Got Fruit? Fabulous Dessert Recipes for Your Summer Fruits

How to Make Clafoutis and Other Fabulous Desserts with Your Summer Fruits I love fresh fruit. I love to eat it. I love to bake with it. One of my favorite things to do growing up was go fruit picking. We’d go to the best orchard we could find, pick enough peaches, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries to feed an army, and go home with bellies full because they never charged you on how much you ate. There are so many summer fruits to choose from, and they’re so fun to bake with. Here are some fabulous summertime dessert ideas to …

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Easy Stovetop Cobbler–Slumps

Slumps: The Easier Way To Enjoy Fruit Dumplings and Cobblers So easy! All you have to do is pull out a biscuit mix, bring the fruit filling to a simmer and cook the biscuits on top of the simmering fruit like dumplings. No need to turn on the oven! This easy stovetop cobbler is exactly as it sounds, cooked on the stove. It’s perfect for the summertime when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. So versatile! You can use any fruit you want for these slumps whether it’s canned, frozen, or fresh. You can also cook it practically anywhere–on …

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How to Use Dry Cranberries in Your Baking

Cranberries are a great way to add flavor and zing to your baking—a burst of flavor in every bite. They become colorful, ruby red gems in breads, muffins, cookies, and pancakes. They taste good and they’re good for you. This article will tell you how to use cranberries in your baking and give some recipes at the end for where you can use your cranberries. Use Only The Best Cranberries in Your Baking Use only the best cranberries for the most flavor and color. Most commercially processed cranberries are pressed to extract the juice and part of the pulp. The …

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Favorite Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

This peach cobbler is a nod to the old fashioned peach cobblers my mother would make. My mother made the best peach cobblers. She used the peaches that we canned in the summertime, a quart to a cobbler. They were easy to put together and so good. We liked our cobblers warm. Often we would pour milk over our bowl of warm peach cobbler like you would hot cereal or maybe we would load it with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. My father poured canned milk over his. I’ve long since lost Mother’s recipe for peach cobbler. Our …

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Ten Ways to Make Skillet Cobblers

Skillet cobblers are made with a sweet cake. There’s more cake to fruit than with most cobblers. The cake starts out in hot butter which seems to give it a crisp, buttery crust. Use fresh or frozen fruit for the filling but to sweeten the fruit, you add jam or pastry filling. Then we’ve added flavored whipped cream from caramel nut whipped cream to lemon cloud whipped cream.  So tasty! The combination of crusty cake, sweet-flavored fruit filling, and flavored whipped cream is outstanding. So versatile! You can mix and match with your favorite fruits, jams. pastry fillings, and whipped creams. …

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How to Cut a Mango

A fillet of salmon with mango salsa

Here you will find instructions for how to cut a mango with a knife or a mango slicer and illustrated with a video. You’ll find a collection of recipes for those who would like to cook and bake with mangos: Mango cobbler, salsa, chicken and fish with mangos, mango ice cream, mango muffins, and a Thai mango salad. Mangoes are wondrously versatile fruits! They make great sweet salsas for fish or chicken. You can make a great fruit salad. And we love them in a cobbler. Maybe best of all, ripe plump mangoes are available in the winter when other …

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Six Things You Can do with Fresh Peaches

I look forward to the peach season all year. There is not anything much better than a chilled, luscious peach. While they’re in season, enjoy them every way you can. 1. Peaches and Cream (Milk) I like to eat peaches (and strawberries) in a bowl like you would with cold cereal. I sweeten them slightly with a drizzle of honey. I like flavored honey. (There is a dazzling array of flavored honey available.) Try Raspberry Honey or Strawberry Rhubarb Honey on your peaches with ice cold milk. (Drop a cube of ice in your milk to keep it cold.) 2. Peaches …

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Dress Up Your Brownies and Take Them to Dinner

Dress up your brownies and take them to dinner. . . How do Dress up a Brownie for Dinner Here’s a handy shopping list to get you started From OUR Pantry: (Click to buy or save money with the bundle on the right.) Brownies Designer Dessert Sauces Ice Cream Toppings Flavors Featured Product: New York Dessert Brownie Mix These brownies are little more cake-like for cleaner cuts and nicer presentations. Only $2.99! $5.99 Instructions: Choose a brownie mix. Choose your sauce and/or fruit Choose a flavored whipped cream. Get ideas and instructions here. Personal note from Dennis: These designer dessert …

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Cream Cheese and Cherry Skillet Cobbler

We love these skillet cobblers.  And we have a great cream cheese filling and a great cherry filling and topping—Chubby Cherry.  So, obviously, we put the two together. You can make this with pie filling from the store but Chubby Cherry is better.  If you don’t think so, we’ll give you your money back. Cream cheese is a fairly strong flavor so it doesn’t take a whole lot, about 2/3 cup.  (You can use all cherry filling if you like. This is scrumptious with fresh cherries also) We topped individual servings with Lemon Cloud Whipped Cream.  The recipe follows. While …

