The Top 10 Desserts You Loved in 2017

Last Updated January 04, 2018
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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

From small bites to big pies, our readers kept clicking on these desserts in 2017. 

Goat Milk Caramels with Sea Salt

This summer I tasted a caramel that used goat milk instead of regular cream. I decided to try my grandmother’s recipe with this twist to it. The result is just savory enough to cut the sweetness of...

Maamoul Cookies

maamoul cookies
You don’t need tabbeh (a beautifully carved wooden mold for making maamoul at home) to make maamoul, but the molds are traditionally used to give the cookies their distinctive shapes and ornate...

In the Garden: Key to Tasty Kieffer Pears: Chillin’

Colour plate from The Pears of New York (1921) depicting the Kieffer pear cultivar.
Old farm sites that have long been abandoned frequently reveal their past life in an oddly placed clump of daffodils or a lonely old orchard. Home orchards are one part of a once-thriving agricultural...

Sour Orange Pie

We borrowed this recipe from Julie Anderson’s blog Grow Make Give at It’s a similar pie to a key lime, and does especially well topped with sweetened whipped cream.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

vegan sweet potato pie
Y’all need to try this. This pie is a classic that hails from the American South—soul food that feeds your body and soul and screams comfort. You can substitute margarine for the coconut oil, but...

Kentucky Bourbon Balls Recipe

With their smooth chocolate coating, a pecan on top, and the rich, oaky taste of bourbon, these bonbons make a beautiful, mouthwatering Christmas treat. Use your favorite bourbon to add the...

Tennessee Sorghum Cookies

These cookies are best right out of the oven while still warm and soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. You can use molasses if you don’t have sorghum.

Belgian Pie

Belgian Pie
Try your hand at making Helen Ploor's Belgian pie, which earned top honors. Make it your own with your favorite filling from cherry to prunes to rice.

Lydia Faust's Poppy Seed Kolaches

Lydia Mae Faust shared with Edible Houston her basic dough recipe and poppy seed filling. You can use other fillings: anything with cooked fruit, from dried prunes to peach butter (but no jelly), or...
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