Delicious recipes for home-baked, rustic fruit desserts served warm from the oven from pies and strudels, to cobblers.
Whether bubbling with delicious juice, fragrant with warm spices, or encased in crisp buttery pastry, warm fruit desserts are comfort food at it’s very best. In Crumbles & Streusels you’ll find traditional recipes such as Apple & Blackberry Crumble as well as plenty of new ideas like Cranberry & Orange Streusel. A chapter of Cobblers & More includes recipes guaranteed to become family favorites—try Blueberry & Lemon Polenta Cobbler or an indulgent Molasses Banana Cobbler. Or for a fun twist on a cobbler, try a Plum & Hazelnut Pandowdy. Bettys & Crisps are easy to make yet delicious to eat—try an Apple Brown Betty with Dried Cranberries & Pecans, Caramel Apple Crisp, or Nectarine & Ginger Crisp. Rich battered desserts such as Clafoutis, Slumps, & Puddings are simplicity itself to prepare yet always impressive. Try a classic Cherry Clafoutis, an Apricot & Almond Slump, or Baked Brioche Pudding with Blackberries. If pastry is your thing, you’ll find the perfect recipe in Pies, Tarts, & Strudels. Try a slice of spiced Dutch Apple Pie, Free-form Caramelized Peach Tart, or individual Apple & Blueberry Tarts, or Praline Apple Strudel, all perfect for fuss-free entertaining. Deliciously moist Dessert Cakes to be eaten with a fork and served with plenty of cream include Strawberry Buttermilk Cake, Pear & Ginger Crumble Cake, and Upside-down Peach Cake.