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Summer Plum Brown Betty

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Summer Plum Brown Betty
A brown betty just might be the simplest fruit dessert that you can make – apart from just pairing fresh fruit with some ice cream! The dessert is a kind of fruit crisp that uses breadcrumbs instead of a streusel or biscuit topping. While that may sound a bit strange at first, it …

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Red, White & Blue Strawberry Shortcakes

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Red, White & Blue Strawberry Shortcakes
My kitchen has been overflowing with perfectly ripe strawberries for the past couple of weeks and that means that I’ve been indulging in some strawberry shortcakes lately. Strawberry shortcakes are one of my favorite summer desserts because they are very easy to make, in addition to being a great showcase for ripe, fresh …

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Individual Raspberry Peach Cobblers

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Individual Raspberry Peach Cobblers
Summer means that there is an abundance of fresh fruit to choose from at the market, and that means that fruit desserts become mainstays on my dessert menus. There are times when my kitchen is bursting with fruit and I have enough to make multiple pies, but there are other times when I’m …

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Pineapple Crumble Bars

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Pineapple Crumble Bars
These Pineapple Crumble Bars are one of those desserts that practically shout “SUMMER!” as you bake them. Do you enjoy pineapple? If so, you absolutely must give them a try. The bars are delicious, with a custard-like filling that is similar in consistency to a lemon bar. The filling is tender and loaded …

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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 …

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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, …

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Mango Pavlovas

Mango Pavlovas

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, …

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

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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 …

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