Beautiful and Fresh! 15 Seasonal Fruit Desserts

Best of 2011

From summer berries to winter citrus, fresh fruits inspire all manner of sweet treats in our kitchens. Fruit desserts can be simple (grilled figs), classic (strawberry shortcake), and elegant (blood orange parfait), and they're nearly always infused with beautiful color. Here are 15 of our favorite seasonal fruit recipes from the past year.

• 1 Five-Spice Cookies with Candied Oranges
• 2 Blood Orange Parfait
• 3 Oranges with Lavender and Mint
• 4 Persimmon Strudel
• 5 Baked Apple Dumplings

• 6 Grilled Figs with Honeyed Mascarpone
• 7 Fresh Figs with Cashew Cream
• 8 End of Summer Prune Plum Pie
• 9 Plum Pandowdy
• 10 Caramelized Plum Soup

• 11 Ricotta Mousse With Balsamic-Pepper Cherries
• 12 Tropical Fruit Salad With Creamy Lime Sauce
• 13 Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
• 14 Blackberry Rhubarb Crumble
• 15 Blackberry Cabernet Granita

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