I serve these fresh-fruit tarts every July at my family's Independence Day celebration. Sometimes I substitute blackberries with blackberry jam, and I often add slivered almonds to the fillings. —Nicole Chatron, Tulsa, Oklahoma
As a sweet finale to Father's meal, surprise him with this dessert-it'll remind him of the pies his mother used to make. "He doesn't have to know how simple it is!" says Nellie VanSickle of Silver Bay, New York.
this light dessert from Shirley Dierolf of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is a perfect ending to a meal. "The original recipe from Mom called for sliced peaches, which are alos good," she says. "I have used fresh raspberries, too."
"When I was growing up, we'd eat these wonderful fried pies faster than Mom could make them," recalls Sharon Garrison of Bella Vista, Arkansas. "The recipe has been handed down for generations in my family."
Lightly glazed fresh fruit nestled in delicate pastry creates a looks-like-you-fussed dessert. Shares TerryAnn Moore of Vineland, New Jersey. "One taste of the crisp-tender shell topped with sweet berries, and I don't miss those confections with more fat and sugar."