Ripe for Dessert

Ripe for Dessert

A Review by Cheri Sicard

Ripe for Dessert:

100 Outstanding Desserts with Fruit Inside, Outside, Alongside

Author David Lebovitz

Published by Harper Collins

Click Here for Ordering Information

Here is a book that should be in every dessert aficionadoÂ’s library. These 100 recipes are bursting with fabulous natural flavor. The author is certainly passionate about his subject, and this diverse collection proves it. Chapters include great dessert recipes using Apples, Pears, Quince and Rhubarb; Tropical Fruits; Citrus Fruits; Dried Fruits; Figs, Grapes, Melons and Pomegranates; Stone Fruits and Berries.

More than just recipes, Lebovitz also teaches how to choose the best fruits, how to store them and acquaints us with some exotic fruits that may be new to less adventurous cooks. His writing style is friendly and approachable, just like his recipes, making this book as fun to read as it is to cook with.

While this is by no means a health or low fat cookbook, the author does explain that because of the abundance of fresh flavor that fruit imparts, many of the recipes use less fats than their fruit-free counterparts. And letÂ’s face it, fruit is a healthy ingredient, so a fruit filled dessert is not a bad sweet option.

This is a book youÂ’ll find yourself referring to year-round. YouÂ’ll be searching your local farmerÂ’s markets and grocery stores for the freshest ingredients to turn out grand culinary finales to your meals. Be prepared to receive lots of kudos from your dinner companions.

About the Author:

Cheri Sicard is the author of "The Great American Handbook: What You Can Do For Your Country Today and Every Day," and the editor of, a favorite net destination for recipes, cooking tutorials, health and fitness information, holiday and entertaining ideas, celebrity chef interviews, cookbook reviews and more. Sign up for their free cooking and recipe newsletters!

Order Information

Ripe for Dessert is available from Powells online bookshop and is in stock. Click Here for order information


Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

Read More…
Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

Read More…
antibiotics online canadian drugs antibiotics antibiotics from canada