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3 Ways to Infuse Alcohol into Desserts August 27, 2020

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 3 Ways to Infuse Alcohol into Desserts, Norwich, Connecticut

Quality spirits and delicious desserts are an essential part of any get-together. If you’re hosting or in charge of putting together a dish, serving alcohol-infused treats is certain to wow. There is a large variety of liquor-infused foods, and you’ll find a few popular ones below to get the creative juices flowing.

What Are Popular Desserts That Incorporate Alcohol?

1. Bourbon Bread Pudding

A rich bourbon often features notes of caramel and vanilla, making it perfect for a dessert. In bourbon bread pudding, the alcohol is featured in the caramel sauce that’s drizzled over the dish. Create this sauce by adding 5 eggs, 3 tsp of bourbon, 2 tsp of vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp of salt, and a half-cup of brown sugar into a bowl. Toss until combined and then add 1 cup of chopped pecans. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake it for 30 minutes.

Serve it hot over the bread pudding or allow it to cool and harden. You can add more or less bourbon to taste, and guests can control how much alcohol they’re consuming by choosing how much caramel sauce to use.

2. Champagne Buttercream

liquorYou can add this wine-infused buttercream topping to cakes, cupcakes, and any other baked goods you’re craving. First, add 4 cups of powdered sugar and 1 cup of softened butter into a bowl. Beat slowly until combined and then slowly pour in champagne while mixing. Add a total of 1/4 cup until you achieve your desired consistency.

3. Hard Cider Apple Pie

Apple pie is an iconic American dessert, and you can give yours a unique twist by incorporating hard cider. This dish uses 1 tbsp of vodka in the crust to add a kick and 2/3 of a cup of apple cider in the filling. First, combine 2 1/4 cups of flour and 2 tbsp of salt. Add slices of butter and toss until you get a meal-like texture. You can then sprinkle sugar over the dough and press it into a pie shape.

Next, combine 2 1/2 lbs of apples, hard cider, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of sugar, 3/4 tbsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, and 3 tbsp of corn starch to create the filling. Boil over high heat for about five minutes until thick and then let sit for 30 minutes.


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