In a saucepan add the wine, sugar, apple juice, and the apples cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, then covered for 15 more minutes stirring well every five minutes. Take the apples out of the pan and let them rest, add

Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the pureed strawberries, milk or half & half, brown sugar, cornstarch, and Cassis liqueur. Stir continuously to produce a smooth, lumpless mixture. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil until the

Add the half & half and white chocolate chips to a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring well until the chocolate has completely melted. Increase the heat to medium-high to bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch a little at the time

In a saucepan cook over high heat, melt the butter and sugar together, stirring continuously until they start to brown. Stir in the frozen blueberries and cook for three minutes. Now add the optional liqueur and cook, stirring well, for two to

In a sauce pan add the softened butter and cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle. Add the sugar and stir well. Increase the heat to medium high and cook until the sugar-butter mixture begins to brown, about

In a large bowl mix well the ricotta, sugar and the grated chocolate. Spoon the ricotta pudding into four large martini glasses, top with the crumbled pistachio nuts, a dollop of whipped cream and the maraschino cherries. You can serve it right

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut 3 apples in ½ and 3 apples in quarters. Set aside Melt the butter in a large oven-proof 10-inch sauté pan set on medium-high heat. Add the sugar, and lemon juice, and stir. Cook for

Heat the half-and-half and the chocolate in a large saucepan over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Mix all of the remaining pudding ingredients (vanilla through egg yolks) in a large bowl with a wire whisk. When the half-and-half and