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Category: Fruit

Apricot Blueberry Cobbler

August is the month for stone fruits and there is nothing better than when a friend has fruit trees. And since fruit trees generally yield far too much for one family…friends share! Recently we received a bag of fresh apricots. After we had eaten as much as our tummies could handle the fruits were getting softer. Don’t throw these jewels out, bake something! Anytime you have fruits about to go bad, make a dessert. Cobblers are…

It’s A Dutch Baby, Baby!

Ooh Baby! I get to make a Dutch Baby for the dessert at Kyle and Joel’s Great 8 dinner! Can you guess the theme?  Everything Kyle and Joel served was perfectly named or re-named to fit the theme. Every little itty bitty teeny tiny dish was perfect! You guessed it! It was a Baby Shower and I get to make a Dutch Baby! How cute is that! But “Wait”, I thought! “A Dutch Baby…

Peach Cobbler

There are certain foods that exude Summer!I see a peach and think of delicious freshness, sweetness, and dessert! Although eating a ripened peach is truly one of life’s pleasures, I also like to serve peaches in a cobbler after a summer meal. Such comfort food! This recipe is a bit unique because the pastry goes on the bottom of the pan and is then topped with this beautiful fruit.  The pastry then takes on the flavor of…

Show Stopper Bananas Foster

How does a chef get creative with a dessert using bananas? Well, by simply combining the basic ingredients of butter, sugar and cream with freshly ripened bananas…and a distinctive ingredient to add flavor and zing…some liquor! Since the largest import of bananas from South America in the 1950s landed on the shores of Louisiana, the chef at Brennan’s in New Orleans decided to use the bananas in a dessert that soon became popular not…

Apple Slices with Toffee Crunch Dip

Do you need to bring a treat to a party? Do you have kids and want another snack that they will love? Do you like to have quick, yummy, and easy recipes to throw together when company shows up? Great Eight Friends has you covered! This snack couldn’t be easier or tastier! It includes only a few ingredients and only a few steps from beginning to end. When feeding a crowd, we usually double the recipe (which only…

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