Summer Sweet | Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

A fragrant, perfectly ripe peach is one of late summer’s great gifts. For maximum enjoyment, devour directly over the sink, allowing its sweet, sticky juices to run through your fingers. A slightly more dignified (and equally delicious) approach would be to tuck eight or so into a warm, pillowy cobbler and top with vanilla ice cream.

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Dessert Cup | Pear Lillet Compote (+ three cocktails)

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Have you tried Lillet Blanc, the French wine-based apertif? It is a main component of the Vesper Martini (3 ounces gin, 1 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce Lillet with a twist of lemon) made famous in 1953’s Casino Royale where it was shaken, not stirred, of course. Less boozy, my go-to spring cocktail is well-chilled Lillet Blanc stirred with a splash of French CuraΓ§ao and an orange twist. You could also simply pour it over ice or make a delightful champagne cocktail, with two parts Champagne to one part Lillet. Here, however, it serves as a spiced and citrusy poaching liquid for vanilla bean-flecked pears. I created this for the February issue of Sheridan Road magazine as a light, make-ahead dessert to be served over vanilla ice cream, but you could also spoon it onto a thick slice of pound cake.

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Sweet Treat | Strawberry Vanilla Rice Krispie Hearts

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When the ice cream man rolled through our childhood neighborhood sending us scrambling for money, the only thing I’d give up my hard earned allowance for was a Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bar. I created these Strawberry Vanilla Rice Krispie Treats in homage to the childhood favorite just in time for Valentine’s Day. They are perfectly delicious without the white chocolate drizzle, but holidays call for gilding the lily a bit, don’t you think? Read More


Dessert Plate | Coconut & Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Welcome to fletcher + fork! I’m delighted to have this new space for sharing recipes, images and stories from my home kitchen and beyond. You’ll find a crisp, clean, easy to navigate site with a handful of top recipes from my last blog, and new ones featuring healthy meals and worthy indulgences coming each week. All recipes have a printable PDF version located at the end of each post, and if you ever have a question or request, you can contact me here. I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have! And I would be absolutely thrilled to have you to sign up to receive my posts. You’ll find a ‘follow’ button on the right hand side of any fletcher + fork page (or the bottom of page on a mobile device).

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My son turns seventeen today and this is the cake he requested for our family party. Tender vanilla cake mingles with sweet tart lemon curd and an irresistible cream cheese frosting to become the ultimate indulge-worthy dessert. You will have frosting left over and this is a very good thing – refrigerate and use sandwiched between graham crackers or wafer cookies, or dollop onto raspberry laced weekend pancakes. Read More