Baking | FRUIT in BAKING … Monthly Mingle Round-Up

“The joys of the table belong equally to all ages, conditions, countries and times; they mix with all other pleasures, and remain the last to console us for their loss.”
Jean Antheleme Brillet-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

I have had the ultimate pleasure of playing guest host to Meetas wonderful Monthly Mingle. Some months ago she tweeted for guest hosts for her brainchild, the Monthly Mingle, an event I knew I would love to host for my wonderfully talented spicy sistah! ‘Pick me’ I tweeted right back! When she asked for my choice of theme, I had no doubt in my mind. My current obsession still runs strong… yes, it was going to be FRUIT in BAKING.

Pear, Vanilla and Almond Frangipane TartI have been overwhelmed by the response and have received touching emails with the entries from many of you who chose to join our table this November. I also have a special guest I am bringing to the table this month, and it is this good man – Vinay Dheer! I shall not keep you in suspense! You see, when I added the set of rules for the mingle, I overwrote an older set of rules, overwrote the email address too, but a year older {yes, November is my birthday month}, and a year less wiser apparently, I forgot to change the to

A few nights ago, I got this urgent email from the other vindee, who first thought he was being spammed by ‘foodish‘ mail, and then when it became a bit much, he decided to investigate… and got to the Mingle! I apologised and felt like crawling under a rock, but he said,  “Deeba, it is not a problem. Seeing how much trouble these folks have gone through to prepare these postings, I felt I had to track this down.” Busy he must be, but thank you Vinay for sending me a flood of mails, and well in time. I am delighted to ask you to join my overladen table with the yummiest of fruity bakes from friends around the globe. As most of my friends on twitter know me as vindee, I was gobsmacked to see another one!

Right then, onto the laden party table we go. I’ve had MANY folk sending me their fruit bakes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the time you took to bake, and also to send it to the Mingle. You are all gorgeous bakers, and you inspire me. Meeta & I are honoured to have you here. Here are the entries as they came in…

{If I have forgotten to add an entry, or have missed one, please do mail me at vindee {at} airtelmail{dot}in and I shall quickly add you to the round up}

White Chocolate Cranberry Coffee Cake from Amanda @ Amanda’s Cooking

Orange Bread and

Jaffa Drizzle Loaf Cake and

Tomato Tart from Suma @ Cakes and More

Caramelised Fig Tart and

Parmeson Mousse with Pears and Red Wine from Ananda Pinch of Love

Almond Financiers with Rosemary Scented Pears from Irina @ Pastry Pal

Noble Napolean from Veena @ Delishun

Honeyed Ginger Plum Crumble from Meeta @ What’s For Lunch Honey

Instant Microwave Banana Nut CakeInstant Microwave Banana Cake from Raaga @ The Singing Chef

Apple Coffee Cake from Jamie @ Lifes A Feast

Caramelized Apple Walnut Cinnamon RollsCaramelized Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls from Soma @ eCurry

Banana & Date Pudding …and Indian Spiced Baked Pears from Tanvi @ Sinfully Spicy

Fig Mochi Cupcakes from Su-yin @ Bread et Butter

Black Forest Gateaux from Shabs @ Shab’s Cuisine

Vanessa’s Chocolate & Apple Gluten Free Cake from Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

Eggless oatmeal, banana, raisin muffin from Nandita @ Paake Shaale

Mini Apple Croissants from Umm Mymoonah @ Taste of Pearl City

Apple Crumb PieApple Crumb Pie from Jaime @ Good Eats & Sweet Treats

Spiced Pumpkin Mini Loaves from Nisha @ Look Who’s Cooking Too

Black Raisin & Plum Compote with Baked Vanilla Bean Pudding from Anushruti @ My Divine Taste

Strawberry Tea Squares from Shaz @ Test With Skewer

Pear Apple Frangipane Galette from Cherine @ Chico’s Kitchen

Cherry Clafoutis, Marlene-Helens Apple Cake, Super Moist Soft Pumpkin Muffins, Cherry Apple Clafoutis Flan , Peachy Apple Crumble, Caramel Topped Semolina Cake from Mia @ Bright Morning Star

Blueberry & Lemon Scones from Nina @ Nina’s Kitchen

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies from Rachel Tan @ Pleasure Monger

Apple Muffins from Trick and Treat

Orange Oatmeal Bread from Priya @ Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes

