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Falling for fruit

By Jean Kressy
Globe Correspondent / August 26, 2009

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Organized by season and filled with comfy crumbles, buckles, and pandowdies, “Rustic Fruit Desserts’’ (Ten Speed Press, $22) brings out the best in fresh fruits. Flip through these pages and you’ll leap out of your chair to turn the oven on - whatever the temperature outside. Cooking teacher Cory Schreiber and baker Julie Richardson go the extra mile with simple steps to dress up their creations: a lemon drizzle over blueberry buckle, maple glaze on apple dumplings, raspberries in an apricot cobbler. For the local apple harvest, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose between apples in a custard pie with orange and Mimi’s German apple cake with chunks of fruit. To help clear the air between “fools,’’ “grunts,’’ and “slumps,’’ a glossary tells all. Available at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands, 617-527-5817 or go to www.amazon. com.