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Cuisinart FP-14DC - Die Cast Elite Collection Food Processor Operating instructions
INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
Recipe
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14-Cup Cuisinart Elite Collection® Food Processor
FP-14 Series
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM WORK BOWL CAPACITIES
FOOD
CAPACITY
14-CUP WORKBOWL
CAPACITY
11-CUP WORKBOWL
CAPACITY
4.5-CUP WORKBOWL
Sliced or shredded fruit,
vegetables or cheese
14 cups
11 cups
N/A
Chopped fruit, vegetables
or cheese
12 cups
9 cups
3 cups
Puréed fruit, vegetables
or cheese
12 cups cooked
8 cups puréed
8 cups cooked
6 cups puréed
3 cups cooked
1½ cups puréed
Chopped or puréed meat,
fish, seafood
2¼ pounds
2 pounds
½ pound
Thin liquid*
(e.g. dressing, soups, etc.)
10 cups
8 cups
3 cups
Cake batter
Two 9-inch cheesecakes
Four 8-inch homemade layers
(2 boxes 18.5 oz. cake mix)
One 9-inch cheesecake
Two 8-inch homemade layers
(1 box)
N/A
Cookie dough
8 dozen
(based on average chocolate chip
cookie recipe)
N/A
N/A
White bread dough
6 cups flour
N/A
N/A
Whole wheat bread dough 4 cups flour
N/A
N/A
Nuts for nut butter
5 cups
1½ cups
7 cups
* When processing egg-based liquids, like a custard base for quiche, reduce maximum capacity by 2 cups.
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IMPORTANT UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
10. Pull out the drawer to the storage case
with the adjustable slicing disc (J), and
CAREFULLY REMOVE IT BY USING THE
PLASTIC HUB. DO NOT TOUCH THE
BLADE, IT IS VERY SHARP. The
reversible shredding disc (K) is also in the
drawer. Carefully remove the slicing disc
and shredding disc by using the plastic
hub. Remember to lock the parts in the
storage case when not in use.
This package contains a Cuisinart Elite
Collection® 14-Cup Food Processor and the
accessories for it: 14-, 11- and 4.5-cup work
bowls, work bowl cover, metal chopping/mixing
blade, dough blade, adjustable slicing disc,
reversible shredding disc, stem adapter, large
and small pushers, spatula, accessory storage
case, cleaning tool and instruction/recipe book.
11. Save the shipping cartons and plastic foam
blocks. You will find them very useful if you
need to repack the processor for moving or
other shipment.
CAUTION: THE CUTTING TOOLS HAVE VERY
SHARP EDGES. To avoid injury when
unpacking the parts, please follow these
instructions.
NOTE: We recommend that you visit our
website, www.cuisinart.com for a fast, efficient
way to complete your product registration.
1. Place the box on a low table or on the
floor next to the kitchen counter where
you intend to keep the food processor.
Be sure the box is right side up.
2. Open top flaps—there will be a rectangular
block of foam that holds the processor
parts, each fitted into a cavity in the foam.
3. Remove the instruction/recipe book,
cleaning tool and bowl cover (A) from one
side of the foam block. Lift out the large and
small pushers.
A
4. Lift out the work bowls (B) and spatula (C)
from the other side of the foam block.
B
C
5. Remove the foam block and the cardboard
frame.
6. Remove the housing base (D) from one side
of the bottom of the box. Assemble the
work bowls on the base by placing them
over the shaft and using the handle to turn
the work bowl counterclockwise to lock it.
7. Place the food processor on the counter or
table. Read the Assembly and Operating
Instructions thoroughly before using the
machine.
E
D
8. The storage case (E) is on the other side of
the bottom of the box.
9. Lift out the storage case, unlock the cover
and remove the foam block; the small
metal chopping/mixing blade (F), dough
blade (G), large metal chopping/mixing
blade (H), and stem adapter (I), are each in
a cavity. CAREFULLY REMOVE THE
METAL CHOPPING/MIXING BLADE BY
GRASPING THE CENTER WHITE HUB
AND LIFTING IT STRAIGHT UP.
NEVER TOUCH THE BLADES, AS THEY
ARE RAZOR SHARP.
Storage Cover
with Lock
G
F
Drawer
H
K
I
J
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IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
Cleaning
To protect against risk of electrical shock, do
not put base in water or other liquids.
General
Always follow these safety precautions when
using this appliance.
1. This appliance should not be used by or
near children or individuals with certain
disabilities.
Getting Ready
1. Read all instructions.
2. Do not operate this, or any other motordriven appliance, while under the influence
of alcohol or other substances that affect
your reaction time or perception.
2. Blades and discs are sharp. Handle them
carefully.
3. Always unplug from outlet when not in
use, before putting on or taking off parts,
before removing food and before
cleaning. To unplug, grasp plug and pull
from electrical outlet. Never pull cord.
3. This food processor is UL listed for
household use. Use it only for food
preparation as described in the
accompanying recipe and instruction book.
Do not use this appliance outside of its
intended use.
4. Do not use outdoors.
5. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch hot surfaces.
4. The use of attachments not recommended
or sold by Cuisinart may cause fire,
electrical shock or personal injury, or
damage to your food processor.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug, or after appliance
has been dropped or damaged in any way.
Return appliance to the nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair or
electrical or mechanical adjustment.
5. To avoid possible malfunction of work bowl
switch, never store processor with pusher
assembly in locked position.
6. Maximum rating of 7 amperes is based on
attachment that draws greatest current.
Other recommended attachments may
draw significantly less current.
Operation
1. Keep hands as well as spatulas and other
utensils away from moving blades or discs
while processing food, to prevent the
possibility of severe personal injury or
damage to food processor. A plastic
scraper may be used, but only when the
food processor motor is stopped.
7. Do not operate your appliance in an
appliance garage or under a wall
cabinet. When storing in an appliance
garage always unplug the unit from
the electrical outlet. Not doing so
could create a risk of fire, especially if
the appliance touches the walls of the
garage or the door touches the unit as it
closes.
2. Avoid contact with moving parts. Never
push food down by hand when slicing or
shredding. Always use pusher.
3. Make sure motor has completely stopped
before removing cover. (If machine does
not stop within 4 seconds after you remove
the pusher assembly, call 1-800-762-0190
for assistance. Do not use the machine.)
NOTICE: If your food processor has a plastic
case, it has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will
fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If
it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician.
Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
4. Never store any blade or disc on motor
shaft. To reduce the risk of injury, no blade
or disc should be placed on the shaft
except when the bowl is properly locked in
place and the processor is in use. Store
blades and discs, as you would sharp
knives, out of reach of children.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
5. Be sure cover and feed tube are securely
locked in place before operating food
processor.
6. Never try to override or tamper with cover
interlock mechanism.
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WARNING: RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
CONTENTS
Important Unpacking Instructions................ 3
Important Safeguards................................... 4
Features and Benefits .................................. 6
Assembly Instructions, Diagram ...................8
Machine Controls ......................................... 9
Work Bowls .................................................. 9
Machine Functions ....................................... 9
User Guide and Capacity Chart ................. 12
Cleaning, Storage and Maintenance .......... 16
For Your Safety........................................... 16
Technical Data .............................................17
Troubleshooting .......................................... 17
Warranty Information .................................. 19
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of fire or electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
SPECIAL CORD SET
INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE
If you have a die-cast
metal unit, for your
protection, it is equipped
with a 3-conductor cord
set that has a molded
3-prong grounding-type
plug, and should be used
in combination with a
properly connected
grounding-type outlet as
shown in Figure A.
If a grounding-type outlet is not available, an
adapter, shown in Figure B, may be obtained so
that a 2-slot wall outlet can be used with a
3-prong plug. As shown in Figure C, the adapter
must be grounded by attaching its grounding
plug under the screw of the outlet cover plate.
NOTE: Do not remove the grounding prong.
CAUTION: Before using an adapter,
it must be determined that the
outlet cover plate screw is properly
grounded. If in doubt, consult a
licensed electrician. Never use an
adapter unless you are sure it is
properly grounded.
Note: Use of an adapter is not
permitted in Canada.
WARNING
RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY
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7. Large Chopping/Mixing Blade
Stainless steel in construction, this heavyduty blade will process a variety of food in
your large or medium work bowl. The
BladeLock System enables the blade to stay
in place to prevent leaking, while providing
optimal pouring.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
1. Housing Base and Motor
With a vertically projecting motor shaft,
this powerful base will process through a
variety of recipes with a 1000-watt peak
power induction motor.
8. Dough Blade
Designed for our exclusive dough speed
control, this blade will knead through all
types of dough. The dough blade can be
used only in the large bowl.
2. Touchpad Control Panel
These easy-to-clean, electronically
controlled buttons feature On, Off,
Dough and Pulse options for every food
processing function. The contemporary
blue LED lights will indicate when the unit
is powered on.
9. Adjustable Slicing Disc
The versatile 6-in-1 disc allows for thin
to thick slices with 1 to 6 mm indicators.
This disc may be used with the large or
medium bowl.
3. Work Bowls
Designed with maximum versatility, the
work bowl should be selected based on
task appropriateness.
10. Reversible Shredding Disc
Provides the option of either fine or
medium shredding for optimal results.
This disc may be used with the large or
medium bowl.
These nested bowls feature SealTight ®
technology, which maximizes each bowl’s
processing capacity, ensures safe handling,
and keeps all the ingredients contained in
the bowl you’re using! The bowls also
include a locking feature to prevent them
from coming out of position when pouring,
and finger recesses (a) for user-friendliness.
11. Stem Adapter
This user-friendly tool easily attaches to
either disc or small chopping/mixing blade
to engage the motor shaft.
The large, medium and small work bowls
are all made of durable material with
convenient measurement markings (b)
and pour spouts (c).
12. Spatula
Uniquely designed for use with any
work bowl.
4. Work Bowl Cover with Feed Tube
Work bowl cover with SealTight® Advantage
feature allows for maximum bowl capacity
during processing and pouring. To remove
the work bowl cover, push in the release
buttons (a) on either side of the handle
interlock (b).
13. Retractable Cord (not shown)
The retractable cord system allows you
to pull as much cord as needed, and then
store it back in the housing when not in use.
Note: The end of the cord is wrapped with
red tape to prevent over-pulling.
The Supreme® Wide-Mouth feed tube (c)
accommodates larger ingredients and saves
precutting time.
14. Accessory Storage Case
This convenient storage case with safety
lock holds all of the blades and discs that
are included with your new food processor.
5. Pusher Assembly
Secured with a snap-fit, the small pusher
(a) inside the large pusher (b) allows you to
accommodate ingredients of all sizes. The
large pusher lock (c), located on the handle,
enables it to be pulled out to lock and
pushed in to unlock – this feature should be
used when processing heavy loads.
15. Cleaning Tool
This tool is designed to aid in the cleaning
of the underside of the work bowl cover, by
using either the flat side or the brush side.
16. BPA Free (not shown)
All materials that come in contact with food
are BPA free.
6. Small Chopping/Mixing Blade
This small stainless steel blade will chop or
mix anything in your small work bowl and
also features the BladeLock System.
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ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS
Blade Operation
The BladeLock feature is designed to
keep the blade in place during processing,
pouring, lifting, and handling tasks – but is
not permanently attached. Handle with
care. Always check to be sure the blade
is securely locked before turning the
bowl upside down.
Before first use
Before using your Cuisinart Elite Collection®
14-Cup Food Processor for the first time, wash
all of the work bowls, work bowl cover, pusher
assembly, blades, discs, and spatula (see
Cleaning Instructions on page 16).
Note: The chopping/mixing blades
should not be removed with liquid
contents above the hub of the blade in
the bowls, as this will defeat the
SealTight® system.
1. Place the food processor base on a dry,
level countertop with the controls facing
toward you. Do not plug the unit in until it
is fully assembled.
Large Blade Operation
3. With your medium and/or large work bowl
assembled on the base, grasp the large
chopping/mixing blade by its hub, align it
over the center of the bowl, place it onto
the shaft and turn it until it slides into
place. Firmly push down to lock. Always
check to be sure the blade is securely
locked before turning the bowl upside
down. (To remove, first take the bowl off
the base and put it on a flat surface. Rest
the heel of your hand on the rim of the
bowl and pull up gently and carefully.)
Note: To use the medium bowl, it must
be nested into the large bowl. The small
bowl must be nested in the medium,
with the medium in the large for
operation.
2. With the large bowl on the base, use
the handle to turn the work bowl
counterclockwise to lock it onto the
housing base.
To use the medium bowl, place your
thumbs in the finger recesses and align in
the large bowl with the pour spout facing
the back of the unit. Push down to lock.
Dough Blade Operation
4. For use with the large bowl. Carefully lift
and place the dough blade on the shaft
and turn it until it slides into place.
To use the small bowl, place your thumbs
in the finger recesses and align the medium
bowl with the pour spout facing opposite
the handle. Push down to lock.
Large Bowl
& accessories
Medium Bowl
& accessories
Small Blade Operation
5. With all three work bowls assembled on the
base, position the stem adapter over the
center of the bowls, place it on the shaft
and turn it until it slides into place. Grasp
the small chopping/mixing blade by its hub,
place it on the stem adapter, turning it until
it slides into place, and push down firmly to
lock. Always check to be sure the blade
is securely locked before turning the
bowl upside down. (To remove, first take
the bowl off the base and put it on a flat
surface. Rest the heel of your hand on the
rim of the bowl and pull up gently and
carefully.)
Small Bowl
& accessories
Disc Operation
6. When using your medium and/or large bowl
only, position the stem adapter over the
center of the bowl, place it on the shaft and
turn it until it slides into place. If using the
adjustable slicing disc, use the rotating hub
and indicator markings to select slicing
thickness. Using the plastic hub, align and
insert the disc over the stem adapter.
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Pulse Button
If using the reversible shredding disc,
determine whether the fine or medium side
will be used and use the plastic hub to
twist into position on the stem adapter. The
plastic hub may be used for removal of this
disc.
The Pulse control is a momentary button that
allows the machine to run only while it is being
pressed. This capability provides more accurate
control of the duration and frequency of
processing. Unless otherwise specified, a pulse
is about one second.
Cover Operation
1. With the machine properly assembled and
engaged, and ingredients in the work bowl,
press the Pulse button repeatedly as
needed. The blue LED On light will be
illuminated upon activation.
7. Place the work bowl
cover onto the work bowl
by positioning it directly
over the bowls, and push
down on the front and
back to lock into place.
Dough Button
Another way to put the
cover on is by latching
the back on first and then
pushing down on the
front to lock into place.
Be sure both front and
back locks are fully
engaged.
1. Prepare the dough ingredients and place in
work bowl fitted with the dough blade.
2. Assemble and engage the work bowl cover
and pusher.
3. Press the Dough button and the blue LED
light will illuminate.
4. Then press the On button to knead the
dough. The blue LED On light will also be
illuminated.
To remove the cover,
push in both sides of the
release button (located
on the cover interlock)
and lift up to remove.
5. Press the Off button when finished.
Note: Kneading dough should only be
done in the large work bowl.
Note: The work bowl cover fits, locks
and seals on the large bowl with any
nested bowl combination. The work
bowl cover will become easier to engage
with repeated use.
WORK BOWLS
Three nested work bowls are provided for a very
versatile processing experience. We recommend
using the work bowls in a manner that will
optimize efficiency. For example, if your recipe
requires using multiple bowls, begin with the
smallest bowl to minimize cleaning. This way the
small bowl can serve as a prep bowl to reserve
chopped ingredients for a recipe. A great example
of this would be the Cherry Crumb Muffins recipe
on page 18.
8. Align pusher assembly and activating rod
with the feed tube opening on the work
bowl cover and slide it down completely.
9. Plug the food processor into a proper
electrical outlet. It is now ready for use.
Note: The bowl, lid and pushers must be
securely in place for the unit to operate.
Note that the bowls lock into place to pour while
nested. The convenient finger recesses can be
used to remove the small and medium bowls with
ingredients, or the bowls can remain nested during
pouring or food removal.
MACHINE CONTROLS
On Button
The On control is a continuous button that
allows the machine to run until OFF is selected.
1. Properly assemble and engage the
machine.
Chopping certain foods may scratch or cloud the
work bowl; this will not affect the functionality of
your work bowl.
2. Add ingredients to the work bowl, either
through the feed tube or directly into the
bowl.
MACHINE FUNCTIONS
3. Press the On button. The blue LED light will
illuminate and the motor will start.
(using the Chopping Blade)
Chopping
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seeds and pits. Food should be cut into even,
4. Press the Off button when finished.
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½- to 1-inch pieces. Foods cut into same size
pieces produce the most even results.
Replace stack of slices in feed tube vertically
and process again using even pressure.
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For the finest chop, either hold the pulse down
or press ON to run the machine continuously.
Watch ingredients closely to achieve desired
consistency and scrape the work bowl as
necessary.
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slice on the bottom of the food so that it sits
upright in the feed tube. If food does not fit in
the feed tube, cut in half or quarters to fit.
Process with even pressure.
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radishes or strawberries: Trim the ends so the
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cooked white potatoes. (see Mashed Potato
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is well chilled before slicing.
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(using the Reversible Shredding Disc)
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shred. For smaller amounts of food, use the
smaller feed tube. For cheese shredding,
always use the large feed tube. The food will
dictate the amount of pressure: Use light
pressure for soft foods, medium pressure for
medium foods and firm pressure for harder
foods. Always process with even pressure.
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the solids from the liquid and process the
solids alone. Add cooking liquid and process
as needed.
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spinach: Roll leaves together and stand up
in feed tube. Process with even pressure.
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doughs, batters and kneads yeast bread
doughs. The reduced RPMs of the dough
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while the dough blade is specifically designed
for kneading yeast doughs.
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cheese is well chilled before shredding.
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bowl only.
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Slicing Disc)
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to slice. For smaller amounts of food, use the
smaller feed tube. For cheese slicing, always
use the large feed tube. The food will dictate
the amount of pressure: Use light pressure for
soft foods, medium pressure for medium
foods, and firm pressure for harder foods.
Always process with even pressure.
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horizontally in the feed tube and process with
even pressure to create long, plank-like slices.
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ACCESSORY
STORAGE CASE
Operating The Lock
To unlock turn counterclockwise.
Gently lift up the transparent
cover. Do not force the cover
open when the knob is in the
locked position. To lock, gently
close the cover and turn the knob
clockwise.
Inserting Accessories
The Accessory Storage Case cover houses the
(A) large metal blade in the right cavity, the (B)
dough blade in the back cavity, and the (C)
small metal blade in the left cavity. Hold each
piece carefully by the center hub. WARNING:
DO NOT TOUCH METAL BLADES, AS DOING
SO MAY RESULT IN INJURY. The (D) stem
adapter fits in the long center opening. Insert
the stem adapter with the thinner, plastic end
towards the back.
B
C
D
A
E&F
Icons embossed on the inside surface of the
Accessory Storage Case show proper
placement of the blades.
The discs are housed in the drawer at the lower
end of the Accessory Storage Case. The (E)
reversible shredding disc gets inserted first (on
either side). Then the (F) adjustable slicing disc
rests over the shredding disc with the plastic
hub facing up. The words “shredding” and
“slicing” are printed in the drawer as a reminder
of the correct disc positions.
Carefully hold discs by center hub for inserting
and removing from the storage case.
WARNING: CUTTING EDGES OF FOOD
PROCESSOR DISCS ARE VERY SHARP.
ALWAYS KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM
SHARP SIDE.
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USER GUIDE & CAPACITY CHART
FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
FRUITS
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 3 cups
Metal Blade
Purée
1 pound = 3 cups
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred
1 apple = ¾ cup
1 apple = ¾ cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop – process for
fine chop.
Process to purée cooked and peeled apples for
applesauce.
Medium pressure
Medium pressure
Avocados
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
1 medium = 1 cup
1 medium = 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; process to purée.
Bananas
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Purée
Slice
3 medium = 1 cup
1 pound = 2 cups
Process to purée ripe bananas.
Light pressure for firm bananas.
Berries
Metal Blade
Purée
Process until puréed. Strain to remove seeds. Thaw
frozen berries before processing.
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pint fresh = 2 cups; 10
ounce-bag frozen = 1½
cups
1 pint = 2 cups
Metal Blade
Chop
1 medium = 4 cups
Cut flesh into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process to
finely chop.
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 medium = 4 cups
Cut flesh to fit feed tube, medium pressure.
Apples
Coconuts
Strawberries: remove stems; stack berries on their side.
Medium pressure.
Kiwis
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 kiwis = ¾ cup
Chill and peel; light pressure.
Mangoes
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
1 medium = ¾ to 1 cup
1 medium = ¾ to 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; process to purée.
Peaches/
Nectarines
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Purée
Slice
1 lb = 2 to 2½ cups
1 lb = 2 to 2½ cups
1 lb = 2 to 2½ cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; peel and process to purée.
Remove pit, light pressure.
