Pat’s Kitchen

French Apple Tart
White Cake with Cranberry and Orange Buttercream
Eggnog Martini

This looks like you bought it in Paris! 

It is so easy and is always so impressive! 

Thanks to INA GARTEN (THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA) for this amazing recipe. 

I once took it to a client’s house and he asked,” Where did you buy this?”  LOL.

As I said, it does impress! 

P.S.  I used Calvados in the apricot jelly/jam.

Be sure to sieve the jam if you can’t find the jelly.  You don’t want clumps in your glaze. 

Also, I like to pair this with a scoop of vanilla or tres leches ice cream. 

This is a great Christmas cake!


I am not very good at piping frosting but this one deserves the effort to hold in the cranberry filling.


Here’s a tip to get the frosting into the plastic bag: Use a tall glass and place the plastic bag down into the glass with top folded on the outside.


I also found that if is better to refrigerate for at least 24 hours before cutting. I don’t know but something happened to the taste on the second day. It is a crowd pleaser for sure!


Thanks to SOUTHERN LIVING RECIPES for this tasty Christmas treat.

There are lots of eggnog martini recipes on the internet.

I wanted a thinner consistency and came up with the idea of using the Califia Eggnog (Almond Milk) and adding a splash of really good eggnog (the one that comes in a glass jar is best).

So, try it! Everyone seems to like it as a great after dinner treat!

Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves & Pecans
Apple Cream Cheese Cinnamon Braid
Leek Tart with Gruyere and Onions

I have made this endless times and it always is a hit!

It serves at least 8 people and leftovers can be refrigerated for several days.

The picture was taken just out of the oven,.Do not worry when it sinks into the pan.

Make this the day before a party, cover and refrigerate.

Remove from refrigerator an hour or so before guests arrive and decorate with preserves, red grapes and crackers!

Thanks to www.myrecipes.com for this great recipe!

 I want to give credit for this recipe but I have no clue where I got it.

Youtube has a video to show you how to braid and if I can do it, anyone can!

Here is one I used, however, the filling is meat and not apples!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_njonGbA74

Also, I did not add the Carmel sauce before I took the picture.

You can add the caramel sauce or a traditional confectioner’s sugar + cream glaze.  

This tart is fabulous for brunch or an appetizer.

Working with the pastry can be a little tricky but if it tears, just press some extra dough in the tear and it won’t even show!

I tried this recipe using puff pastry and it is NOT the same.

Don’t even bother!

Thanks to abakingjourney.com for the recipe!

French Apple Tart

This looks like you bought it in Paris! 

It is so easy and is always so impressive! 

Thanks to INA GARTEN (THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA) for this amazing recipe. 

I once took it to a client’s house and he asked,” Where did you buy this?”  LOL.

As I said, it does impress! 

P.S.  I used Calvados in the apricot jelly/jam.

Be sure to sieve the jam if you can’t find the jelly.  You don’t want clumps in your glaze. 

Also, I like to pair this with a scoop of vanilla or tres leches ice cream. 

White Cake with Cranberry and Orange Buttercream

This is a great Christmas cake!

I am not very good at piping frosting but this one deserves the effort to hold in the cranberry filling.

Here’s a tip to get the frosting into the plastic bag: Use a tall glass and place the plastic bag down into the glass with top folded on the outside.

I also found that if is better to refrigerate for at least 24 hours before cutting. I don’t know but something happened to the taste on the second day. It is a crowd pleaser for sure!

Thanks to SOUTHERN LIVING RECIPES for this tasty Christmas treat.

Eggnog Martini

There are lots of eggnog martini recipes on the internet.

I wanted a thinner consistency and came up with the idea of using the Califia Eggnog (Almond Milk) and adding a splash of really good eggnog (the one that comes in a glass jar is best).

So, try it! Everyone seems to like it as a great after dinner treat!

Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves & Pecans

I have made this endless times and it always is a hit!

It serves at least 8 people and leftovers can be refrigerated for several days.

The picture was taken just out of the oven,.Do not worry when it sinks into the pan.

Make this the day before a party, cover and refrigerate.

Remove from refrigerator an hour or so before guests arrive and decorate with preserves, red grapes and crackers!

Thanks to www.myrecipes.com for this great recipe!

Apple Cream Cheese Cinnamon Braid

 I want to give credit for this recipe but I have no clue where I got it.

Youtube has a video to show you how to braid and if I can do it, anyone can!

Here is one I used, however, the filling is meat and not apples!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_njonGbA74

Also, I did not add the Carmel sauce before I took the picture.

You can add the caramel sauce or a traditional confectioner’s sugar + cream glaze.  

Leek Tart with Gruyere and Onions

This tart is fabulous for brunch or an appetizer.

Working with the pastry can be a little tricky but if it tears, just press some extra dough in the tear and it won’t even show!

I tried this recipe using puff pastry and it is NOT the same.

Don’t even bother!

Thanks to abakingjourney.com for the recipe!

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