Liliko’i Bars / Passion Fruit Bars and

Dark Cherry Crumble Cake With Cinnamon from Swapna @ Swapna’s Cuisine

Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake from Sweatha @ Tasty Curry Leaf

Jelly Donut Muffins with a Ginger Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce Filling from Joanna @ Eats Well With Others

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Akheela @ Torview Toronto

Cherry Chelsea Buns from Sarah @ Maison Cupcake

A Rustic Apple Tart from Sara @ One Tribe Gourmet

Raspberry Fruit Tart from Finla @ My Kitchen Treasures

Gluten Free Apple & Grape Cobbler from Asha @ Fork Spoon Knife

Pear and Ricotta Tart from Gloria @ Canela Kitchen

Navel Orange-Honey Eggless Cake from Sanjeetha @ Lite Bite

Blackberry & Pistachio Clafoutis from Jeanne @ Cook Sister

Spiced Cranberry Pecan Bread from Ann @ Split Pear-sonality

Healthy Whole Grain Apple Muffins from Sowmya @ Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

Healthy German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen) from T @ Honey & Soy

Apple Tarte Tatin from Elizabeth @ Duck & Cake

Caramel Cardamom Pumpkin Pie from Magpie @ Magpies Recipes

Carrot Pineapple Prune Cake from Denny @ Oh Taste N See

Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing from Sasa @ Sasasunakku

Apple Cake from Sheba @ Art, Food & Travel Chronicles

Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake from TBC @ The Budding Cook

Zucchini Pineapple Ginger Cup Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Swathi @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Gluten-free Coconut Mango Clafoutis from Ahn @ A Food Lover’s Journey

Tropical Fruit Bake from Bala @ A Life Journey Together

Pear & Apple Danishes from Bonnie @ Flavour Explosions

{She’s only 16, and should have been studying instead…but she got tempted into baking for the Mingle! Thanks a bunch Bonnie…}

French Apple Cobbler from Andy @ Food & More

Pear & Almond Cake from Sally @ My Custard Pie

Persimmon Cupcakes from Rara @ Soulful Creations

Baked Pomegranate Infused Yogurt Pudding from Sandhya @ Vegetarian Nirvana

Healthy Banana Bread from Honeybee @ Honeybee Cooks Jackfruit

Cinnamon Apple Braided Brioche Bread from Magpie @ Magpie’s Recipes

Coffee Chocolate Raisin Cake from Nachiketa @ Crazy Over Desserts

Apple Pie from Aqua @ Aquadaze

Free-Form Apple Tart from Casey @ Eating, Gardening & Living { in Bulgaria}

I’ve had a field day bookmarking!!

What I brought to the table…

Pear, Vanilla and Almond Frangipane Tart

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Parcels

Open Apple Pear Pie


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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. HOLY MOLY! What a turn out Deeba! You are a wonderful hostess and I bow my head to you. Thank you to everyone for these lovely creations. You all ROCK!

  2. Sumanjit Kaur Tripathy says:

    WOW ! Deeba …. What a collection of fruity recipes ……..

  3. Wowo so much entries and all of them delicious too. Now i know a place for fruit cakes :-)
    And it was so noce of vinay to take all the trouble and find out what is going on and to forward all the mails to you.
    Thankyou gor guest hosting the event.
    Happy Cook´s last blog post ..Raspberry Fruit TartMy Profile

  4. Goodness what a beautiful collection and so many lovely new blogs to go and take a peek at. So glad to be part of of this fruity group – thank you for hosting with such style and warmth.
    Sally´s last blog post ..Portable food – pear and almond cakeMy Profile

  5. Wow, I have found so many new blogs, so delighted. Thx for hosting!
    nina´s last blog post ..Fruity Breakfast Buns and a give-away!My Profile

  6. An amazing roundup! What fabulous creations. Droolworthy!



  7. I am stunned at the number of fruity bakers here and the fabulous array of desserts! I have to keep this page open and visit all of them! Amazing, fabulous job, Deeba and Meeta!