Citrus Fruits;
Lemons, Limes &
Oranges
Metal Blade
Chop
For medium fruit:
1 lemon = 2 to 3 teaspoons
zest; 1 lime = 1 tsp zest;
Zest: use vegetable peeler to remove rind; process. For
the finest chopped zest, add small amount of sugar to
chop with zest
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 orange = 1½ tablespoons
zest
Trim ends; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Dried (sticky)
Fruits
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 2½ cups
Chill fruit. Add some flour from recipe to work bowl.
Process using short pulses until desired consistency.
VEGETABLES
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Purée
Slice
1 cup = ½ cup purée
1 pound = 3 cups
Process to purée cooked beans.
“French-cut”: trim beans; stack in feed tube horizontally.
Light pressure.
Broccoli/
Cauliflower
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Chop
Purée
Slice
Shred
1 pound raw = 2 cups
1 pound cooked = 1 cup
Broccoli stems only
Broccoli stems only
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; process to purée.
Peel and trim stems. Medium pressure.
Peel and trim stems. Medium pressure.
Cabbage
Metal Blade
Chop
2 pounds = 8 cups
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 pounds = 8 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
2 pounds = 8 cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop to desired
consistency.
Cut in wedges to fit feed tube; remove center core. Light
to no pressure. Use slicing disc for coleslaw.
Use shredding disc for extra-fine needs.
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound (6 med) = 3 cups
Metal Blade
Purée
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 med cooked = ½ cup
purée
1 pound (6 med) = 3 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound (6 med) = 2½ cups
Beans - Green,
Wax
Carrots
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Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop to desired
consistency.
Process to purée.
Small rounds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long
slices: trim; place horizontally in feed tube. Medium to
firm pressure.
Small shreds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long
shreds: trim; place horizontally in feed tube. Medium to
firm pressure.
FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
Celery
Metal Blade
Chop
2 medium stalks = ½ cup
Slicing Disc
Slice
2 medium stalks = ½ cup
Cut into 1 inch pieces; pulse to chop to desired
consistency.
Trim; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Metal Blade
Chop
1 medium = 1½ cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 medium = 1½ cups
Rounds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Medium
pressure. Long slices: trim; place horizontally in feed
tube. Medium pressure.
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 medium = 1½ cups
Shreds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Medium
pressure. Long shreds: trim; place horizontally in feed
tube. Medium pressure.
Garlic
Metal Blade
Chop
1 head = 12 to 16 cloves;
1 medium clove = ½
teaspoon
Peel; with machine running, drop cloves through feed
tube to finely chop.
Ginger
Metal Blade
Chop
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred
1-inch pieces = 1
tablespoon
4 ounces = ½ cup
4 ounces = ½ cup
Peel; cut into ½-inch pieces. With machine running, drop
through feed tube to finely chop.
Peel; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Peel; place upright in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Herbs - Fresh
Metal Blade
Chop
1 cup loosely packed = ¹∕³
cup
Herbs, work bowl and blade should be clean and
completely dry. Pulse to roughly chop. Process to finely
chop. Keep up to 10 days in airtight bag in refrigerator.
Jalapeño
Metal Blade
Chop
Slicing Disc
Shred
1 medium pepper = 3
tablespoons
1 medium pepper = ¼ cup
Remove seeds and stem. With machine running, drop
halved pepper through feed tube to chop.
Remove seeds and stem. Cut stem end flat to slice into
rings; medium pressure. Place upright in feed tube for
narrow slices, horizontally for longer slices.
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 2 cups
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound = 2 cups
Clean leeks; trim, discard dark green parts. Cut into
1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Clean leeks as above. Place upright in feed tube;
medium pressure. Long slices: trim; place lengthwise in
feed tube. Medium pressure.
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 6 cups
1 pound = 5 cups
Cut into even pieces; pulse to chop.
Pack feed tube. Light pressure.
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound = 5 cups
Pack feed tube. Light pressure.
Onions
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 4½ to 5 cups
1 medium = ¾ to 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Trim; place in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Peppers - Bell
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 4½ to 5 cups
1 pound = 3 cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Remove seeds and stem. Cut stem end flat to slice into
rings; medium pressure. Halve or quarter and place
upright in feed tube for narrow slices, horizontally for
longer slices.
Pickles
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 medium = ¾ cup
1 medium = ¾ cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Place upright in feed tube for rounds; horizontally for
longer slices. Medium pressure.
Potatoes
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound = 3½ to 4 cups
1 cup cooked (1-inch
pieces) = ½ cup
1 pound = 3½ to 4 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound = 3½ to 4 cups
Raw potatoes: cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Sweet potatoes/yams: cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to
chop.
Trim end flat; cut to fit into feed tube. Light to medium
pressure for white potatoes; firm pressure for sweet
potatoes/yams; light pressure for partially cooked
potatoes.
Trim end flat; cut to fit into feed tube. Light to medium
pressure for white potatoes. Note: keep sliced or
shredded raw potatoes in cold water to avoid
discoloration; dry well before using. Mashed potatoes:
process cooked white potatoes through medium
shredding disc to avoid a gluey consistency.
Cucumbers
Leeks
Mushrooms
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FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
Radishes
Metal Blade
Chop
½ pound = 1½ cups
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred
½ pound = 1½ cups
½ pound = 1½ cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process to finely
chop.
Trim ends; firm pressure.
Trim ends; firm pressure.
Scallions
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 to 2 = ¼ cup
1 to 2 = ¼ cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Trim, discard dark green parts, place upright in feed
tube. Light to medium pressure. Long slices: trim; place
lengthwise in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Spinach
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Chop
Purée
Pulse to chop.
Process to purée.
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound raw = 10 cups raw
1 pound raw = 1½ cups
cooked
1 pound raw = 10 cups raw
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Chop
Slice
1 pound = 3 cups
1 pound = 3 cups
Shredding Disc
Shred
1 pound = 3 cups
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Rounds: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long slices:
trim; place horizontally in feed tube. Medium pressure.
Shredding: trim; place upright in feed tube. Long shreds:
trim and place horizontally in feed tube. Medium
pressure.
Metal Blade
Metal Blade
Purée
Chop
½ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Cut into 1-inch pieces. Process soft cheeses until smooth.
Cut into 1-inch pieces; pulse to chop.
Shredding Disc
Shredding Disc
Med. Shred
Fine Shred
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Chill well; medium pressure. Mozzarella should be frozen
for 25 to 30 minutes before shredding.
Firm Cheeses;
Cheddar, Swiss,
Edam & Gouda
Metal Blade
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Shredding Disc
Chop
Slice
Med. Shred
Fine Shred
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces; temperature not critical.
Chill well; light to medium pressure.
Chill well; medium pressure.
Chill well; light pressure.
Hard Cheeses;
Parmesan &
Romano
Metal Blade
Chop
¾ pound = 3 cup
Shredding Disc
Shredding Disc
Med. Shred
Fine Shred
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Cut into ½- to 1 inch pieces; temperature not critical.
*Never process cheese that cannot be pierced with the
tip of a sharp knife.
Cheese should be room temperature.
Cheese should be room temperature.
Zucchini/Summer
Squash
CHEESES
Soft Cheeses;
Ricotta, Cream,
Cottage, Brie,
Blue, Fontina
Mozzarella, Bel
Paese
ADDITIONAL
FOODS
Roll leaves together and place upright in feed tube;
medium pressure.
As with all fruit and cooked vegetable purées, cut
ingredients into 1-inch pieces. Steam cooked ingredients
until completely soft. Pulse to chop, then process until
completely smooth. To ensure there are no lumps, press
mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Keeps well frozen
in ice cube trays for individual 1-ounce portions.
Baby Food
Metal Blade
Purée
Butter
Metal Blade
Chop
¼ pound (1 stick) = ½ cup
Slicing Disc
Slice
¼ pound (1 stick) = ½ cup
Chocolate
Metal Blade
Chop
1-ounce = ¼ cup grated
Shredding Disc
Shred
1-ounce = ¼ cup grated
Cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces (or use chocolate chips).
Pulse to start, then process to desired consistency.
Texture will appear more rounded than grated.
Chill chocolate; medium to firm pressure.
Crumbs; Bread,
Cookies &
Crackers
Metal Blade
Chop
12 to 14 graham wafers =
1 cup crumbs; 1 slice bread
= ½ cup crumbs
Break up ingredients into ½- to 1-inch pieces. Process
until fine. Breadcrumbs: make from fresh, stale or
toasted bread.
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Butter should be room temperature and cut into
tablespoon-size pieces. Process, scraping bowl as
necessary. Compound butters: process flavoring
ingredients before adding butter. Pastry: cut butter into
small cubes; freeze before using.
Butter should be cold, not frozen; medium pressure.
FOOD
TOOL
PROCESS
YIELD
DIRECTIONS
Egg Whites
Metal Blade
Chop
8 egg whites = 1 cup firm
whites
Egg whites should be room temperature; add 1
teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar per white. Process in
an absolutely clean bowl for 1 to 2½ minutes until
surface develops ridges and mass of whites almost
stops moving. These egg whites should not be used in
meringues. For whipped egg whites with volume, whip
with whisk or electric mixer or additional Cuisinart
Whipping Disc. (This part can be ordered separately
using part number FP-14WHIP).
Meat, Poultry &
Fish
Metal Blade
Chop
2¼ pound boneless = 4½ cups
Metal Blade
Purée
1 pound boneless = 2 cups
Slicing Disc
Slice
1 pound boneless = 2 cups
Cut very cold raw or cooked meat/poultry/fish into
1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process for a few seconds
at a time for a finer chop. Check texture often to avoid
overprocessing.
Cut very cold raw or cooked meat/poultry/fish into
1-inch pieces; pulse to chop. Process continuously until
desired texture.
Slicing cooked meat/poultry: be sure it is very cold. Use
a single chunk of meat at a time. Slicing raw meat/
poultry: cut to fit feed tube; wrap in plastic to briefly
freeze. Raw meat is ready to slice when hard to the
touch but can easily be pierced with tip of a sharp knife.
*Slicing meats works best when semi-frozen.
Milk Shakes/
Smoothies
Metal Blade
Chop/ Purée
Can make up to 16
8-ounce servings.
Milkshakes: add ice cream first; process and add milk
through feed tube. Smoothies: add fruit first, then add
the liquid while processing.
Nuts
Metal Blade
Chop
¾ pound = 3 cups
Metal Blade
Purée
¼ pound = 1 cup
Slicing Disc
Shredding Disc
Slice
Shred (fine/med.)
¼ pound = 1 cup
¼ pound = 1 cup
Pulse to chop. Hardness of nut dictates amount and
time of processing. If either flour or sugar is added to
nuts during processing, they can be processed as long
as possible without becoming butter. Coarsely chopped
nuts: 6 to 8 pulses. Finely chopped nuts: pulse 2 to 3
times, then process 20 to 30 seconds, watching
carefully for desired consistency.
Nut butter: process nuts 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl
as necessary. For smoothest consistency, add some oil
to nuts while processing.
Medium pressure; nuts will have a coarse texture.
Medium pressure; nuts will have a fine/medium texture.
Granulated Sugar
(to make extra
super-fine sugar)
Metal Blade
Chop
1 pound = 2 cups
Process 1 minute, or until fine.
Tofu
Metal Blade
Purée
10 ounces = ¾ cup
Drain; process 2 minutes or until smooth.
Whipping Cream
Metal Blade
Chop
1 cup = ½ cup whipped
Process well-chilled cream until cream begins to
thicken. Add sugar as desired; process continuously until
cream reaches desired consistency (about 3 to 4
minutes).
Pastry Dough
Metal Blade
Mix
Batters
Quick Bread,
Cake & Cookies
Metal Blade
Mix
First sift dry ingredients together by processing; remove
and reserve. Process the fats and sugars together and
then add any remaining liquid ingredients. Pulse in
reserved dry ingredients. Any ingredients that need to
be coarsely chopped can be added with dry ingredients.
For finely chopped ingredients, chop separately in small
work bowl and then add to batter at the end.
Yeast Dough
Breads
Metal Blade
Dough Blade
Mix
Knead
TIPS: Use ¾ cup warm liquid to proof 2¼ teaspoons
dry active yeast. Sugar/honey aids in activating yeast,
so add a small amount, about 1 teaspoon, to the warm
liquid/yeast mixture when proofing. Food processor can
handle up to 6 cups white flour for a yeast bread dough.
The dough should have a soft, pliable texture and feel
only slightly tacky.*
Sweet Dough
Breads & Coffee
Cakes
Metal Blade
Dough Blade
Mix
Knead
See TIPS above, but keep in mind that sweet doughs
will be rich and sticky and may not clean sides of bowl;
bowl may need to be scraped. Sweet doughs require
less kneading once the ingredients are mixed.*
DOUGHS
Pulse mixture until it has consistency between cornmeal
and small pebbly crumbs. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a
time; pulse until a dough forms.
Note: Use dough blade for kneading dough in the large bowl only. The medium or small bowls may not be used for dough.
*See troubleshooting for additional direction and techniques.
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spot remover and wipe with a damp sponge. If
any trace of the spot remains, repeat the
procedure and wipe the area with a damp
sponge and nonabrasive cleaning powder.
CLEANING, STORAGE AND
MAINTENANCE
Keep your Cuisinart Elite Collection® 14-Cup
Food Processor ready to use on the kitchen
counter. When not in use, leave it unplugged.
The Accessory Storage Case is made of a highimpact plastic that has a smooth, easy-to-clean
surface. Occasionally wipe your Accessory
Storage Case with a cloth or sponge that has
been dipped in warm soapy water. To remove
stubborn spots, use a mild soap solution, then
wipe with a damp sponge. Do not put the
Accessory Storage Case in the dishwasher.
Blades, stem adapter and discs should always
be clean when they are put into the Accessory
Storage Case. The Accessory Storage Case is
not meant for temporary storage of soiled
blades between periods of use.
This food processor includes a storage case
with lock for safekeeping of blades and discs.
Keep the blades and discs out of the reach of
children.
All parts except the housing base are dishwasher
safe, and we recommend washing them in the
dishwasher on the top rack only. Due to intense
water heat, washing the work bowl, cover and
accessories on the bottom rack may cause
damage over time. Insert the cover with the feed
tube facing up to ensure proper cleaning of the
seal. (Note: The seal is not removable and water
will drain properly.) Insert the work bowl and
pushers upside down for drainage. Remember
to unload the dishwasher carefully wherever you
place sharp blades and discs.
IMPORTANT: Never store any blade or disc on
the motor shaft. No blade or disc should be
placed on the shaft except when the processor
is about to be used.
MAINTENANCE: Any other servicing should be
performed by an authorized service
representative.
To simplify cleaning, rinse the work bowl, cover,
pusher assembly and blade or disc immediately
after use so food won’t dry on them. Be sure to
place the pushers upside down for drainage. If
food lodges in the pusher, remove it by running
water through it, or use a bottle brush.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Like all powerful electrical appliances, a food
processor should be handled with care. Follow
these guidelines to protect yourself and your
family from misuse that could cause injury.
If further cleaning of the cover is necessary after
dishwashing or hand washing, run faucet water
pressure directly through the holes in the cover
while pushing up and down on the rubber seal.
Handle and store metal blades and discs
carefully. Their cutting edges are very sharp.
If you wash blades and discs by hand, do it
carefully. When handling, use the plastic hubs
on the blades and the discs. Avoid leaving them
in soapy water where they may disappear from
sight. To clean the metal blade, fill the work
bowl with soapy water, hold the blade by its
plastic center and move it rapidly up and down
on the center shaft of the bowl. Use of a spray
attachment is also effective. If necessary, use a
brush.
Always place the stem adapter on the motor
shaft before assembling the discs.
The work bowl is made of durable plastic that is
shatter resistant and heat resistant. It should not
be placed in a microwave oven, as the aperture
at the front of the pusher houses the metal rod
that activates the motor.
When slicing or shredding food, always use the
pusher. Never put your fingers or spatula into
feed tube.
Never put blades or discs on the motor shaft
until the work bowl is locked in place.
Always be sure that the blade or disc is down
on motor shaft as far as it will go.
Always insert chopping blade and dough blade
in the work bowl before putting ingredients in
bowl.
Always wait for the blade or disc to stop
spinning before you remove the pusher
assembly or cover from the work bowl.
The housing base may be wiped clean with a
soapy, non-abrasive material. Be sure to dry
once clean.
Always unplug the unit before removing food,
cleaning, or putting on or taking off parts.
Four rubber feet on the underside keep the base
from moving on most work surfaces when the
machine is processing heavy loads. If the feet
leave spots on the counter, spray them with a
Always remove work bowl from base of machine
before you remove chopping blade or dough
blade.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Dough Processing
The motor in your food processor operates on a
standard line operating current. The appropriate
voltage and frequency for your machine are
shown on a label on the bottom of the base.
1. Problem: The dough control button does not
work.
Solution:
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with the On button. The food processor will
only operate once ON is selected after the
dough function is activated.
An automatic, temperature-controlled circuit
breaker in the motor ensures complete
protection against motor burnout. If the
processor runs for an exceptionally long time
when chopping, mixing or kneading a thick or
heavy mixture in successive batches, the motor
may overheat. If this happens, the processor will
stop. Turn it off and wait for the motor to cool
before proceeding. It will usually cool within 10
minutes. In extreme cases, it could take an hour.
2. Problem: Motor slows down.
Solution:
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capacity of your food processor. Remove
half and process in two batches.
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motor speeds up, continue processing. If
not, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time
until the motor speeds up. Process until
dough cleans the sides of the work bowl.
Safety switches prevent the machine from
operating when the work bowl or the cover is
not locked into position. The motor stops
within seconds when the motor is turned off,
and when the pusher assembly is removed, a
fast-stop circuit also enables the motor to stop
within seconds.
3. Problem: Blade doesn’t incorporate
ingredients.
Solution:
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adding liquid. Add liquid in a slow, steady
stream, allowing the dry ingredients to
absorb it. If too much liquid is added, wait
until ingredients in the work bowl have
mixed, then add remaining liquid slowly (do
not turn off the machine). Pour liquid onto
dough as it passes under feed tube
opening; do not pour liquid directly onto
bottom of the work bowl.
Cuisinart offers a Limited Three-Year Warranty
on the entire machine.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Food Processing
1. Problem: The food is unevenly processed.
Solution:
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into ½- to 1-inch pieces before processing.
4. Problem: Blade rises in work bowl.
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overloading.
Solution:
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to rise. Reinsert blade and immediately add
2 tablespoons of flour through the feed
tube while the machine is running.
2. Problem: Slices are uneven or slanted.
Solution:
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3. Problem: Food falls over in feed tube.
5. Problem: The large pusher moves when
processing dough or other heavy loads.
Solution:
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for best results. If processing smaller
quantities, use the small feed tube.
Solution:
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the handle, should be pulled out (some
vibration is normal).
4. Problem: Some food remains on top of the
disc.
6. Problem: Dough doesn’t clean inside of
the work bowl.
Solution:
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cut remaining bits by hand and add to
processed ingredients.
Solution:
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capacity of your food processor. Remove
half and process in two batches.
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7. Problem: Nub of dough forms on top of
blade and does not become uniformly
kneaded.
3. Problem: The food processor cover becomes
unlatched in the back and/or makes a loud
noise.
Solution:
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divide it into 3 pieces and redistribute
them evenly in the work bowl.
Solution:
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and any related noise, will not prevent the
unit from working. Simply push down to
lock the back into position.
8. Problem: Dough feels tough after kneading.
4. Problem: The motor slowed down during
operation.
Solution:
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redistribute evenly in bowl. Process 10
seconds or until uniformly soft and pliable.
Solution:
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slicing/shredding cheese) may require the
motor to work harder. Simply reposition the
food in the feed tube and try again.
9. Problem: Dough is too dry.
Solution:
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tablespoon at a time until dough cleans
the inside of the bowl.
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exceeded. Remove some of the ingredients
and continue processing.
10. Problem: Dough is too wet.
5. Problem: It is difficult to remove the
chopping/mixing blade from the work bowl.
Solution:
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tablespoon at a time until dough cleans
the inside of the bowl.
Solution:
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designed to lock in the work bowl to
prevent them from falling out when
emptying the contents of the bowl. Using
extreme care, use a little extra force to
remove the blade.
Technical
1. Problem: The motor does not start.
Solution:
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motor from starting if it is not properly
assembled. Make sure the work bowl
and work bowl cover are securely locked
into position.
6. Problem: The food processor vibrated/
moved around the countertop during
processing.
Solution:
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the unit are clean and dry. Also make sure
that the maximum load capacity is not
being exceeded.
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above solution does not work, make sure
that the food contents in the feed tube are
cut below the maximum fill line so that the
activation rod can engage the motor.
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power cord and outlet.
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slicing/shredding cheese) may require the
motor to work harder.
2. Problem: The food processor shuts off during
operation.
7. Problem: The large pusher falls out when the
cover is turned upside down.
Solution:
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check to make sure it is securely in
position.
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handle, should be pulled out.
Solution:
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motor from overheating, which is caused by
excessive strain. Press the Off control
button and wait 10 to 15 minutes to allow
the food processor to cool off before
resuming.
