Recipes from Rustic Fruit Desserts

Rustic Fruit Desserts

James Beard Award-winning chef Cory Schreiber teams up with Julie Richardson, owner of Portland’s Baker & Spice, to showcase the freshest fruit available amidst a repertoire of nearly 75 satisfying old-timey fruit desserts, including crumbles, crisps, buckles, pies, and more.

An early fall cobbler with blackberries bubbling in their juice beneath a golden cream biscuit. A crunchy oatmeal crisp made with mid-summer’s nectarines and raspberries. Or a comforting pear bread pudding to soften a harsh winter’s day. Simple, scrumptious, cherished–these heritage desserts featuring local fruit are thankfully experiencing a long-due revival.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect ending to a sit-down dinner party or a delicious sweet to wrap up any night of the week, these broadly appealing and easy-to-prepare classics will become family favorites.

A pear and raspberry pandowdy in a green bowl with a pastry top, wooden spoon inside

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy

A cousin to crumble and crisp and cobbler, a pandowdy is simply another spectacular fork-to-pie-hole delivery system for fruit, sugar, and spice buried beneath buttery biscuits.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2

Stone Fruit Slump

Equal parts bohemian and tradition, this stone fruit slump marries the best aspects of cobbler and cake to sweet, sweet effect.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10