Mini Holiday Pumpkin Pies

These little mini pumpkin pies are so easy to make especially the filling which is stovetop made – no baking in the oven! There’s a new twist in the flavor too with a refreshing touch of orange provided by the grated zest. The crust here is a special recipe for “frolla montata” a sweet Italian type of pastry especially used for “crostate” but equally good for cookies using a cookie press. To make it even easier you can use store bought pre-made crust shells.
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Healthy Cream Filled Brownie Valentines

These flourless and fat- free Healthy Cream Filled Brownie Valentines come from a Jamie Oliver inspired chocolate beetroot cake recipe. In my version I used steamed beets instead of fresh ones, substituted regular sugar with coconut sugar and I also added chopped walnuts. The batter was baked in a rectangular pan with a lower rim to make heart cutouts easier to form. Ultimately each heart was sandwiched together and topped with whipped cream and raspberries. Continue reading