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under warranty. Please be sure to include
your return address, daytime phone number,
description of the product defect, product
model number (located on bottom of product),
original date of purchase, and any other
information pertinent to the product’s return.
WARRANTY
FULL TWENTY-YEAR
MOTOR WARRANTY
LIMITED THREE-YEAR
WARRANTY
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY:
California law provides that for In-Warranty
Service, California residents have the option of
returning a nonconforming product (A) to the
store where it was purchased or (B) to another
retail store that sells Cuisinart products of the
same type.
This warranty is available to consumers only.
You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart
Elite Collection® 14-Cup Food Processor
that was purchased at retail for personal,
family or household use. Except as otherwise
required under applicable law, this warranty is
not available to retailers or other commercial
purchasers or owners.
The retail store shall then, at its discretion,
either repair the product, refer the consumer
to an independent repair facility, replace
the product, or refund the purchase price
less the amount directly attributable to the
consumer’s prior usage of the product. If the
above options do not result in the appropriate
relief to the consumer, the consumer may then
take the product to an independent repair
facility if service or repair can be economically
accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer
will be responsible for the reasonable cost of
such service, repair, replacement, or refund for
nonconforming products under warranty.
We warrant that your Cuisinart Elite Collection®
14-Cup Food Processor will be free of defects
in materials and workmanship under normal
home use for three years from the date of
original purchase.
We recommend that you visit our website,
www.cuisinart.com for a fast, efficient way to
complete your product registration. However,
product registration does not eliminate the
need for the consumer to maintain the original
proof of purchase in order to obtain the
warranty benefits. In the event that you do not
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BLUEBERRY MINT SORBET
This refreshing sorbet is perfect in the height of summer.
Makes 4 cups
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
CUP SIMPLE SYRUP*
1
4
2
OUNCES FROZEN
BLUEBERRIES
24
LARGE MINT LEAVES
TABLESPOONS FRESH
LEMON JUICE
Insert the large chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the blueberries,
simple syrup, mint and lemon juice into the work bowl.
Pulse 10 times, using long pulses. Scrape the work bowl
and then process for about 1 minute until smooth.
Serve immediately or place in a container to be stored
in the freezer. Cover sorbet with plastic directly if
freezing.
Nutritional information per ½ cup serving:
Calories 94 (5% from fat) | carb. 24g | pro. 0g | fat 1g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 0mg | calc. 1mg | fiber 2g
*Note: Simple syrup is equal amounts sugar and water
brought to a boil in order to dissolve the sugar. One cup
each water and sugar will yield 1½ cups simple syrup.
Simple syrup can last in a refrigerator for at least one
month in clean, sealed container.
BANANA “ICE CREAM”
Frozen bananas give this guilt-free dessert a super-creamy consistency.
Makes about four 3-ounce servings
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
TABLESPOON HONEY
½
¼
BANANAS, FROZEN, CUT INTO
1 TO 2-INCH PIECES
2
1
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
TABLESPOON COCONUT MILK
PINCH SALT
Insert the large chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the bananas,
honey, vanilla, coconut milk and salt into the work bowl.
Pulse 10 times, using long pulses. Scrape the work bowl
and then process for about 1 to 2 minutes until smooth.
For best results, serve immediately or place in a
container to be stored in the freezer. Cover ice cream
with plastic directly if freezing.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 68 (1% from fat) | carb. 16g | pro. 1g | fat 1g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 0mg | sod. 1mg | calc. 4mg | fiber 2g
TIP: Peel and cut your overripe bananas before you
freeze them. Wrap each banana separately in plastic.
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71
1
1
¼
MANGO SORBET
This sorbet is so fast and easy in the Cuisinart® Food Processor.
Makes 3 cups
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
POUND FROZEN MANGO
CUP SIMPLE SYRUP*
CUP LEMON JUICE
PINCH SALT
Insert the large chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the mango, simple
syrup, lemon juice and salt into the work bowl.
Pulse 10 times, using long pulses. Scrape the work bowl
and then process for two minutes until smooth.
Serve immediately or place in a container to be stored
in the freezer. Cover sorbet with plastic directly if
freezing.
Nutritional information per ½ cup serving:
Calories 119 (1% from fat) | carb. 31g | pro. 0g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 2mg | calc. 9mg | fiber 1g
*Note: Simple syrup is equal amounts sugar and water
brought to a boil in order to dissolve the sugar. One cup
each water and sugar will yield 1½ cups simple syrup.
Simple syrup can last in a refrigerator for at least one
month in clean, sealed container.
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DESSERTS
BERRY MANGO SMOOTHIE
A delicious smoothie, full of antioxidants.
Makes ten 1-cup servings
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
PINT BLUEBERRIES
1
1
2
CUPS STRAWBERRIES, HULLED
AND QUARTERED
2
MEDIUM-LARGE RIPE BANANAS,
EACH BROKEN INTO 4 PIECES
3
POUND FROZEN MANGO
CUPS ORANGE PEACH MANGO
JUICE OR ORANGE JUICE
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the
bananas, strawberries, blueberries and frozen mango,
in that order, into the work bowl.
Pulse the fruit to chop, using 10 long pulses.
Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
With the unit running, pour the juice through the
small feed tube until well blended, about an additional
45 seconds.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per cup:
Calories 118 (3% from fat) | carb. 29g | pro. 1g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 4mg | calc. 18mg | fiber 3g
TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIE
A taste of the tropics anytime.
Makes ten 1-cup servings
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
2
2
2
3
3
Pulse the fruit to chop, using 10 long pulses.
Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
CUPS FROZEN CUBED MANGO
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the
bananas, peaches, pineapple and frozen mango, in that
order, into the work bowl.
MEDIUM PEACHES, CUT INTO
1-INCH CUBES, ABOUT 2 TO
2½ CUPS
BANANAS
CUPS PINEAPPLE, CUT INTO
1-INCH CUBES
CUPS ORANGE PEACH MANGO
JUICE
With the unit running, pour the juice through the
small feed tube until well blended, about an additional
45 seconds.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per cup:
Calories 117 (2% from fat) | carb. 29g | pro. 1g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 5mg | calc. 18mg | fiber 2g
DESSERTS
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RASPBERRY SAUCE
This raspberry sauce works well with many desserts – pair it with the
dessert crêpes and the cheesecake.
Makes 2 cups
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
CUP FRESH RASPBERRIES
1
2
CUPS FROZEN RASPBERRIES,
THAWED
3
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
PINCH SEA SALT
¼
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add both
thawed and fresh raspberries and process for 15
seconds. Add remaining ingredients and process for an
additional 45 seconds.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer and discard the
seeds. Taste and add more sugar if desired.
TEASPOON ORANGE ZEST
Nutritional information per 2 tablespoons:
Calories 21 (0% from fat) | carb. 6g | pro. 0g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 0mg| calc. 6mg | fiber 2g
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DESSERTS
DESSERT CRÊPES WITH BERRIES
Crépe-making takes some practice, but once you get
the technique down it is all worth it.
Makes 6 servings
Approximate preparation time: 30 minutes, plus resting the
batter from 2 hours to overnight
SWEET CRÊPE BATTER
3
LARGE EGGS
¾
CUP UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
½
2
TEASPOON TABLE SALT
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
CUP WHOLE MILK
1
¼
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
1
CUP (½ STICK) UNSALTED
BUTTER, MELTED
BERRIES
2
CUPS MIXED FRESH BERRIES
¼
TEASPOON ORANGE ZEST
2
TEASPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
MASCARPONE CREAM
8
OUNCES MASCARPONE
¾
CUP HEAVY CREAM
¹∕³
CUP SUPERFINE SUGAR
1
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
PINCH SALT
TEASPOON UNSALTED BUTTER
1
TEASPOON ORANGE ZEST
¼
CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR,
FOR DUSTING
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the machine running,
add the eggs to the work bowl. Stir together the flour, salt and
sugar; add to the work bowl and pulse until just combined.
With the machine running, add the milk, vanilla and butter
together and process until homogenous. Transfer mixture to a
container, cover and let rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours or
overnight.
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
and add the berries, orange zest and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
Process until completely puréed. Strain the purée through a
fine mesh strainer and discard the seeds. Remove work bowl
and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl and add the mascarpone cream ingredients; process until
all are well incorporated, about 15 seconds. Remove work bowl
and reserve.
Prepare the crêpes. Place an 8-inch skillet over medium heat
and preheat for 5 minutes. Once the pan is heated, add the
butter. Once melted, wipe the butter around the pan with a
paper towel. Add a scant 3 tablespoons of batter to the
preheated pan. Working very quickly, move the batter around
so it just coats the bottom. The pan should be coated thinly
and evenly. After about 1 minute, when the crêpe is set and
lightly browned, flip the crêpe, using a heatproof spatula, and
cook for an additional minute on the second side. Reserve on a
plate. Continue with the remaining batter, stacking the crêpes
as you go. When all of the crêpes are prepared, cover plate
with foil – to keep crêpes warm, place plate over the skillet
containing some water over medium-low heat.
To serve crêpes: spread 1½ tablespoons of mascarpone cream
and about 1 tablespoon of the puréed berries on each crêpe
and fold into thirds. Place three crêpes on each plate and dust
with confectioners’ sugar and reserved berry purée.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 393 (56% from fat) | carb. 35g | pro. 9g | fat 25g |
sat. fat 15g | chol. 172mg | sod. 342mg | calc. 98mg | fiber 1g
DESSERTS
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POUND CAKE WITH PINE NUTS AND OLIVE OIL
This super-rich and moist pound cake works well as a simple dessert or to
serve anytime with a cup of tea or coffee.
Make one 9 x 5-inch loaf cake
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
¼
1²∕³
¼
½
½
¾
1
½
CUP TOASTED PINE NUTS
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
Approximate preparation time: 20 minutes, plus
90 minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with
nonstick cooking spray.
Add the butter, sugar and zest to the large work bowl
fitted with the large metal chopping blade; process until
creamy, scraping the bowl as necessary. Combine the
eggs, oil and extract together in a liquid measuring cup.
With machine running, gradually add the egg mixture
until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients evenly to the
work bowl and pulse ingredients until just combined.
TABLESPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
pine nuts and pulse 2 to 3 times, then process until they
are ground. Add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder
and salt and process to sift, about 10 seconds. Remove
work bowl and reserve.
CUP (1½ STICKS) UNSALTED
BUTTER, ROOM TEMPERATURE,
CUT INTO TABLESPOONS
CUP CORNMEAL
TABLESPOON BAKING POWDER
TEASPOON SEA SALT
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
TEASPOON ORANGE OR
LEMON ZEST
CUP OLIVE OIL
¼
½
LARGE EGGS,
ROOM TEMPERATURE
4
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the middle of the
oven for 90 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Nutritional information per serving (12 servings):
Calories 308 (57% from fat) | carb. 29g | pro. 4g | fat 20g |
sat. fat 8g | chol. 110mg | sod. 153mg | calc. 21mg | fiber 1g
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DESSERTS
DEEP CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE
Frost this deep and rich chocolate cake with
Cream Cheese Frosting (below).
Makes two 9-inch cakes (one 2- or 4-layer cake), 12 servings
Approximate preparation time: 15 minutes, plus 50 minutes
to bake, plus cooling time
BUTTER TO PREPARE THE PANS
TEASPOON BAKING SODA
¾
½
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2
½
¾
¾
5
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat two 9-inch round pans with butter
and cut rounds of parchment paper to fit the bottoms of each pan.
Put the bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder and espresso
powder into a small bowl; pour the boiling water over
ingredients and stir to combine. Reserve.
CUP LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flour, baking soda,
baking powder, salt and sugars and pulse 10 times, then
process for 20 seconds to sift.
TEASPOON BAKING
POWDER
TEASPOON TABLE SALT
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
OUNCES BITTERSWEET
CHOCOLATE, CHOPPED
CUP BOILING WATER
1
1
TABLESPOON ESPRESSO
POWDER
½
CUPS UNSWEETENED COCOA
POWDER
¾
¾
3
½
CUP (2 STICKS; ½ POUND)
UNSALTED BUTTER, MELTED
AND COOLED
CUP BUTTERMILK
LARGE EGGS
TABLESPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
With the machine running, slowly pour the butter through the
feed tube. Continue pouring the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla
through the feed tube until ingredients are just combined. Pour
the chocolate mixture evenly over the batter and pulse to
completely incorporate.
Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake in
oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until a cake tester comes out just clean.
Let pans rest on cooling racks for 15 minutes. Remove cake
from pans but leave on the racks until completely cool. Once
cool, cut each layer in half horizontally to frost with Cream
Cheese Frosting and build a four-layer cake, or leave the layers
as is and make a thick two-layer cake.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 258 (23% from fat) | carb. 49g | pro. 6g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 3g | chol. 54mg | sod. 224mg | calc. 38mg | fiber 3g
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Makes about 5½ cups
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes
28
1½
2
¾
1
2
OUNCES CREAM CHEESE
(ROOM TEMPERATURE), EACH
PACKAGE OF CREAM CHEESE
CUT INTO 6 PIECES
CUPS (¾ POUND; 3 STICKS)
UNSALTED BUTTER, ROOM
TEMPERATURE
CUPS CONFECTIONERS’
SUGAR, SIFTED
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the cream cheese,
butter, sugar and salt, pulse 2 to 3 times and then process until
smooth. Add the vanilla and sour cream and pulse to combine.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 84 (81% from fat) | carb. 3g | pro. 1g | fat 8g |
sat. fat 5g | chol. 23mg | sod. 57mg | calc. 8mg | fiber 0g
TEASPOON SALT
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
TEASPOONS SOUR CREAM,
ROOM TEMPERATURE
DESSERTS
65
1½
½
½
½
½
4
2
PASTRY CREAM
This all-purpose pastry cream is a great foundation for fresh fruit tarts –
the food processor makes it easy.
Makes about 2¼ cups
CUPS MILK
CUP HEAVY CREAM
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR,
DIVIDED
TEASPOON SALT
TABLESPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
LARGE EGG YOLKS
TABLESPOONS CORNSTARCH
FOR A LIGHTER PASTRY CREAM:
CUP HEAVY CREAM
½
1½
TABLESPOONS
CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR
Approximate preparation time: 25 minutes, including
cooking time
Put the milk, cream, ¼ cup sugar, salt and vanilla into a
saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a heavy
simmer.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
yolks, cornstarch and remaining sugar; process for 1
minute until mixture is light and thick.
With the machine running, pour ¾ to 1½ cups of the
milk mixture slowly through the feed tube and process
mixture for about 1 minute.
Return mixture to the saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil and cook while whisking continuously,
being sure to whisk the entire surface of the pan, for
about 2½ minutes until thickened. Stirring constantly is
very important to avoid overcooking the eggs.
Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the
large work bowl fitted with the large metal chopping
blade. Process for 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a clean
mixing bowl; cover directly with plastic wrap and cool
before using.
For a lighter pastry cream: whip the ½ cup of heavy
cream to medium peaks with 1½ tablespoons of
confectioners’ sugar. Fold into pastry cream once
completely cool.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 72 (50% from fat) | carb. 8g | pro. 1g | fat 4g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 58mg | sod. 72mg | calc. 32mg | fiber 0g
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DESSERTS
BANANA CREAM PIE
Everyone will love this Southern-inspired dessert.
Makes one 9-inch pie, 16 servings
FIRM BANANAS
4
¼
RECIPE CHOCOLATE
CRUST (BELOW)
1
1
COOKIE
Approximate preparation time: 50 minutes including
pastry cream; allow 2 hours for chilling
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Prepare Chocolate Cookie Crust according to recipe
below.
TEASPOON GROUND
CINNAMON
RECIPE LIGHTENED PASTRY
CREAM (PAGE 64)
Insert the slicing disc, adjusted to 4mm, into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and slice
the bananas.
Gently fold the bananas and cinnamon into the
prepared lightened pastry cream. Pour the banana
pastry cream equally into the baked, cooled cookie
crust and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 315 (52% from fat) | carb. 35g | pro. 4g | fat 19g |
sat. fat 11g | chol. 111mg | sod. 177mg | calc. 61mg | fiber 2g
CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST
We love this with our Banana Cream Pie, but it also makes
a cheesecake even more decadent.
Makes 1 cup, 12 servings
CUP (½ STICK) UNSALTED
BUTTER, MELTED
¼
TABLESPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
1
CHOCOLATE WAFER COOKIES,
ABOUT ½ BOX
24
Approximate preparation time: 1 minute plus
15 minutes for baking time
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
cookies and pulse 10 times. Add the sugar and pulse
an additional 5 times. With the machine running,
drizzle in the melted butter until incorporated.
Press crust into a 9-inch pie or cake plate and bake in a
375°F oven for 15 minutes before filling.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 85 (55% from fat) | carb. 9g | pro. 1g | fat 5g |
sat. fat 3g | chol. 10mg | sod. 65mg | calc. 3mg | fiber 0g
DESSERTS
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APPLE CRUMB PIE
The adjustable slicing disc makes preparing this pie a breeze.
Makes one 10-inch deep-dish pie, 8 to 12 servings
Approximate preparation time: 55 to 65 minutes, including
baking time
LARGE APPLES (GOLDEN
DELICIOUS, GINGER GOLD,
OR OTHER SIMILAR APPLES),
PEELED, CORED AND HALVED
5
RECIPE SWEET PÂTE
DOUGH (PAGE 16)
½
JUICE OF
1
½
2
1
BRISÉE
2 LEMONS
TEASPOON VANILLA PASTE*
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
TABLESPOONS APRICOT JAM
RECIPE CRUMB PIE TOPPING
(BELOW)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough into a 10-inch disc. Fit into an ungreased,
9-inch, 1½-quart ceramic pie baker.
Chill in refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
Insert the slicing disc, adjusted to 4mm, into the large work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and slice the apples.
In a large bowl, toss the apples, lemon juice, vanilla paste, and
sugar together. Prepare the Crumb Pie Topping according to
the recipe below. Carefully spread the jam on the bottom of
the chilled pie shell. Fan the apples in the reserved tart shell
in layers.
Top the pie evenly with the crumb topping and bake for 40 to
50 minutes, or until the top of the pie is a dark golden brown.
*Vanilla paste can be found in specialty gourmet stores. If not
available substitute pure vanilla extract.
Nutritional information per serving (based on 12 servings):
Calories 166 (8% from fat) | carb. 36g | pro. 3g | fat 1g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 36mg | sod. 225mg| calc. 10mg | fiber 2g
CRUMB PIE TOPPING
Pair this topping with our Apple Crumb recipe, or any fruit-filled pie.
Makes enough crumb topping for one pie
Approximate preparation time: 3 minutes
¹∕³
¾
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the pecans and pulse to
roughly chop. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until
mixture is well combined – mixture should resemble crumbs.
CUP TOASTED PECANS
CUP UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
TEASPOON SEA SALT
¼
TEASPOONS GROUND
CINNAMON
1¼
CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, COLD
AND CUT INTO CUBES
¹∕³
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Nutritional information per serving (based on 12 servings):
Calories 89 (69% from fat) | carb. 6g | pro. 1g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 3g | chol. 13mg | sod. 44mg | calc. 5mg | fiber 1g
DESSERTS
CLASSIC CHEESECAKE
This simple recipe produces perfect cheesecake every time.
Makes one 9-inch cake, 24 servings
Approximate preparation time: 15 minutes, plus 3 hours
baking/resting and 6 hours cooling
BUTTER TO PREPARE THE PAN
Preheat oven to 325°F. Place a large roasting pan on bottom
rack of oven and fill with 1 to 2 inches of water.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Cut each block of cream
cheese into 6 pieces and place into the work bowl; pulse 10
times and then process for 45 seconds. Scrape the bowl and
add the sugar and salt; process for an additional 30 to 45
seconds until smooth. With the machine running, add the eggs
one at a time with the vanilla, until just incorporated. Add the
ricotta and sour cream and pulse until all ingredients are just
incorporated and homogenous, scraping the bowl as necessary.
CUP SOUR CREAM, ROOM
TEMPERATURE
¾
CUP RICOTTA, ROOM
TEMPERATURE
¾
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
1
Prepare the Graham Cracker Crust according to the recipe
below. Press the graham cracker crust equally into the
prepared springform pan.
CUPS GRANULATED SUGAR
1½
½
4
Butter one 9-inch springform pan.
OUNCES CREAM CHEESE,
ROOM TEMPERATURE
24
RECIPE GRAHAM CRACKER
CRUST (BELOW)
1
TEASPOON SALT
LARGE EGGS, ROOM
TEMPERATURE
Pour filling evenly into the prepared pan and bake in the middle of
the oven. Add more water to roasting pan if any has evaporated.
Bake for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and let the cake rest in the oven.
Do not open the oven door until 2 hours have elapsed.
Remove cheesecake and place on a cooling rack. Once
completely cool, wrap well with plastic and refrigerate for at
least 6 hours before serving.
Serve with fresh berries and Raspberry Sauce (page 68).
