Mother Nature is certainly happy during the summer—who can blame her? Summer offers a bounty of delicious options like no other season, one that is filled with naturally sweet equivalents to brownies and cakes—juicy, fresh, dribble-down-your-chin fruits. And the best part is, no baking is necessarily required to coax the natural sweetness from juicy berries, melons and stone fruits.
Though certainly a cobbler is always welcome, beating the heat by simply turning off the stove can be a welcome relief to the dog days of summer—especially when a cool sorbet or spongy molded pudding is the result of our labors.
—By Emily Arno