Category: Sweet

Apple-Ginger Crostata

Make quick work of a simple apple crostata by using a sheet of store-bought puff pastry as the base.


These Apple Almond Shortbread Bars are buttery, not too sweet and loaded with apples. This impressive recipe is so much easier than it looks!

Apple-Rose Cake

With this cake, she wonders “What if the Italians asked to borrow sugar from the neighbor and they got rose water instead?”

Peach Cobbler Cake

This cake is a serious summer showstopper. Make it for a birthday party, and you won’t need to bring a gift. Make it for a cookout, and prepare to watch people come up for seconds and thirds. Or make it for yourself for no reason at all, because it’s just that good.

Late Summer Plum Cake

Gently spiced, this jammy plum cake celebrates the summer-into-fall season. Serve it as a brunch cake or for dessert topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Pies are good in their own right, but there’s something about hand pies that are just so great. Maybe it’s because it somehow seems more acceptable to eat them at breakfast, or maybe it’s that the crust-to-filling ratio is a little higher on hand pies–and it’s all about the crust, right?

Apple and Peach Compote

When apple season hits but peaches still linger at the market, it’s time for a standout condiment to round out a main course or dessert.