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Recipes: Desserts

Fresh Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

Joy Smith of Golden, whose family grows sweet potatoes, contributed this recipe to the Golden Sweet Potato Festival cookbook, Country…

Syrup Cake (Gateau du Sirop)

This simple, gingerbread-like dessert is adapted from an old Cajun recipe provided by Jeanelle Hebert Montet of Bridge City, a…

Beulah’s Pecan Pie

Eddie Wilson of Threadgill’s provides his mother’s recipe for pecan pie, which also appears in The Threadgill’s Cookbook. “If at…

Rosemary-Orange Rum Cake

Adapted from Along the Garden Path by Bill and Sylvia Varney of Fredericksburg Herb Farm.

Spicy Rainforest Chip Cookies

Adapted from Along the Garden Path by Bill and Sylvia Varney of Fredericksburg Herb Farm.

Fresh Apple Cake

This recipe is adapted from one in The Melting Pot: Ethnic Cuisine in Texas (Institute of Texan Cultures, 1977). Like…

Mary McLeod Bethune's Sweet Potato Pie

In 1904, the founder of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Mary McLeod Bethune, used this recipe to make…

Apple Dumplings

Recipe adapted by permission from Love Creek Orchards' Adams Apple Cookbook, Serves 6-8.

Buñuelos (crispy fried wafers)

Try your hand at the following recipe for panderia treats, provided by Mary Rosales of Mi Terra bakery in San…

Bizcochitos (spicy cookies)

Try your hand at the following recipe for panderia treats, provided by Mary Rosales of Mi Terra bakery in San…

Shirley’s Peach Cobbler

James Stuart, owner of J-S Chuckwagon, credits his wife, Shirley, with developing this recipe years ago. James won first place…
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