Tag Archives: Fruit Desserts

Sabayon Lemon Tart

I’ve got a treat for everyone, today! A lovely lemon tart that I’m calling a Sabayon Lemon Tart. It’s beautiful, bright, and creamy & dreamy.

Sabayon Lemon Tart adapted from Thomas Keller

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Cream Puffs with Mascarpone Filling & Blueberry Compote

If there was ever a frugal “cheat” of a dessert, Profiteroles, or Cream Puffs, as they are often called, have to be it. Easy to make, requiring no special equipment, although a piping bag & tips is nice, inexpensive, and they can be made ahead. And once made, they can be filled & topped with all kinds of deliciousness. What more could one want?

A home-made Mascarpone Cheese filling is in the center; they're just waiting to be topped with Blueberry Compote
A home-made Mascarpone Cheese filling is in the center; they’re just waiting to be topped with Blueberry Compote

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Blueberry Custard Pie Bars

I suppose these bars should have a better name. They’re luscious, creamy and dreamy from the silky custard topping, just bursting with blueberries, all the way down to the gorgeous shortbread crust.

Blueberry Custard Pie Bars
Blueberry Custard Pie Bars

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Shortbread Crust for Bars

For some reason, I’ve been craving Blueberry Custard Pie Bars. See it all started when I picked up blueberries on sale right before Easter, with no real plan in mind. Then I started thinking about blueberry pie, then blueberry custard pie, then of course, Blueberry Custard Pie Bars.

Blueberry Custard Pie Bars
Blueberry Custard Pie Bars with Shorbread Crust

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Easy Guinness Chocolate Cake, adapted from Nigella Lawson

St. Paddy’s is just around the corner, so it’s time to think about partying just a little, isn’t it? When I was a kid, that meant anything green. Green ice-cream cones, cupcakes tinted green, and green beer.

Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake
Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake

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Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce

If you’re interested in making the best Cranberry Sauce, ever, one that your family and friends will devour, one that you might actually make more than once a year, try this recipe. Pin it for next year.

Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce, adapted from Bon Appetit
Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce, adapted from Bon Appetit

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Irish Apple Cake or Apple Pie Cake . $1.87

There are many names for this part cake, part pie dessert, and just as many recipes. A vague list of ingredients in my Irish Grandmother’s box pointed me towards it, and so began my search to find the particulars. Sometimes old recipes are like that, written I suppose, for the user and not some future progeny!

Irish Apple Pie Cake
Irish Apple Pie Cake

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