Popular dessert apple pie and other fruit-based desserts
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Popular Dessert – Apple Pie and Other Fruit-Based DessertsThe first printed recipe for apple pie was recorded in the late 1300s but centuries beforethat apples and other fruit have been consumed as desserts in many parts of the word.Their natural sweetness made them ideal as an palate-cleansing ending to a mealbefore the invention of processed sugar.Nowadays apple pies and fruit desserts come in different shapes, forms and a rainbow ofcolors depending on the country of origin and the creativity of the chef preparing them.There are the famous French apple pie, English, Swedish, Dutch and American versionswith crusts at the top, bottom, lattice or solid (with vent slits to allow steam to escape).Usual flavorings to this favorite dessert include cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins with anacidifier like lemon juice to prevent discoloration. The most common sweeteners isrefined white sugar but brown sugar contributes a caramel-like color and flavor.Replace this with natural sweeteners and butter with vegetable shortening to make itvegan.Apple pie variations and innovations over the years include the advent of ready to heatand eat prebaked pies available in the frozen section of supermarkets; small pocket piesavailable in fast food joints and many more; and serving it deconstructed, with thedifferent components of the filling and crust separately eaten.The simplest of fruit desserts are fresh and frozen salads showcasing the season’s pick.Creative presentations include skewering them into kebabs and presenting them like thespines of a porcupine on a watermelon or cantaloupe with a chocolate fountain. Fruitcan also be stewed and poached with a variety of liquids like juice and wine and servedwith whipped cream.