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Plum Currant Skillet Cobbler

with Caramel Whipped Cream This was the last in a series of twelve skillet cobbler recipes we tried and served them to visitors in our store.  People really liked it.  It is made with fresh red plums and red currant jelly.  It is a very attractive dessert. We served it with caramel whipped cream because we had extra.  It was a very good combination. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler …

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Peach Pineapple Paradise Skillet Cobbler

with Caramel Whipped Cream These are absolutely wonderful cobblers, our favorite type of cobbler yet.  And they are easy.  Once the fruit is prepared, this is a simple one-bowl, one-pan recipe that goes together quickly. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work.   You can also use a two quart baking dish and melt the butter in the oven. For …

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Blackberry Peach Skillet Cobbler

with Butterscotch Whipped Cream Blackberries or raspberries and peaches is a classic combination.  These can be made with either fresh or frozen blackberries.  The peaches are best fresh but can be made with canned peaches.  The red currant jelly adds color and zest.  The butterscotch whipped cream is simply whipped cream with brown sugar and butterscotch flavor added. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  …

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Caramel Pear and Walnut Skillet Cobbler

with Caramel Whipped Cream This is my favorite skillet cobbler recipe!  Fresh pears give it a gentle fruit flavor but the real star of the show is the caramel coated walnuts. After the pears are placed on the batter, scatter walnuts across the top and drizzle the dessert with caramel ice cream sauce.  The caramel coats the nuts in the oven to make them crunchy.  The combination of crunchy candy-coated nuts, fruit, and the luscious caramel whipped cream is fabulous. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter …

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Blackberry Cream Skillet Cobbler

This is a great skillet cobbler.  It is made with fresh or frozen blackberries and premade Bavarian cream.  The red currant jelly adds color and zest.  The lemon whipped cream is simply whipped cream with sugar, lemon extract, and lemon zest added. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stove top, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work.   You can also use a two quart baking dish …

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Blueberry Lemon Skillet Cobbler

with Lemon Cloud Whipped Cream Blueberry and lemon is a classic combination and very good one.  This is made with fresh or frozen blueberries and lemon pastry filling or curd.  It is very good. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work.   You can also use a two quart baking dish and melt the butter in the oven. For the …

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Raspberry Peach Skillet Cobbler

Raspberries and peaches is a classic combination.  These can be made with either fresh or frozen raspberries.  The peaches are best fresh but can be made with canned peaches.  The red currant jelly adds color and zest.  The caramel nut whipped cream is whipped cream with brown sugar, chopped nuts, and caramel flavor added.  Adding nuts to whipped cream puts a nice crunchy contrast to the soft whipped cream.  We served this in our store and it was very well received. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the …

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Caramel Apple Skillet Cobbler

My friend Butch’s apple and pear trees are loaded.  He loaded me up with two big bags. So we’re making caramel apple cobblers to serve in the store, topped with caramel whipped cream and a caramelly syrup. We’ll use our skillet cobbler mixes so they’re quick and easy.  We’ll try some pear ones too; they’re as good as the apples. The original recipe calls for caramel ice cream topping in the filling and drizzled over the whipped cream topping.  But we’re going to serve hundreds and we don’t have that much ice cream topping on hand so we’re using our …

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Mango Coconut Cream Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Whipped Cream

This is a very, very good skillet cobbler, one of my favorite.  We tried it with both coconut whipped cream and brown sugar whipped cream.  I liked it better with the coconut whipped cream; Debbie liked it better with brown sugar.  Either way, this is fabulous. This is a quick and simple cobbler to make using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan in the oven, the batter is added, and then the cobbler transferred to the oven to bake.  Any oven-proof, 10-inch pan will work. For the cake: Use The Prepared …

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Peach Raspberry Slump Recipe

What’s a slump? It’s really a cobbler but it is made on the stovetop like dumplings, not baked. It’s easy. Even a novice can make a slump. And you don’t have to heat up your kitchen. You can make them on the grill or even out camping. What follows is a slump made with peaches and raspberries. That‘s because the peaches are in season but we could have used frozen peaches or a choice of other fruits. In fact, blueberries and pears sound really good. This slump was made with peaches and raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen. Try …

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Cranberry Apple Walnut Cobbler Recipe

Cranberries, walnuts, and apples—what could be better. The tartness of the cranberries accents the sweetness of the cooked apples perfectly. And the topping is perfect—rich and crumbly and loaded with nuts. It’s like an apple pie with extra flavor and nuts. And it’s easy . . . much easier than your favorite pie recipe. Ingredients Filling: 6 large baking apples peeled, cored, and sliced (about 8 to ten cups) 1 12-ounce can apple juice concentrate, thawed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup dried cranberries Topping: 8 …

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