Summer Desserts

Sweet Choices from Summer Fruits

Summer Desserts

Sweet Choices from Summer Fruits

There's so much to love about summer ingredients.  For at least a few months, we can eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown a reasonable distance from NYC instead of a continent or an ocean away.

This makes summer desserts even more tempting.  Local fruits and berries can be eaten raw or cooked, wrapped in buttery pastry or puréed and frozen, as a companion to a piece of cheese or baked with spices into a friendly tea cake.

As I watch local fruit arrive in our markets and Greenmarkets, dessert is on my mind.  we've just added several new dessert recipes to The City Cook but in case you're short of ideas -- or completely overwhelmed with choices -- here are some suggestions for making sweets with the bounty of summer:

Remember that we're supposed to have numerous daily servings of fruits and vegetables.   Summer flavors make it so easy and sweet to get our quota.

 

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Fruits & VegetablesWeekdaysDessertsDinnerFruitWeekendsEntertaining

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