Fruit Desserts

Raspberry Custard Gratin

It took several tries to get this recipe just right, but my Raspberry Custard Gratin is ready for you all and it's fruity and creamy, with a tiny bit of toasty. It's irrisestible... but most important, it's super easy. Fresh raspberries get complimented but not...

Berry Galette {Foolproof and Easy}

Have you every made a galette? The rustic, bake it on a baking sheet pie-tart-adorable-never going back, yummy creation? I have to admit I'm not the best pie baker. That's probably because I don't practice enough and then my pie crust is seldom flaky, my crust edges...

Banana Upside Down Cake

Banana Upside Down Cake is the perfect dessert when you want something impressive, fancy, even fussy looking. A nice change for what to do with those too-ripe bananas we all end up with at one time or another. Though this recipe for Carrot Zucchini Banana Bread is the...

Banana Cake

The other day, I had several over-ripe bananas ready to be baked into some goodness but I wasn't in the mood for traditional banana bread. I wanted something light and a little fancy, so I turned to one of my favorite dessert cookbooks, Lee Bailey's Country Desserts....

Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Summer is all about fresh flavors, and citrus really shines during the hot summer months. Lemonade is citrus-fresh for sure. It's such a perfect treat that even little kids know that if they put a table and chair at the end of the yard with a 'Lemonade' sign, you will...

Cottage Apple Spice Cake

This is a glorious cake that is super moist thanks to the addition of tangy cottage cheese. But even better are the spices of cinnamon, ginger and cloves which make every bite reminiscent of pumpkin pie but with the rich texture of a melt-in-your-mouth coffee cake....

Blitz Torte

I have been wanting to make this double decker beauty ever since it appeared on the cover for an issue of  Cook's Country magazine. And let me tell you I am in heaven with this dessert! Blitz Torte is new to me, but comes from fancy beginnings in Germany where...

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Yesterday, I shared a recipe that I told you "Looked like Christmas." Well, this one SMELLS like Christmas. Cranberry Upside Down Cake baking in the oven fills my kitchen with the heavenly scent of berries, cinnamon and orange. This beauty would be a perfect pairing...

Peach Tatin or Peach Upside Down Cake

Tatin is typically a dessert that involves caramelized apples covered with cake batter, baked and then inverted. Peach Tatin or Peach Upside Down Cake is an interpretation that features a sour cream cake and the caramelized peaches become super soft and buttery during...

Sour Cream Blueberry Crumb Cake

Crumb cake or coffee cake. With fruit or cream, or fruit and cream! Beautiful, plump, juicy blueberries. Sour cream and butter. This beautiful sour cream blueberry crumb cake is perfect anytime you want to treat yourself and your loved ones. The cake is tender, moist...

Lemon Tart with Rosemary Crust

I love this lemon tart with rosemary crust because it is light and creamy. Tangy, but not too sweet. The recipe uses nutty spelt flour and fresh rosemary leaves in the crust. Greek yogurt and fresh lemon juice for the filling. If you're looking for the perfect lemon...

Ginger Pear Upside Down Cake with Lime Zest

I discovered this gem while searching for a healthy dessert cake. Ginger Pear Upside Down Cake with Lime Zest, this recipe uses a small amount of light olive oil (rather than butter or large amounts of vegetable oil); the buttermilk and cake flour help give it a...

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