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 456 (60% from fat) | carb. 38g | pro. 8g | fat 31g |
sat. fat 18g | chol. 154mg | sod. 391mg | calc. 72mg | fiber 1g
GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST
Makes two 9-inch pie crusts, 24 servings
Approximate preparation time: 2 minutes
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
¼
6
TEASPOON GROUND
CINNAMON
1
OUNCES GRAHAM CRACKERS
(ABOUT 2 SLEEVES)
9
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, MELTED
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Break crackers in fours
and place in the work bowl; pulse until finely chopped, about
10 to 12 long pulses. Add the cinnamon and sugar and process
for 15 seconds. Add the butter and process until ingredients
are well combined, about 45 seconds.
Press equal amounts of crust into two 9-inch pie plates.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 78 (44% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 1g | fat 4g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 8mg | sod. 64mg | calc. 4mg | fiber 0g
DESSERTS
61
CHOCOLATE PECAN PINWHEELS
These cookies are a delicious treat!
Makes 4 dozen cookies
DOUGH:
2¼
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
Approximate preparation time: 30 minutes,
plus 35 minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with
parchment paper.
TEASPOON ORANGE ZEST
½
1
TEASPOON SALT
½
½
2
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
TEASPOON GROUND CINNAMON
work bowl and add the pecans. Pulse to roughly chop.
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
Add the chocolate and pulse again to roughly chop.
SUGAR
Add the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg and pulse to
combine. Remove workbowl and reserve.
CUP (2 STICKS; ½ POUND)
UNSALTED BUTTER, COLD AND
CUT INTO SMALL CUBES
CUP SOUR CREAM
½
OUNCES CREAM CHEESE, COLD
AND CUT INTO SMALL CUBES
4
FILLING:
1
¾
½
¼
½
CUP TOASTED PECANS
CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
CUP LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
TABLESPOON GROUND
CINNAMON
CUP CINNAMON SUGAR,
FOR SPRINKLING
¼
CUP HEAVY CREAM
¼
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
NUTMEG
½
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and zest and process for 10
seconds to sift. Add the butter and cream cheese evenly
and pulse to combine. Add the sour cream and pulse to
combine. The dough should be slightly crumbly; be
careful not to overmix. Divide dough into 4 equal
pieces, wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator.
Once dough has chilled for about 30 minutes, roll each
piece out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle
about ¹∕8-inch thick. Brush pastry with cream and then
sprinkle with ¼ of the filling. Roll the rectangle up in a
jellyroll fashion, brush with cream and sprinkle with
cinnamon sugar. Slightly chill. Repeat with the
remaining dough. Cut each roll into 12 pieces
approximately ½-inch thick and space evenly on the
prepared baking sheets.
Bake in oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until just golden
brown.
Nutritional information per cookie:
Calories 113 (59% from fat) | carb. 11g | pro. 1g | fat 8g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 14mg | sod. 30mg | calc. 8mg | fiber 0g
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DESSERTS
POPOVERS
Eat the popovers hot out of the oven to fully appreciate
their delicious texture.
Makes 18 popovers
CUPS EVAPORATED MILK
2½
6
3
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2¼
1
LARGE EGGS
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, MELTED
TEASPOON SEA SALT
BUTTER OR NONSTICK
COOKING SPRAY FOR PAN
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes plus
45 minutes for resting and 50 minutes for baking
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
flour, milk, eggs, butter and salt and process ingredients
together until completely smooth, about 20 to 30
seconds. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and allow to
rest at room temperature for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450°F (use convection bake if available).
With butter or nonstick cooking spray, heavily butter or
coat eighteen 5-ounce ramekins or muffin cups and
place on two baking sheets. Fill each ramekin with
about ¹∕³ cup of batter. Place in oven and bake for 30
minutes. Lower the heat to 350°F and bake for an
additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully
remove popovers from ramekins. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per popover:
Calories 136 (39% from fat) | carb. 14g | pro. 6g | fat 6g |
sat. fat 3g | chol. 87mg | sod. 188mg | calc. 98mg | fiber 0g
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59
BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
These biscuits are so light and delicious that you will
want to make them every night.
Makes 12 biscuits
CUP CAKE FLOUR
¾
1
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2¼
4½
¼
½
¼
TABLESPOON CREAM
OF TARTAR
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes plus
10 minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 500°F. Line one baking sheet with
parchment paper.
TEASPOONS BAKING SODA
TEASPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
TABLESPOON SEA SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
PEPPER
CUP BUTTERMILK
1
2
TABLESPOONS (1 STICK PLUS
1 TABLESPOON) UNSALTED
BUTTER, COLD AND CUBED
9
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, MELTED
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add both
flours, cream of tartar, and baking soda and process to
combine for 10 seconds. Add the sugar, salt and pepper
and process again for 5 seconds. Add the cold butter
and pulse 15 times to incorporate into the dry
ingredients, until the size of the butter resembles peas.
With the machine running, pour the buttermilk through
the feed tube and process until just incorporated.
Remove dough from work bowl and place onto a well
floured surface. Knead dough by hand about two times,
form into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces. Form each
piece into a ball and place evenly spaced onto the
prepared baking sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Once
biscuits are ready, remove from oven and brush with
melted butter. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per biscuit:
Calories 206 (44% from fat) | carb. 25g | pro. 4g | fat 10g |
sat. fat 6g | chol. 28mg | sod. 543mg | calc. 30mg | fiber 1g
58
BREADS
SESAME DINNER ROLLS
Fresh from the oven, warm rolls make any dinner extra special.
Makes 32 rolls
TEASPOONS ACTIVE DRY YEAST
4½
3
CUPS (12-OUNCE CAN)
EVAPORATED LOW-FAT MILK
1¼
2
5¾
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
LARGE EGGS, BEATEN
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
2
STICK PLUS 6 TABLESPOONS
UNSALTED BUTTER, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
1
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
1
1
2
LARGE EGG
TEASPOON WATER
TEASPOONS SESAME SEEDS
Approximate preparation time: 20 to 25 minutes,
plus 2½ hours rising, 40 minutes baking, and 10 to 15
minutes cooling
In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm milk to
105° to 110°F. Remove from heat. Add yeast and sugar;
stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Add beaten eggs; stir gently to combine. Transfer to a
2-cup measuring cup and reserve.
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flour, butter and salt
and process on dough speed until combined, about 15
to 20 seconds. With the machine running on dough
speed, pour the yeast mixture through the feed tube in
a steady stream as fast as the flour absorbs it. After the
dough forms a ball, process 45 seconds to knead.
Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly floured plastic food storage
bag and seal. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to
1½ hours.
Lightly coat three 8-inch round baking pans with
nonstick cooking spray. Place dough on a lightly floured
surface and punch down; let rest 5 to 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 32 equal pieces (each about 1 ounce)
and shape each piece into a ball. Place 16 balls, just
touching, into each pan. Cover loosely with plastic and
let rise 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine egg and water. Brush over rolls and sprinkle
with sesame seeds. Bake in preheated oven until
golden, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Nutritional information per serving roll:
Calories 150 (36% from fat) | carb. 20g | pro. 4g | fat 6g |
sat. fat 3g | chol. 34mg | sod. 164mg | calc. 30mg | fiber 1g
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57
WHOLE WHEAT KALAMATA BREAD
This is a great bread for sandwiches – it complements
tuna or chicken salad especially well.
Makes three medium loaves, about 10 x 6 inches each (about
1-pound each) or two large loaves, about 1¾ pounds each
CUPS WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
3½
3½
In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm milk to 105° to
110°F. Remove from heat. Add sugar and yeast; stir to dissolve
and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a
large liquid measuring cup.
PACKAGES (4½ TEASPOONS)
ACTIVE DRY YEAST
2
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
2
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes, plus 2 to
3½ hours rising and resting, 30 minutes baking, and 1 hour or
longer cooling
CUP PLUS
MILK
1
2
2
1
¾
3 TABLESPOONS
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE OR BREAD FLOUR
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
TEASPOONS HERBES DE
PROVENCE
CUP COLD WATER
CUP KALAMATA OLIVES
EXTRA WHOLE-WHEAT FLOUR
FOR DUSTING BREAD
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flours, salt and herbs and
process on the dough speed until combined, about 10 to 15
seconds. Add the cold water to yeast mixture. With the
machine running on dough speed, add the liquid through the
feed tube as fast as the flour absorbs it. Once the dough cleans
the sides of the work bowl and forms a ball, add the olives.
Process for 45 seconds to knead the dough and incorporate
the olives. Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly floured plastic food storage bag
and seal. Allow to rest in a warm place until doubled in size,
about 1 to 1½ hours.
Punch dough down and let rise again until doubled in size.
(This rise can be omitted if pressed for time, but makes for a
more flavorful loaf, with a more artisanal bread texture and
crust.) Punch dough down and divide into three pieces. Shape
each into an oblong loaf, about 10 inches in length and place
on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Cover loosely with
plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 45 to 60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Dust loaves with whole-wheat flour. Using a serrated knife, make
three diagonal slashes in each loaf about ¼-inch deep. Bake for
25 to 30 minutes until browned and hollow-sounding when
tapped. Cool on a wire rack. Bread slices best when allowed to
cool completely before slicing.
TIP: To make one 1¾-pound loaf, halve all ingredients and
follow the same instructions.
Nutritional information per serving (1 ounce):
Calories 83 (28% from fat) | carb. 13g | pro. 2g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 232mg | calc. 15mg | fiber 1g
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BREADS
2
½
¾
2
5
2
½
1
1
CHALLAH BREAD
Not only a great bread for a special dinner,
but also makes the best French toast.
Makes two 1 pound loaves
TEASPOONS ACTIVE DRY YEAST
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR,
DIVIDED
CUP WARM WATER,
(105 TO 110°F)
LARGE EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
LARGE EGG FOR EGG WASH
TEASPOON SESAME SEEDS
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes,
plus 3 hours rising and resting, 30 minutes baking, and
1 hour or longer cooling
Dissolve the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar in warm
water in a large liquid measuring cup. Let sit until foamy,
about 5 minutes. Add beaten eggs; stir gently
to combine.
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flour, remaining
sugar, salt and butter and process on the dough speed
until combined, about 10 to 15 seconds. With the
machine running on dough speed, add liquid through
the feed tube as fast as the flour absorbs it. Once the
dough cleans the sides of the work bowl and forms a
ball, process for 45 seconds to knead dough. Dough
should be smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a large greased glass bowl, turning
dough to grease the entire surface, cover bowl with
plastic wrap and let rise until the dough has doubled
in size, about 2 hours. For a lighter loaf, punch dough
down and repeat the rise. In warmer weather, allow
dough to rise overnight in refrigerator.
Once risen, punch dough down and divide into two
equal parts. Divide each half into three equal parts. Roll
each piece into a long rope. Braid the strands loosely
into two separate loaves. Place on two separate baking
sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic
until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Brush loaves with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame
seeds. Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30
minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
TIP: To make one 1-pound loaf, halve all ingredients
and follow the same instructions.
Nutritional information per serving (1 ounce):
Calories 107 (26% from fat) | carb. 18g | pro. 3g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 27mg | sod. 140mg | calc. 3mg | fiber 1g
BREADS
55
CRUSTY FRENCH BREAD
This recipe makes three loaves, which may be too much for your needs.
You can always freeze a loaf for future use.
Makes three medium baguettes, about ¾ pound each
2¼
1¼
TEASPOONS ACTIVE DRY YEAST
CUPS WARM WATER,
(105° TO 110° F)
CUP CAKE FLOUR
²∕³
¹∕³
2¼
²∕³
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE OR BREAD FLOUR
5
CUP WHEAT GERM
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
CUP COLD WATER
EXTRA FLOUR FOR
DUSTING BREAD
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes,
plus 2 to 3½ hours rising and resting, 30 minutes
baking, and 1 hour or longer cooling
Dissolve the yeast in warm water in a large liquid
measuring cup. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flours, wheat germ
and salt and process on the dough speed until
combined, about 10 to 15 seconds. Add the cold water
to yeast mixture. With the machine running on dough
speed, pour the liquid through the feed tube as fast as
the flour absorbs it. Once the dough cleans the sides of
the work bowl and forms a ball, process for 45 seconds
to knead dough. Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly floured plastic food storage
bag and seal. Allow to rest in a warm place until
doubled in size, about 1 to 1½ hours.
Punch dough down and let rise again until doubled in
size. (This rise can be omitted if pressed for time, but
makes for a more flavorful loaf, with a more “artisanal”
bread texture and crust.) Punch dough down and divide
into three pieces. Shape each into a long narrow loaf,
about 16 to 18 inches in length, and place on a baking
sheet lined with parchment. Cover loosely with plastic
wrap and let rise until doubled, about 45 to 60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Dust loaves with flour. Using a serrated knife, make 4 or
5 diagonal slashes in each loaf about ¼ inch deep. Bake
for 25 to 30 minutes until browned and hollow sounding
when tapped. Cool on a wire rack. Bread slices best
when allowed to cool completely before slicing.
Nutritional information per serving (1 slice):
Calories 139 (19% from fat) | carb. 25g | pro. 3g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 8mg | sod. 243mg | calc. 30mg | fiber 1g
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BREADS
2¼
1
CLASSIC CUISINART® WHEAT BREAD
The nutty flavor of whole wheat makes this bread a favorite.
Makes 12 servings (one 9 x 5-inch loaf)
TEASPOONS ACTIVE DRY YEAST
TABLESPOON PLUS
1 TEASPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
¹∕³
CUP WARM WATER
(105° TO 110°F.)
CUPS WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
2
4
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2
½
1
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TABLESPOON SALT
CUP COLD WATER
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes,
plus 2½ hours rising and resting, 35 minutes baking,
and 1 hour or longer cooling
Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water in a large
liquid measuring cup. Let sit until foamy, about 5
minutes.
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flours, butter and
salt and process on the dough speed until combined,
about 10 to 15 seconds. Add the cold water to the yeast
mixture. With the machine running on dough speed,
pour the liquid through the feed tube as fast as the flour
absorbs it. Once the dough cleans the sides of the work
bowl and forms a ball, process for 45 seconds to knead
dough. Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly floured plastic food storage
bag and seal. Allow to rest in a warm place until
doubled in size, about 1 to 1½ hours.
Lightly coat two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with nonstick
cooking spray. Place dough on a lightly floured surface
and punch down, let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Divide dough
into two equal pieces and shape each into a loaf. Place
in prepared pans and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Let
rise until dough is just above the tops of the pans, about
45 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Bake until the tops are browned and loaf sounds hollow
when tapped, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from
pans and cool on wire rack.
Nutritional information per slice:
Calories 135 (20% from fat) | carb. 23g | pro. 4g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 8mg | sod. 244mg | calc. 30mg | fiber 3g
BREADS
53
2¼
1
¹∕³
CLASSIC CUISINART® WHITE BREAD
Spoil your family with homemade bread.
Makes 24 servings (two 9 x 5-inch loaves,
1½ pounds each)
TEASPOONS ACTIVE DRY YEAST
TABLESPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
CUP WARM WATER
(105° TO 110°F)
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
6
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
6
2½
1²∕³
BUTTER, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TEASPOONS SALT
CUPS COLD WATER
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes,
plus 2½ hours rising and resting, 35 minutes baking,
and 1 hour or longer cooling
Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water in a large
liquid measuring cup. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flour, butter and salt
and process on the dough speed until combined, about
10 to 15 seconds. Add the cold water to yeast mixture.
With the machine running on dough speed, pour the
liquid through the feed tube as fast as the flour absorbs
it. Once the dough cleans the sides of the work bowl
and forms a ball, process for 45 seconds to knead the
dough. Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly floured plastic food storage
bag and seal. Allow to rest in a warm place until
doubled in size, about 1 to 1½ hours.
Lightly coat two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with nonstick
cooking spray. Place dough on a lightly floured surface
and punch down; let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Divide dough
into two equal pieces and shape each into a loaf. Place
in prepared pans and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Let
rise until dough is just above the tops of the pans, about
45 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Bake until the tops are browned and loaf sounds hollow
when tapped, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from
pans and cool on wire rack.
Nutritional information per slice:
Calories 139 (19% from fat) | carb. 25g | pro. 3g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 8mg | sod. 243mg | calc. 30mg | fiber 1g
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BREADS
POTATO GRATIN
This traditional potato dish works well alongside any meat entrée.
Makes 12 servings
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
Approximate preparation time: 15 minutes plus 50
minutes for baking and 15 minutes for resting
LARGE GARLIC CLOVES
3
1
OUNCES PARMESAN, CUT INTO
½-INCH CUBES
7
2
3
4
1
½
SMALL ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TABLESPOONS VEGETABLE OIL
TABLESPOONS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
CUPS REDUCED-FAT MILK
TABLESPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
PEPPER
POUNDS WHITE POTATOES,
PEELED
3¾
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
NUTMEG
½
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat an 11-inch gratin
dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
Parmesan and chop until fine; remove work bowl and
reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl. With machine running, drop the garlic cloves
through the small feed tube to chop. Add the onions
and pulse to chop, about 8 to 10 pulses.
Put the oil into a 6-quart saucepan and place over
medium heat. Once oil is heated add the flour and stir
over heat for about 1 minute. Add the onion mixture.
Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the
milk with salt, pepper and nutmeg and bring to a
simmer until thickened. Remove pan from heat.
Replace chopping blade with slicing disc adjusted to
2mm and slice the potatoes. Add potatoes to saucepan
and return to medium heat. Simmer milk with potatoes
for about 10 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through
but still firm. Remove from heat and stir in ²∕³ of the
reserved cheese. Layer into prepared gratin dish and
top with remaining cheese. Bake in oven until tender
and golden on top, about 50 minutes. Allow gratin to sit
for about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 260 (39% from fat) | carb. 28g | pro. 12g | fat 11g |
sat. fat 5g | chol. 22mg | sod. 865mg | calc. 335mg | fiber 4g
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51
MASHED POTATOES
Try this rich but not too sinful version of the traditional mashed potatoes.
Makes 7½ cups, fifteen ½-cup servings
Approximate preparation time: 35 minutes
BUNCH CHIVES, TRIMMED,
DRIED WELL AND CUT INTO
¼
POUNDS YUKON GOLD
POTATOES, PEELED AND CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
3¾
1½
¼
¾
¾
1-INCH PIECES
OUNCES PARMESAN, CUT INTO
½-INCH PIECES
CUP UNSALTED BUTTER
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY
GROUND BLACK PEPPER
¾
¾
CUP WHOLE MILK
CUP MASCARPONE CHEESE,
ROOM TEMPERATURE
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with
water. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are
tender.
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Pulse the
chives to finely chop; reserve.
Insert the reversible shredding disc on the fine
shredding side into the large work bowl and shred the
Parmesan. Reverse the disc to the medium shredding
side. Once the potatoes are tender, shred the potatoes.
Replace the shredding disc with the large metal
chopping blade. Add the butter, salt, and pepper and
pulse to combine. Add the milk through the feed tube
while pulsing, until incorporated. Add the mascarpone
and chives and pulse until just combined. Taste and
adjust seasoning accordingly.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 160 (35% from fat) | carb. 21g | pro. 5g | fat 6g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 18mg | sod. 211mg | calc. 75mg | fiber 3g
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SIDES
4
1
STUFFED ROASTED PEPPERS
These hearty peppers can also be served as a main course, and are
delicious with our Simple Tomato Sauce (page10).
Makes 6 peppers
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
GARLIC CLOVES
LARGE RED ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TEASPOON DRIED BASIL
1
1
2
½
TEASPOON FRESH ITALIAN
PARSLEY
1
TABLESPOONS NONFAT DRY
MILK
2
TEASPOON CELERY SEED
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
3
5
POUNDS PORK SHOULDER,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
2¼
2
6
OUNCES (ABOUT 1¼ CUP)
BREADCRUMBS, (SEE RECIPE
PAGE 5)
LARGE EGGS
MEDIUM MULTI-COLORED
PEPPERS, CORED WITH SEEDS
REMOVED
Approximate preparation time: 25 minutes plus 45
minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a 13 x 9-inch pan
with nonstick cooking spray.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the
machine running, drop the garlic through the feed tube
to chop. Add the onion, dry milk, parsley, basil, celery
seed, salt and pepper and pulse to chop, about 8 to 10
pulses. Remove work bowl and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl. Add the pork and pulse 10 times, then run
machine to finely chop, about 35 seconds.
Place olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Once
oil is heated, add the onion mixture to the skillet, cook
until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pork and
cook until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes;
reserve. Stir the breadcrumbs into meat mixture with
eggs; combine well. Fill the peppers equally and place
in prepared pan. Bake peppers in oven until soft and
lightly browned, about 40 to 45 minutes.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 324 (42% from fat) | carb. 20g | pro. 27g | fat 15g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 120mg | sod. 631mg | calc. 81mg | fiber 3g
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49
1
1
1
8
VEGETABLE NAPOLEON
This vegetable side dish makes a beautiful presentation and
will be sure to impress any crowd.
Makes 8 servings
Approximate preparation time: 20 minutes.
