Apple Cranberry Gouda Puff Pastry Roses

Can we agree that we’re all Thanksgiving-ed out? If you don’t celebrate it, you’re like, “Shut up with your dumb national holiday already! And PS those Pilgrim hats look stupid.” And if you do celebrate it, you’re like, “I have 647 things to buy at five different grocery stores today and a whole house to clean and an entire meal to prepare and I also need…uh, I mean, “my friend” needs to watch some YouTube videos about how to roast a turkey. I do not have time for any more Thanksgiving recipes!”

I get that. I’m a little Thanksgiving-ed out too, and it hasn’t even happened yet. Solidarity, sister!

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Soooo, instead of calling this a Thanksgiving recipe, I hereby name it a generic “holiday” recipe, good from now until the new year. Sure, cranberries are involved, but cranberries are invited to the table throughout the fall and winter months. Let’s not pigeonhole it just because of a few red berries.

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I mean, sure, these gorgeous puff pastry roses would make a beautiful appetizer at your Thanksgiving feast. And who am I to stop you if you want to serve them alongside your other Thanksgiving desserts, or maybe as part of a cheese course, if you’re the type of fancy muckety-muck who does a cheese course? (Actually, I do a cheese course too, but it mostly consists of me asking myself, “Do I want some cheese? Of course!”) The roses, generic holiday suitability notwithstanding, would feel quite at home on a Thanksgiving table, is all I’m saying.

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie

Behold, the baker who doesn’t like pumpkin pie is posting a pumpkin pie recipe. Hypocrisy, thy name is Elizabeth.

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I took one for the team with this post. And by “the team,” I mean my husband, who loves pumpkin pie but rarely gets to enjoy a freshly-baked version. And by “took one,” I mean “baked one,” and by “this post,” I mean…“this post.” Not everything has to be a deep metaphor, alright?

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Rainbow Mousse Cake + A Mega Giveaway!

Happy blog birthday to ME!

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This month marks 3 years of SugarHero-ing it up with you guys, making ridiculously tall cakes, using unhealthy amounts of butter, singlehandedly supporting the chocolate industry, and putting luster dust and gold leaf on absolutely anything and everything, darlings. It has been a blast and it just keeps getting better.

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I wanted to celebrate my blog birthday with two things: a crazy rainbow dessert, as per SugarHero tradition, and a big ole giveaway to thank YOU GUYS for being amazing friends and supporters and readers and comment-leavers and social media friend-ers. I love you and you deserve all the good things. So feast your eyes on some rainbow mousse cake, and then scroll on down to win yourselves some sweet prizes. Love you, mean it!

Cranberry White Chocolate Sweetie Pies

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My dad was the pie master in my family growing up. For a large man, he sure had the delicate touch with pie dough, and his crusts were always a buttery, flaky delight. After pressing the dough into the pans, he would roll the scraps of dough into “sweetie pies,” our name for little hand…

Persimmon Almond Rosette Tarts

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Pity the poor persimmon. Continuously overlooked in the produce aisle, overshadowed by flashier, more familiar, more accessible fruits. Misunderstood, underutilized, and all too often ignored. Persimmons, like Rodney Dangerfield, just can’t get no respect. Isn’t it time to change all that? I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always been on the persimmon…

Mile High Apple Pie

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I hope you’re a filling person. Crust people, you might want to keep on scrolling. Because in the great pie battle of crust vs filling, this Mile High Apple Pie is allllll about that bass filling. Five pounds of filling, to be exact! It’s amazing that a giant basket of apples (five pounds! eighty ounces!)…

Clemen-Thyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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I will never get tired of a good chocolate chip cookie. In 50 years, when we’re all making like George Jetson and eating super-advanced space food on the moon and enjoying fancy ingredients that haven’t even been invented yet, I’ll still be clinging to my old standby, the humble chocolate chip cookie. You can keep…

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and Almond Witch Finger Cookies

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Happy Halloween! This October has been packed—between making moldy tarts and floating eyeballs, naked spiderweb cakes and sparkling devil’s food cakes, pumpkin patch cookies and pumpkin-shaped cakes, it’s been a month absolutely full of spooky sweets and ghoulish goodies. So what could possibly be left to make at this late date? Four words for you:…

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