Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

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 »

Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a summertime classic and it will always be one of my favorite desserts to make when I have fresh strawberries on hand. Most of the time, strawberry shortcakes just call for piling slices of strawberries on top of whipped cream and some type of cake or biscuit. To mix things up a little bit, I used roasted strawberries to make this Roasted ... Read More »

Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Clafoutis are always a nice way to showcase fresh fruit in a dessert that is elegant, but easy to make. The custardy french dessert can be made with just about any kind of fruit, although it is traditionally made with cherries. I do like a cherry clafoutis, but I often save my cherries for pies, so I am much more likely to showcase other fruits ... Read More »

Cherry and Peach Cobbler

Cherry and Peach Cobbler

The next time you set out to make a fruit cobbler, don’t limit yourself to one type of fruit. Mixing and matching fruits can make for a cobbler that is even more delicious than usual because you get multiple flavors each time you take a bite. I often bake both cherry cobblers and peach cobbers during the summer when these fruits are super sweet and ... Read More »

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