  8. That’s a marvelous roundup of magnificent, healthy bakes!
    Sowmya´s last blog post ..Microwave Almond Milk Peda FudgeMy Profile

  9. Wow! What a MONSTER round up! I hope too many of them didn’t swamp you at the last minute!! I can’t wait to hear the next Mingle!
    Sarah, Maison Cupcake´s last blog post ..Dime Bar Dulce de Leche CupcakesMy Profile

  10. Wow, All of the Recipes look so good!!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the monthly mingle event!
    Sara´s last blog post ..A Medley of Roasted Potatoes Seasoned with Homemade Za’atar &amp Aleppo PepperA Perfect Side Dish for ThanksgivingMy Profile

  11. What an awesome round-up, so many tempting entries. Thanks for hosting Deeba and Meeta.

  12. lovely roundup delicious dishes checking it out

  13. What a feast!!! Congrats and thx for being such a wonderful host Deeba.
    ANH´s last blog post ..Gluten-free coconut mango clafoutisMy Profile

  14. goodness deeba..what a brilliant round many recipes to try :)
    nisha´s last blog post ..Kashmiri chicken curry with cumin flavoured riceMy Profile

  15. Thanks to Meeta and Deeba for the wonderful theme. So many wonderful bakers and so many wonderful new blogs to get aqquainted with. While I might not done a traditional baked item because that would been a travesty, I was happy to represent the baking challenged.
    sandhya@vegetarianirvana´s last blog post ..Baked Pomegranate Infused Yogurt PuddingMy Profile

  16. OMG Deeba, what an amazing collection of fruity recipes! Everything looks so fabulous!!
    Amanda´s last blog post ..Thanksgiving Recipes- My favorites for the holidaysMy Profile

  17. WOW Deeba! Fantastic round up. I am impressed by some of the creations here.. and you!! OMG! 3 desserts! you rock, lady!

  18. This looks like a one stop shop for any baking with fruit recipe you could ever want. Wonderful collection of recipes, love them all, but my heart belongs to Caramalised Fig Tart, sounds and looks wonderful.
    Anna Johnston´s last blog post ..CHEERS!My Profile

  19. I could find soo many recipe to try from this round up.Thanks for hosting this wonderful mingle!
    Tanvi´s last blog post ..A Meal for Two-Herbed Rice Pilaf with Shrimp &amp Spicy VegetablesMy Profile

  20. SHABS says:

    Oh my my……what a heavenly treat!gorgeous roundup….
    SHABS´s last blog post ..Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry FrostingMy Profile

  21. Wowww!!!! What a fabulous round up Deeba!!! And you have posted the round up super fast !! Thanks so very much for including my entries here:)))))))). Have yet another excuse to browse PAB now:)))
    suma´s last blog post ..Tomato BreadMy Profile

  22. Wow thats wonderful , so many great treats are truly a visual delight .
    . Somehow i missed the event . I wud have loved to sent in my creation too – Apple topped
    Apple muffins …
    smita srivastava´s last blog post muffinsMy Profile

  23. This is awesome! really amazed with all the delicious fruity delights posting here.
    DG´s last blog post ..Chocolate Sponge PancakeMy Profile

  24. WOW!!!!! and many more WOW!!!!!!
    That’s so so so so many entries….. so much love……..
    This is a lovely round up and is going to burst my bookmark folder :)

    The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts – Nachiketa
    Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

  25. Hey Deeba, gosh u sure did get lods of entries!!
    Hey i did send u all the pics :-(, please lemme know or i;ll re forward them!!
    Now lemme go back to the round up and drolllll, that was really lods of work thru a hectic schedule!

  26. Wow! So many delicious entries, have to come back a few times just to check them all out. And hooray for Vinay, so sweet of him. Thanks for hosting Deeba, and thanks Meeta for the chance to mingle :)
    shaz´s last blog post ..Campfire Cake otherwise known as the 1-2- 1- 1 1-2- 2 CakeMy Profile

  27. Wat an excellent roundup, enjoyed going through the roundup..really a great feast to eyes..
    Priya´s last blog post ..Murgh MusallamMy Profile

  28. oh no! i wanted to participate as well :(

  29. What a bakelicious round up Deeba ! Loved to be a part of it. Best wishes for all your endeavors, take acre.
    Sanjeeta kk´s last blog post ..Quick Cauliflower RecipeMy Profile

  30. Wow Deeba….wonderful collection of fruity recipes here…great round up…and so many recipes to try :)….
    Swapna´s last blog post ..White Chocolate Pumpkin TrufflesMy Profile

  31. I have been adding fruit to my baking (other than pies) only in recent years… and going by this round up, I have so much inspiration!

