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Pies are really great, like, really great. Personally I am a huge fan of a dessert apple pie with custard and vanilla ice cream during the holidays, or anytime for that matter. With Christmas coming up why not learn how to make a great apple pie that will blow your relatives away?

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Creamy, salty dips get all the attention, but dipping one food in another shouldn’t be limited to savoury snacking. Dessert dips make eating fruit more fun, and they’re somehow even easier to make than dips of the oniony ilk. All you need is a creamy cheese and an electric mixer of some kind.

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Let's be serious for a moment: without that crackling, crystalized sugar crust on top, crème brûlée would just be custard. It would be very good custard, but that torched sugar is what makes it special. Brûlée-ing however, is not an act that should be reserved for crème. You can brûlée all sorts of foods, bringing a touch of decadence to every meal.

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Dessert and cocktails both come after dinner, but combining them is a tricky business indeed. The best boozy desserts neatly split the difference between sugary treats and nightcaps; the worst are indistinguishable from mild physical assault. Sadly, the latter is far more common than the former - but it doesn't have to be.

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It has been well-documented that pressure-cooked cheesecake is the greatest trick the humble appliance has ever pulled, but such recipes are usually limited to one flavour. Here, with the clever use of little jars, we're going to make a cheesecake sampler perfect for those with fear of flavour commitment.

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Cheesecake is one of my favourite sweet things on this earth but, as a household of one with an occasional lactose-intolerant visitor, I'm not in the habit of making whole cheesecakes for the home. There is, however, a way to make just enough cheesecake for two (or one, twice) in a Multi-Cooker, and it takes about half an hour.

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There's no arguing that pie is the most noble form any summer fruit can assume, but there are times I want a fruity dessert that doesn't require the heating of my oven (or kitchen). In such moments, I turn (once again) to booze and make some stupid-easy but still sophisticated-tasting wine-soaked fruit.

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Whether you chose to give out chocolate or take small people trick-or-treating, you will no doubt find yourself in possession of some amount of Halloween chocolate on November 1. You could shovel it into your mouth mindlessly, dole out a piece each day and make it last until Christmas (my mum's favourite), or you could take a page out of Taco Bell's menu and fry it in a flour tortilla.

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Everyone knows that cinnamon rolls are a delicious indulgence. What this recipe presupposes is… maybe they should be bigger? I mean like a lot bigger. It's possible, and honestly it's beautiful, too.

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Pie making can be a challenge for cooks, especially with the (relatively) recent outburst of food allergies and intolerances. Everyone is allergic or intolerant of something, and it's difficult to please all of the people all of the time. In my family alone, there are four different people with five different "can't eat this" issues - one of them being gluten. But even the gluten-abstaining deserve pies, so we're taking a look at gluten-free crusts.

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Mid-century cooking tends to conjure up images of gelatin "salads", casseroles and banana abuse, but have you heard the good news about cooking with soft drink? It turns out that soft drink -- particularly 7 Up -- actually has a wide range of culinary uses beyond the drinkable, and we're going to explore three of the most popular recipes.