Apple Crostada

For the pastry: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated or superfine sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 pound (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter, diced 2 tablespoons ice water For the filling: 3 large apples 1/4 teaspoon grated orange Read on!

Persimmon Gelato

1 1/2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns 1 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon (scant) salt 8 large ripe persimmons, halved, seeded 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream Heat heavy small skillet over medium heat. Add whole black peppercorns; toast Read on!

Pear Dutch Baby

  Little faces peer through the oven window watching this weekend-morning beauty rise to extravagant heights.  The batter, similar to that of popovers, is so easy to make. The addition of pears and browned butter add elements of sweet, sticky Read on!