Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington

Recipes from The Nutcracker Lady



            1/2 c. butter softened

            3/4 c. flour

            1/2 tsp. salt

            1/3 c. brown sugar

            1 c. ground pecans


            8 oz. cream cheese

            3/4 c. granulated sugar


            Fresh fruit using assortment of thinly sliced fruits such as banana, kiwi,    pineapple, strawberries, peach,

            grape halves, melon, blueberries, etc.


            1/4 c. granulated sugar

            2 Tbsp. cornstarch

            1 Tbsp. lemon juice

            1 c. orange juice

            1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together butter, flower, salt, brown sugar and ground pecans with a pastry blender.  Pat into pizza pan.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 300º until edges turn brown.  Cool. 

Blend together cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla and spread over cooled crust. 

Arrange fruits attractively over the cheese in swirl pattern.

Mix cornstarch and sugar in small saucepan.  Add vanilla and fruit juices.  Heat on low until thickened, stirring constantly.  Cool.  Spread cooled glaze over fruit.  Refrigerate 4-6 hours or over night.

This is a spectacular dessert for entertaining, or to take to the next potluck!!

Added 8/2/15

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A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


Contact Us

735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Active Military - FREE (Spouse & Children Free with ID)