Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

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 »

Oatmeal Pecan Apple Crumble

Oatmeal Pecan Apple Crisp

Apple crisps and crumbles are desserts that I enjoy all year round. During the summer, I often serve them chilled or top them with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. During the winter, I try to serve them while they are still hot out of the oven so that I can absorb some of that lovely heat as I eat them. ThisĀ Oatmeal Pecan Apple ... Read More »

Apple and Red Grape Crisp

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I often have grapes in my kitchen, along with fruits like apples, bananas and citrus. While the latter fruits find there way into baked goods on a regular basis, I don’t usually bake with my grapes. Grapes are actually very easy to bake with. They become wonderfully sweet when they are roasted in the oven as the sugars inside of the skins concentrate. Unlike berries, ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Cobbler with Nectarines & Cherries

Brown Sugar Cobbler with Nectarines & Cherries

Plain white sugar is what I typically use for sweetening my fruit cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Not only is it a staple ingredient that I always have in my pantry, but it doesn’t have much flavor on its own and really allows the flavor of the fruit to shine through in the finished dessert. You can’t go wrong with it. That said, it isn’t the ... Read More »

Blueberry & Nectarine Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Streusel

Blueberry & Nectarine Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Streusel

You can never make fruit cobbler too often during the summer, when wonderful fruits of all shapes and sizes are in season. I’ll make cobblers with any kind of fruit that I have in my kitchen. The problem with fruit cobblers during the summer is that you have to turn your oven on and leave it on for a while while the fruits and topping ... Read More »

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

A “buckle” is a fruit dessert that is in the same family as cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Buckles are unique because they start with a cake-like batter, then fruit is folded in. They typically use so much fruit that the cake “buckles” underneath all of it – hence the dessert’s name. This Peach and Raspberry Buckle is loaded with fresh fruit. The sweet-tart raspberries are ... Read More »

Cherries Jubilee Shortcake

Cherries Jubilee Shortcake

Shortcakes are wonderful desserts to make during the summer. They typically start with a lightly sweetened biscuit, which is split and stuffed with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Strawberry shortcake is the best known example of a shortcake, but you can make shortcakes with other types of fruit, including peaches and blackberries – and this Cherries Jubilee Shortcake is just one more delicious example. Cherries ... Read More »

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