MEDIUM EGGPLANT*
MEDIUM ZUCCHINI
MEDIUM ONION
MEDIUM BABY PORTOBELLO
MUSHROOMS
CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
¹∕³
1
½
MEDIUM TOMATOES, RIPE
BUT FIRM
2
8
3
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
LARGE BASIL LEAVES
OUNCES SOFT GOAT CHEESE
Preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® in the open position
to High.
Insert the slicing disc, adjusted to 6mm, into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Slice the
eggplant, zucchini, onion, mushrooms and tomatoes
into rounds.
Toss vegetables with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
Arrange the eggplant, zucchini and onions evenly
spaced on both sides of the preheated Griddler®.
Grill 2 to 4 minutes per side. Add the mushrooms; grill
about 1 minute per side. Reserve grilled vegetables on
a platter and reduce the heat to Low. Grill the tomatoes,
about 30 seconds per side.
On either a platter or eight individual plates, build the
Napoleons in the following order: eggplant, onion,
basil, goat cheese, tomato, mushroom, zucchini,
finishing with another eggplant round.
*Try to select a medium-size eggplant that fits the
feed tube.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 160 (72% from fat) | carb. 7g | pro. 4g | fat 13g |
sat. fat 13g | chol. 5mg | sod. 350mg | calc. 35mg | fiber 3g
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SIDES
2
3
3
¾
¼
½
1
GINGER GLAZED CARROTS
A great recipe for getting kids of all ages to eat their vegetables!
Makes 6 cups, twelve ½-cup servings
Approximate preparation time: 30 minutes
OUNCES FRESH GINGER
POUNDS CARROTS
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
PEPPER
CUP PURE MAPLE SYRUP
TABLESPOON ORANGE ZEST
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and process
the ginger; remove work bowl and reserve. Insert the
slicing disc, adjusted to 5mm, into the large work bowl
and slice the carrots. Melt the butter in a large skillet
placed over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add
the ginger and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes. Add
the carrots, salt, pepper, syrup and zest. Sauté for about
25 minutes, stirring carrots occasionally during cooking
time. Once carrots are tender, remove with a slotted
spoon. Continue to reduce liquid until it is a glaze-like
consistency, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle glaze over
carrots and serve.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 97 (30% from fat) | carb. 16g | pro. 1g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 8mg | sod. 169mg | calc. 37mg | fiber 3g
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16
1
1
3
½
1
¼
¼
CRAB CAKES
A delicious treat that is easy to make for any occasion.
Makes twelve 3-ounce cakes
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
OUNCES LUMP CRABMEAT
GARLIC CLOVE
RED BELL PEPPER, ABOUT
7 OUNCES, CUT INTO
2-INCH PIECES
GREEN ONIONS, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
CUP PARSLEY
TEASPOON EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
PEPPER
CUP MAYONNAISE
½
1
LARGE EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN
CUP BASIC FRESH
BREADCRUMBS (PAGE 5)
2
1
TEASPOON
SAUCE
WORCESTERSHIRE
DIJON-STYLE
TEASPOONS
MUSTARD
2
OLD BAY
TEASPOONS
SEASONING
1½
HOT SAUCE, OPTIONAL
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes plus
20 minutes cooking time
Look through crabmeat to make sure there are no shells;
reserve in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a
baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the
machine running, drop the garlic through the small feed
tube to chop. Add the pepper, green onions and parsley
and pulse to coarsely chop, about 10 to 12 pulses.
Put the oil into a large skillet placed over medium heat.
Cook chopped vegetables with salt and pepper until
soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and reserve in a
large mixing bowl.
Once vegetables have cooled slightly, add the crab,
eggs, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, Old
Bay, Dijon and a dash or two of hot sauce if using to the
mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly but carefully, so not to
break up the crab too much. Form mixture into 2-inch
round cakes.
Place on prepared baking sheet and bake until
crabcakes are evenly golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.
TIP: Substitute cooked fish fillet for the crab to make
tasty fish cakes.
Nutritional information per serving (2 crab cakes):
Calories 123 (33% from fat) | carb. 11g | pro. 11g | fat 5g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 77mg | sod. 912mg | calc. 54mg | fiber 1g
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3
6
¾
¼
BRAISED VEAL SHANKS
A perfect, comforting dish for a cold winter evening.
Makes 6 servings
Approximate preparation time: 35 to 40 minutes plus
3 hours for cooking
TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL
VEAL SHANKS (ABOUT 4 TO
4½ POUNDS TOTAL), ABOUT
1¼ INCHES THICK, 3 TO 3½
INCHES IN DIAMETER, TIED
WITH BUTCHER’S TWINE
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
CUP PARSLEY
¼
4
¾
CUP UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
½
2
2
1
GARLIC CLOVES
POUND ONIONS, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
LEEKS, WHITE PARTS ONLY,
CLEANED WELL AND CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
MEDIUM CARROTS, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
CELERY STALK, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TEASPOON DRIED THYME
1
1
TABLESPOON UNSALTED
BUTTER
1
¼
¼
1
1
CAN PLUM TOMATOES,
DRAINED AND ROUGHLY
CHOPPED
CUP DRY WHITE WINE
CUP CHICKEN STOCK,
NONFAT, LOW SODIUM
TABLESPOON TOMATO PASTE
BAY LEAF
Place olive oil in an ovenproof 6-quart casserole over medium
heat. While oil is heating, season veal with salt and pepper, and
dust lightly with flour, shaking off excess. Once oil is heated,
add the veal shanks and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes on
each side, until nicely browned. Remove and reserve.
While shanks are cooking, insert the small metal chopping
blade into the small work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food
Processor. Add the parsley and process to finely chop, remove
work bowl and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl.
With the machine running drop the garlic through the feed
tube to chop. Add the onions and leeks and pulse to chop,
about 10 to 12 pulses, remove and reserve separately. Chop
the carrots and celery by pulsing and add to the onion mixture.
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Once the shanks are well browned, add the butter to the
casserole. Once melted, stir in the chopped onions, leeks,
carrots, celery, garlic, and thyme. Cook until onions are
translucent and vegetables are slightly softened, about
5 to 8 minutes. While vegetables are cooking, add the plum
tomatoes to the large work bowl and pulse to roughly chop.
Stir the wine into the casserole and reduce completely. Add the
chicken stock and let the liquid come to a strong simmer. Stir in
chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and bay leaf and again bring
mixture to a low simmer. Add the reserved veal shanks, nestling
them in the tomato/vegetable mixture, being sure liquid comes
halfway up the shanks. Place cover on casserole and place in
oven. Cook until meat is completely tender and falling off the
bone, about 3 hours.
Degrease the cooking liquid with a fat mop. (Or pour the liquid
into a fat separator and allow the fat to rise to the top. Then
pour the defatted liquid back into the cooked vegetables.) Stir
in reserved chopped parsley. Taste, add remaining salt if
necessary and adjust seasoning accordingly.
Serve with pasta, potatoes, or polenta.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 607 (20% from fat) | carb. 20g | pro. 100g | fat 13g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 381mg | sod. 686mg | calc. 179mg | fiber 4g
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CHICKEN POT PIE
The ultimate comfort food.
Makes one 9 x 13-inch pan, about 12 servings
Approximate preparation time: 1 hour plus 50 minutes for
baking
MEDIUM CARROTS
2
2
LARGE ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
1
ROASTED CHICKEN,
APPROXIMATELY 4 POUNDS,
CHILLED AND CUT INTO
1-INCH CUBES
1
1
1
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the cubed chicken
and pulse to roughly chop. Remove work bowl and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
and add the onion. Pulse to chop, about 10 pulses. Replace
the chopping blade with the slicing disc adjusted to 4mm and
slice the carrots.
Melt the butter in a 6-quart saucepan placed over medium
heat. Once the butter melts, add the chopped onion and sliced
carrots and cook until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
LARGE WAXY POTATO
MEDIUM SWEET POTATO,
PEELED
CUPS CHICKEN BROTH
5
½
¼
TABLESPOONS ALL-PURPOSE
FLOUR
2
½
½
½
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
CUP FROZEN PEAS
CUP FROZEN PEARL ONIONS
RECIPE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
(PAGE 58)
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
While onions and carrots are cooking, adjust the slicing disc to
6mm. Cut both potatoes into quarters horizontally. Arrange in
feed tube horizontally and slice.
Stir the flour into the onion/carrot mixture and cook for about
3 minutes to eliminate any taste of flour. Slowly whisk in the
chicken broth completely, bring the mixture to a boil, and then
reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Stir in the white and sweet
potatoes, salt and pepper and let simmer for about 20 to 25
minutes, until vegetables are tender and liquid has reduced
some. Reduce heat to low and stir in the reserved chicken and
frozen vegetables. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes, taste
and adjust seasoning accordingly. Mixture should have a soupy
consistency. Add more broth if necessary.
Preheat oven to 400°F and coat one 9 x 13-inch pan with
nonstick cooking spray.
Pour filling into the prepared pan. Prepare the biscuit dough.
Top pan with 12 biscuits.
Bake until biscuits are fully baked through and golden brown,
about 35 to 40 minutes. Allow pot pies to rest for about 15
minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 449 (45% from fat) | carb. 34g | pro. 27g | fat 22g |
sat. fat 10g | chol. 101mg | sod. 918mg | calc. 58mg | fiber 2g
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SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN EMPANADAS
These empanadas are delicious served with guacamole,
salsa fresca, and sour cream.
Makes 35 empanadas
Approximate preparation time: 50 minutes, plus 15 minutes
for cooking
DOUGH:
5
1½
1¼
1¼
½
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
TABLESPOONS BAKING
POWDER
TEASPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS
UNSALTED BUTTER, CUT INTO
SMALL CUBES
5
LARGE EGG YOLKS
1¼
CUPS WHOLE MILK
FILLING:
3 TO 4
2
1
1
1
1
1½
2
2
GARLIC CLOVES
JALAPEÑO PEPPERS, SEEDED
MEDIUM ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
RED BELL PEPPER, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL
LARGE SWEET POTATO
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT,
DIVIDED
CANS (EACH 20 OUNCES)
BLACK BEANS
TEASPOONS CHILI POWDER
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl of
the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the flour, baking powder,
sugar, and salt into the work bowl and process for 15 seconds to
sift. Add the butter evenly over the dry ingredients and pulse
until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the egg yolks and
milk, and pulse until mixture forms a soft dough ball.
Wrap dough ball in plastic and allow to rest while you prepare
the filling. If not using right away, place wrapped dough in the
refrigerator to use within 1 to 2 days.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl. With the machine running, drop the garlic and jalapeño
through the small feed tube to finely chop. Add the onion and
pepper and pulse to chop. Remove work bowl and reserve.
Put the olive oil into a large sauté pan and place over medium
heat. Once the oil shimmers across the pan, add the onions,
peppers, garlic, and jalapeño. Sauté until vegetables are soft and
fragrant, about 10 minutes.
While vegetables are cooking, replace the chopping blade with the
slicing disc, adjusted to 6mm, and slice the sweet potato. Cut the
slices into cubes and add them to the onion mixture with ¼
teaspoon of salt; cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the
black beans and spices, including the remaining salt, and simmer
for about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and corn. Allow to
cool to room temperature before filling empanadas.
Assembling the empanadas:
1
TEASPOON PAPRIKA
If dough has been refrigerated, allow it to come to room
temperature before rolling. Roll the dough on a floured surface to
½
TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN
¹∕8-inch thick. Using a small plate, about 4 to 5 inches in diameter
¼
TEASPOON GROUND
CINNAMON
as a guide, cut circles into the dough. Fill each circle with about 2
1
TEASPOON FRESH LIME JUICE tablespoons of filling. Fold the circle in half, enclosing the filling,
leaving an inch space from the filling to the edge of the dough. To
¾
CUP COOKED CORN
close the empanada, start with one end and fold the corner in
CUP VEGETABLE OIL FOR
½
towards the center of the circle, as if you were folding a dog-ear
COOKING THE EMPANADA
corner. Continue making overlapping folds, creating a crimped
effect, in the same direction until you reach the opposite corner. Fold the last fold underneath the
empanada to seal it.
Continue with the remaining empanadas.
Put the vegetable oil into the same sauté pan after cleaning. Heat oil over medium-high heat until ready
to pan fry. Test oil by dropping a pea-sized piece of dough into the pan; if the oil sizzles immediately, the
oil is ready. Cook 3 to 4 empanadas at a time, about 45 seconds to 1 minute per side, or until well
browned and cooked through. Remove empanadas with tongs and drain on a paper towel-lined baking
sheet. If desired, reserve empanadas in a 200°F oven until ready to serve.
Nutritional information per empanada:
Calories 170 (34% from fat) | carb. 23g | pro. 5g | fat 6g |
sat. fat 3g | chol. 39mg | sod. 376mg | calc. 40mg | fiber 2g
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CLASSIC MEATBALLS
A classic recipe to use for meatballs and meatloaf.
Makes approximately 32 meatballs
CUP FRESH PARSLEY LEAVES
½
2
MEDIUM ONION (ABOUT
3 OUNCES) QUARTERED
1
SLICES DAY-OLD FIRM BREAD,
TORN INTO PIECES
CUP NONFAT DRY MILK
¼
1½
½
POUND BONELESS PORK,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
1
POUND BONELESS CHUCK,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
1
¼
2
¹∕³
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON GROUND
NUTMEG
TEASPOON DRIED THYME
LARGE EGGS
CUP COLD WATER
Approximate preparation time (meatballs):
10 minutes plus 25 minutes for cooking
Approximate preparation time (meatloaf):
10 minutes plus 90 minutes for cooking
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the
onion, parsley, bread, meat, dry milk and spices into the
work bowl; pulse 4 to 6 times and then process until
finely chopped. Add the eggs and water and pulse until
just combined; be careful not to overprocess.
Shape the mixture into balls, 2 tablespoons each.
Arrange them in a single layer in a baking dish and bake
at 375°F for 25 minutes or simmer in tomato sauce until
cooked through.
To make meatloaf: Pack the mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch
loaf pan and bake at 375°F for about 90 minutes, until
the top is well browned and the internal temperature
registers 160°F.
Nutritional information per serving (1 meatball):
Calories 78 (55% from fat) | carb. 2g | pro. 7g | fat 5g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 31mg | sod. 125mg | calc. 20mg | fiber 0g
Nutritional information per serving (1 1-inch slice meatloaf):
Calories 376 (55% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 31g | fat 22g |
sat. fat 8g | chol. 151mg | sod. 601mg | calc. 95mg | fiber 1g
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1
1
1
½
5
½
½
¼
1
1
1
1
SPINACH RAVIOLI
Homemade ravioli definitely takes time to make,
but it is certainly well worth the effort.
Makes 30 ravioli
GARLIC CLOVE
TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL
BAG (10 OUNCES) FRESH
SPINACH LEAVES
LEMON
OUNCES
PARMESAN
POUND RICOTTA
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
Approximate preparation time: 60 minutes,
including rolling
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and process the
garlic to finely chop. Put the olive oil into a large skillet
over medium heat. When oil shimmers across the pan,
add the chopped garlic and spinach in two batches to
wilt the spinach and soften garlic. Remove and reserve.
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
NUTMEG
LARGE EGG
TEASPOON WATER
RECIPE PASTA
(PAGE 14)*
DOUGH
RECIPE SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE
(PAGE 10)*
Insert the reversible shredding disc on the fine shredding side into the large work bowl and process the
Parmesan. Replace the shredding disc with the large
metal chopping blade. Peel the zest off the lemon with
a vegetable peeler, being careful not to include any of
the bitter white pith. Add the zest to the cheese and
pulse together, then process for about 20 seconds. Add
the ricotta, salt and nutmeg to the work bowl and
process for about 1 minute to combine well. Drain
spinach/garlic mixture well and pulse into filling
ingredients to fully incorporate.
Stir the egg together with one teaspoon of water and
reserve for the egg wash.
Roll the pasta dough out thin, either with a pasta roller
or by hand. After the dough is rolled into sheets, cut
each sheet into an even amount of squares. Using a
teaspoon, fill the centers of half the cut pasta squares
with filling. Brush around the filling with the egg wash
and top with the remaining squares. Press down around
the filling to seal and push out any air bubbles.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the
ravioli in batches. Remove with a strainer.
Serve ravioli with the Simple Tomato Sauce (page 10)
and freshly grated Parmesan.
*Freeze any leftover pasta dough to use at another
time. Wrap well in plastic to freeze.
Nutritional information per serving (based on 6 servings):
Calories 340 (42% from fat) | carb. 29g | pro. 21g | fat 16g |
sat. fat 8g | chol. 141mg | sod. 1192mg | calc. 417mg | fiber 2g
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ROASTED PEPPER, CHÈVRE
AND MOZZARELLA CALZONES
This versatile recipe can have many substitutes.
Makes 4 large or 8 small calzones, 8 servings
Approximate preparation time: 1 hour for the pizza dough,
25 minutes plus 30 minutes baking and resting time
LARGE FRESH BASIL LEAVES
6
2
TABLESPOONS FLAT PARSLEY
LEAVES
2
RECIPE PIZZA DOUGH
(PAGE 13)
1
RED BELL PEPPERS, CUT IN
HALF, CORED AND SEEDED
OUNCE PARMESAN, CUT INTO
½
TABLESPOON BALSAMIC
VINEGAR
1
TEASPOON EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
1
YELLOW BELL PEPPERS, CUT IN
HALF, CORED AND SEEDED
2
½-INCH CUBES
OUNCES CHÈVRE OR GOAT
11
OUNCES FRESH MOZZARELLA,
WELL CHILLED
8
Preheat the oven to 400º F. Line a shallow baking sheet with
foil.
Prepare the Pizza Dough and let rise.
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the parsley and basil and
pulse to chop, about 10 quick pulses. Remove work bowl and
reserve.
Insert the slicing disc, adjusted to 5mm, into the medium work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Use medium pressure to
slice the red and yellow peppers. Remove and toss with the
olive oil. Spread in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast in
the middle of the oven for about 25 to 20 minutes, until tender
and beginning to brown. Transfer to a small bowl, toss with the
balsamic vinegar and let cool.
Raise the oven temperature to 450º F. If using a baking stone,
place it on the rack. Sprinkle a nonstick baking sheet (not
“air-bake” type) or pizza peel with cornmeal.
CHEESE, CRUMBLED
Insert the fine shredding disc into the large work bowl and
CORNMEAL FOR SPRINKLING
shred the Parmesan. Reverse the shredding disc to the medium
side and shred the mozzarella by using medium pressure.
Leave the cheeses in the work bowl. Replace the shredding disc with the large metal
chopping blade. Sprinkle the chevre and reserved herbs over the mozzarella. Pulse to
combine, 12 to 15 times. Remove and refrigerate until ready to assemble the calzones.
Divide the dough into 4 or 8 equal balls. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest for
10 minutes. Lightly flour the work surface. Roll into rounds, 10-inches each in diameter
for 4 balls and 6-inches in diameter for 8 balls. Spread the cheese mixture over half the
dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Use ½ cup for the larger calzones, ¼ cup for the smaller
calzones. Drain the peppers. Sprinkle the peppers over the cheese mixture, ¼ cup for
the larger calzones, 2 tablespoons for the smaller calzones.
Brush the border of the dough lightly with water. Fold the dough over the filling and press
firmly to seal the edges. Then make overlapping folds around the edges of the calzone.
Use a serrated knife to make three 1-inch slashes on the top of each calzone for the steam
to escape. Place on a cornmeal-dusted baker’s peel and transfer to the preheated baking
stone or on a cornmeal-dusted baking sheet and place in the hot oven.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the dough is baked through and is a deep golden brown.
Transfer to a rack to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Calzones may be served hot or at
room temperature. Leftover calzones should be wrapped in foil or plastic wrap and
refrigerated. Re-warm in a 375ºF oven before serving; microwaving is not recommended.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 381 (36% from fat) | carb. 42g | pro. 19g | fat 15g | sat. fat 9g | chol. 40mg |
sod. 539mg | calc. 224mg | fiber 2g
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EGGPLANT PARMESAN
Every step of this recipe can be done in the food processor!
Makes 2 pans, 13 x 9 inches,16 servings
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
2½
POUNDS EGGPLANT
2
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
6 TO 7 LARGE EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN
3
CUPS HERBED BREADCRUMBS
(PAGE 5)
½
1
8
4
CUP OLIVE OIL
OUNCE
PARMESAN CHEESE
OUNCES MOZZARELLA,
WELL CHILLED
CUPS SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE
(PAGE 10)
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
plus 20 minutes for roasting eggplant and 20 minutes
for baking the assembled dish
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with
parchment paper and spray two 13 x 9-inch pans with
nonstick cooking spray.
Insert the slicing disc, adjusted to 4 mm, into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Slice the
eggplant into rounds.
Put the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in shallow
individual containers. Dredge each slice of eggplant
first in the flour, then in the eggs, and then in the
breadcrumbs. After dredging in each ingredient, tap the
eggplant to remove any excess. Drizzle the prepared
baking sheets with olive oil and arrange eggplant
in single layers on both sheets. Bake in oven for
20 minutes, flipping eggplant halfway through the
baking time.
