Category: dessert

Braised Pears in a Caramel Sauce

Braised Pears in a Caramel Sauce

Sprinkling pears with sugar helps draw out their juices and makes a natural caramel.

Stew of Red Summer Fruit

Stew of Red Summer Fruit

The dessert even improves after one day in the refrigerator, when the juices thicken slightly and the flavor of the fruit becomes more intense. It will keep for several days.

Good Lady Apples Bon Femme

Good Lady Apples Bon Femme

For these baked apples, ubiquitous in home cooking as well as in country inns and restaurants, only a few ingredients are needed.

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Made of ice cream surrounded by pound cake, covered with a meringue, and baked briefly just before serving, Baked Alaska is always impressive.

Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé

Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé

Although the soufflé is served hot here, it can be cooled, unmolded, sliced into wedges, and served with a sauce.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

One of my favorite desserts, especially during the Christmas holidays, this British pudding is flavored with candied lemon peel.

Flan a la Vanille with Caramel-Cognac Sauce

Flan a la Vanille with Caramel-Cognac Sauce

This rich custard cooked in a soufflé dish, unmolded, and topped with caramel is a sure crowd-pleaser.

Cheesecake with Apricot-Blueberry Sauce

Cheesecake with Apricot-Blueberry Sauce

This cheesecake recipe remains my wife’s favorite and also that of my brother, who discovered it on his first trip to America. It’s dense, rich, and yet delicate. I like it served cool, but not ice cold.

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin, the famous upside-down caramelized apple tart created many years ago by the two Tatin sisters, is an example of a dish that originated in a home kitchen and eventually made its way into most of the great restaurants.

Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches

Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches

Thin disks of dough are baked with a topping of lightly sugared apricot and plum wedges until the pastry is crisp and the fruit soft.