Kruidnootjes Cake Pie for Sinterklaas

Kruidnootjes cake pie for Sinterklaas (a Dutch holiday) with a kruidnootjes shell. Kruidnootjes are lovely small Dutch spiced cookies, taste a bit like ginger snaps and look like Italian amaretti. This pie has a layer of almond paste and a layer of kruidnootjes flavored butter cake.

Kruidnootjes Cake Pie, Sinterklaas (Dutch Holiday) pie

Last week, I asked you guys on my instagram which kruidnootjes recipe you wanted me to share first and over 80% of you chose this kruidnootjes cake pie. So here I am with the recipe. My first Sinterklaas recipe this year: Kruidnootjes Cake Pie. Woohooh! A slice of this pie tastes amazing with a cup of hot tea. The main ingredient in this pie are kruidnootjes. Kruidnootjes are Dutch cookies that are eaten for Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday. Although the cookies look like amaretti but are a lot more crunchy. In addition, they smell so good due to all the spices. So GOOD! If you ever come to The Netherlands, definitely get a bag (or two). Read more

4 No Bake Cheesecake Bases/Pie Crusts

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Hi guys! Whatsup? I can describe myself in two words right now: So.Hungry. Hungry as I’m writing this post! Boohooh… I always seem to pick the right wrong time for writing my foodposts hehe.. Oh well, without hunger there’s no satiety, right?

Today, I wanted to share four of my no-bake cheesecake/pie bases with you guys. No bake bases are delicious and take no effort at all (arm workout for crumbling cookies not included 😛 ). I have 2-ingredient bases and 4-ingredient bases for you. Whatever you like. Just take your pick! All you need to do is crush the biscuits/cookies, mix it with the other ingredients, press the mixture in you pan and chill for 1 hour. Easy as pie. (Pie. Hehehe… Literally. Get it? No? Okay. :P)

*All bases are thick bases for 20 cm (8 inch) cheesecakes/pies.

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Apple Pie CHEESECAKE

Classic apple pie flavors baked into a cheesecake. Slightly tart apples combined with cinnamon and creamy cheesecake. Possibly the best looking and tasting cheesecake you’ll ever try.

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I get quite excited from sharing most of my recipes with you guys. Whenever I share a recipe, it’s because I liked eating it. Once in a while I also develop recipes that make me crazy ECSTATIC. This is one of them. Apple.Pie.Cheesecake. I know what you’re thinking: AWESOMEBALLS(!!). Okay, maybe that’s what I was thinking… But once you try this, I just know you’ll think it too. Awesomeballs. That’s pretty much what sums up this cake. Apple pie combined with cheesecake. Seriously guys, life doesn’t get better than this. It’s heaven on your taste buds. So, have I transferred my ecstatic-ness (That’s not a word My Linh. I know. 😛 ) onto you yet? No? Then let me share some more details and eycandy (aka: VIDEO time!).

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Kruidnootjes Frangipane Tart

A Dutch Holiday-themed frangipane tart. Amazing spice flavors from the Kruidnootjes combined with soft and creamy almond frangipane. This tart works great with ginger snaps too! Perfect easy pie for the holidays.

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Only three more weeks until Sinterklaas! I’m not doing anything special, but there’s just something about holidays that get me excited. Maybe it’s the themed food. Or just food. Probably the latter. 😉

Last week I shared a Sinterklaas(/Christmas) ice cream with you guys. (It’s no churn!) Silky smooth with salted caramel and kruidnootjes! And today’s recipe will be revolved around kruidnootjes all over again. And it’s going to be SO GOOD. My taste testers dived right in and after all crumbs were devoured they demanded the recipe asap. And if you’re looking for a Christmas recipe, keep on reading and substitute the kruidnootjes with ginger snaps. Yes, it’s okay to think of Christmas recipes in November. Read more

Mini Oreo Cream Pie (Cheat Style) For Two

Super easy and quick cheat recipe for mini oreo cream pies. Crunchy oreo crust filled with rich vanilla swiss cream and topped with light whipped cream. Perfect as dessert for two.

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A couple of weeks back it was my boyfriend’s birthday. As usual, part of his present was that he got to request a birthday cake and I’d make for him. This year, he didn’t really have a particular type of birthday cake he wanted. However, as he loves, loves, loves whipped cream more than any food in the world, his request was to make anything simple with lots of cream. Read more