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Fruit Desserts

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    Islas Flotantes

    In this tropical rendition of the classic French dessert île flottante (floating island), meringues are poached in a mixture of coconut milk and puréed fruit, instead of the traditional custard.

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    Pears Poached in Port and Honey Mustard

    Mustard adds a spicy heat to classic port-poached pears. These are wonderful served with vanilla ice cream or whipped heavy cream and shortcakes.

  • Moveable Feast

    Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Hazelnut Praline

    Freestone peaches, those in which the pit releases easily from the flesh, are best for this recipe. Late-ripening peach varieties tend to be freestone.

  • Recipe

    Brown Sugar and Thyme Marinated Peaches

    Brown sugar and white balsamic vinegar lend peaches a caramelly flavor, while a semi-dry wine enhances their sweet tartness. Fresh thyme adds an herbal note. The marinade also softens the…

  • Recipe

    Dipped Strawberries

    These fun treats are easy to make: Just dip strawberries in jam, then roll them in the toppings of your choice.

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    Grilled Grapefruit Halves with Honey, Brown Sugar, and Pistachios

    These honeyed grapefruit halves have brunch written all over them. Grilling caramelizes the sugar in the fruit, accentuating its sweetness, while pistachios add warm, toasty flavors, and mint and créme…

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    Grilled Peaches with Dukkah and Blueberries

    Dukkah is an Egyptian blend of nuts, seeds, and spices that is so good you can eat pinches of it straight, as a snack. Daub some ripe peaches with olive…

  • Moveable Feast

    Roasted Strawberries with Dark Chocolate and Smoked Chile Sauce

    Fruit gets dynamic in this dessert that—with its sauce of dark chocolate, cayenne, and tequila—nods to the flavors of Mexico.

  • Recipe

    Slow-Poached Pears in Mulled Wine

    Serve these burnished purple pears with crème fraîche (with stirred-in orange zest and sugar or honey, if you like), ice cream, blue cheese, or gingerbread. It’s best to prepare them…

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    Fried Sesame-Seed Bananas

    There are versions of sweet banana treats all over Southeast Asia. Sometimes the bananas are fried in a batter until crisp, sometimes they’re cooked in oil or lightly grilled, sometimes…