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Fruit Dessert

from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series
by Carolyn Beth Weil

Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Free Press (May 31, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 0743261895

From the Publisher

The recipes in this volume in The Essential Kitchen Series encourage the use of Fruit at its seasonal peak when it is at its best -ripe, plump, fragrant, and good for you. From tasty tarts to sublime salads, there's a wide selection of tempting recipes in Fruit for everybody.

Book Description

A trifle layered with ripe summer raspberries, frothy whipped cream, and sponge cake. Tender gingered apricots baked with a crisp almond topping. Sweet, juicy blackberries concealed inside a flaky pastry turnover. Whether stewed with spices or simply dusted with powdered sugar as the topping for a tart, almost every kind of fruit can be transformed into a delectable dessert.

Williams-Sonoma Collection Fruit Dessert offers more than 40 favorite recipes, from homey pies and cobblers to elegant tarts and sorbets. For the perfect end to a dinner party, serve your guests an exotic coconut cake with fresh mango or homemade strawberry ice cream enriched with crme frache. When you are short on time, whip up a batch of easy baked apples or a warm berry compote to serve alongside ice cream or pound cake. And during the holidays, indulge yourself with a homemade pumpkin pie or apple crisp.

Full-color photographs and helpful sidebars on key ingredients and techniques accompany each recipe, so you can successfully picture and prepare your dish of choice. An informative basics section at the back of the book offers tips on how to select fruit at its peak of ripeness and perfect your tart dough and pie crust. Whether you are looking for an impressive dessert or a simple dish that takes just minutes to prepare, you will find no shortage of inspiration in these pages.

Review by Diana's Desserts:

Since summer is the best time to make some of our best fruit desserts, this wonderful and beautifully illustrated book by from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series gives us great ideas for making easy to prepare desserts for every day or special occassions. Make simple pies and cobblers to elegant tarts and sorbets. All the recipes are here in this well layed-out book. Some of our favorite classics are included, such as Lemon Meringue Pie, Apple Brown Betty, and Bananas Foster, along with refreshing surprises such as Rustic Nectarine Galette, Grand Marnier Souffle, and Coconut Cake with Mango (recipe follows). Whether you're planning a casual supper or a grand holiday feast, you'll find the perfect dessert for your occasion in this book. The easy-to-follow recipes are accompanied by color photographs, how-to techniques and a thorough glossary.

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