Fruit Desserts!

Dorothy Parker, Author Crossing Press $8.95 (175p) ISBN 978-0-89594-225-8
Capitalizing on the natural sweetness of various fruits, Parker (The Wonderful World of Yogurt, etc.) keeps the addition of sugar to a minimum in some 100 simple, appealing desserts. Refreshing ""quick no-cook concoctions'' (pear avocado mousse, for which the mousse effect is achieved by whipping, rather than by using gelatin, eggs or cream; berry parfait, a rich mixture of berries, yogurt, cream cheese and honey), quick custards, molds and fools (peach charlotte; grapefruit snow) and frosty sorbets, ice creams and freezes will tempt appetites. Cherry rice pudding and berry bread pudding enrich classic dishes with fresh fruit. The volume fairly bursts with savory pies, tarts, cobblers, crisps, cakes and tortes that utilize guavas, figs, green apples, persimmons and black currants, as well as apples and pears. Useful buying and storage information for a variety of familiar and exotic fruits, serving suggestions and recipe variations are welcome additions. Better Homes and Gardens Book Club alternate. (June 22)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1987
Release date: 05/01/1987
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