8 Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Brewed Coffee

8 Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Brewed Coffee 8 Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Brewed Coffee

Leftover brewed coffee???  What is that?  No, really though, honestly even though we are huge coffee drinkers we always pour some down the drain at the end of the morning.  It drives me crazy, then on the days I brew less to save waste, we want more. So we make more and then ….   you get the idea.  So, I set out to find a few yummy recipes that call for using leftover brewed coffee. Of course you can brew coffee specifically for these recipes if you need to. 

Note* Store brewed coffee in an air tight container, in the fridge for about a 3-5 days if needed. 




Coffee & Brownies

Coffee Ice Cubes

Coffee House Cake

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

Caramel Frappe

Mocha Fudge Frosting

Coffee Milkshake

Yummy Bread


Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup


Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

Do not be afraid, this recipe is easier than it looks. Create a bakery style pastry in just 15 minute prep time.  The best thing about semi-homemade recipes is just that…  they are semi-homemade.  Semi-homemade refers to a recipe that uses pre-made or packaged items as a short cut combined with your other ingredients, but with homemade results.  It is quite fabulous and saves a lot of time.

Follow the steps below and be your own pastry chef for an evening! 


1 Can apple pie filling
16 4×4 puff pastry squares
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
1 cup Sugar + 1 teaspoon
2 teaspoon Cinnamon<
3/4 cup Melted Butter
Berry Syrup
1 Pint strawberries
1 cup sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lay 8 puff pastry squares on a cookie sheet, brush with melted butter. 
3. Scoop one spoonful of apple pie filling onto each square, gently spread out to 1/2 inch from edges
4. Place a puff pastry square on top of each, lightly press down, brush with melted butter
5. Bake for about 15 mins or until golden brown.
6. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter, sprinkle cinnamon & sugar

For the syrup-  use this homemade method OR just buy a container of frozen strawberries in syrup!

  1. Puree the strawberries in a blender, add to a medium sauce pan with 1 cup of sugar. Mix well.
  2. Slowly heat to boiling, constantly mixing. You do not want your berries to burn, so keep mixing, juices will be extracted as the heat and the sugar dissolves.
  3. If for some reason your berries are not juicy, add 1 teaspoon of water.  Cook on medium high until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, strain to remove seeds and strawberry pulp. Let cool completely. 

Finish by drizzling the berry syrup over the pastry, garnish and serve!  

Optional icing/glaze:  1/2 cup Powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of milk, mix and add milk until desired consistency is reached. 

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry with Berry Syrup

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13 Decadent Desserts Using 4 Ingredients or Less


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13 Decadent Desserts Using 4 Ingredients or Less

A decadent dessert doesn’t have to be complicated.  I know you have seen the food shows and read the magazine articles listing ingredients you have never heard of. Bordering on scientific. Sometimes just reading the recipe was exhausting and confusing.

This list of my favorites include chocolate, coconut, praline, caramel and more ooey gooey deliciousness all in quick, easy steps using 4 ingredients or less. Most of them don’t even require baking!  You can not get much easier than that. So the next time you have a sweet craving at 10 p.m ( I hope I am not the only one who gets those…) whip up one of these desserts and Enjoy! 

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Macaroon Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Roll-Ups

No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

Angel Food Cake

Best 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie

White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

No Machine Needed Coconut Ice Cream

Fudgey Peanut Butter Handpies

M&M Crescent Rolls

Frozen Snickers Pie

Toasted Coconut Praline Crunch Bark

Dulce De Leche Chocolate Pretzel Treats

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce

S’mores Rice Krispy Treats

Chocolate Sorbet

Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Chip Cookies