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"Rustic Fruit Desserts" anyone?

Has anyone made something from "Rustic Fruit Desserts - Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson"? I made caramelized pear bread pudding and Lemon Blueberry Buckle last couple of weeks and it is just wonderful.

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  1. No, but I love fruit desserts and mine always end up coming up "rustic", may have to add this to my cookbook collection, thanks!

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    1. re: yamalam

      Hi, Yamalam- thank you for your response. I was a bit lonely with response # zero:) Yes, it is a very cute book and I learned a lot about which fruits to pick for which recipe. I also love stonefruits tea cake, too. I am not a big fan of cobblers and crisps, but I am eager to make them this summer.

      1. re: hobbybaker

        A good old-fashioned cobbler is a thing of beauty. One of my very favorite desserts, and so easy to make. Use buttermilk for your biscuit dough and just throw it on top of the hot fruit in flattened blobs. (That's my 'professional' method, LOL)

        1. re: hobbybaker

          Does the book have a clafouti recipe? I'm not really happy with the one I used last.

      2. I made the marionberry pie recipe but with ollalieberries (which is mentioned in the recipe as a good substitution) and the pies were wonderful! The sweet pie crust recipe is really easy and very good.

        1. I made the upside-down pear chocolate cake. Absolutely delicious. I used King Arthur's Black Cocoa, so that might have been part of it, but I think it would be delicious regardless.

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          1. re: optimal forager

            Hi, Elena: I have never seen marionberry, but I like that she alway gives substitution. I have never tried pies yet. I think I should soon.

            Hi of : I baked the same one last month. Used normal Dutch Processed Cocoa bought at Whole Foods, but turned out delicious. I checked KA's Black Cocoa. I am going to order it, too. Thank you for good insights.

          2. With rustic fruit desserts, a galette ALWAYS comes to mind. Just chiming in. : )

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            1. re: Cheese Boy

              Sounds good - Cheese Boy. Actually, they have a fig gallette and look s so great.

              1. re: hobbybaker

                A fig galette? I'd be all over that gooey sticky goodness in a second.

            2. The lemon buttermilk rhubarb bundt cake is seriously awesome. I'm kind of ashamed that it's the only recipe I've used so far - I want to try them all, but somehow haven't managed to, yet. So many recipes, so few meals!

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              1. re: mayfair1929

                That sounds fabulous! would you mind sharing the recipe?

                1. re: mayfair1929

                  I baked the lemon buttermilt bundt cake twice -- with blueberries. Yum!
                  It is a perfect cake, IMHO. I prefer plain cakes, so I skipped the icing. It is moist, rich and delicious. I think lemon and blueberries are a marriage made in . . . well, a place my (former) marriage was not!