Schneider, Sally
June 2004
Country Living Gardener;Summer2004, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p90
The hunger for desert has little to do with nutritional needs. The craving for the comfort of sweet things is linked to a whole different order of satisfaction. Fresh fruit is the obvious choice for healthful desserts because fruit has no fat and only natural sugars. Yet everyone knows how unsatisfying fresh-fruit desserts usually are. With care, however, they can be a revelation of subtle flavor and fragrance. The cardinal rule is that the fruit be at its peak, so that flavors and sweetness are fully developed.


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