Warm Fruit and Sweet Ice Cream: 25 More Desserts

The Kitchn's Best Recipes of 2009

Well, we've showed you our best chocolate desserts from 2009, as well as our favorite baked treats. But what about all those other sweet things that aren't cake or cookies? Creamy ice cream, stewed plums with spices, apples stuffed with brown sugar, popsicles and dressed-up fruit — there are so many delicious ways to end a meal, and many of them are simpler and healthier than traditional desserts. Here's a look back at 25 desserts from 2009 that were a little different from the typical chocolate cake.

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Fruit Desserts
Strawberries, Sour Cream & Brown Sugar
Baked Apples with Cranberry Sauce
Oatmeal-Brown Sugar Baked Apples
Baked Persimmons
Roasted Peaches with Dessert Wine
Prunes Stewed in Port Wine
How To Turn Watermelon Into a Full-Blown Dessert
Poached Whole Plums with Brown Sugar Syrup
How To Make Blood Orange Jelly Smiles

Ice Cream and Other Frozen Treats
Brown Butter Ice Cream
Balsamic Drizzled Ice Cream (Easiest Fanciest Dessert)
Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream
Herbed Ice Cream (In This Case, Rosemary, Served With Mulberries)
Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt with Only Four Ingredients
Sour Cherry-Almond Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks
Beer Float! With Hoppin' Frog Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
Faloodeh (Persian Rose Water Ice)
Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicles
Cantaloupe Granita

Candy and Other Miscellaneous Sweets
Caramel Popcorn
Creamy Lime and Coconut Truffle Bites
Candied Sweet Potato Marshmallows
Che Dau Xanh (Vietnamese Dessert Soup With Mung Beans)
The Best Waffle You'll Ever Eat: Gaufres de Liege
Clean-Out-the-Freezer Strawberry Trifles

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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