All posts in "Fruit Desserts"

Blueberry Cake Bars

By Chef Megan Joy / May 19, 2014

Ahh, it’s really starting to feel like summer. I got back in town  recently after being gone for nearly three weeks and I was so delighted to hear and see the hummingbirds buzzing about. The last few days have been warmer with loads of sunshine, and everyone seems to just sense that summer is right […]


Sour Cherry Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / May 11, 2014

Greetings, all.  I made this pie two weeks ago, right before leaving town. Unfortunately I was only able to enjoy one piece, while Zack was left to finish the remainder. I hear it only lasted two days.  We bought bags of pitted sour cherries from a fruit stand in Palisade last summer, then tucked them […]


Spiced Pear Pastries

By Chef Megan Joy / December 6, 2013

I can’t stop baking these. I’ve already planned to make them again in 2 1/2 weeks  so we can eat them for breakfast on Christmas morning. They remind me of my days as a student at The French Pastry School, when obviously, pastries were plentiful.  Flaky, tender, and feather-light, homemade ‘quick’ puff pastry serves as […]


Brown Butter Bourbon Apple Crisp

By Chef Megan Joy / September 28, 2013

On Thursday, there was plenty of sunshine but my, was it windy. You could just tell a weather system was on its way. Friday morning we awoke to snow again on the high peaks and ski runs. It was gray, overcast, and spitting a chilly alternating mix of snow and rain throughout the morning. Zack […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble with Almond, Lemon, & Lavender

By Chef Megan Joy / May 3, 2013

May feels good, doesn’t it? The mountain is closed, the sun is shining, and bit by bit, the grass is turning greener. In a few weeks the aspen trees will also start to open their tiny leaves. I’m looking forward to summer in the valley, and I always do. Yesterday evening I noticed something out […]


Stone Fruit Crostata

By Chef Megan Joy / August 10, 2012

August sure has a way of sneaking up on you. Before you know it, the month is halfway over. But late summer is wonderful. I have been soaking up the lush green mountainside, the cheerful hummingbirds who visit my feeder 100+ times a day, and the nights when I don’t need a light jacket. For […]


Double-Decker Blackberry Cobbler

By Chef Megan Joy / July 6, 2012

Sigh. Is there anything sweeter than a fruit pie? Flaky, crimped pastry. Bubbly, baked fruit filling. Memories and comfort. I love baking pies because I find them very relaxing. They break the norm for me from plated desserts or complex pastries because they don’t need accompaniments and garnishes, or multiple steps; they are wonderful as […]


Chocolate & Honey Strawberry Shortcakes

By Chef Megan Joy / June 19, 2012

Last summer I created a plated dessert one night that involved chocolate profiteroles, honey ice cream, and roasted apricots. It was a pain because during service the freezer broke, and the honey ice cream was melting like crazy. Each mini profiterole had to be scooped and assembled to order, which took time, and that ice […]


Cherry Turnovers

By Chef Megan Joy / June 15, 2012

A long time ago, we used to eat at Arby’s. Having the sweet tooth that I do, I always wanted to get a turnover. They were sitting in plain sight, under the heat lamp, just begging to be sold. It was always a struggle to win over my mom and convince her that getting me […]


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / June 14, 2012

Ahh, summer. They say you come for a winter out here, experience a summer, and then never leave. Hard to argue. This is my favorite time of year and I try to soak it up as much as I can. I feel particularly blessed going into this summer season with more creative freedom than I […]

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