Fruit Desserts

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Grilled Bananas with Caramel Sauce

Bananas on the grill make wonderful desserts. Because of their natural oils and sweetness, bananas need surprisingly little adornment — this recipe includes a simple caramel sauce. [more…]

Caramelized Bananas

Caramelized bananas are a classic Chinese restaurant dessert. With this banana recipe you end up with a crackly, cooled candy glaze surrounding soft, piping-hot bananas at the center — the best of both [more…]

What Are Fruit Cobblers and Crisps?

Baked-fruit desserts fall into two main categories - cobblers and crisps. Popular fruits to use in both cobblers and crisps are apples, peaches, and berries. Whichever flavor you prefer, who can resist [more…]

Raspberry Ribbon Pie with Meringue Crust

This raspberry pie recipe makes a wonderful low-carb dessert. The raspberry ribbon pie isn’t only delicious and very different, with its meringue crust, but it’s also very pretty. [more…]

Foil-Wrapped Baked Apples

This easy baked-apple dessert lets you complete most of the work before you get to the grill. You just wrap the cored, nut-and-raisin-stuffed apples in sheets of foil and set them on the back of the grill [more…]

Apple Brown Betty

Whoever Betty was, she must have been a creative, thrifty cook with some day-old bread, butter, and apples on hand. Apple Brown Betty transforms simple ingredients into a really cozy, homey dessert. [more…]

Peach Crisp

You can make wonderful desserts, like this peach crisp, in the summer by using fruit from farmer’s markets. This simple peach crisp recipe allows you to really enjoy the flavor of the tree-ripened fruit [more…]

Double-Chocolate Pavlova

Pavlova is a dessert that was created in Australia by a pastry chef to honor the famed Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. This double-chocolate version of the dessert is an airy, crisp, light meringue bowl [more…]

Grilled Pound Cake and Fruit with Brandy Sauce

This dessert brings together a heavenly combination of grilled fruit and grilled pound cake, and a wonderful brandy sauce. This fruit and pound cake dessert can really wow your dinner guests — and they [more…]

Oranges in Plum Wine

This simple dessert of oranges in plum wine is easy, beautiful, and refreshing. The plum wine complements the oranges wonderfully, and you can prepare this dessert up to a day ahead of serving it. [more…]

Date Squares

These baked date squares make a wholesome and satisfying dessert. The inside of the square is made up of sweet and chewy date filling, and the outside is soft and moist. [more…]

Zesty Lemon Squares

These yummy squares can satisfy any lemon craving. A soft lemon topping sits on a crunchy cookie base. Although these cookie squares aren’t complicated to prepare, they take a little extra effort because [more…]

Prunes in Red Wine

In this recipe, you first soak prunes in water to make them soft. Second, you cook the prunes in red wine flavored with sugar, cinnamon, and citrus to season them. You serve the prunes in the red wine [more…]

Rustic Apple Bread Pudding

The cubes of bread give this pudding a pleasing, lumpy-bumpy texture. The fragrance and flavor of cinnamon and apples make this apple bread pudding a comfort food that you can enjoy any time of day. [more…]

Fresh Berry Granita

Italians make a frozen dessert called a granita. Granite (plural for granita) are scraped ices, much like the Italian ices sold by street vendors in North America. This granita incorporates fresh berries [more…]

Autumn Harvest Applesauce

With a bright pink blush from tart cranberries, this applesauce surely outshines anything from a jar. You sweeten this applesauce with fresh apple cider and real maple syrup. Use the crispest of apples [more…]

Fruit and Wine Compote

This fruit and wine compote is basically fruit poached in liquid with sugar, which forms a syrup. Compote is perfect for making ahead and tastes even better after it’s been refrigerated for a day or two [more…]

Plum-Almond Tart

The filling in this plum-almond tart is called frangipane, a classic ground almond filling. Although this tart is good anytime, it’s best when plums are in season — from summer to early fall. [more…]

Toasted Coconut Frozen Soufflé

This toasted coconut frozen soufflé is a festive dessert. The toasted coconut has a nice crunchy texture, in contrast to the smooth soufflé.

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Date Pinwheels

Although these date pinwheel cookies take a bit of work, they’re worth it. To make your date pinwheel creation a bit easier, you can make both the filling and the dough in advance and put them together [more…]

Raspberry Sorbet

Make this luxurious raspberry sorbet only when you can find very ripe raspberries. If you use unripe raspberries in your sorbet, it could be bitter. Also, you need an ice cream machine to make this particular [more…]

Plum Compote

You can serve this super quick and simple plum dessert with cake, you can spoon plum compote over ice cream, or you can even eat plum compote by itself with whipped cream. [more…]

How to Choose a Ripe, Juicy Watermelon

Watermelon is a staple of many summertime picnics and cookouts. The next time you’re at the neighborhood produce stand, keep these tips in mind to ensure you select the ripest, juiciest melon for your [more…]

Cherry and Pistachio Parfait

Cherry and pistachio parfait (or nougat glacé ) is a classic French dessert. Flecks of red, green, and orange stand out against the delicate, white meringue base. This colorful treat is a lovely dessert [more…]

Linzer Torte

Linzer Torte is basically a tart made with an almond crust and a fruit preserve filling. A linzer torte has a latticework crust — that is, strips of dough are laid across the top in a checkerboard fashion [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

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