Sugar Rush: Desserts

Fruit serves as the inspiration for many of today’s most enticing desserts. At Bong Su Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco, the dessert menu features specialties such as Slowpoached Strawberry Shortcake with Lemongrass Anglaise, and the Honey Mango Dessert.

Below you’ll find dessert recipes that provide ideas for featuring fruit. Blueberries star in the Blueberry Cassis Shortcakes served at Magnolia Grill in Durham, NC; the Pearl River Blueberry Dream cocktail served at Cafe Adelaide and The Swizzle Stick Bar in New Orleans; and the Rustic Blueberry Nectarine Crostata offered at Fascino Restaurant in Montclair, NJ.

Grape-lovers will appreciate the recipe for Concord Grape Cheesecake from Lark Creek Steak in San Francisco, as well as the Grape Sorbet from Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey, CA. At Vidalia Restaurant in Washington, DC, the Lady Apple and Sweet Onion “Tatin” is a creative blend of flavors, while the dramatic presentation of Roasted Bosc Pears, from One Market Restaurant in San Francisco, draws on the drama and taste of a seasonal flavor.

Blueberry Cassis Shortcakes [2]

Pearl River Blueberry Dream [3]

Ooey Gooey Baked Hawaiian [4]

Rustic Bleuberry Nectarine Crostata [5]

White Chocolate Fondue with Scotch [6]

White Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding [7]

Crepes Poire Belle Helene [8]

Concord Grape Cheesecake [9]

Grape Sorbet [10]

Roasted Bosc Pears [11]

Lady Apple and Seet Onion "Tatin" [12]