While eggplant is baking, replace the slicing disc with
the fine shredding disc and shred the Parmesan.
Reverse the shredding disc to the medium side and
shred the mozzarella. Mix with a spatula to combine
the cheeses.
Remove the eggplant from the oven and reduce oven
temperature to 375°F. Place 1 cup of tomato sauce on
the bottom of each of two 13 x 9-inch pans. Layer the
eggplant equally in the pans. Spread each with an
additional ¾ to 1 cup of sauce and then distribute the
cheeses equally on top. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20
minutes until warmed through and cheese is melted
and golden.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 258 (45% from fat) | carb. 29g | pro. 11g | fat 15g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 92mg | sod. 353mg | calc. 142mg | fiber 5g
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2
CLASSIC CREAMY CHICKEN SALAD
A delicious dish for a light lunch or dinner.
Makes 4 cups, eight ½-cup servings
Approximate preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
OUNCES RED ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
POUNDS POACHED CHICKEN
2
OUNCES CELERY, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
4
½
¾
½
¹∕8
38
BREAST, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
CUP LIGHT MAYONNAISE
TEASPOON SEA SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
onions and celery and pulse to finely chop, about 8 to
10 pulses. Add the chicken and pulse about 5 to 6 times
to chop. Scrape the bowl and add the mayonnaise and
seasonings; pulse to achieve desired consistency.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 259 (38% from fat) | carb. 3g | pro. 36g | fat 11g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 103mg | sod. 492mg | calc. 25mg | fiber 0g
TEASPOON PAPRIKA
SALADS
SHREDDED CARROT SALAD WITH
HONEY-GINGER DRESSING
Healthy, nutritious and delicious.
Makes sixteen ½-cup servings
CUP FRESH MINT LEAVES
½
2
1
CUPS PLAIN NONFAT YOGURT,
DRAINED*
1½
OUNCE FRESH GINGER ROOT,
PEELED, CUT INTO ½-INCH
PIECES
1
POUNDS CARROTS, PEELED,
CUT INTO 2-INCH PIECES
2
CUP WALNUT HALVES, SHELLS
REMOVED
1
TABLESPOONS HONEY
CUP GOLDEN RAISINS
Approximate preparation time: 20 minutes, plus 8
hours (or overnight) to drain yogurt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Put the walnut halves in a baking
pan and toast until golden brown and fragrant, about 8
to 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Insert the small
metal chopping blade into the small work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor and pulse to coarsely chop
nuts, about 5 to 6 times. Remove work bowl and reserve.
Insert the reversible shredding disc assembly on the
medium side into the medium work bowl. Place the
carrots in the large feed tube horizontally and shred
using medium pressure. Remove work bowl and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl. Process the ginger root until finely chopped,
about 5 to 10 seconds. Scrape bowl. Add the yogurt,
mint and honey. Process to combine, about 10 seconds.
Scrape bowl and process an additional 5 seconds. Add
to shredded carrots and combine. Add raisins and
gently mix. Serve chilled on a bed of lettuce.
*To drain yogurt: Line a sieve with a double layer of
cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter and place over a
bowl. Put yogurt in sieve; cover and refrigerate at least
8 hours or overnight. You may need to drain water from
bowl occasionally. Refrigerate thickened yogurt in an
airtight container for up to one week.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 137 (33% from fat) | carb. 19g | pro. 4g | fat 5g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 39mg | calc. 65mg | fiber 3g
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CLASSIC COLESLAW
The Cuisinart® Food Processor makes the preparation of this
picnic favorite a breeze.
Makes 12 cups
POUND CARROTS
1
1
2½
1
¾
HEAD RED CABBAGE, CORED
AND HALVED
½
HEAD GREEN CABBAGE, CORED
AND QUARTERED
1
½
FENNEL BULB
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
CUP MAYONNAISE
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
TEASPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
Approximate preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes,
plus 1 hour for resting time
Insert the slicing disc adjusted to 4mm into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and slice
both cabbages. Remove and place in a large mixing
bowl. Replace the slicing disc with the reversible
shredding disc on the medium shredding side and
shred the carrots and fennel. Toss well with the
cabbage and the salt. Let vegetables sit for 1 hour
and then squeeze out any moisture and drain.
Toss with remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust
seasoning accordingly.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 177 (74% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 2g | fat 15g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 7mg | sod. 597mg | calc. 65mg | fiber 4g
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SALADS
3
3
1
1
8
1
CHOPPED SALAD
This delicious, garden-fresh salad is always a big hit – even among
non-salad eaters!
Makes 12 cups
CELERY STALKS, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
MEDIUM CARROTS (ABOUT
4 OUNCES), CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
RED ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
CUP FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY
SCALLIONS, TRIMMED AND CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
CUCUMBER (ABOUT
12 OUNCES), CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
CAN
1
¾
½
CUPS CORN, FRESH OR
FROZEN (THAWED)
2
POUND RIPE TOMATOES, CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
1
¼
(19 OUNCES) CHICKPEAS
Approximate preparation time: 20 to 25 minutes,
including vinaigrette
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
celery, carrots, onion, parsley and scallions and pulse to
chop, about 10 pulses. Remove and place vegetables
into a large mixing bowl. Add the cucumber to the work
bowl and pulse to roughly chop, 5 pulses, and add to
mixing bowl. Roughly chop the tomatoes by pulsing
them with 5 pulses and add to the mixing bowl with the
corn and chickpeas. Toss all ingredients together with
salt, pepper and vinaigrette. Taste and adjust seasoning
accordingly. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 140 (28% from fat) | carb. 23g | pro. 5g | fat 5g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 0mg | sod. 342mg | calc. 53mg | fiber 5g
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
CUP HERBED VINAIGRETTE
(SEE PAGE 8)
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FRENCH ONION SOUP
Homemade veal stock really adds to the flavor of the rich soup. But if you
have a store-bought stock, make sure that it is a high-quality brand.
Makes 20 servings
OUNCES
20
2
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
1
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT,
DIVIDED
2
CUP (½ POUND; 2 STICKS)
UNSALTED BUTTER
1
POUNDS YELLOW ONIONS,
PEELED
4
3
2
2
2
1
BLACK PEPPER, DIVIDED
GRUYÈRE CHEESE
TABLESPOONS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
QUARTS BEEF OR VEAL STOCK
SPRIGS FRESH THYME
BAY LEAVES
CUPS DRY SHERRY
Approximate preparation time: About ¾ hours,
including cooking time
Insert the slicing disc assembly adjusted to 4mm into
the large work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor
and slice the onions.
Melt the butter in an eight-quart stockpot placed over
medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, add the
onions and ¼ teaspoon of both the salt and pepper.
Let the onions cook until deeply caramelized,
about 1½ hours.
While the onions are cooking, replace the slicing disc
with the reversible shredding disc on the medium
shredding side to shred the Gruyère; reserve in the bowl.
Once onions have cooked, stir in the flour and cook for
about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the stock, thyme and bay
leaves. Increase the temperature to medium-high and
bring the mixture to a simmer. Add the sherry and return
to a simmer. Reduce the temperature to low and let
cook for 50 minutes. Stir in remaining salt and pepper.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
BAGUETTE, CUT INTO
½-INCH SLICES
While soup is cooking, lightly toast the baguette slices
under a broiler; reserve. Once soup is ready, remove
bay leaves and thyme sprigs and ladle soup into
individual, ovenproof crocks; place the bread slices over
soup and top with the reserved Gruyère. Broil until the
cheese is completely melted and browned.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 311 (53% from fat) | carb. 21g | pro. 13g | fat 19g |
sat. fat 11g | chol. 54mg | sod. 806mg | calc. 318mg | fiber 2g
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SOUPS
5
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
A hearty, warming soup for a winter evening.
Makes about 12 cups
POUNDS BUTTERNUT SQUASH,
HALVED AND SEEDS REMOVED
(ABOUT TWO 2-POUND
SQUASH)
QUARTS VEGETABLE STOCK
2
1½
¾
CUP FINELY CHOPPED FRESH
GINGER
¼
TABLESPOON LIGHT OR DARK
BROWN SUGAR
1
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT,
DIVIDED
2½
TABLESPOONS (½ STICK)
UNSALTED BUTTER
4
MEDIUM-LARGE ONIONS, CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
2
TABLESPOON EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
1
½
TEASPOONS GROUND NUTMEG
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
TEASPOON FRESH THYME
Approximate preparation time: 20 minutes plus
45 minutes for roasting squash and 20 minutes to
simmer soup
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Place squash in a shallow roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil
over flesh and into the pan. Turn squash flesh down.
Bake until squash is tender, about 45 minutes.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
onions and pulse to chop, about 8 to 10 pulses.
Melt the butter in a 6-quart saucepan over medium
heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onions and
¼ teaspoon of salt. Sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until the
onions are softened. Stir in the brown sugar; sauté for
an additional 10 minutes. Add the ginger; sauté until
tender and aromatic, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Add stock, roasted squash, nutmeg, and remaining salt
and pepper to the pot. Cover; bring to a slight boil.
Once boiling, uncover and let simmer for 15 to 20
minutes. Strain the soup, reserving the liquid. Place the
solids into the large work bowl with the large metal
chopping blade and purée until completely smooth,
about 1 minute.
With the machine running, add reserved liquid through
the feed tube until desired consistency is achieved.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 200 (60% from fat) | carb. 19g | pro. 2g | fat 14g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 10mg | sod. 470mg | calc. 69mg | fiber 1g
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TOMATO SOUP
The ultimate comfort soup, our recipe takes it to the next level
with its smoky bacon flavor.
Makes about 8 cups
OUNCES GRAPE TOMATOES
6
1
OUNCES THICK-CUT BACON,
CUT INTO SMALL DICE
8
2
1
MEDIUM ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
MEDIUM CARROTS, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
CELERY STALK, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TEASPOONS DRIED BASIL
1½
¾
5
TABLESPOONS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
3
3
Approximate preparation time: 30 minutes plus
20 minutes to simmer
Put bacon into a 6-quart saucepan and place over
medium heat. Sauté until bacon is cooked through,
about 10 to 15 minutes, and add the grape tomatoes to
the pan. Cook until tomatoes are bursting, about 10
minutes. Remove and reserve the tomatoes and the
bacon separately.
TEASPOON DRIED MARJORAM
CUPS WHOLE PLUM TOMATOES
IN PURÉE (FROM ABOUT
1½ 28-OUNCE CANS)
WHOLE SUN-DRIED TOMATOES
PINCH BAKING SODA
3½
1½
¾
CUPS VEGETABLE STOCK
While the bacon and tomatoes are cooking, insert the
large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl of
the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the onion and pulse
to chop, about 10 pulses. Add the carrots and celery to
the work bowl and pulse to chop, about 10 pulses.
Add the onions to the saucepan with the bacon fat and
sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until the onions are softened.
Stir in the carrots and celery; sauté for 6 to 8 minutes,
until tender. Stir in flour; cook for an additional minute.
Add tomatoes, with their juices, sun-dried tomatoes,
reserved grape tomatoes, baking soda, stock and
spices. Cover; bring to a slight boil. Reduce heat and
uncover; let simmer about 20 minutes.
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
Carefully process soup until completely puréed. Return
to saucepan to heat through. Add reserved bacon.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 160 (55% from fat) | carb. 16g | pro. 3g | fat 10g |
sat. fat 5g | chol. 15mg | sod. 870mg | calc. 94mg | fiber 3g
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SOUPS
4
2
1
LIGHTENED BROCCOLI AND POTATO SOUP
This soup is a delicious and healthy substitute for other cream soups.
Makes about 10 cups
Approximate preparation time: 25 to 30 minutes
OUNCES
CHEDDAR
GARLIC CLOVES
SMALL ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
POUND POTATOES
1
2
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER, DIVIDED
1
TABLESPOON SEA OR KOSHER
SALT, DIVIDED
½
TABLESPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
2
2½
1
¾
POUNDS BROCCOLI, STEMS
PEELED AND FLORETS
SEPARATED
CUPS SHERRY
QUART VEGETABLE STOCK
TEASPOON LEMON ZEST
Insert the reversible shredding disc assembly on the
medium shredding side into the medium work bowl of
the Cuisinart® Food Processor and shred the cheese.
Remove work bowl and reserve. Insert the large metal
chopping blade into the large work bowl. With the
machine running, drop the garlic cloves through the
small feed tube to finely chop. Add the onion to the
work bowl and pulse to chop, about 10 pulses.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat.
Add the garlic and onion, with a pinch each of salt and
pepper. Sauté until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
While vegetables are cooking, insert the adjustable slicing
disc assembly, adjusted to the 4mm setting, into the large
work bowl. Slice the potatoes and the broccoli stems.
Raise the heat to medium and add the potatoes,
broccoli stems and a pinch each of the salt and pepper;
sauté 2 to 3 minutes, and then add the sherry. Let the
sherry cook down until almost evaporated. Add the
stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the florets,
lemon zest, ½ cup of Cheddar, and remaining salt and
pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
Strain the soup, reserving the liquid. Place the solids into
the large work bowl with the large metal chopping blade
and purée until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
With the machine running, add reserved liquid through
the feed tube until desired consistency is achieved. Add
remaining Cheddar.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
TIP: This soup is very thick, so add more stock if a
thinner consistency is desired.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 140 (39% from fat) | carb. 17g | pro. 5g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 5mg | sod. 680mg | calc. 71mg | fiber 4g
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GAZPACHO
This delicious soup is perfect all summer long.
Makes 8 cups
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
CUPS GRAPE TOMATOES
4
3
1
LARGE RED ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES, DIVIDED
1
YELLOW PEPPERS, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES, DIVIDED
2
OUNCES ENGLISH CUCUMBER,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES,
DIVIDED
12
POUNDS RIPE TOMATOES ON
THE VINE, CUT INTO 1-INCH
PIECES, DIVIDED
2
½
¾
¹/³
2
1
2
1
GARLIC CLOVES
JALAPEÑO PEPPER, SEEDED
AND CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
CUP FRESH CILANTRO
TEASPOON PAPRIKA
CUP SHERRY VINEGAR
SLICES WHITE BREAD
TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
²/³
TABLESPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
½
30
Reserve 1 cup of the tomatoes, ½ of the cucumbers,
½ of the yellow peppers, and ¼ of the red onion.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
remaining tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, onion,
grape tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro to the work
bowl. Pulse to chop, about 25 pulses. Add the paprika,
sherry vinegar, bread, cumin, salt, pepper and sugar.
Process ingredients for 2 minutes; add the olive oil during
the last 10 seconds through the small feed tube. Remove
the soup base and place through a fine mesh strainer to
strain; continue to press juice through the strainer, using
a spatula or the bottom of a ladle, until the mixture is
very dry.
Pulse reserved vegetables 6 to 8 times to roughly chop.
Add chopped vegetables to the strained broth. Taste and
adjust seasonings accordingly; serve.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 172 (64% from fat) | carb. 14g | pro. 2g | fat 13g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 0mg | sod. 407mg | calc. 31mg | fiber 2g
SOUPS
3
½
¼
¼
CARAMELIZED ONION, STEAK
AND GRUYÈRE QUESADILLAS
Enjoy these grown-up quesadillas at your next cocktail party. Serve with
salsa, guacamole and sour cream for dipping.
Makes 32 servings
Approximate preparation time: 1 hour
POUNDS YELLOW ONIONS
CUP (1 STICK) UNSALTED
BUTTER
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
8
1½
16
OUNCES
GRUYÈRE CHEESE
POUNDS SIRLOIN STEAK
8-INCH FLOUR TORTILLAS
Insert the slicing disc, adjusted to 2 mm, into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor, and slice
the onions. Place a large skillet over medium-low heat
and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the
onions with salt and pepper to the skillet and cook over
low heat for about 1 hour, until onions are completely
soft and caramel in color.
While onions are caramelizing, replace the slicing disc
with the reversible shredding disc on the medium
shredding side and process the Gruyère.
Grill or pan-roast the steaks until rare to medium-rare
(steaks will continue to cook in the quesadillas). Allow
steaks to cool and then thinly slice.
To assemble: evenly place ¼ cup of onions on a tortilla
and top with 4 to 5 slices of steak, ¹∕³ cup of shredded
cheese and then top with another tortilla. Repeat with
remaining ingredients.
Preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler®, fitted with the griddle
plates in the closed position, to 375°F. Brush the top
and bottom tortillas lightly with oil and grill until the
cheese is melted and the tortillas are golden and crisp,
about 3 minutes.
Quesadillas can also be prepared in a 375°F oven,
baked on parchment lined baking trays.
To serve: Cut quesadillas into quarters and serve with
guacamole and sour cream.
Note: The flavor of the caramelized onions is well-worth
the time it takes to prepare them.
Nutritional information per ¼ quesadilla:
Calories 166 (44% from fat) | carb. 15g | pro. 8g | fat 8g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 28mg | sod. 208 mg | calc. 112mg | fiber 0g
APPETIZERS
29
SPINACH, FETA AND ARTICHOKE
STUFFED MUSHROOMS
A variation of the quintessential hors d’oeuvre.
Makes about 60 stuffed mushrooms
Approximate preparation time: 30 to 40 minutes, plus 30
minutes baking and cooling
OUNCE
1
½
OUNCES FRENCH BREAD,
CUT INTO ½-INCH PIECES
1½
ASIAGO CHEESE
CUP LIGHTLY TOASTED PINE
NUTS OR WALNUTS
SMALL GARLIC CLOVES
2
1
CAN (15 OUNCES) ARTICHOKE
HEARTS, WELL DRAINED,
GENTLY SQUEEZED IN PAPER
TOWELING TO REMOVE EXCESS
MOISTURE
1
SHALLOT, ABOUT
PEELED
1 OUNCE,
OUNCES CREAM CHEESE
4
OUNCES FETA CHEESE,
SLIGHTLY CRUMBLED
4
TEASPOON HERBES DE
PROVENCE
1
OUNCES FRESH SPINACH, WELL
WASHED AND DRIED, TOUGH
STEMS REMOVED
16
60
(REGULAR, NOT LOW- OR
NON-FAT), CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
1½-INCH WHITE BUTTON OR
CREMINI MUSHROOMS*
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and process the bread and
Asiago for about 45 seconds until finely chopped. Add the
pine nuts and pulse about 5 times to coarsely chop. Remove
and reserve. Add the artichokes to the small work bowl and
pulse to chop, about 10 to 15 times. Add to the reserved
breadcrumb mixture.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl.
With the machine running, drop the garlic and shallot through
the feed tube to process. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add
the spinach, about 4 ounces at a time, and pulse 12 to 15 times
after each addition to chop. Add the herbes de Provence, feta
and cream cheese and process for 20 seconds to incorporate.
Add the reserved breadcrumb mixture and pulse about 15
times to incorporate. Transfer to a bowl. The stuffing may be
made up to 2 days ahead.
Rinse and dry the mushrooms thoroughly. Remove the stems
and discard or reserve for another use.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Stuff each mushroom with a tablespoon
of the spinach mixture. Arrange the stuffed mushrooms in a
shallow baking dish that has been lightly coated with olive oil;
do not crowd. The mushrooms may be stuffed up to 8 hours
ahead. If making in advance, cover and refrigerate. Do not
freeze.
Bake the mushrooms for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to rest for 5
minutes before serving.
*Cremini mushrooms are a darker version of the white button
mushroom and have a more intense flavor. When grown to
large size (4 to 5-inches in diameter), they become the popular
Portobello mushrooms. In some markets, cremini mushrooms
may be labeled “Baby Bellas.”
TIP: This recipe is simple to cut in half if a smaller amount of
mushrooms is desired.
Nutritional information per piece:
Calories 93 (62% from fat) | carb. 6g | pro. 3g | fat 6.5g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 6mg | sod. 117mg | calc. 74mg | fiber 1g
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APPETIZERS
CLASSIC BRUSCHETTA
Classic and delicious.
Makes 50 bruschette
6
GARLIC CLOVES
2
CUPS FRESH BASIL
6
CUPS TOMATOES, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
½ TO ¾ TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
¼
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
3
1
BLACK PEPPER
TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
TABLESPOON FRESH
LEMON JUICE
SMASHED GARLIC CLOVES
2
BAGUETTE, CUT INTO
½-INCH SLICES
1
Approximate preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes,
including toasting and assembly time
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and process
the whole garlic cloves until finely chopped. Add the
basil to the work bowl and pulse 5 to 6 times to roughly
chop. Add the tomatoes and pulse to roughly chop.
Strain mixture; put into a large mixing bowl and toss
with the salt, pepper, oil and lemon juice. Taste and
adjust seasoning accordingly.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Rub the bread slices with the smashed garlic and place
on a baking sheet. Bake in oven to toast, about
5 minutes.
Spoon ½ to 1 tablespoon of topping on each toasted
slice and serve immediately.
Nutritional information per bruschetta:
Calories 80 (19% from fat) | carb. 14g | pro. 2g | fat 2g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 176mg | calc. 23mg | fiber 1g
APPETIZERS
27
½
½
1
1
2
½
½
THREE TOMATO SALSA
Serve warm tortilla chips alongside this fresh and tangy salsa.
