Brandy recipes

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    Alfajores

    • This shortbreadlike, dulce de leche–filled sandwich cookie is popular throughout South and Central America.
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    Anna Kapelos' Phyllo Fruit Slices

    • Our friend George Kapelos has shared many holiday occasions with our family, as well as this recipe from his late mother. If you like, dust the...
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    Apricot Almond Bars

    •  You can dust the bars with icing sugar just before serving if you like.
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    Apricot Armagnac Almond Tart

    • Simmering the apricots in Armagnac plumps them and adds a rich vanilla flavour. You can substitute regular brandy or 1/3cup (75 mL) apricot nectar...
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    Apricot Fizz

    • This light and fruity drink is just perfect for brunch.
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    Baked Brie with Caramelized Pear

    • A sweet pear on creamy baked cheese will have guests coming back for more. Serve with sliced baguette, crisp breads or flatbreads.
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    Biscochitos

    • Cinnamon sugar, brandy, aniseed and lard are perfection in this Mexican and Spanish offering.
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    Black Currant Liqueur

    • French cr? de cassis is the inspiration for this sweet and fruity liqueur. This drink makes a refreshing cocktail by topping 1 oz (25 mL) with 4 oz...
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    Black Currant Liqueur

    • Crème de cassis is the inspiration for this fruity liqueur. Use it to make an elegant Gin Kir Cocktail.
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    Brandied Fresh Fruit

    • Here's a quick summer fruit sauce that's great over ice cream, sorbet, pound cake or angel food cake.
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    Brandied Spiced Figs

    • These boozy figs are perfect for nibbling after dinner with good-quality cheese and a glass of spiked eggnog. Give a jar to a lucky friend on your...
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    Brandy Fudge Sauce

    • Milk chocolate lightens the flavour of this silky dark sauce to make a rich and satisfying treat. For a booze-free sauce, use milk and 2 tsp (10...
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    Brandy Sour

    • Classic Country P? partners tastefully with this cocktail.
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    Caramel Apple Trifle

    • Tender apples, enveloped in an irresistible amber caramel sauce, give this trifle a seasonal twist. Golden Delicious apples are ideal because they...
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    Caramel Chocolate Custard

    • Called bonet in Italy's Piemonte region, where these individually baked custards originated, this dessert is deliciously like a gooey chocolate...
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    Cava Sangria

    • This Spanish punch is a blend of wine, spirits and fruit. This recipe uses sparkling wine, but we've included a classic red wine variation as well....
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    Champagne Cocktail

    • Make this time-tested classy aperitif with any dry sparkling wine.
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    Chicken Crepes with Morel Mushrooms

    • Available in supermarkets, dried morel mushrooms have an intense smoky flavour, which complements the mildness of chicken.
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    Cognac and Gruyere Oysters

    • This is sheer elegance in its simplicity. You'll need about a box of coarse salt for an oyster bed.
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    Cooked Brandied Mushrooms

    • In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry shallot and garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, parsley, brandy, salt and thyme;...
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    Cranberry Apple Tarts with Brandied Cream

    • Get in the holiday spirit with this festive (and easy!) dessert that you can make ahead and assemble before serving.
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    Dutch Cheese Dip (Kaasdoop)

    • Pour over sliced dark rye or whole grain bread, or boiled potatoes. Or keep warm in fondue pot for dipping bread cubes.
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    Fig Pinwheels

    • These chewy cookies, with their spicy dough and brandy-tinged filling, are fun and impressive. Use the lightest-coloured figs you can find.?
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    Gingerbread Bars

    • A thin layer of gingerbread cake studded with chopped dates and topped with brandy hard sauce smells and tastes like the holidays.
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    Gourmet Gorgonzola Burgers

    • You can replace the Gorgonzola with borgonzola, Stilton or fresh goat cheese, but avoid strong blues such as Roquefort or Danish. You can also omit...
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    Greek Almond Shortbread

    • In skillet, toast almonds; let cool. In food processor, chop almonds with half of the granulated sugar until fine. In large bowl, beat together...
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    Grilled Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Strawberries

    • Steak and strawberries? So you might ask with part surprise, part trepidation. However, much like a relish or chutney, the sweet-and-sour mélange...
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    Honey-Baked Plums With Gingersnaps

    • Sweet honey, tart plums and spicy gingersnaps come together in this simple yet delicious autumn dessert. Serve with granola instead of gingersnaps...
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    Jewelled Cranberry Puddings with Eggnog Custard Sauce

    • Small cranberry-topped steamed puddings accompanied by a creamy eggnog custard sauce are a stylish twist on classic plum pudding.
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    June Strawberry Champagne Bowl

    • For a June wedding, or any party for that matter, try this pretty white wine, strawberry and champagne punch.