With a pronounced berry finish balanced by a bitter undercurrent, blood oranges are a wonderful ingredient in baked goods. This easy pound cake is topped with a pink-flecked glaze that helps to keep it moist.
For a decadent dessert that everyone will enjoy, try these chocolate peanut butter bars.
Fresh rosemary is an unexpected ingredient in desserts, and it adds a warm, complex note in this simple and straightforward grapefruit cake. Use the nicest olive oil you can.
Rio Star grapefruits are at their peak now, so this is the best time to tuck into this liqueur-infused frosty treat. The Campari helps the sorbet stay scoopable, but if you want to substitute it with orange juice (or grapefruit juice), or omit it entirely, that is fine.
Honey Bee Bars are a staple at the Willy Street Co-op, and a longtime customer favorite. Now you can make them at home -- this recipe couldn't be easier.
This English pudding is dark, tender, and quite tart. Served with liberal amounts of sweet, buttery, vanilla “hard sauce” (actually a misnomer, since the sauce is liquid and warm), this dessert could easily become a holiday tradition.
This recipe is surprisingly easy, using only a mixing bowl, whisk and baking dish, and results in a stunning dessert that’s a cross between a custard and a Dutch baby.
Here's a recipe for one of the Co-op's most popular baked goods, so you can make it at home!
This delicious, towering layer cake is actually refined sugar- and dairy-free, and is made with whole grains. If super sweet desserts aren’t your thing, this is the kind of cake to make you wish you had a fall birthday (unless you're lucky enough to have one). (Don't be totally put off by the preparation time -- this includes four hours while the coconut milk is chilling, plus the the time for the cake to cool before frosting!)
This is a simple and casual dessert that would be as nice for company as it would after a weeknight dinner. It’s very easily doubled (or tripled).
No ice cream maker needed for this sorbet!
You'll want to serve this for dessert all summer.
This crumble is made with not too much sugar, so the sweet-tart plums can take center stage. Serve for dessert on its own, or with some melty vanilla ice cream. It also doubles as a lovely breakfast.
This super easy topping is excellent on anything from fruit pie to cobbler to pound cake.
Thanks to spelt flour, almond meal, and ground coconut, this cake has an intensely flavorful and delicate crumb, and the tender apricots in it are plentiful. It’s well worth turning the oven on, and would be welcome at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
These sweet grilled apricots topped with almond-flavored whipped cream are a perfect way to end a summer meal.
In this icebox cake, whipped cream is enhanced with cream cheese and cream of coconut, and layered with graham crackers and lots and lots of mango, then topped with toasted coconut flakes.
This cake is very very easy to make. If you don't want quite as much "ducky" flavor, substitute the duck fat with butter. If you don't like rosemary, omit it altogether, or use lemon verbena, sage, or winter savory instead. For a sweeter cake, increase the sugar to a full cup. Served with whipped cream and fresh fruit, this is a dessert that's sure to please.
With layers of flakey dough, a filling of lemon-poppyseed-sugar with a hint of vanilla, and a bright purpley-pink glaze, these buns are well worth the effort of working with yeasted dough. This recipe is a much-speeded-up shortcut of the typical lamination process - it’s still somewhat complicated, but nowhere near as time-consuming as it usually is.
These delicate and golden cupcakes are topped with an elegant, glossy citrus icing.
This cookie couldn't be any easier to make and are great as is for snacking on and dunking in milk, but are easy to change up as well (dip in chocolate, add lemon extract and poppy seeds, dust in cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar...).
This is a thick, rich pudding, similar to tapioca, but is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. Ripe mango adds enough sweetness that you can even skip the agave nectar if you'd like. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants.
Many of us find ourselves short on time during the holidays with places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare a dessert that looks fancy but takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these easy coconut cookies.
Many of us find ourselves a bit short on time during the holidays. Places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare something fancy that takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these yummy, simply addictive, chocolate-covered almonds.
These hand pies are a perfect use for the first local apples of the season. You’ll have extra caramel sauce left after making these: nice for spooning over ice cream (or eating out of the jar!).
This is a relatively traditional strudel recipe, delicious as is, but it lends itself to improvisation. For best results, make the apple filling the day before.
A good friend of mine gave me a green tomato pie recipe a few years ago to deal with a season of tomato blight. I've adapted this surprising and tasty dessert to make it totally local.
Have this cake for dessert or for a very special snack with tea.
This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.
Here’s a delicious way to serve rhubarb if you’re not interested in pie. Served warm, it’s incredible served with crème fraîche, whipped cream, or ice cream.
This is an easy tea cake to whip up, and turns out fragrant with citrus and sticky with marmalade.
Deliciously flavored with grapefruit, this cake is light and springy. Nice for a sweet breakfast, or of course, for dessert.
These rosy-hued muffins flecked with dark poppy seeds are great in the morning on your way out the door. Dairy- and gluten-free, they’ll be a hit with everyone in the house.
Perfectly lemony and lightly sweet, this bread is great with hot coffee for breakfast. A bonus is that it’s gluten-free!
These not-too-sweet, shortbread-style cookies are a great basic cookie to have in your back pocket. Barley or oat flour instead of the rye flour could be interesting here, or if you want something more neutral, regular all-purpose would work too!
A compote made from Satsuma madarins and both pomegranate juice and seeds makes this rich and creamy panna cotta extra-special.
Refreshing, light, and festive, this granita is the perfect way to finish a heavy meal.
This dessert is a cross between a pie and a cake, and is just the thing when you have a hankering for a slice of pumpkin pie.
The hardest part about making these bars might be refraining from eating the vibrant-hued cranberry curd straight from the bowl.
Apples are cooked once in a skillet before being topped with crumble and baked. The long cooking time turns the apples caramel-scented, sweet, and sticky.
Dark chocolate and pears go so well together in these easy scones.
Honeydew or cantaloupe would both be great in this dessert, sweet and cool with a bit of unexpected heat.
This raw tart, filled with fragrant, juicy, sweet peaches, is perfect for the summer months when lighter food is welcome.
Improving upon perfect summer peaches seems unlikely, but baking them with a buttery and crisp topping makes it happen.
What's not to love about a classic strawberry rhubarb crumble? This one has a generous 2-to-1 fruit to topping ratio.
This gluten-free tart features a straightforward, press-in-the-pan crust with buckwheat flour, giving it a toasted, nutty flavor.
Slightly bitter walnuts and sweet, fragrant figs make a very tasty and sophisticated ice cream. Break out the ice cream maker!
This seemingly decadent dessert is something all can enjoy: it's gluten-free, raw, vegan, is only lightly sweetened, and it incredibly delicious! Be sure to start the cashews soaking at least six hours before you'd like to serve it.
This is so straightforward that a recipe is hardly needed. It's such an unusual pairing that you may be apprehensive, but try it - you won't be disappointed!
Aronia berries give these cookies a tart, blueberry flavor.
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