Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Apple Crisp

As a big fan of apple desserts, I have to say that apple crisp is right up near the top of my list. It’s like an apple pie in terms of flavor, but takes much less time to bake and can be eaten almost straight out of the oven. In general, an apple crisp is a baked apple dish with a crisp topping. There are ... Read More »

Buttermilk Apple Cobbler Bars

Buttermilk Apple Cobbler Bars

I bake a lot of apple cobblers and crisps during the fall baking season. The desserts are easy to make and have a very comfort-food element to them, though they’re delivering a generous serving of fruit as well as being a tasty treat. I do a lot of entertaining in the fall, however, and apple cobblers and crisps aren’t always the best choice for a ... Read More »

Mango Pavlovas

Mango Pavlova

Pavlovas are a wonderful way to showcase fresh fruits. The desserts are based around a large meringue, which is crisp on the outside and marshmallowy inside, that is piled with softly whipped cream and fresh fruit. Of course, you can get creative with a plain pavlova and introduce all kinds of custards, chocolates and other goodies to it, but I am partial to simple configurations ... Read More »

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Cherry cobblers are crowd-pleasing desserts and offer the opportunity to add in your own twist to the topping on the days that you don’t want a dessert that is quite so traditional. This Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler – as the name suggests – uses whole wheat flour and is generously seasoned with ground cinnamon. The filling is also spiced with cinnamon, but I added ... Read More »

Stovetop Pina Colada Crisp

Stovetop Pina Colada Crisp

There are days during the summer that I avoid turning on my oven, days when it is especially humid or when temperatures hit the triple digits. Those days, I bake cookies in my car or opt for a no-bake recipe that won’t heat up my kitchen. This Stovetop Pina Colada Crisp is a delicious fruit dessert that is prepared entirely in a skillet on the ... Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Pavlovas are giant meringues with soft, marshmallowy interiors underneath a crisp shell. Like angel food cakes and sponge cakes, they are meant to be accessorized with fresh fruit, whipped cream and other wonderful sauces. I love it when I get a good one – and these Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas¬†are good enough to love. The pavlovas are topped with a homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce, plenty of ... Read More »

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a short trip into the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and ... Read More »

Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Individual Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Bitters are an alcoholic extract that are typically used as a cocktail flavoring. Originally developed as medicines and purported to have many curative effects, they made their way from the pharmacy to the bar when the term “cocktail” came into common use in the beginning of the 19th century, where cocktail was defined as a beverage which used a combination of spirits, sugar, water and ... Read More »

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