Summer desserts are special. They’re unlike any other season because the fruit is so remarkable. Even if you’re not a fruit person, everyone loves berries and, stone-fruit like peaches, nectarines and apricots that line farmer’s market stalls during this season. You just can’t help yourself from grabbing a few pounds of summer fruit, and turning it into a special treat.
Desserts are my favorite thing to make, even though I cook as often. I get real pleasure in baking and stirring up summertime sweets. It’s therapeutic for me, not stressful, and I particularly enjoy creating simple, rustic treats. For me, desserts don’t need to be fancy, yet sometimes they tend to be, but they do need to taste wonderful and made with good ingredients. A good dessert makes your mind wander to a place that feels whimsical, an experience that is a true pleasure. Here are some of my favorites of the summer season. Desserts you shouldn’t miss.