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Category: Desserts (page 1 of 11)

Deliciously Simple Apple Cake

This is one of the easiest cakes I have ever made.  With just a few ingredients, you can create a simple, delicious apple cake that lets the flavor of apple really shine.  Moist and full of apple and vanilla flavor, this lovely little cake comes together in no time.

I adapted the recipe from one of my many favorite cookbooks, Savor, by Ilona Oppenheim.  I love the recipes in this book because they are centered around pure, seasonal ingredients.  I am someone who really enjoys baking, but there are points in life when the time factor discourages me from it.  This cake does not take much time at all to whip up, and let me tell you, the house smells sooo good while it is baking! Though I usually make this apple cake to be eaten as a snack or simple dessert, I can imagine it would be great as part of a weekend breakfast too.

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Summer Berry Parfaits

These summer berry parfaits are a light and refreshing dessert, filled with fresh blueberries swirled in strawberry jam, a creamy Greek yogurt-melted marshmallow filling, and a homemade crumble topping.  When it’s hot outside, a chilled, fruity dessert is the perfect way to cool off.  I especially love this dessert because it encompasses so many different textures, all in one cup.  The tender burst of flavor from the blueberries, the thick creaminess of the sweet-tart filling, and the sweet crunch of the topping all combine to make a very pleasant treat.

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Pineapple Cake With a Blueberry Lemon Sauce

This pineapple cake with blueberry lemon sauce is a refreshing and beautiful summer treat!  Enjoy the flavors of pineapple, blueberry and lemon all in one cake with this variation of the classic pineapple upside down cake.  It is delicious right out of the oven as a warm dessert, and it is also really good the next morning for breakfast, either at room temperature or even cold, if it is a warm morning.  The beautiful colors are a treat for the eyes as well!

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Rustic Summer Tarts

Showcase summer fruit with these delicious free-form tarts.  Mouth-watering cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, and nectarine slices are lightly sweetened with honey and baked on a wholesome pastry.  These rustic summer tarts are sweet enough to eat for dessert, yet healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast.  You can mix and match the fruit in the tarts, depending on what is most available and fresh, because the fresher the fruit, the better these taste.

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Strawberry Sauce Over Biscuits

When nature delivers such juicy, sweet berries, we don’t need to add a lot of extra ingredients to make them shine.  That’s the case for fresh, ripe strawberries, which are in season here right now.  A quick and simple no-cook strawberry sauce over sour cream biscuits is an easy dessert to pull off, and a complete treat for the taste buds. Though this dessert is very similar to that all-time favorite strawberry shortcake, sometimes it’s fun to make individual biscuits instead of a shortcake.  And it tastes really good for breakfast too!

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