Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

Accidental Blood Orange Jelly

Don’t be fooled by the title of this post. I didn’t accidentally cut myself as I worked, or anything in that vein. My result here was a happy accident, or perhaps discovery would be a better word, and the blood comes from the blood oranges that I used. There are several varieties of blood oranges and some are more red on the inside than others. ... Read More »

Strawberry Shortcakes with Mascarpone Cream

This recipe makes the best filling I’ve had in a long time and certainly the best I can remember on a strawberry shortcake. Generally speaking, I don’t go for fillings in cake in a big way. I like them well enough, but I’m content with cake and fruit or jam rather than a big thick layer of frosting. Strawberry shortcakes always sound promising, but end ... Read More »

Cranberry Cherry Crumble

I really like crumbles because they can be mixed up on a whim. Fruit in the bottom of a baking dish topped with a mixture of flour, sugar, butter and oats is just about as simple as a dessert can get. The crumble mixture can even be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a few days, which keeps the butter nice and firm ... Read More »

Simple Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Vinegar Strawberries

I love strawberries and I prefer to eat them fresh than to use them in a cake or muffin when I can. As summer fades, though, so decreases the availability of good fresh strawberries. They get a little bit less pretty – for lack of a more accurate word – and I’ve been known to take home some that were slightly soft from the farmers’ ... Read More »

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

An easy way to use up fruit without bothering to make a pie crust is to make a cobbler. A cobbler is a baked fruit dish of fruit topped with a sweetened biscuit topping. Actually, I think a cobbler could be savory as well, if you dropped pieces of buttermilk biscuit on top of a meat or vegetable base before baking it. The name comes ... Read More »

Roasted Grapes

Roasted Grapes

Still reeling from my success with gelatin in the last IMBB, I tried my had at another gelatin dessert. I found Cardamom Yogurt Pudding on Epicurious. It looked so simple that I had to try it. As always, I read the reviews first. The feedback from other cooks is usually very helpful. I noted that several of them mentioned that they had to increase the ... Read More »

Pear Clafoutis

pear clafoutis

I remember that my mom would make this on special occasions when I was little. I would always get so excited when I saw it resting in the kitchen. I couldn’t wait to eat some! I was fascinated by the rows of pears, totally mystified by how she got them to look so pretty. Now I know that the trick is a very sharp knife ... Read More »

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