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Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon Biscuit Topping

Summer is here and you know what that means.  Time to bake with all of the fresh fruit that’s in season.  So many fruits to choose from, it’s hard to decide where to start. I decided to go with one of my favorite berries, blackberries.  I love making cobblers and they are one of the most easy and delicious desserts to pull together during the summer. I added a refreshing touch to the biscuits by adding in some lemon zest.…

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Cherry Galette

I’m a really big fan of pies, but I am not the best pie maker. It’s definitely a skill that I continue to work on and try to perfect. Since I’m not at that master pie baking level yet, my go to when I want to make a homemade pie, comes in the form of galettes or free form pies. If you search Jem of the South you’ll see several different recipes for galettes.   Pulling together a galette includes your…

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Sweet Potato Crumble

Don’t you just love when a recipe comes together and you’re not really trying? This is how this sweet potato crumble came to be. After making the my sweet potato galette I  had one sweet potato left and I wanted to use it and not let it go to waste.  I decided to slice up that potato and do a few little crumbles.  I shared the picture on my Instagram page and asked my peeps if they wanted the recipe and…

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Sweet Potato Galette

Confession time.  I do not like sweet potato pie. I know, how can a southern baker not like sweet potato pie? Well, I love pies but I’m  a huge fan of fruit pies.  I do love sweet potatoes as you can tell by the many other sweet potato recipes I have here on Jem of the South. However, it’s just something about traditional sweet potato pie that just doesn’t excite me.  However, I couldn’t let this holiday season pass without…

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Blueberry Peach Galette

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I did a sneak peek of this galette over the weekend. I was so excited to share this recipe because it includes a whole lot of local ingredients. The honey I used was harvested here in Georgia  and sold at a tiny farmer’s market on my way home from work.  The blueberries were picked by one of my good friend Linda’s cousin and the peaches were grown here in Georgia as well.…

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Homemade Peach Tarts

Are you curious as to what my favorite part of summer is? All the fresh fruits that are available to eat and bake with! I could do without the southern heat, but it’s a par for the course at this point. Okay, back to this recipe.  This month I finally tried out my mini tart pans that I purchased a while back from Williams-Sonoma.  I was so happy that I decided to pull these pans out to make these delicious…

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Lemon Icebox Pie

I love baking with lemons! Actually, I really haven’t met a citrus I didn’t like. As you can tell from my previous post, this is the time of year that I enjoy pulling out my lemon zester and juicer to make some fun lemon desserts. I love baking with lemons in the spring because they just scream hello, bright new season. A season with more sunshine and warmer weather. I’ve made a lemon ice box pie before and didn’t really…

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Mixed Berry Crumble

Summer is in full swing and that means that all of my favorite summer fruits are at their peak! I’m a huge fan of just about any type of berry, peaches, plums and cherries. You name the fruit, if it’s in season, I’m typically eating it as a snack or in a summer dessert.   What I love about using fruits in baking is that when they are in season they are at their sweetest. I love allowing the natural…

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Strawberry Galette

I never thought of baking with strawberries until I had my good friend Amanda’s strawberry pie. Amanda owns an amazing pie shop in Gainesville, GA, Buttermilk Pie, and she introduced me to the heavenly taste of baked strawberry pie last year. After eating several of her mini strawberry pies, I thought to myself, “where has this pie been all of my life?” I wanted to try my own version of strawberry pie so I decided on a galette. Making galette’s…

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