Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

It must be a really good year for blueberries and I swear I’ve made a ton of blueberry desserts – some with success, some not. This Blueberry Nectarine Buckle was perfect (even if the pics aren’t the greatest) and just loaded with fruit. Advertisements

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Peach Upside Down Cake

It seems like I’ve been doing a lot with desserts lately, partially because I updated all my dessert menus which took weeks! So, in way of saying thanks for your patience about post after post, I’m posting another dessert! Peach Upside Down Cake.

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Desserts with Fruit

Many of my favorite desserts are made with fruit (the rest are usually chocolate!) Here you’ll find fruit-based desserts, desserts with fresh fruit or dried or those that have a fruit sauce. Enjoy! any fruit (just about)   apples & applesauce   apricots   bananas   blackberries   blueberries   cherries   coconut   cranberries…

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Apricot Tart

I can’t tell you how excited I was to see apricots at the store last week. While they may not be my all time favorite to die for fruit, I was like, “Well, hello old friend!” Seriously, I spotted a lady carrying some to her cart and went back to produce to find them.

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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.

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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 & tip is nice, inexpensive, and make ahead. And once made, they can be filled & topped with all kinds of deliciousness.…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Irish Apple Cake or Apple Pie Cake

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…

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Individual Dulce de Leche Apple Crisps

Dulce de Leche – does it translate as caramel of the Gods? I love it in these marvelous Apple Crisps; just a dab of Dulce de Leche simply transforms these crisps into deeply caramelly goodness. No Dulce de Leche? Make with any salted caramel, easy caramel or butterscotch sauce, home-made or store-bought.

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