Makes 3 cups
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes
BUNCH FRESH CILANTRO
LARGE VIDALIA ONION, CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
GARLIC CLOVE
SMALL JALAPEÑO PEPPER,
SEEDED
TEASPOONS SEA SALT
POUND RIPE PLUM TOMATOES,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
POUND GREEN, HOTHOUSE
TOMATOES, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TEASPOON FRESH LIME JUICE
1
POUND YELLOW TOMATOES,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
½
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put half of
the cilantro, half of the onion, garlic cloves, jalapeños,
1 teaspoon of salt and half the tomatoes into the work
bowl and pulse to chop to desired consistency, about 8
to10 quick pulses; repeat with the remaining half.
Combine the two batches in a large bowl and stir in the
lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
For better consistency, drain each batch in a strainer
to remove excess liquid.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
TIP: Salsa can be processed in one batch. However,
a better consistency is achieved by processing the
tomatoes in two batches.
Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup):
Calories 13 (9% from fat) | carb. 3g | pro. 1g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 209mg | calc. 7mg | fiber 1g
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APPETIZERS
HUMMUS
The food processor is a perfect tool for a creamy hummus.
Makes 4 cups
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes
TEASPOON LEMON ZEST
1
1
1 TO 2
4
CUP FRESH ITALIAN PARSLEY
LEAVES
½
¼
¼
¹∕³
1
¼
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
GARLIC CLOVES
CANS (15½ OUNCES EACH)
CHICKPEAS, DRAINED
CUP TAHINI
CUP FRESH LEMON JUICE
CUP WATER
TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Process
the parsley, lemon zest, salt, and garlic together, about
6 seconds. Scrape bowl and repeat. Add remaining
ingredients and process until smooth, about 1 minute.
Scrape bowl and process again to fully incorporate all
ingredients.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 55 (49% from fat) | carb. 5g | pro. 2g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 163mg | calc. 13mg | fiber 1g
CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
APPETIZERS
25
CHUNKY GUACAMOLE
Make our fresh guacamole for the Sunday game or serve alongside
quesadillas for a fun dinner night.
Makes 6 cups
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes
Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup):
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
1
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the
machine running, drop the garlic through the small feed
tube to finely chop. Add jalapeño to work bowl and
pulse 5 times to chop. Add the onion and pulse 4 times
to chop. Add the cilantro and pulse 3 times to chop.
Add the tomatoes and pulse 3 times to chop. Scoop out
the insides of the avocados directly into work bowl and
add the lime juice and salt. Pulse until desired
consistency is achieved, about 10 to 12 pulses.
TABLESPOONS FRESH LIME
JUICE
2 TO 3
2
1
½
2
½
6
GARLIC CLOVES
JALAPEÑO PEPPER, SEEDED,
CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
MEDIUM ONION, CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
TABLESPOONS FRESH CILANTRO
CUP GRAPE TOMATOES
RIPE AVOCADOS, HALVED,
PITS REMOVED
Calories 76 (73% from fat) | carb. 5g | pro. 1g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 0mg | sod. 104mg | calc. 8mg | fiber 3g
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APPETIZERS
ARTICHOKE AND HERB YOGURT DIP
A delicious lowfat dip for crudités or chips.
Makes 4 cups
TABLESPOONS FRESH MINT
2
¼
¼
2
OUNCE PARMESAN, CUT INTO
½-INCH CUBES
1
CUP FRESH BASIL
CUP FRESH PARSLEY
JARS (12 OUNCES) ARTICHOKE
HEARTS
TEASPOON LEMON ZEST
½
½
OUNCES PLAIN LOW-FAT
YOGURT
16
¼
¹∕8
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
NUTMEG
Approximate preparation time: 6 minutes, plus
optional 2 hours for resting
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Process the
Parmesan until finely chopped; remove work bowl and
reserve. Add the fresh herbs to the work bowl; pulse to
chop, about 5 pulses. Add remaining ingredients,
including reserved Parmesan; pulse 5 times to combine,
and then process until all ingredients are incorporated.
Allow dip to rest at least 2 hours in refrigerator for
flavors to develop. Remove from refrigerator ½ hour
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup):
Calories 41 (52% from fat) | carb. 3g | pro. 2g | fat 2g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 2mg | sod. 115mg | calc. 73mg | fiber 0g
APPETIZERS
23
BUCKWHEAT CRÊPES WITH
SPINACH AND GOAT CHEESE
This brunch dish is absolutely delicious served with hollandaise sauce.
Makes 6 servings
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes plus 35 minutes
for cooking
BUCKWHEAT CRÊPES:
¾
CUPS BUCKWHEAT FLOUR
¼
CUP UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
½
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
3
LARGE EGGS
1¼
CUPS WHOLE MILK
3
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, MELTED
FILLING:
RED ONION, CUT INTO
½
½-INCH PIECES
2
20
1
½
1
6
4
1
TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
OUNCES BABY SPINACH
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
TEASPOON UNSALTED BUTTER
LARGE EGGS
OUNCES SOFT GOAT CHEESE
Sift the flours together in a small bowl.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the machine
running, add the eggs through the feed tube. Add the flours
and salt and process until just combined. With the machine
running, add the milk and melted butter together through the
feed tube and process until homogenous. Transfer mixture to
a container, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
and pulse the onions to chop, about 5 times. Put the oil into a
large skillet and place over medium heat. Once the oil
shimmers across the pan, add the onion and sauté until
softened, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach a handful at a
time, along with the salt and pepper, and sauté until bright
and wilted, about 9 minutes total. Reserve filling.
Poach the eggs: Pour water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
per every 4 quarts into a large saucepan. Place over high heat
and bring to a strong simmer. Carefully add eggs by cracking
over the water – use a spatula to separate the eggs. Cook until
desired doneness. Transfer with slotted spoon to ice water to
stop cooking. Reserve.
Prepare the crêpes: Place an 8-inch skillet over medium heat
RECIPE FOR HOLLANDAISE
and preheat for 5 minutes. Once the pan is heated, add the
SAUCE (PAGE 12)
butter. Once melted, wipe the butter around the pan with a
paper towel. Add a scant ¼ cup of batter to the preheated pan. Working very
quickly, move the batter around so it just coats the bottom. You want the pan
to be coated thinly and evenly. After about 1 minute, when the crêpe is set
and lightly browned, flip the crêpe using a heatproof spatula, and cook for an
additional minute. Reserve on a plate. Continue with the remaining batter,
stacking the crêpes as you go.
When all of the crêpes are prepared, cover plate with foil – to keep crêpes
warm, place plate over a skillet containing some water over medium-low heat.
To serve crêpes:
Bring a small pot of water to a simmer to reheat poached eggs.
Each crêpe should be filled with ¼ cup of the spinach filling and
½ tablespoon of goat cheese. Fold each crêpe in half and lay one partially on
top of the other. Place the two crêpes on each plate and top with a reheated
poached egg.
Serve with Hollandaise Sauce (page 12) on the side.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 398 (24% from fat) | carb. 62g | pro. 16g | fat 11g | sat. fat 4g |
chol. 46mg | sod. 607mg | calc. 98mg | fiber 4g
22
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
LEEK, SAUSAGE AND FONTINA QUICHE
A perfect dish for Sunday brunch.
Makes 12 servings
Approximate preparation time: 20 minutes plus 40 minutes
for baking
1
RECIPE PÂTE BRISÉE (PAGE 16)
FILLING:
1
GARLIC CLOVE
1
SMALL LEEK, WHITE AND LIGHT
GREEN PARTS ONLY, CUT INTO
Prepare Páte Brisée according to recipe on page 16.
While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350°F.
Roll out one dough disc* to ¹∕8-inch thick to fit a 9-inch tart pan. Fit
the dough into the pan. Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Using a fork, prick the dough evenly all over but make sure not
to go entirely through the dough. Line the shell with parchment
and weigh down with dried beans or rice. Bake in oven for 25
minutes, or until the dough underneath the parchment is no
longer wet. Remove the beans/rice and parchment and continue
baking until the shell is golden brown, about an additional 10
minutes. Remove and reserve.
TABLESPOON UNSALTED
BUTTER
1
OUNCES PRECOOKED CHICKEN
APPLE SAUSAGE, CUT INTO
SMALL DICE
6
While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350°F.
½-INCH PIECES
OUNCES FONTINA CHEESE
2
¾
¾
2
2
¼
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER, DIVIDED
¼
CUP WHOLE MILK
CUP HEAVY CREAM
LARGE EGGS
LARGE EGG YOLKS
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
While the quiche shell is baking, insert the small metal chopping blade
into the small work bowl. Process the garlic until finely chopped. Add
the leeks and pulse to chop, about 6 pulses.
Place a skillet over medium heat and add the sausage; cook for
about 3 minutes. Add the butter, garlic, leeks and a pinch of
pepper. Stir over medium-low heat until vegetables are soft,
about 2 to 3 minutes.
Place the reversible shredding disc on the medium shredding
side into the medium work bowl and shred the fontina. Remove
and reserve. Replace the shredding disc with the large metal
chopping blade and add the milk, cream, eggs, yolks, salt,
remaining pepper and half of the shredded fontina. Process to
combine all ingredients, about 10 seconds.
To assemble the quiche: spread the sausage and leeks evenly
along the bottom of the baked tart shell. Pour the egg mixture
over the vegetables and scatter the remaining fontina on the top.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until quiche is lightly browned and just set.
Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes before
serving.
*The second dough disc may either be used within 3 days if
refrigerated or it may be wrapped well and stored in the freezer
until needed.
Nutritional information per serving (including pastry):
Calories 181 (83% from fat) | carb. 3g | pro. 4g | fat 17g |
sat. fat 10g | chol. 116mg | sod. 301mg | calc. 62mg | fiber 0g
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
21
TRADITIONAL SCONES
The key to a delicate scone is to not overmix the dough. Always use a light
hand and you will have delicious results.
Makes 8 scones
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes plus
30 minutes for baking
TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
2
1
6
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR, DIVIDED
4
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2½
TEASPOON SALT
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, COLD AND CUT INTO
SMALL CUBES
LARGE EGG
1
½
1
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
¼
CUP PLUS 1 TABLESPOON
BUTTERMILK
½
CUP CURRANTS
TABLESPOON HEAVY CREAM
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with
parchment paper.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
flour, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, baking powder
and salt and process for 15 seconds to combine. Add
the butter and pulse to incorporate, about 8 pulses,
until the butter pieces are about the size of peas. Stir
the buttermilk, vanilla and egg together in a liquid
measuring cup. With the machine running on the dough
speed, slowly add the liquids through the feed tube
until just combined; be very careful not to overmix. Add
the currants and pulse until just combined, 2 to 3 pulses.
Pour dough onto a clean surface. Form into a long, flat
rectangle and cut into 8 triangles. Place the scones,
evenly spaced, on the baking sheet. Brush the tops with
heavy cream and sprinkle with reserved sugar.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until baked through and
golden.
Nutritional information per scone:
Calories 180 (46% from fat) | carb. 23g | pro. 2g | fat 9g |
sat. fat 6g | chol. 39mg | sod. 171mg | calc. 53mg | fiber 1g
20
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
CHOCOLATE CHIP CRUMB CAKE
Start your mornings with a cup of coffee and a piece of this delicious
crumb cake. Always let it cool completely before cutting to ensure
the perfect slice.
Makes one 8-inch square cake
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
CRUMB TOPPING:
2
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1
½
2
1
½
1
CUP BROWN SUGAR
CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, CUT
INTO SMALL CUBES
TEASPOONS CINNAMON
CUP TOASTED PECANS OR
WALNUTS
TEASPOON SALT
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
CAKE:
3½
1
4
½
½
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
TEASPOON BAKING SODA
TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
TEASPOON SALT
CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, ROOM
TEMPERATURE
½
1
1
2
½
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
CUP BUTTERMILK
Approximate preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes,
plus 45 minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8-inch square pan with
nonstick cooking spray.
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
ingredients for the crumb topping to the work bowl
and pulse to incorporate, about 8 to 10 pulses.
Remove and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder
and salt and process 5 seconds to combine. Remove
work bowl and reserve. Insert the large metal chopping
blade into the large work bowl. Add the butter and
sugar and pulse to fully combine. Add the buttermilk,
sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract and process
ingredients for 15 seconds to combine. Add the dry
cake ingredients and pulse to incorporate, about 5
pulses. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour ingredients into prepared pan and spread the
crumb topping evenly on the top. Bake for about 40 to
45 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
Calories 200 (51% from fat) | carb. 20g | pro. 4g | fat 12g |
sat. fat 6g | chol. 72mg | sod. 484mg | calc. 94mg | fiber 1g
LARGE EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN
Nutritional information per serving:
CUP SOUR CREAM
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
1
CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
19
CHERRY CRUMB MUFFINS
A hit at every brunch table.
Makes 12 muffins
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
CRUMB TOPPING:
½
CUP TOASTED PECANS OR
WALNUTS
CUP LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
¹∕³
¼
CUP UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
¼
TEASPOON GROUND
CINNAMON
1
Approximate preparation time: 15 minutes plus
20 minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with
nonstick cooking spray.
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor.
CUP (½ STICK) UNSALTED
BUTTER, COLD AND CUT INTO
SMALL CUBES
TEASPOON SALT
¼
Put the pecans for the crumb topping recipe into the
small work bowl and pulse to roughly chop. Add
remaining crumb topping ingredients and pulse to
achieve a crumb-like mixture, about 5 to 6 pulses.
Remove work bowl and reserve.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl. Process the dry ingredients for the muffins:
the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, for 10
seconds to sift. Remove work bowl and reserve.
MUFFINS:
1½
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
½
½
½
¹∕³
¼
¾
¹∕³
1
1
1
TABLESPOON BAKING SODA
TEASPOON SALT
TEASPOON GROUND
CINNAMON
CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
CUP LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
CUP BUTTERMILK
CUP VEGETABLE OIL
LARGE EGG
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
Replace the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl; add the sugars and buttermilk, and process
for about 5 seconds to combine. Stir together the oil,
eggs and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup. With the
machine running, pour the liquid ingredients through
the small feed tube and process until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and process on the dough
speed for about 4 to 5 seconds. Scrape the work
bowl and add the dried cherries, pulse 2 to 3 times
to combine.
Scoop muffin batter evenly into the prepared muffin
pan. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly on the tops of
each muffin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a cake
tester comes out clean.
CUP DRIED CHERRIES
Nutritional information per muffin:
Calories 151 (39% from fat) | carb. 21g | pro. 2g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 18mg | sod. 258mg | calc. 18mg | fiber 0g
18
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
PÂTE SUCRÉE
Have leftover dough? Use this sweet dough for simple cookies.
Just roll and cut into your favorite shapes.
Makes two 9-inch single tarts/pies, or one
double-crust pie
TEASPOON TABLE SALT
½
12
TABLESPOONS GRANULATED
SUGAR
2
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2
2
1
¼
½
TABLESPOONS (¾ CUP)
UNSALTED BUTTER, ROOM
TEMPERATURE
LARGE EGG YOLKS
TABLESPOON ICE WATER
TEASPOON LEMON ZEST
(OPTIONAL)
TEASPOON PURE VANILLA
EXTRACT
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes plus
30 minutes for resting
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
flour, sugar and salt and process for 10 seconds to sift.
Add the butter and process until combined, about 30
seconds. With the machine running on the dough speed
setting, add the yolks, one at a time, and process until
incorporated. Add the water, zest (if using) and vanilla;
pulse 3 to 4 times, until combined.
Form dough into 2 flat discs. Wrap in plastic; chill in
refrigerator until ready to use. Dough should be firm
enough to roll.
To make this an almond sucrée, substitute ¹⁄³ cup of the
all-purpose flour for toasted almonds. Finely grind the
almonds by processing 45 seconds, and then add the
remaining dry ingredients. Process 10 seconds to sift
and follow instructions as stated above.
Nutritional information per serving (based on 72 servings):
Calories 92 (58% from fat) | carb. 8g | pro. 1g | fat 6g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 32mg | sod. 23mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
For the almond sucrée:
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 94 (63% from fat) | carb. 7g | pro. 1g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 32mg | sod. 23mg | calc. 5mg | fiber 0g
BASICS
17
PÂTE BRISÉE
This versatile dough can be used for sweet or savory treats.
Makes two single crust 9-inch tarts/pies, or one
double-crust pie, 24 servings
TEASPOON TABLE SALT
1
16
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2
¼
TABLESPOONS (½ POUND;
2 STICKS) UNSALTED BUTTER,
COLD AND CUT INTO ½-INCH
CUBES
CUP ICE WATER
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes plus
30 minutes for resting
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
flour and salt and process for 10 seconds to sift. Evenly
add the butter and pulse on the dough speed setting
until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in
water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse on the dough
speed setting until mixture just forms a dough – you
may not need all of the water. Divide dough equally into
two pieces and form each into a flat disc; wrap in plastic
and refrigerate until ready to use. This pastry also
freezes well for up to 6 months as long as it is well
wrapped.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 39 (6% from fat) | carb. 8g | pro. 1g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 98mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
TIP: For a sweet Pâte Brisée, follow the same recipe as
above except add 1½ tablespoons of granulated sugar
to the dry ingredients in the work bowl.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 47 (5% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 1g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 98mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
16
BASICS
BASIC FLAKY PASTRY DOUGH
This recipe makes ample crust for a
9- to 11-inch regular or deep-dish pie or tart.
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes, plus 90 minutes
resting time
FOR A ONE-CRUST PIE:
1½
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
¼
¹∕8
8
2
TEASPOON SALT
TEASPOON BAKING POWDER
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, CUT INTO ½-INCH
PIECES, WELL CHILLED
TABLESPOONS VEGETABLE
SHORTENING (PREFERABLY
NONHYDROGENATED), CUT
INTO ½-INCH PIECES, WELL
CHILLED
2 TO 4 TABLESPOONS ICE WATER
FOR A TWO-CRUST PIE:
3
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
½
¼
16
4
TEASPOON SALT
TEASPOON BAKING POWDER
TABLESPOONS UNSALTED
BUTTER, CUT INTO ½-INCH
PIECES, WELL CHILLED
TABLESPOONS VEGETABLE
SHORTENING (PREFERABLY
NONHYDROGENATED), CUT
INTO ½-INCH PIECES, WELL
CHILLED
5 TO 8 TABLESPOONS ICE WATER
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the flour, salt and baking
powder and process for 10 seconds to sift. Add the well-chilled
butter and shortening. Use short, quick pulses until the mixture
resembles coarse corn meal and no pieces of butter larger than
a pea remain visible, 15 to 20 pulses. Sprinkle half the
maximum ice water on the flour and butter mixture, then pulse
5 or 6 times on the dough speed setting. The dough will be
crumbly, but should begin to hold together when a small
amount is picked up and pressed together. Add more water, a
teaspoon (two for the two-crust recipe) at a time, with 2 to 3
quick pulses on the dough speed setting after each addition,
adding just enough water for the dough to hold together easily
when pressed into a ball. Do not allow the dough to form a ball
in the processor! Add the liquid sparingly so that the dough is
not sticky. Do not overprocess or the pastry will be tough, not
tender and flaky.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press
together into a ball, then flatten into a disk about 6 inches in
diameter (two disks for the two-crust recipe). Wrap in plastic
wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before continuing. The dough
will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days, or may be frozen
(double-wrapped) for up to a month; thaw at room temperature
for an hour before using. Use as directed in recipe.
To bake the pastry blind for a single-crust filled pie or tart, roll
out pastry ¹∕8-inch thick to fit pan; crimp and seal edges. Prick
bottom all over with a fork. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the
oven to 400ºF. Line the shell with a sheet of aluminum foil or
parchment paper and fill with pie weights, dry rice or beans.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Leftover pastry may be rolled out and cut into shapes to
garnish the pie, or brushed with milk, sprinkled with sugar or
cinnamon and sugar, and baked until lightly browned.
Nutritional information based on 12 servings per pie: 1-crust pie
Calories 138 (65% from fat) | pro. 1g | carb. 11g | fat 10g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 20mg | sod. 48mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
Nutritional information based on 12 servings per pie: 2-crust pie
Calories 277 (65% from fat) | pro 3g | carb 22g | fat 20g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 40mg | sod. 104mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
BASICS
15
PASTA DOUGH
Fresh pasta is a special treat. While it is best served right away, you can
freeze it after it has been rolled and cut.
Makes 1½ pounds, about 10 servings
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
CUP SEMOLINA FLOUR
1
1
4
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2
TABLESPOON KOSHER SALT
LARGE EGGS
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of a Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add both
flours and salt to work bowl and pulse 5 to 6 times to
combine. With the machine running, add 1 egg at a
time until a dough ball forms. Once dough ball forms,
allow machine to run for 30 seconds to knead. Divide
dough into 4 equal parts and pass through a pasta
roller machine.
Nutritional information per serving (2 ounces):
Calories 165 (12% from fat) | carb. 30g | pro. 7g | fat 2g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 85mg | sod. 668mg | calc. 11mg | fiber 1g
SPINACH PASTA DOUGH
Add a healthy, colorful ingredient to your pasta bowl.
