Tag: Desserts

Lemon Posset With Berries

Lemon posset is an easy, old-fashioned dessert made with the simplest of ingredients: cream, sugar, and lemon. Like a cross between lemon curd and custard, it has a creamy foundation and a tart finish and pairs beautifully with summer berries. It’s equally delicious served chilled and at room temperature, so pack it in individual jars…


Alsatian Blueberry Tart Is a Glorious Celebration of Summer in France

Come summertime in France, the eastern region of Alsace and its Vosges mountains burst with “blue gold.” Such is the nickname given to the local wild blueberries—myrtilles and brimbelles—which are beloved in the region and feature heavily in its cuisine. Visit Alsace this time of year, and you’re sure to find an Alsatian blueberry tart…


Apple Pie Pancake

For us, a giant pancake that serves 6 to 8 people is already enough of a reason to get out of bed in the morning. But when you add caramelized apples and cinnamon sugar, it becomes the thing your family looks forward to all week. Bonus: If there are leftovers (which there won’t be) this…


Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins

Blueberries are my favorite fruit. All-time favorite. I can eat a pint in one sitting and often do in the summer. If I’m eating a blueberry muffin, it had better be loaded, and this muffin definitely is! My secret to the softest muffin ever is the cake flour. It’s actually a bit of a mystery…


Getting Out of a Rhubarb Rut: Sweet and Savory Ideas for Using Up Those Sour Stalks

There are those seasonal garden foods that come at you all of a sudden, and then you’re faced with a mountain of something raising fruit flies on your counter or still in the dirt contemplating its future as compost. This time of year, we’re looking at you, rhubarb people! I shared my recipe for rhubarb…


Strawberry Tart

Perfect for spring, this simple dessert features fresh strawberries nestled inside a billowy, almond-scented filling all tucked into a crisp, slightly sweet tart shell. It’s essential to assemble this tart right before you serve it, as the juice from the berries will soak right through the tart shell if you let it stand. You can…


The Sweet, Simple Nostalgia of Sugar Cream Pie

The Hoosiers lay claim to a simple pie containing very few ingredients. Ask any Indianian about this dessert, which harkens back to the 1800s, and you’re more than likely to be regaled with fond stories about how sugar cream pie was a much-anticipated treat at family gatherings. This humble pie contains a mere six ingredients:…


Strawberry Crumble

So easy to make and so aromatic, this strawberry crumble will imbue your kitchen with the fresh flavors and colors of early spring. It’s delicious served right out of the oven or at room temperature, with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of orange-scented whipped cream. The crumble topping is made with rolled oats, butter,…


Need a Quick Bite? Making Banana Bread Doesn’t Require a Huge Time Commitment

I love banana bread, especially with chopped nuts and chocolate chips! It’s so good hot out of the oven or even sliced and toasted with butter the next day. It’s a dangerous thing to have on the counter; I can’t help saying, “Just one more slice.” Banana bread is considered a “quick bread.” There’s no…


Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is the first thing I remember baking with my mom. She showed me how to separate the eggs, then whip the whites and fold in the flour. As soon as the cake cooled enough to eat, we’d take turns tearing pieces off and shoving the still-warm, light-as-a-feather cake into our mouths. As…