Sweet Treats

  • This almond cake with rhubarb compote and whipped cream is a simple cake. But sometimes the best flavors are simple, and this cake couldn’t be easier to make. The cake layers use almond flour and extract, and the rhubarb compote filling paired with the fresh strawberries makes this a delightful (and surprisingly light) spring treat! Taking…

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  • Key lime pie is an American classic. Rich, creamy, and full of the bright flavor of key limes, it’s both easy to make, and a delight to eat. This version uses sour cream to aid in richness, and makes this dessert an absolute cinch to make. What are Key limes, and where do I find them?…

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  • huckleberry pie

    I have many fond memories of wandering along the Huckleberry Trail in the regional park where I grew up, munching on freshly picked huckleberries straight from the bushes. That’s one of the things I miss about living in the Bay Area, is the wild bursts of sweetness during the summer months from the berry brambles and…

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  • Meyer lemons are high on my list of favorite fruits, and Meyer lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts. I grew up with Meyer lemon trees at my parents house. Because we never had to buy lemons, I didn’t know that regular lemons were very different until I got a bit older. I still…

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  • Persimmons are one of my absolute favorite fruits. They can be used in both sweet and savory applications, and used raw, baked, or cooked. I decided to put a seasonal twist on a classic frangipane tart and came up with this result. The frangipane is made with pecan flour instead of the traditional almond flour, and…

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