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Sweet and Savory Pastries

Simple savory puff pastry appetizers and sweet bites get the celebration started.

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Apple Fritters with Calvados Glaze
David Prince
David Prince
David Prince
Rick Lew
Tina Rupp
Yunhee Kim
Yunhee Kim
Tina Rupp
Lara Robby
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Apple Fritters with Calvados Glaze

Makes: 12 fritters
Prep: 15 minutes
Fry: 6 minutes per batch

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Apple Hazelnut Blondies

Makes: 12 blondies
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes (nuts) and 30 minutes (blondies)

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Bake: 50 minutes

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Old Country Danish Scones

Makes: 26 scones
Prep: 10 minutes
Fry: 4 minutes per batch

Recipe courtesy of Bree Turner.

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Lemon Bread

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 1 hour
Let Stand: overnight

Recipe courtesy of Rita Wilson.

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Inside-Out Beef Wellington Bites

Makes: 50 appetizers
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 12 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Let Rest: 10 minutes

Puff Pastry Prep Tip: Allow 30 minutes for puff pastry to thaw at room temperature. Before rolling, lightly flour surface to prevent sticking. Do not allow pastry to become warm; if it does, refrigerate a few minutes to chill. Brush off excess flour with a pastry brush before baking.

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Apple-Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket

Makes: 48 appetizers

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Brie-Blackberry Bundles

Makes: 32 appetizers

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Jam Bites

Makes: 4 dozen cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 20 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes

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Mini Cookie Tarts

Makes: 6 mini tarts

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Baby Elephant Ears

Makes: about 3 dozen cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze: 1 hour
Bake: 12 to 14 minutes

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Pear Tartlets

Makes: 12 tartlets
Prep: 25 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes

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Pear & Cranberry Crostata

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Microwave: 30 seconds
Bake: 45 minutes

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Mixed-Fruit Strudel

Makes: 32 appetizers
Prep: 20 minutes
Microwave: 30 seconds
Let Stand: 10 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes

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Chocolate-Walnut Turnovers

Makes: 18 turnovers
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 14 minutes

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Berry Twist Bread

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 40 minutes
Rise: 1 hour 30 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes

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Apple Mincemeat Pie

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 1 hour 10 minutes

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Chocolate-Raspberry Turnovers

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes

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Apple Turnovers

Makes: 32 appetizers
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Bites

Makes: 30 bites
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes
Fry: 30 seconds

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