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Summer Plum Brown Betty

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Summer Plum Brown Betty
A brown betty just might be the simplest fruit dessert that you can make – apart from just pairing fresh fruit with some ice cream! The dessert is a kind of fruit crisp that uses breadcrumbs instead of a streusel or biscuit topping. While that may sound a bit strange at first, it …

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Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Cognac is a wonderful French brandy that is full of rich flavors that include raisins, apples, warm spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee), wood and toast – and that is to name only a few of the flavors you might encounter. The exact flavor profile of cognac varies between blends, between brands and between …

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Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

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Fresh Plum and Almond Cake
Stone fruits are wonderful to bake with, whether you are using nectarines, peaches, apricots or any other favorites. Plums are one fruit that I find to be slightly underutilized when it comes to stone fruit baking. This could be because plums are so delicious on their own that people rarely have enough to …

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What is a Cherry Plum?

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What is a cherry plum?

A cherry plum, as the name suggests, is a fruit that is a hybrid between a cherry and a plum. The fruits are larger than a standard cherry, but smaller than a standard plum, with a medium-length stem that resembles a cherry. The fruit can range in color from yellow-pink to deep …

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Plum and Black Grape Hand Pies

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Plum and Grape Hand Pies
Grapes are in season during the fall, but don’t get used as much in baking as some other end of summer and fall fruits. Grapes can actually be a fantastic fruit to bake with because they have a lot of natural sugar, so they become very tender and especially sweet when they are …

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Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake

Rustic Plum and Walnut Cake, sliced
This Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake has a delicious combination of flavors that you won’t find in too many other cakes – but it’s a combination of flavors that really works here. The cake batter is made with walnuts that are very finely ground to take the place of some of the …

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Plum Meringue Tarts

Plum Meringue Tarts, interior
Whether you’re shopping at a major grocery store or a local farmer’s market, in early summer, there are a wealth of fresh, ripe fruits to choose from. Having such a bounty of fruits is not a bad thing – and I find that it makes me even more creative in the kitchen because …

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