Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

Breton Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Most recipes tell you what a particular dish is – vanilla cake, chocolate chip cookies, etc – but some also give you a little more information by telling you about where that recipe is from. A New York-Style Cheesecake is a great example of this, and this dense and creamy type of cheesecake is instantly recognizable. Some recipes, however, are associated with different places and ... Read More »

Blueberry and Blood Orange Crisps

Blueberry Orange Crisp

Citrus is often used as a flavoring for desserts from scones to cakes, but pieces of orange and lemon don’t always make it into the finished product. Frankly, you wouldn’t want to have big pieces of orange or lemon floating around in all of your recipes, but they do deserve the chance to take more of a starring role once in a while. With ripe ... Read More »

Apple Cider Pudding Cake

Apple Cider Pudding Cake, served

When I think about pudding cakes, I picture a dessert that forms a pudding-like sauce at the bottom of the pan during baking. Chocolate pudding cake and lemon pudding cake are to of my very favorite recipes of this type. Throw some fruit into the mix and you have something that is a little closer to a cobbler than to one of those pudding cake ... Read More »

Blackberry Cranberry Sauce Cobbler

Cranberry Sauce Cobbler

Cranberry sauce can be a great addition to a cobbler or crisp recipe. The basic cranberry sauce recipe calls for whole berries and sugar, which are also the two main ingredients in most fruit cobbler recipes (although you can use fruits besides berries, of course!). The cranberry sauce is already cooked, so it isn’t necessarily a great choice on its own to serve as the ... Read More »

Blackberry Shortcakes with Yogurt Whipped Cream

Blackberry Shortcake, in progress

The end of summer always means the end of shortcake season. In this case, by shortcakes, I mean biscuits or scone-like cakes that are topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Shortcakes are very easy to make entirely from scratch when you’re using biscuits as a base because the biscuits only take a few minutes to put together and can be used fresh out of ... Read More »

Peach and Meyer Lemon Clafoutis

Peach Clafoutis

I bought a few peaches this week and they hit their peak today, filling the kitchen that sweet, floral aroma of ripe peaches. I ate one, then wanted to use the rest in a dessert where they would shine. Peaches go well in many dishes, but I decided on a Peach Clafoutis. It’s hard to beat a clafoutis for a one-dish fruit dessert because they ... Read More »

Blueberry Apple Crisp

Blueberry Apple Crisp

In spite of the fact that I love to have apple pie around the 4th of July, I find that I often think of apple desserts as fall desserts. This is probably because there are far fewer fresh fruits to choose from at the end of the year when you compare the season with spring, when you have a plethora of in-season berries and stone ... Read More »

Blueberry Summer Puddings

Blueberry Summer Pudding

In the US, I would venture to guess that most people think about pies made with summer fruits before they start to think about puddings with them. Summer puddings are a great way to make use of fresh berries, and while I will admit that I still won’t turn down a slice of pie, a pudding is an easy dessert well worth keeping on hand. ... Read More »

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