Category Archives: Desserts

Cherry Pie Recipe

For all the pleasure it brings, homemade cherry pie isn’t difficult to make. And it’s something that money can’t buy. Use sour (tart) cherries which become creamy and tender with a bright, refreshing tangy flavor and a vividly clear pink juice. Whereas cooked sweet cherries turn mushy and color to a muddy purple. If you… Continue Reading

Honey Carmel Corn with Roasted Almonds

In minutes you can healthfully satisfy a sweet tooth with this no-fuss recipe. 1 cup honey or maple syrup (or a combination) 4 quarts popped corn, unsalted 1 cup roasted almonds In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring honey to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, without stirring, until mixture reaches 270 degrees Fahrenheit… Continue Reading

Mango Sorbet

Cooling and lush this sorbet is easy to make and couldn’t be more healthful. If you’ve got children around, enlist their help. Makes 3 cups. 2 ripe mangos, about 1 ½ pounds 2 tablespoons honey or to taste ¼ cup apple or other fruit juice or water 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Fresh mint sprigs… Continue Reading

Fig Compote

Serves 3 Here’s a delicious dessert or breakfast dish. Simply plump dried figs and then simmer until tender. This dish needs no adder sweetener, but you may dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche or a grating of nutmeg 6 ounces (1 cup) dried figs, woody stems removed 1 cup apple or orange… Continue Reading

Quinoa Pudding

Similar to rice pudding, quinoa pudding is both more delicate and more substantial. This whole grain (wheat-free) dessert is so healthy and satisfying that some people eat it for breakfast! Serves 4-6 1/2 cup organic sugar or maple sugar 2 tablespoons soft butter, plus butter for greasing the pan 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1… Continue Reading

Shortbread Cookies (gluten-free)

When I want an exceptionally tender sugar cookie, I make this shortbread using rice flour and whole cane sugar.  You may purchase rice flour or grind your own in a flour or nut or seed mill. When making your own rice flour, use only short-grain brown or white rice (curiously enough, long-grain rice flour yields… Continue Reading

Energy Bar

Here’s a delicious power bar that really gives energy. The eggs and nuts make it protein rich and the other quality ingredients provide flavor, nutrients and satisfaction. Makes eight, 3 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch bars 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan 1 cup raisins 1/4 cup apple juice, milk or water… Continue Reading

Fig Compote

Accompanying article: Figs   Serves 3 Here’s a delicious dessert or breakfast dish. Simply plump dried figs and then simmer until tender. This dish needs no adder sweetener, but you may dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche. 6 ounces (1 cup) dried figs, woody stems removed 1 cup apple or orange juice… Continue Reading

Honey-Candied Ginger

Medicine never tasted so good. The popular Asian after-dinner nibble, crystallized ginger, is an effective digestive aid.  It is, however, more sugary than many of us would prefer. Here’s my solution. Although it is not a quick recipe, it’s decidedly one of my most successful recipes judged by how many people taste it, ask for… Continue Reading

Honey-Fried Pear Recipe

I was in a pie mood the other day and recalled Aunt Sarah’s Fried Apple Pie. She sautéd apples in a skillet, added seasonings, covered the apples with a crust and baked it in a hot oven. Pie I wanted. A bought pie wouldn’t do and I didn’t want to deal with a crust. So,… Continue Reading