September 17, 2019

Ginger Peach Pie with Blueberries

A sweet and flavorful ginger peach pie with juicy blueberries and an all-butter crust. Everything to love about classic peach pie, with an ever-so-spicy twist.

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Is it completely blasphemous to still be baking with peaches and blueberries?

Here in northern Virginia, it’s still nearly ninety degrees, and the end-of-summer produce game is strong. Peaches and plums, tomatoes and corn, blackberries and zucchini – all abound, piled high next to rosy pears and every shape and size of pumpkin.

So it feels totally appropriate to sneak in at least one more summer dessert highlighting the seasonal bounty before fall baking kicks into high gear. Enter this berry peach beauty.

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September 4, 2019

Apple Blackberry Upside Down Cake

A sweet and flavorful apple blackberry upside down cake with a jammy, brown sugar caramel fruit topping and moist and tender-crumbed cake below. Not overly sweet, this everyday cake is easily adaptable and takes advantage of just about any seasonal fruit or berry. Best served with a dusting of powdered sugar or whipped cream alongside morning coffee or an an afternoon cup of tea.

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This vibrant apple blackberry upside down cake falls into the category of weekday cake, if there is such a thing (and there should be!).

An unfussy and adaptable cake, it’s quick to come together, tames a sweet tooth without being overly saccharine, and can be made with almost any seasonal fruit or berry.

…it’s also the kind of cake that provoked our toddler to scream “more cake! more cake!” with tears in his eyes, on repeat, for longer than I’d like to admit, after he’d finished his little piece.

With a jammy, brown sugar caramel, apple-blackberry topping and moist, vanilla and cinnamon-flecked tender-crumbed center, can we really blame him? Mom tested, Henry approved.

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August 27, 2019

Mini Peach Puff Pastry Tarts with Honey

Sweet and simple peach puff pastry tarts tossed with wild honey and a hint of vanilla. This easy summer dessert stars juicy, fresh peaches, and takes advantage of store-bought frozen puff pastry.

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Over the weekend, we went peach picking!

We couldn’t have asked for a better day, one of the nicest of the summer, with bright blue skies, puffy clouds, and a slight, welcome breeze. It was Henry’s first u-pick experience and he had a blast, searching the rows for the best peaches, helping us put them in the basket, and most importantly, saying hello to the every single goat, chicken, pig, and alpaca on the farm, with ultimate toddler enthusiasm.

My own excitement was over the cheerful basket of fresh peaches and apples we collected to take home.

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