Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

Buttermilk Blueberry Buckle

Buttermilk Blueberry Buckle

A buckle is a type of cake that is so loaded with fruit that the cake begins to “buckle” under the weight of it all. The finished dish is partway between a cake and a cobbler, and it’s a great way to turn a big batch of summer berries into a mouthwatering dessert. This Buttermilk Blueberry Buckle has nearly equal parts blueberries and cake – ... Read More »

Easy Cream Shortcake Biscuits

Cream Shortcake Biscuits

I eat a lot of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries – not to mention other berries – during the summer when they are at their peak. Shortcakes are one of my favorite berry desserts to serve when my kitchen is full of them. They’re much easier to make then elaborate layer cakes or even cupcakes, and they allow fresh berries to shine because berries are always ... Read More »

Skillet Berry Crisp

Skillet Berry Cobbler

Fruit cobblers and crisps are low maintenence desserts where fruit can be the star of the show. I make them year-round using frozen fruit, but I make them a little bit more often during the summer when my kitchen is well-stocked with fresh fruits and berries. The only drawback to fruit crisp is that it is a dessert that needs to be baked in the ... Read More »

Strawberry, Mint and Lime Shortcakes

Strawberry, Mint and Lime Shortcakes

As soon as strawberries come into season, I start making strawberry shortcakes for dessert. I love the combination of cake or biscuits, whipped cream and strawberries – especially when the strawberries are perfectly ripe and sweet – and it is so easy to make that it is always one of my go-to summertime desserts. Thees Strawberry, Mint and Lime Shortcakes put just a little twist ... Read More »

Chai Spice Apple Crisp

Chai Spice Apple Crumble

I find that I use a lot more spice in my baking during the fall and winter months. This is partly because spices are so warming, and partly because you don’t quite get that same variety of fresh fruits that you do during the summer and spices are a good alternative when it comes to mixing up the flavors in a recipe. I like to ... Read More »

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

An overripe strawberry is one that is sweet and juicy, but starting to lose a little bit of its firmness. It’s not the kind of berry that you want to add to a fresh fruit salad because it is not picture-perfect, but it still tastes delicious and there is no reason to throw it out. A basket full of overripe strawberries is the perfect excuse ... Read More »

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

As long as you have fresh strawberries, you can never go wrong with making a strawberry shortcake for dessert. But strawberry shortcakes can get a little bit boring when you make the same exact dessert over and over again with no variation – even if you are a big strawberry fan. I’ve put a few twists onto the basic idea before, by using different fruits ... Read More »

Individual Peach and Honey Crumbles

Peach and Honey Crumble

As much as I like fruit cobblers and crisps, there are times when individual portions are a better option than a full sized baking dish full of cobbler. Individual portions – baked in small dishes or ramekins – make this type of rustic dessert look a little bit more elegant when you want to serve company, and they also offer built-in portion control if you ... Read More »

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