Category Archives: desserts

Roasted Caramel Pears With Pecans

These roasted caramel pears with pecans are a simple and delicious fall dessert.

4 tbsp butter
4 pears, halved and cored
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (or other nuts)
1 teaspoon Watkins caramel extract
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F with oven rack in center position..

Place the butter on a baking pan and put into the heated oven. Once butter has melted, add caramel extract and sprinkle with brown sugar. Add the pear halves with the cut side down on top of the butter/sugar (caramel) mixture and bake for about 30 minutes.

Once the pear halves are tender, turn them over and baste with the caramel sauce. Bake for a further 10 minutes until nice and golden.

Serve immediately, place the pear halves in bowls and top with caramel sauce, sour cream and garnish with the pecans.

This can be made ahead, simply reheat the pears and caramel sauce in the microwave before serving.

Moms Homemade Pumpkin Pie

If you are craving homemade pumpkin pie just like Mom used to make, this one is for you! This is a fairly easy, basic, old fashioned recipe, that’s tried and tested. You can use fresh cooked pumpkin or canned.

1 Cup / 250 ml Sugar
1 Tablespoon / 15 ml All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon./ 2.5 ml salt
1 Tablespoon/ 15 ml Watkins Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Large Eggs
1-1/2 Cups / 375 ml canned or mashed, cooked pumpkin
1 Cup / 250 ml Evaporated Milk
1 Unbaked 9-inch / 23cm Pastry Pie Shell Continue reading Moms Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

It’s apple season, so I’m busy picking, using and putting away the bounty from my trees. You probably don’t have an orchard so check out your local farmers market for apples at their peak of fresh picked goodness. This is our favorite easy, apple crisp recipe as it makes a quick dessert.

Ingredients:apples and cinnamon
4-5 medium sized apples, peeled and cored
1/3 -1/2 cup /75-125 ml sugar, depending on tartness of apples
1 teaspoon/5 ml Watkins cinnamon

Ingredients for topping:
2/3 cup /150 ml flour, all purpose or whole wheat
2/3 cup /150 ml oatmeal
1/2 cup/125 ml brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon/1 ml Watkins nutmeg
1/2 cup/125 ml butter, softened

Directions: Continue reading Easy Apple Crisp Recipe