Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts Review

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
March 21, 2022

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Delicious Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season: A Baking Book

Continuing in the world of sweets, we decided to review Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts for this week's cookbook review.

From perfectly ripe peaches and plump, tender figs to crisp, honey-sweet apples and bright, juicy citrus, Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts celebrates easy-to-prepare recipes that highlight the fresh, vibrant flavors of fruit at its peak.

In spring and summer, delight in warm-weather desserts such as Red-Fruit Pavlovas, Vanilla-Rhubarb Tart, and Double-Crust Peach Slab Pie. When the days grow shorter and cooler, enjoy cozy comforts including Apple Fritters, Fig and Almond Crostata, Poached Pear and Cranberry Pie, and Polenta-Grape Snacking Cake.

Whether you're in the mood for an old-fashioned countertop classic or a modern treat with an elevated touch, these comforting, delicious desserts will gratify you all year long.

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts

Martha's 99th Cookbook

If there is one cookbook author who doesn't require any introduction, Martha Stewart. Over the years, she has been publishing books that have been the delight of many. Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts is Martha's 99th cookbook, proving her huge success.

Martha and her team have been developing, baking, and photographing hundreds of desserts that focus on fruit as the main ingredient for more than thirty years. Many of these recipes are consistently readers' favorites in Martha Stewart Living Magazine, but now these recipes have won a new place in this new book.

The recipes in Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts are organized by season, which in our opinion, is a plus for a book dedicated to fruits. Having chapters like Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer will give you the knowledge to choose recipes that use fruits at its peak. It might not seem a huge thing but believe us that eating an apple pie in autumn, when apples are at its best, is a totally different experience from eating an apple pie in the middle of spring.

Before the first chapter, Autumn, you will find an exciting section, Essentials Ingredients: Fruit 101. Like the book itself, this section is divided by season. Here you'll have a list of the best fruits of each season, allowing you to choose the fruits you like the most.

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts
Tangerine Chiffon Tart. Photography by Johnny Miller (p. 131)

It's All About Fruit

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts has a clear and easy-to-understand layout and is very organized and detailed.

The recipes are relatively simple, for the most part. And the explanations within the recipes are great. Plus, there are additional hints at the ends of many of the recipes that give alternatives, like, for example, how to make the recipe with a different fruit or a different topping, etc. And there's general guidance from Martha at the very beginning and end on how to pick, handle, cook, and freeze fruits, with different recipes on making jams, etc.

The ingredients used are easy to find and listed in volume. Having the ingredients only listed in volume is something that we are not fans of, especially in a pastry cookbook, where exact measures play an important role.

With the focus on fruit and excellent photography by Johnny Miller, this title offers over 100 recipes to help you savor whatever season it is. From a very simple Mango-Key Lime Tart to the more involved Strawberry Swirl Bundt, anyone will find joy in Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts.

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts
Giant Strawberry "Shortcake". Photography by Johnny Miller (p. 134)

FInal Thoughts

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts is another excellent book from Martha that works as a guide, an inspiration for utilizing all the amazing fruits at your fingertips.

If you are looking for a book with some classics like Blackberry Pie and some new combinations like Apple Crustata with Cheddar Crust, this is the book you are looking for.


Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts is packed with delicious seasonal recipes that will delight any lover of all things fruit.









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