaf pan as a lovely gift. If you prefer an unfrosted cake, generously sprinkle the batter with the raw seeds before baking; the seeds will toast into a delicious topping.Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide
Peggy Cullen, the owner of Lucky Star Sweets, fills her tender chocolate cupcakes with a creamy, salty peanut butter mixture; then she dips the tops twice in a rich, silky chocolate ganache frosting. "For some reason most bakers don't fill their cupcakes," says Cullen, "but taking that extra step is no big deal." All you need to do is poke a hole into the top and squeeze in the ultrasimple blend of peanut butter, sugar and butter. Plus:  More Dessert Recipes and Tips 
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Baked Alaska Snowballs
Rating: Unrated
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These individual baked Alaskas are made in tartlet molds with a chocolate cookie crumb crust. Serve them with warm chocolate and caramel sauces.