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.

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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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