Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market by Deborah Madison

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  • Individual rhubarb tarts in a corn flour crust

    • mfeldman51 on May 12, 2012

      Absolutely delicious. The tarts look raggedly when first made, but freezing them is a brilliant stroke.

  • No worries apple galette

    • Avocet on December 04, 2019

      Excellent, and very easy. I used my regular pie dough (not sweetened) and a mix of Granny Smith, Sweet Tango and Jazz apples, and used cardamom as the seasoning. Sprinkled turbinado sugar over the dough and top of the apples. It even warmed up well the next day.

  • Silky tart dough

    • Astrid5555 on July 06, 2013

      Quick and easy tart shell for all kinds of fruit tarts. Love the fact that this dough is made via the creaming method and does not require a rolling pin.

  • Huckleberry cream tart

    • Astrid5555 on August 25, 2015

      Excellent! Made in a rectangular tart pan with wild blueberries as suggested, looked really pretty. Very similar to the "Cream tart with black raspberries", but less sweet. Maybe because of the addition of coconut sugar instead of maple sugar in the filling?

    • Astrid5555 on August 02, 2021

      Update: this tart is still a regular summer bake in our household, and no matter which sugar I use in the filling, it is perfect for those who are not into cloyingly sweet desserts like my family is.

  • Cream tart with black raspberries

    • Astrid5555 on July 06, 2013

      Delicious with all kinds of berries, especially wild blueberries. Have made several times already with big success.

    • emiliang on July 02, 2018

      This was simple enough to make, but it's closer to a cake than to a tart. There is no crispness or bite to the crust. Great for a quick dessert or with coffee, but it's not a tart.

  • One-eyed, two-eyed gooseberry fold-over tart

    • Nancith on June 07, 2014

      Finally, a tasty recipe that uses all those gooseberries my husband grows in his garden! I must have rolled the dough a bit too thin because the filling exploded through in several places. Wish Debra Madison had been a bit more specific about the size to roll the dough. Definitely recommend this if you like a lip-puckering pie & can find gooseberries.

  • Tangelo-tangerine pudding

    • bching on January 03, 2014

      would work with almost any citrus juice. Servings are very small.

  • Fresh and dried cranberry, orange, and walnut tart

    • tarae1204 on February 06, 2021

      Beautiful and flexible tart that tastes like Christmas on a plate. The pate brisee is enhanced with brown sugar and orange zest. In my filling, I used thawed frozen cranberries in lieu of fresh, dried cherries in lieu of dried cranberries, sliced tangerine instead of sliced orange, and a mix of pecans and walnuts. Turned out well.

  • Berry and peach cobbler with corn flour cobbles

    • mjes on August 24, 2021

      Delicious but I'm not convinced that corn flour has an advantage over other flours e.g. a wheat and barley mix.

  • Warm apricots with honey and yogurt

    • mooo42 on May 29, 2018

      Easy, quick, tasty dessert for two or one.

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Reviews about this book

  • Fine Cooking

    With restraint, reverence, and a sure hand, she crafts amazing desserts that honor all that’s glorious about in-season fruit.

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  • Eats Well with Others

    I can, however, advocate that you buy this cookbook. Because, especially if you like fruit. And dessert. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Just ask my mother.

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  • Kitchn

    While she speaks from a place of a regular farmers' market customer, there is nothing in this book that can't be made with fruit from your own backyard or your corner supermarket.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Strawberries in red wine syrup

    • Kitchn

      The wine is simmered down with crushed peppercorns then tossed with fresh berries. We slurped this one up with a dollop of fresh cream and licked the corners of our mouths. Some licked the bowl.

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  • ISBN 10 0767916298
  • ISBN 13 9780767916295
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  • Published Aug 02 2010
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)

Publishers Text

Deborah Madison, author of the bestselling Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, has enlightened millions of Americans about the joys of vegetarian cuisine. Now, after six books for the savory palate, she's finally introducing us to her spectacular fruit desserts—more than 175 easy recipes that are as delicious as they are healthful.

Have you ever bitten into a ripe, fragrant strawberry? Or a luscious peach, its juice dripping down your chin? Or a pear that explodes with flavor? Sometimes fruit, all by itself, just seems like the perfect end to a meal. Now, In Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market, Deborah Madison manages to improve on perfection, turning all of your favorite seasonal fruits into a cornucopia of decadent tarts, pies, puddings, and cakes.

Most of us find it difficult to incorporate enough fruit into our diets but with more than 175 recipes in this book, you'll find plenty of new, healthy and totally pleasurable ideas. Dessert doesn't need to be a complicated and time-consuming task after you have prepared a whole meal. These simple and flavorful recipes are easy to master and will delight your family and guests.

As an expert on local produce, Madison shows us the best fruit pairings for any season and where to find them all over the country. Did you know that the season for mangoes and strawberries overlap in Southern California making them a natural pair? Or that between November and April, there are plenty of citrus varieties—like Dancy mandarins, Fairchilds, Clementines, or honey tangerines—that find their way to shelves and markets? With recipes like Wild Blueberry Tart in a Brown Sugar Crust, Strawberries in Red Wine Syrup, Winter Squash Cake with Dates, Hazelnut-Stuffed Peaches and Apricot Fold-Over Pie, and even simple and beautiful combinations of fruits with the right cheeses, you will be introduced to many varieties of fruit from the exotic to the heirloom and dessert will be your new favorite meal of the day.

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