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Category: Fruit Desserts

RHUBARB POUND CAKE FROM MELISSA CLARK

RHUBARB POUND CAKE FROM MELISSA CLARK

“This tender pound cake has slivers of vanilla-poached rhubarb running across the top and shot through the center, adding a tangy sweetness to the buttery crumb.”–Melissa Clark Finding a Rhubarb Pound Cake recipe was never an issue but finding one that was also great-looking was…

Dorie Greenspan’s Mostly Rhubarb Tart with Strawberries

Dorie Greenspan’s Mostly Rhubarb Tart with Strawberries

The Doyenne of Baking adds Strawberries to this custardy confection but its flavor is Rhubarb-forward. Rhubarb, with its vibrant red stalks and uniquely tart flavor,  has been a staple in culinary traditions for centuries.  Botanically, Rhubarb is actually a vegetable.  But it’s used in desserts…

Peach Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler

Peach Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler

This easily adaptable recipe is a perfect showcase for fresh fruit. When I asked Andrew for his recipe for this wonderfully homey dessert, he handed me one for Apricots and Blackberries.  His version had neither. Instead, the glorious peaches, blueberries, and raspberries that are at…

Peach and Almond Tart from Food52

Peach and Almond Tart from Food52

The earliest of this summer’s peaches, a delicious almond filling and the tenderest of crusts. Today on Chewing The Fat.  Andrew is back to baking and you’ll be so glad he is. This great recipe appeared on Food 52.com attributed to one “Kukla”.  Its roots…

Stone Fruit Galettes from Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Stone Fruit Galettes from Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Now is the perfect moment for making these rustic pastries. Last weekend, Andrew was delighted to be back baking after a long winter hiatus. And the first thing he baked was a stone fruit galette.  It brought back memories of the individual galettes he had…

Two Great Recipes to use all those apples you picked!  Apple Cake and Apple Pie Bars!

Two Great Recipes to use all those apples you picked! Apple Cake and Apple Pie Bars!

Apple Picking Season is officially on. New York State is the second-largest apple-growing state in the country. (Washington State is first.)  On Long Island, NY families have a long-standing tradition: A visit to the truly great apple farms of the East End.  Somehow our family…

Lemon Lemon Loaf Pound Cake and a reminiscence of Sara Lee.

Lemon Lemon Loaf Pound Cake and a reminiscence of Sara Lee.

This simple Lemon Lemon Loaf Pound Cake brings back memories of Sara Lee herself. The ‘crumb’ of this Lemon Lemon Loaf, a pound cake, gives it a richness and depth of flavor that’s unlike any other cake.  Infused with lemon flavor and enriched with sour…

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

This cake is such a winner, our reader Pam made it twice last week! Pam first commented: “So good! And really easy to make. I love that it’s not super sweet.” Then she was back saying: “So good I’m making another today. Yes, So good.” …

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Have you tasted this year’s Strawberry crop? It’s strawberry season and they’re truly flawless this year.  Nothing could be more welcome than these beautiful, bountiful berries.   And nothing says the 4th of July quite like a Strawberry dessert.  We brought the brilliant red berries home…

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Two doyennes of home cooking’s recipes are combined in one spectacular dessert. Ina Garten gives great credit to her Easthampton neighbor, Martha Stewart for launching Ina’s publishing career.  They met when Ina was still running her food store, The Barefoot Contessa. It was Martha who…

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Make the most of the Peach Harvest with this glorious cake. We can’t get enough of this season’s peaches that Andrew has been baking with.  They’re incredibly juicy and their texture is heaven.  And since there is virtually nothing we like better than great almond…