Makes 1½ pounds, about 6 servings
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes
CUP SEMOLINA FLOUR
¾
2½
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1¾
OUNCES FRESH SPINACH
LEAVES
8
TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Fill the
bowl with half of the spinach. Pulse 10 times and then
process until finely chopped. Add remaining spinach
and repeat, scraping the bowl in between. Add both
flours and salt to work bowl and pulse 5 to 6 times to
combine. Process ingredients until a dough ball forms.
Once dough ball forms, allow machine to run for 30
seconds to knead. Divide dough into 4 equal parts and
pass through a pasta roller machine.
Nutritional information per serving (2 ounces):
Calories 97 (3% from fat) | carb. 20g | pro. 3g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 718mg | calc. 89mg | fiber 1g
14
BASICS
1
1
PIZZA DOUGH
Once you see how simple pizzas are to make, you will never
order one to be delivered again.
Makes 1¾ pounds dough (six 7-inch crusts or three
12-inch crusts) / 6 servings
PACKAGE ACTIVE DRY YEAST
TEASPOON GRANULATED
SUGAR
TABLESPOON KOSHER SALT
½
2
CUPS UNBLEACHED,
ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
3¹∕³
CUPS WARM WATER
(105° TO 115°F)
1¼
TEASPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
Approximate preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes, plus
55 minutes rising and resting, 5 minutes assembly and
10 minutes baking
In a 2-cup liquid measure, dissolve yeast and sugar in
warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Insert the dough blade into the large work bowl of the
Cuisinart® Food Processor and add the flour and salt.
With machine running on dough speed, pour the liquid
slowly through the small feed tube as fast as the flour
will absorb it. Once a dough ball forms and cleans the
sides of the work bowl, process for an additional 30
seconds to knead dough. Dough may be slightly sticky.
Coat dough evenly with extra virgin olive oil and transfer
to a plastic food storage bag and seal the top. Let
dough rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface; punch down
and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Roll into desired crust sizes
and place on baking pans lightly sprayed with vegetable
oil cooking spray. Follow pizza recipe.
Nutritional information per serving (1 ounce):
Calories 112 (2% from fat) | carb. 24g | pro. 3g | fat 0g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 134mg | calc. 0mg | fiber 1g
BASICS
13
HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
This sauce can be used in many dishes, including eggs benedict
and steamed vegetables.
Makes 3 cups
Approximate preparation time: 15 minutes
LARGE EGG YOLKS
3
1
POUND (3 STICKS)
UNSALTED BUTTER
¾
½
¼
2
TABLESPOON
MUSTARD
Put the butter into a saucepan over low heat to melt.
DIJON-STYLE
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
TABLESPOONS FRESH LEMON
JUICE
Insert the large chopping blade into the medium work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the yolks, mustard, salt
and pepper and process for 90 seconds. Once the butter is
melted, turn heat up to bring the butter just to a boil. With
the machine running, very slowly drizzle ¼ of the hot butter
through the feed tube drop by drop, being sure each drop is
incorporated with the yolks before adding the next. This step
should take about 5 minutes. Once the mixture is emulsified
and homogenous, slowly add remaining butter until
incorporated, about 1 minute. Sauce will thicken to a
mayonnaise consistency. When all butter has been
incorporated, add the lemon juice and pulse to incorporate.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve while still warm.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 108 (98% from fat) | carb. 0g | pro. 0g | fat 12g |
sat. fat 7g | chol. 57mg | sod. 45mg | calc. 3mg | fiber 0g
TARTAR SAUCE
This tartar sauce is good not only with fish and shellfish,
but also with steamed fresh vegetables.
Makes about 2 cups
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
CUP FRESH ITALIAN PARSLEY
¼
1
1
OUNCES DRAINED SWEET
GHERKIN PICKLES
3
OUNCES SHALLOTS OR GREEN
ONIONS, TRIMMED AND CUT
INTO 1-INCH PIECES
2
½
3
1½
½
¹∕8
12
TABLESPOON DILL WEED
TABLESPOON
MUSTARD
DIJON-STYLE
TEASPOON DRIED THYME
TABLESPOONS DRAINED
CAPERS
CUPS MAYONNAISE
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the shallots,
gherkins and parsley and pulse to chop, about 15 pulses. Add
the dill, mustard, thyme, and capers and pulse 5 times to
chop. Add the mayonnaise, yogurt and black pepper; pulse
to combine, 5 times – do not overprocess. Refrigerate until
ready to use.
*To drain yogurt, place in a strainer lined with a coffee filter or
a yogurt strainer. Cover and let drain until desired thickness is
reached.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 72 (88% from fat) | carb. 2g | pro. 0g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 13mg | sod. 86mg | calc. 10mg | fiber 0g
CUP NONFAT PLAIN YOGURT,
DRAINED* OVERNIGHT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
BASICS
ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE
This sauce combines the sweet taste of the red pepper with its
roasted counterpart to create a flavor-packed yet healthy sauce, perfect
for chicken and fish.
Makes about 3 cups
Approximate preparation time: 90 to 100 minutes,
including roasting and resting peppers
GARLIC CLOVES, UNPEELED
8
2
POUNDS RED BELL PEPPERS
(APPROXIMATELY 8 MEDIUM
PEPPERS)
3
SHALLOTS (ABOUT
FINELY CHOPPED
1 OUNCE),
TABLESPOONS WHITE WINE
3
1½
TEASPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
1½
TABLESPOON UNSALTED
BUTTER
½
½
CUPS CHICKEN STOCK OR
BROTH
TEASPOON FRESH LEMON
JUICE
¼ TO ½ TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment
paper.
Place half of the peppers on the prepared baking sheet with
the garlic.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes. Remove the garlic cloves and
place in a small heatproof bowl. Return tray to oven and
continue roasting peppers for an additional 30 minutes,
flipping the peppers a few times so that they are evenly
blackened. Once the peppers are charred all over, place them
in the bowl with the garlic and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Allow the peppers to cool and steam so that their skins
become loose, at least 30 minutes. Once cool, peel the skins
off the garlic and each pepper and remove seeds. Reserve
cleaned peppers with peeled garlic cloves. (It is possible to
store the peppers and garlic together in a plastic food storage
bag overnight.)
While the peppers are roasting, cut the remaining peppers
into 1-inch pieces. Insert the large metal chopping blade into
the medium work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor, add
the shallots and pulse to chop; remove and reserve. Add the
raw pepper pieces and pulse to roughly chop.
Put the butter and olive oil together into a large sauté pan
over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add the chopped
shallots; stir and sauté for about 2 minutes to soften, not
picking up any color. Stir in the chopped raw peppers.
Reduce heat to low and cover with lid. Allow peppers to sweat
for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peppers are done
when they are soft. Remove lid from pan and increase heat
slightly. Add the white wine and stir until liquid is mostly
evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, bring to
a steady simmer, and allow to reduce by half, about 5 minutes.
Put the cooked peppers and the reserved roasted peppers
and garlic into the work bowl. Add the lemon juice, salt and a
pinch of pepper; pulse 2 to 3 times and then process for
about 40 seconds, until ingredients are well blended. Taste
and adjust seasonings accordingly.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 100 (24% from fat) | carb. 17g | pro. 3g | fat 3g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 3mg | sod. 233mg | calc. 27mg | fiber 5g
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SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE
A simple marinara sauce for pasta, or when reduced,
a tasty topping for homemade pizzas.
Makes 4 cups tomato sauce for pasta; 2½ cups tomato
sauce for pizza
GARLIC CLOVES
6
1
1
TABLESPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN
OLIVE OIL
1½
MEDIUM ONION (ABOUT
4 OUNCES), CUT INTO
1-INCH PIECES
1
TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO
CAN (35 OUNCES) PLUM
TOMATOES, WITH JUICES
CUP DRY WHITE WINE
¼
½
¼
SPRIGS FRESH BASIL
LARGE LEAVES)
2
(10 TO 12
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
½ TO 1 TEASPOON RED PEPPER FLAKES
(OPTIONAL, TO TASTE, FOR A
SPICIER SAUCE)
Approximate preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes,
plus 1 hour cooking (cook an additional 40 minutes to
make the reduced pizza sauce)
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
onion and pulse to chop, about 10 times. Put the olive
oil into a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat. When
the oil shimmers across the pan, add the onion. With
the processor running, drop the garlic through the feed
tube to chop. Add the garlic and oregano to the pan.
Cook until onion is softened and the garlic is fragrant.
While the onion mixture is cooking, add the tomatoes to
the work bowl and pulse to chop. Add the tomatoes to
the pan with the basil, wine and salt. Bring to a boil and
then reduce the heat to low; cover the pan loosely and
simmer for 50 to 60 minutes. Turn off the heat and let
cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Stir in the black pepper
and optional red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust
seasoning accordingly.
If you would like a sauce for pizza, continue to simmer,
uncovered, for 40 additional minutes to reduce, stirring
now and then. Transfer the reduced sauce to a bowl to
cool before using as a pizza topping.
This sauce freezes well.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 46 (22% from fat) | pro. 2g | carb. 6g | fat 1g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 457mg | calc. 91mg | fiber 1g
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
reduced for pizza sauce
Calories 74 (22% from fat) | pro. 3g | carb. 10g | fat 2g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 732mg | calc. 91mg | fiber 2g
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BASIL PESTO
If you have other herbs or nuts, use them in place of
some of the basil and pine nuts.
Makes about 2½ cups
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
GARLIC CLOVES
4
¾
OUNCES REGGIANO
PARMIGIANO CHEESE, CUT
INTO ½-INCH CUBES
4
CUP PINE NUTS OR WALNUTS,
LIGHTLY TOASTED
6
CUPS TIGHTLY PACKED FRESH
BASIL LEAVES, UNBLEMISHED
(ABOUT 20 OUNCES)
½ TO ¾ TEASPOON KOSHER OR SEA
SALT
¾ TO 1 CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the
machine running, drop the cheese and garlic through
the small feed tube to process until finely chopped,
about 30 seconds. Add the nuts and pulse to chop,
about 5 to 6 pulses. Add the basil leaves and pulse to
chop, using long pulses, 10 to 15 times; scrape the
bowl. Add the salt. With the machine running, add the
olive oil in a slow, steady stream through the small feed
tube, processing until combined and emulsion is
formed, about 1 minute. Scrape the work bowl.
To store the pesto, transfer to a glass jar or bowl, tap to
remove all air bubbles, even out the surface. Float a
layer of olive oil on top; cover with plastic wrap and
refrigerate. The pesto will keep for 5 days in the
refrigerator, or it may be frozen.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 51 (87% from fat) | carb. 1g | pro. 1g | fat 5g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 1mg | sod. 88mg | calc. 34mg | fiber 0g
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HERBED VINAIGRETTE
A classic vinaigrette – toss with mixed greens or drizzle over grilled chicken.
Makes 1 cup
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
¼
1
¼
½
½
½
½
¼
¾
CUP RED WINE VINEGAR
TEASPOON
MUSTARD
DIJON-STYLE
CUP FRESH PARSLEY
TEASPOON DRIED BASIL
TEASPOON DRIED THYME
TEASPOON DRIED MARJORAM
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the vinegar, mustard,
parsley and remaining herbs and spices and process to
combine and roughly chop. With machine running, slowly pour
the olive oil through the feed tube until all ingredients are
homogenous, about 3 minutes.
TIP: Dressing can easily be increased – use either the
medium or large work bowl depending on the amount of
dressing desired.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
TEASPOON GROUND
WHITE PEPPER
CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Calories 91 (99% from fat) | carb. 0g | pro. 0g | fat 11g |
sat. fat 2g | chol. 0mg | sod. 76mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
BASIC MAYONNAISE
Taste the difference in homemade mayonnaise.
Makes about 3 cups
Approximate preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
4
½
2
2
LARGE EGG YOLKS*
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
TABLESPOON
MUSTARD
DIJON-STYLE
TEASPOON FRESH LEMON
JUICE OR WHITE WINE
VINEGAR
2 TO 2½ CUPS VEGETABLE OR
CANOLA OIL, DIVIDED
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Process the egg yolks, salt,
mustard and lemon juice until smooth, about 30 seconds. With
the machine running, add ¼ cup of the oil through the feed
tube, drop by drop, being sure each drop is incorporated with
the yolks before adding the next. This step should take about
5 minutes. Once the mixture is emulsified and homogenous,
slowly add remaining oil until thick, about 1 minute. Taste and
adjust seasoning accordingly.
For herb mayonnaise: process ¹∕³ cup firmly packed fresh herbs,
stems removed (e.g., parsley, dill, tarragon, basil, etc.), stems
removed, with the yolks before adding the oil.
For lower-cholesterol mayonnaise, and to avoid using raw
eggs, Egg Beaters® may be substituted for the egg yolks.
*Raw egg warning:
Caution is suggested in consuming raw and lightly cooked
eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne
illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh,
properly refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact
shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and
the shell.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
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Calories 85 (98% from fat) | carb. 0g | pro. 0g | fat 10g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 17mg | sod. 38mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
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ASIAN MARINADE
This marinade is equally good for pork, chicken or salmon.
It is also a good sauce for serving with dim sum.
Makes about 2 cups
Approximate preparation time: 10 minutes
GARLIC CLOVES
2
²∕³
OUNCE PEELED FRESH GINGER,
CUT INTO ½-INCH PIECES
1
CUP SOY SAUCE (MAY USE
LOW-SODIUM OR TAMARI)
TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER
¼
TABLESPOONS RICE WINE
VINEGAR
2
CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS
ASIAN SESAME OIL (TOASTED
SESAME OIL)
¼
CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS
HOISIN SAUCE
¼
CUP CANOLA OR OTHER
VEGETABLE OIL
½
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
ginger and garlic and pulse to chop, about 8 to 10 times.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the work bowl. Add the
remaining ingredients and process until smooth, about
15 seconds. Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate
if not using immediately. Marinate meat or seafood for
approximately 2 hours before roasting or grilling.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 44 (78% from fat) | carb. 2g | pro. 0g | fat 4g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 156mg | calc. 0mg | fiber 0g
SWEET AND SOUR MARINADE
This marinade pairs well with poultry and pork.
Makes 1 cup
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
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½
½
½
1
GARLIC CLOVES
CUP DARK CORN SYRUP
CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
CUP BALSAMIC VINEGAR
TABLESPOON PLUS
1 TEASPOON PAPRIKA
TEASPOONS DRIED THYME
2
1
1
TEASPOONS DRY MUSTARD
POWDER
2
Insert the small metal chopping blade into the small
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the
garlic and process to finely chop. Add the remaining
ingredients. Process again until well mixed, about
45 seconds.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 97 (62% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 0g | fat 7g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 0mg | sod. 152mg | calc. 4mg | fiber 0g
TEASPOON CHILI POWDER
TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
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GORGONZOLA BUTTER
Melt a slice of this butter on your favorite steak right when it comes off the
grill. It is also delicious on a baked potato or steamed vegetables.
Makes 1 roll compound butter, 16 slices
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
CUP
¼
TABLESPOONS (¼ POUND;
1 STICK) UNSALTED BUTTER,
ROOM TEMPERATURE
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GORGONZOLA, CRUMBLED
PINCH FRESHLY GROUND
BLACK PEPPER
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Add the butter and
Gorgonzola and process for 60 seconds until smooth, scraping
the bowl as necessary.
Remove butter from bowl and place on a sheet of waxed
paper. With the aid of the paper, form the butter into a log.
Roll and wrap well in plastic. Butter can either be refrigerated
or frozen.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 52 (96% from fat) | carb. 0g | pro. 0g | fat 6g |
sat. fat 4g | chol. 16 mg | sod. 5mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
MEDITERRANEAN BUTTER
Makes 1 cup or two 7-inch logs
Approximate preparation time: 5 minutes
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
16
GARLIC CLOVES
TEASPOON ITALIAN SEASONING
TEASPOON DRIED BASIL
TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO
TEASPOON DRIED SAGE
TEASPOON CHILI POWDER
TEASPOON BALSAMIC VINEGAR
TABLESPOONS (½ POUND; 2
STICKS) UNSALTED BUTTER,
ROOM TEMPERATURE
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the medium work
bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. With the machine running,
drop the garlic cloves through the feed tube to finely chop.
Add remaining ingredients including the butter and process to
combine, about 60 seconds. Scrape bowl as necessary.
Remove butter from bowl, divide into two, and place on two
separate sheets of waxed paper. With the aid of the paper, form
each portion of butter into a log. Roll and wrap well in plastic.
Butter can either be refrigerated or frozen.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 103 (98% from fat) | carb. 0g | pro. 0g | fat 11g |
sat. fat 7g | chol. 30mg | sod. 2mg | calc. 2mg | fiber 0g
PEANUT BUTTER
Makes 2½ cups
Approximate preparation time: 4 minutes
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CUPS DRY ROASTED PEANUTS
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl
of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Pulse peanuts about 10 times
and then process until drops of oil are visible and the mixture is
very smooth, about 4 minutes.
Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 100 (71% from fat) | carb. 4g | pro. 4g | fat 9g |
sat. fat 1g | chol. 0mg | sod. 1mg | calc. 9mg | fiber 1g
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BASIC FRESH BREADCRUMBS
There is no need to buy breadcrumbs when you can make them
in no time with your Cuisinart® Food Processor.
Makes 1¹∕³ cups
SLICES WHITE BREAD
Approximate preparation time: Less than one
minute, plus 35 minutes for baking
Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake slices of bread in a single
layer for about 20 minutes or until bread is completely
dried out.
Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large
work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Break
toasted bread up into pieces and pulse about 10 times
and then process until breadcrumbs are fine, about 25
seconds.
TIP: For seasoned breadcrumbs, add ¼ teaspoon each
dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, and ground
onion flakes to toasted bread and process as above.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 60 (11% from fat) | carb. 11g | pro. 2g | fat 1g |
sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 90mg | calc. 10mg | fiber 1g
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SIDES
Ginger Glazed Carrots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vegetable Napoleon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stuffed Roasted Peppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mashed Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Potato Gratin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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BREADS
Classic Cuisinart® White Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic Cuisinart® Wheat Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crusty French Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Challah Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whole Wheat Kalamata Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sesame Dinner Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttermilk Biscuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Popovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DESSERTS
Chocolate Pecan Pinwheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic Cheesecake & Graham Cracker Crust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apple Crumb Pie & Crumb Pie Topping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Banana Cream Pie & Chocolate Cookie Crust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pastry Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deep Chocolate Layer Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pound Cake with Pine Nuts and Olive Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dessert Crêpes with Berries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Raspberry Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Berry Mango Smoothie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tropical Fruit Smoothie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mango Sorbet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blueberry Mint Sorbet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Banana “Ice Cream” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
Cherry Crumb Muffins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traditional Scones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leek, Sausage, and Fontina Quiche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buckwheat Crêpes with Spinach and Goat Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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APPETIZERS
Artichoke and Herb Yogurt Dip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chunky Guacamole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hummus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Three Tomato Salsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic Bruschetta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caramelized Onion, Steak and Gruyère Quesadillas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Gazpacho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lightened Broccoli and Potato Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tomato Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
French Onion Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SALADS
Chopped Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic Coleslaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shredded Carrot Salad with Honey-Ginger Dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic Creamy Chicken Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Eggplant Parmesan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roasted Pepper, Chèvre and Mozzarella Calzone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinach Ravioli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic Meatballs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicken Pot Pie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Braised Veal Shanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crab Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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RECIPES
To help your Cuisinart Elite Collection® 14-Cup Food Processor feel right at home in your
kitchen, we’ve assembled a variety of delicious recipes to get you started, from quick and
easy to more complex gourmet dishes. Breakfast and brunch through dinner and dessert,
these easy-to-follow recipes make sure every meal is covered.
Look for the chef’s whisks above the ingredients for the degree of difficulty (1=easy,
2=medium, 3=challenging), and the convenient clock icons that point you to each
recipe’s time commitment so you can allocate your time accordingly.
In addition, the detailed nutritional information lets you know exactly what you’re eating!
Bon appétit!
BASICS
Basic Fresh Breadcrumbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
BUTTERS
Gorgonzola Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mediterranean Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Peanut Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
MARINADES & DRESSINGS
Asian Marinade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sweet and Sour Marinade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Herbed Vinaigrette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Mayonnaise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SAUCES
Basil Pesto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Simple Tomato Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hollandaise Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Tartar Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
DOUGHS
Pizza Dough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pasta Dough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinach Pasta Dough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Flaky Pastry Dough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pâte Brisée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pâte Sucrée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ELITE COLLECTION ®
Recipe Booklet
14-CUP FOOD PROCESSOR
Version no: N IB-8478E
SIZE: 152MM(W) x 228MM(H)
Pages: 92pp
Paper:
Cover:157GSM MATT ARTPAPER
Inside:120GSM GLOSS ARTPAPER
Color: Cover:4c+1c(BLACK)
Inside:1c+1c
Coating: Gloss varnishing in cover
Conair: Conair By Astor You
Date: 02/05/2013
SUN HING PRINTING CO., LTD.
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