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Here it is, the recipe so good, it beat out hundreds of entries to win one of two first prizes in the Macy's Recipe Share Contest. It's a delicious dessert that can be made ahead, leaving you time to toast with friends and family. Best of all it's original, a conversation-starting recipe that's pretty easy to make. Oh yeah, and it tastes awesome.

Here it is, the recipe so good, it beat out hundreds of entries to win one of two first prizes in the Macy's Recipe Share Contest, with winners chosen by Food Republic's own Maureen Petrosky. Winner Pamela Braun, who brought the bacon home to a classic peanut brittle, gets a $1,000 Macy's gift card and a signed copy of New American Table by Marcus Samuelsson — not to mention a place in Food Republic's Recipes section!

It's a delicious dessert that's perfect for the holidays. It can be made ahead, leaving you time to toast with friends and family. It can be wrapped up and given as a gift. And best of all it's original, a conversation-starting recipe that's pretty easy to make. Oh yeah, and it tastes awesome.