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Classic Desserts to Enjoy with Family


While many kinds of desserts are available these days, you can never go wrong with the original. Classic desserts were wonderful when we were kids, and they’re still delicious today. Read on to learn five old-fashioned treats that will take you back in time.

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Baked to a sweet intensity and topped with crispy soft biscuits, fruit cobblers are great to soak up all those healthy fruit juices. They aren’t always available these days, but you can make this treat at home. To begin, combine the blueberries, peaches, lemon juice, corn-starch, and a pinch of salt and sugar in a baking dish.

Mix them all using a big spoon. Separately, combine the baking soda, flour, baking powder, and butter in a mixing bowl. Then, gently toss in the yogurt to form a shaggy dough. Cut the dough into six equal mounds, place them on the peaches, and then sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the peaches are sizzling and the biscuits are golden.

Apple Pie


Nothing matches the aroma of an apple pie baking in the oven, with its buttery crust and fruit juices pouring out the edges. The apple-pie recipe dates to 14th-century England, but it’s now a holiday favorite for Americans. To bake one, preheat the oven to 375°F and mix the sliced apples, flour, lemon juice, granulated sugar, applesauce, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Stir everything together thoroughly before scraping it into the pie shell. 

Then, combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, oat, and almonds in a bowl for the crunchy topping. Once everything is mixed thoroughly, sprinkle the topping evenly over the pie. Bake in the oven for at least 45 minutes or until the apples are tender. Set aside to cool before slicing and serve with scoops of creamy, cold vanilla ice cream.

Key Lime Cheesecake

Key lime pie is a lovely, sweet dessert, but baking, cutting, and serving it can get messy. Why not make individual key lime cheesecakes? First, combine the oats, almonds, maple syrup, and lime zest in a small mixing bowl and spoon into the custard cups. Then, in a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 30 seconds at medium to high speed before adding sugar, egg, lime juice, and one teaspoon lime zest.

Fill custard cups halfway with the mixture and place them in the pressure cooker. Make sure that a trivet is placed inside the pressure cooker. Cover each cup with foil after adding 1 cup of water. Let it bake for 5 minutes under high pressure before opening the lid to relieve the pressure quickly. Remove the custard cups with tongs and set them aside for 15 minutes to cool. Finally, chill for at least 2 hours before serving, and garnish with lime wedges.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


A warm, scrumptious chocolate chip cookie is all you need to complete your meal. This recipe has remained unchanged since the 1930s, with small tweaks in between. Begin by mixing the flours, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Then, combine the butter, cashew butter, coconut sugar, and zest in a separate large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light. Add the egg and vanilla extract, then the flour mixture you prepared earlier. Stir everything together, then add in the chocolate chips.

Cover the dough and place it in the fridge to rest for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lay a baking sheet with parchment paper while you wait. Scoop the dough into 10 to 12 balls, place on the parchment paper, and flatten with your palms into discs. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Gooey Butter Cake

With a yellow cake base and a cream cheese butter layer on top, gooey butter cake is a St. Louis specialty that is offered in local bakeries around the city. The firm cake and velvety cheesy richness complement each other beautifully, at times sticky and chewy. To begin, preheat the oven to 350°F and mix the yellow cake mix, egg, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Then, press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. 

In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the powdered sugar until completely combined, then pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cake is almost firm when shaken. Remove from oven and set aside for at least 30 minutes to cool. Once completely cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.

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