June 24, 2014
Juicy peaches, sweet strawberries and plump berries are ripe for the picking - and ready to be the star of your 4th of July desserts.
Need some inspiration for your 4th of July dessert? Joan Nathan's fruit crisp is our featured pick! It's filled with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, then topped with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, for the perfect and most delicious red, white and blue patriotic dessert.
There's nothing more wonderful in the too-short summer season than making the most of the bounty of fruit that is just bursting with flavor and color. Juicy peaches, sweet strawberries and plump berries, to name a few, are ripe for the picking - and ready to be the star of your summer desserts. For this 4th of July dessert "pie", the concept of tart is turned upside down, with the dough on top, the fruit at the bottom. This way, the juices of the fruit don't turn the dough soggy, ensuring crisp bites.
Serve in spoonfuls over bowls, or, to give the presentation a more "summery" twist, spoon into mason jars and use long milkshake spoons.
Bonus! This wonderful recipe is an all-season must - just replace the summer berries and rhubarb with whatever fruit is at the market, like crisp apples in the fall, or citrus fruit in the winter. If the weather is cooler, top with whipped cream instead of ice cream (although we're partial to ice cream all year long!).
Video source: Tablet Magazine