Shrubs have been gaining in popularity lately. An old-timey way of preserving, they generally involve fruit, sugar, and vinegar, and make quite a refreshing beverage. I've paired it with a mint simple syrup, pickled watermelon rind, and watermelon spoom (you know, that sorbet with the meringue in it). Watermelon three ways? Rejoice!
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In this free-form open faced tart, pasta frolla is layered with apricot preserves and fresh peaches.
I'll admit I've been a bit narrow minded when it comes to upside-down cake. I assumed it was owned by pineapple, like in Mean Girls when Regina tells Gretchen Wieners that she's not allowed to wear hoop earrings because they're her thing. Side note: let's make another version of that movie in which every character is a food. Lindsey Lohan (circa 2004) would definitely be a cronut.
No fork, no knife, no problem! These hand held cherry pies make for perfect picnic or barbecue fare.
To celebrate the Fourth, these star-shaped biscuits are topped with a strawberry-blueberry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
Apricots are halved and topped with a brown sugar, oat, and almond streusel then baked in the oven until juicy. Serve them warm alongside yogurt for an easy breakfast.
This recipe turns out a wonderfully moist and buttery cake loaded with juicy baked strawberries. Best of all, it's easy to put together and only takes only about an hour from start to finish.
Every Arrested Development fan knows that there's always money in the banana stand...but what kind of bananas are there? Check out the slideshow to see some make-at-home versions of the Bluth creations, pop some bananas in the freezer and get ready for the final countdown.
When strawberries are in season I support strawberry shortcake in all forms and this recipe is quite possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake ever.
Soft layers of meringue sprinkled with crunchy almonds and filled with billows of cream and juicy fresh strawberries.
This mold shuns dyes and artificial flavorings to focus on booze and fruit, geling prosecco with white cranberry juice, a bit of sugar and raspberries for a light and refreshing treat. And honestly, what better way to kick off the New Year than with some booze and fruit?
In my hunt for regional delights I've explored everything from Brown Bettys to Cobblers, but one pie-like dessert that has long intrigued me is an Appalachian treat known as a Sonker.
Galettes are the scrappy, easygoing cousins of pie. This strawberry version makes the most of the late summer crop.
Besides being so darn cute, these hand held nectarine pies are incredibly practical for picnics, cocktail parties, and the beach.
Rich but delicate, this cheesecake is perfect for summer, especially when it gets a double-dose of juicy peaches roasted in brown sugar and smoky Bourbon.
This peach cobbler may look traditional, but you'll love the trick it has up its sleeve.
Of all the fruit, cherries give me the most anxiety. Peaches, pears, and melons linger on store shelves for a while, but cherries seem to show up and leave again before I've ever had my fill. So here are 10 delicious cherry recipes—make them while you can!
I toss cherries with a little sugar—just enough to highlight their deep, red fruit flavor—then cover them with an extra oat-y, unsweetened crumble topping. I tell myself the crumble is reminiscent of oatmeal with fruit, but the truth is it's ten times better.
Since appearing in Southern Living magazine in February 1978, Hummingbird Cake has become the magazine's most requested recipe of all time. While this beloved Southern classic is chock full o' goodies like bananas, pineapple, and pecans, it's not a fussy to prepare, making it a favorite for picnics and barbecues.
Texturally, these cups can't be beat. Your fork crunches through the cup, shattering into buttery shards. A bite of flaky phyllo combines with cool, thick yogurt and juicy fruit. The sweet strawberries play against the tangy yogurt, and the drizzle of honey brings to mind baklava though the cup remains light, fresh, and creamy.