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!