Kitchen Bootcamp Roundup – Crisps, Cobblers, and Fruit Desserts

This month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge was a huge success… It seems that all of the beautiful fresh fruit in season was just the inspiration that everyone needed to create some pretty fabulous fruit desserts.  I’ve really loved reading everyone’s blog posts this month, and I’m looking forward to trying a few new recipes in the near future!

I made two simple fruit desserts with the fruit we received in our CSA share this month… Plum Crisp and Apricot Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler.  They are both easy to throw together and fabulous with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Cherry pie is one of my favorite desserts in the summer… So, I can’t wait to try these Cherry Pie Muffins from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence.  I love how she added a lattice top with the frosting!

I love fresh peaches… I’ve been known to bring 20 pounds of peaches home with me when I go picking at the orchard. I need to give this Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler from My Adventures in the Country a try very soon. Perhaps I should go peach picking again soon!

This Blueberry Banana Tart from Roxana’s Home Baking has me wishing that blueberry season had lasted just a little bit longer around here.  It’s even vegan and gluten-free!

I admit that I am especially partial to crisps and crumbles… This Nectarine Cherry Crumble from A Sweet Twist of Blogging is at the top of my list to try. Yum!

Apple season is just around the corner… I am ready for the cooler weather and some nice, crisp apples to bake with. And, at the top of my baking list will be some Apple and Walnut Pasties from eat. live. travel. write.

Anyone who has a CSA can probably relate to getting sick of a particular ingredient… For me, plums are the fruit that I’ve already had my fill of from our fruit CSA this summer.  Until now.  After seeing these Goat Cheese Stuffed Plums from Teacher By Day – Chef By Night, I am happy for the extra plums I still have hanging out in the fridge.

Berries and cherries, oh my! I haven’t had much of a sweet tooth lately, but I can’t get enough fruit.  I think I could eat a few bowls of this Berry Cherry Crisp from Mangoes and Chutney.  A scoop of ice cream on top doesn’t hurt, either.

As a cupcake lover, I can’t wait to try these Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from Roxana’s Home Baking. I am especially intrigued by the mascarpone frosting.

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9 Responses to Kitchen Bootcamp Roundup – Crisps, Cobblers, and Fruit Desserts
  1. Rachel (teacher-chef)
    July 31, 2012 | 10:06 am

    YUM (thanks for the feature) and now I am crossing my fingers that I still get more delicious peaches/plums in our CSA pick-up today!

    AND, I just wrote another delicious stone-fruit post today :-

  2. Amy O
    July 31, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    What a great bunch of recipes to try! I, too, am ready for the cooler weather and can’t wait for apple season. :) Thanks for another fun challenge!

  3. [...] The cobbler topping was crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside and was perfect with the spiced peaches.  I’m submitting this recipe for the July Kitchen Bootcamp Challenge and I hope you’ll go check out all the fun recipes that I know will be there.  The roundup will post on July 31, so be sure to stop by and check them out! [...]

  4. Chelsea
    July 31, 2012 | 5:44 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature! All of these treats look beautiful!

  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweets
    July 31, 2012 | 6:09 pm

    What an awesome roundup. Now I want a fruity dessert! These all look great, thanks for sharing them!

  6. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
    August 1, 2012 | 9:02 am

    Ooooh – these look SO great! Love the crispy cobbler love!!

  7. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
    August 2, 2012 | 8:26 pm

    This month challenge was so much fun! I love summer fruit desserts and looking at all these treats is making me hungry

  8. Joy
    August 3, 2012 | 12:35 am

    Everything looks wonderful.

  9. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    August 3, 2012 | 1:32 am

    What a GREAT and inspiring roundup Jen. Bookmarking a few of these to try soon!

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