Tag Archives: Fruit Desserts

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blueberries

 

 

 

 

 

cherries

 

 

 

 

 

coconut

 

 

 

 

 

cranberries

 

 

 

 

 

dates

 

 

 

 

 

figs

 

 

 

 

 

honeydew

 

 

 

 

 

lemon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mixed berries

 

 

 

 

 

pears

 

 

 

 

 

plums

 

 

 

 

 

pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

raspberries

 

 

 

 

 

raisins

 

 

 

 

 

rhubarb

 

 

 

 

 

strawberries

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Apricot Tart

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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.

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

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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

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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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