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Category: Fruit

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…

Candied Pineapple Slices

Here is a Gr8 idea for a gift or garnishing a cake or serving alongside ice cream for dessert. This is one of those recipes that is versatile AND…BONUS…EVERYONE will love these! I decided to make Candied Pineapple to put on top of the Pineapple Rum Cake that was the dessert for Kyle and Joel’s Margaritaville Gr8 Dinner. There were leftovers so each couple got some in a little plastic gift bag just for…

Strawberry Shortcakes

It’s June and suddenly I remembered that our local Manassero Farm harvests strawberries here in Southern California from December through July.  Along with many other fresh fruits and vegetables, the farm has the most delicious and beautiful strawberries. I jumped in my car and headed to the farm to get a box of the freshest, juiciest, ruby red sweet strawberries.Eating several on the way home, I dropped some off to my dad and brought home enough to…

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