Category Archives: Crisps and Other Fruit Desserts

Tropical Strawberry Guava Shortcakes

Tropical Strawberry Guava Shortcakes

Strawberry shortcakes are one of my favorite summertime desserts because I just can’t get enough fresh strawberries when they’re in season. I typically chop them up and add them to a shortcake whole, with just a little bit of whipped cream to dress them up. This time I did something a little bit different and added a tropical guava-spiked syrup to the filling. This made ... Read More »

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cobbler

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cobbler

When I make Snickerdoodles, or other snickerdoodle-inspired baked goods, I often have leftover cinnamon-sugar mix leftover that I don’t have much use for. Typically, I keep it in a small bowl or plastic bag on the counter and use it up by sprinkling it on a bowl of oatmeal or on top of other baked goods (and sometimes I just make another batch of snickerdoodles!) ... Read More »

Plum Clafoutis

Plum Clafoutis

Baking with plums is wonderful, not just because plums are so tasty, but because plums are a beautiful color and make for some of the most incredible looking desserts you’ll come across. The flesh of most plums is a reddish yellow color. Most of the coloring of the fruit comes from the skin, so I tend to leave it on when I bake with them. ... Read More »

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 »

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