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poached nectarines from Plantpower Way Italia
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Poached Nectarines

A simple, elegant recipe for poached nectarines that is delicious and light. Serve it alone or over nondairy ice cream. You can use the leftovers in the morning with…

Cool-Season Fruit bowl
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Cool Season Fruit Bowl

If it’s not quite the time for summery fruits, this medley makes the most of winter and early spring fruits for a luscious and refreshing finale to a meal.…

Gingered winter fruit medley
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Gingered Winter Fruit Medley

This simple and pretty combination of winter fruits — pears, apples, oranges, and pineapple, spiced with crystallized ginger — is a refreshing finish to any meal. It’s pretty enough…

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Skillet Peach Crisp

Peaches are at their best from mid- to late summer. Make sure to get them already almost or perfectly ripe. Rock-hard peach that have traveled a great distance never…

Nectarines and blueberries
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Simple Summer Fruit Medleys

Summer desserts need not be fancy; in fact, when the short season of summer fruit is upon us, that’s the best dessert of all. These past few summers I’ve…

Amaretto Strawberries
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Amaretto Strawberries

This dessert of amaretto-soaked strawberries is almost embarrassingly simple, yet luscious and low in fat. Amaretto is a liqueur made from almonds. It’s a good way to serve this…

Chocolate Banana Pizza
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Chocolatey Banana Pizza

The preparation of this banana pizza is almost ridiculously easy, consider how impressive the results are. The first time I actually had this for dessert was in an Italian restaurant in Paris, presented as “Banana…