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Basil-Blackberry Crumble

Yield: 4-6 servings I first posted this recipe in 2010 and it remains a favorite. Bursting with summer, this recipe offers a delightful combination of berries, apples, basil, and balsamic vinegar. The basil and vinegar are unexpected in a fruit crumble – and so delicious. Enjoy it with whipped cream, ice cream, or straight up! […]

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Olive Oil Cake

Yield: 1 9×13 cake, 1 bundt cake, or several small cakes One night at book club, our hostess (thanks, Kirsten!) served this cake and I about fell out of my chair. I’ve also made it with almond oil instead of olive oil – equally delightful! Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 […]

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Apple Oven Cake

Yield: 6 servings This tasty little “oven cake” is a lot like an apple dutch pancake – more “egg-y” than “cake-y.” It comes together quickly and makes for a delightful breakfast (or dessert!) served with a dollop of fat free Greek yogurt. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1 sweet apple, such as Fuji, peeled, cored and […]

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Apple Spice Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins One way to lighten up muffins is to use pureed fruits (apples, prunes) and vegetables (squash) to make them sweet, moist and tender. These muffins from Golden Door use applesauce as a replacement for oil. With this delicious start to your day, you won’t miss the fat and calories! Ingredients: 1 ½ cups […]

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Caroline’s Fruit Crisp

Yield: 1 9-inch fruit crisp My friend Caroline gave me this recipe many, many moons ago. I have used it with a variety of fruit including peaches, apples, and a combo of nectarines and blueberries. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is one of my all time favorite desserts.  The original recipe calls […]

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