A Staff Favorite! Maxwell House Coffee Drinks and Desserts Cookbook

8 Jun

Do you love the taste of coffee? Then you’ll understand why Maxwell House coffee drinks and desserts cookbook (641.865 M465.7a) is a staff favorite. The recipes are easy and the results are delicious. The following recipe is highly recommended.

Coffee Caramel Nut Tart

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream

2 tablespoons instant coffee

1 package (14 ounces) caramels, unwrapped

4 cups toasted pecans or almonds

Melted semi-sweet chocolate for drizzling on the dessert (optional)

Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl until well mixed. Press the mixture onto the bottom and one inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Stir the cream and instant coffee in a large microwavable bowl until well blended. Add the caramels. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Stir until the caramels are completely melted. Stir in the nuts. Spoon the mixture into the baked crust. Spread the top evenly with a knife.

Refrigerate for about one hour or until firm.  Cut into slices to serve. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.


One Response to “A Staff Favorite! Maxwell House Coffee Drinks and Desserts Cookbook”

  1. Debbie Cassel June 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Coffee flavored sweets – sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

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