Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Last of the Summer Fruits

Ahhh...fresh seasonal fruits.

It's that time of year when I get ready to change my summer menu to a fall menu. Some desserts are taken off and replaced with more seasonal items. This morning I had to pick up some ingredients for a few cakes I'm making over the next couple of days and I found some beautiful strawberries, raspberries and blackberries that I needed to decorate a white chocolate cheesecake. I think this will probably be one of the last cheesecakes decorated with fresh seasonal fruit until next spring--it almost makes me a little sad, like having to say good-bye to a good friend. But then I think about all the great fall desserts that will be coming back on the menu and it's OK.

I've had to push back the bread baking for a couple of days and once I finish up the cake orders I have, then I will be able to bake some yummy bread (I have a couple of recipes from the BBA book in mind).

On top of the cheesecake is a layer of sweetened whipped cream and decorated with fresh fruits; champagne grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, green & red grapes.


  1. Boy oh boy, that looks SOOOO GOOOD!!!! I hate to say goodbye to the berries too...We live 7 minutes - 15 minutes drive from the berry farms. Every year, we go out and pick them weekly. And gets very sad at the end of the summer...esp. since Yesmin and I are allergic to fresh apples and pears... *sigh*

  2. So cute! It almost looks like thats all that was left after munching on the fruit all summer. Absolutely perfect!

    Plus, white chocolate cheesecake? Don't tell my brother =D.

  3. Wow it looks fabulous! The cheesecake sounds divine and the fruit decoration is beautiful

  4. Looks beautifule! That's a great way to use up the summer fruit. I'm looking forward to the bread recipes...

  5. GASP! That is so ridiculously beautiful, and I've been really into cheesecake AND white chocolate lately, so I might be dreaming about this tonight. I guess this means that summer's really over, huh?

  6. Jenny: How fun to be so close to the berry farms! So fall fruits aren't really your time of year (bummer)--what kinds of fall pies do you like instead?

    Lauren: I won't tell. :)

    Katie: Thanks!

    Danny: I'll see what I can do--ha ha! :)

    Msmeanie: The bread recipes are coming soon.

    Amy: Thanks! I know, kinda sad that summer is over.

  7. I's so difficult to move away from this area!! 10 minutes to the farms, 30 minutes to the city!!!! What else can you ask for right?! I love all the fall pies/tarts, esp. apple and the pears --- as long as they are cooked, we won't get the itch! :)

  8. Jenny: Are you moving away from this area?? I hope not. :)