  32. Wow Deeba, it’s amazing that so many talented bakers brought all their goodies to the table! And how absolutely sweet is your namesake?! He just made me go awwww… there is goodness in the world :)
    Honey @ honeyandsoy´s last blog post ..Ah Seng Seafood- Johor Baru- MalaysiaMy Profile

  33. What a gorgeous roundup Deeba and an undeniable success! 😀 I’m so excited to see my entry up in lights! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella´s last blog post ..Vanilla Cheesecake &amp Caramel Pudding- Reinventions of Sara Lee &amp YogoMy Profile

  34. I’m totally with you on the appeal of fruit desserts, which is what I always make when left to my own devices. What a sensational roundup of fruity creations you’ve assembled here! I oohed and aahed while scrolling all the way down this list. One seriously tempting delight after another!
    Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food´s last blog post ..Broccoli with Shiitake Mushrooms and ShallotsMy Profile

  35. Thanks for hosting Deeba, great collection of fruit recipes, cant’ decide which one to try out…
    Treat and Trick´s last blog post ..CARROT &amp BANANA MUFFINMy Profile

  36. Indeed Vinay is a very nice person…This is fantastic round up Deeba, thanks to you and Meeta…am glad my entries are twinkling there :)
    Ananda Rajashekar´s last blog post ..On A Date With Pear – Parmesan With Pear and WineMy Profile

  37. Hey Deeba , thannnxxx a ton!!
    Nope i dont have the software ,m downloading now , i have picasa and can resize there i think!
    Sorry for d hassle:-(
    How did u do the writing there at the side and where do collage it ?
    Cuteee font!!! U sure have an over whelming response and have already visited a few bakes!
    And dont worry about the beans , u ‘ll sure get some more from me soonnn{when i send the BBMB parcel}.
    If i can pack some stuff well , will share some imported baking ingdnts too , will email u details :-)
    please dp use the vanilla freely and i have a few grade b too , for extract ,if u want, they are the ones with low moisture but that helps more vanillin to be extracted, i mix them up.
    They have promised me some better stuff now soon and if its on time will share that too!
    Ha ha, am sorry about the pink dotted paper , actually my eyes and all senses pop when i see pink and white in hearts , checks and dots , lol!!
    Now i saw pink polka tissues /dinner napkins and am already looking for them :-(
    Will look forward to hear from u , thought i’ll reply here and more details in my next mail!

  38. What a great round up Deeba! I agree with Meets its all because of yo being sucha lovely host that people took time to cook. Very interesting and delicious recipes and what a great way for all us foodies to mingle!
    Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
    Prerna@IndianSimmer´s last blog post ..Apple- Cranberry and Pecan Torta with spiced whipped cream!My Profile

  39. So many new recipes to try and so many peole to mingle with. It was a wonderful experience participating in this month’s mingle. Thank you Deeba and Meeta.
    Veena Jhanak´s last blog post ..Tempting Tomato RiceMy Profile

  40. What an excellent roundup Deeba. I am speechless looking at the number of entries..each one gorgeous and creative. I am bookmarking this page. And thanks for accepting my entries.
    cool lassie´s last blog post ..Review- Cuisinart CSB-77 Smart Stick Hand Blender with Whisk and Chopper AttachmentsMy Profile

  41. This is one wonderful round up Deeba, and bookmarked! So beautifully presented and so many of them. Thank you. Thank you.

  42. WOW Deeba how many beauties in this round up! All look delicious and fantasitic, thanks by hosstes, huggs xoxoxo
    Gloria´s last blog post ..Ginger pumpkin merengue pieMy Profile

  43. What a delicious looking, gorgeous round-up!
    Katrina´s last blog post ..Pillsbury Pie Crusts Spark Giveaway WinnerMy Profile

  44. Thank you, Deeba. You were a fantastic hostess! :-)
    TBC´s last blog post ..Chocolate Banana Swirl CakeMy Profile

  45. Oh No! I would have loved to participate as well! Especially given the fact that this month for me has been a whirl of fruit baking. How does one know about whats on in Mingle?
    Reshmy Kurian´s last blog post ..Crostata and sugar in a plum Plum Plum!My Profile

  46. Hi Deeba,

    So thrilled to be in your round up..I just wish I had better photographing skills to fit into your blog.


  47. Ooh so many great entries! Will have fun bookmarking too! :)
    Su-yin´s last blog post ..Pumpkin whoopie piesMy Profile

  48. Congrats on the round up Deeba :) and amazing email mix up efforts from the gentleman. There are good people out there. And the plethora of delicious fruit desserts? My my, hopefully no one enters into sugar coma : D
    Kiran´s last blog post ..Stir-fry Tilapia with AsparagusMy Profile

  49. With all this Thanksgiving mayhem, I didn’t get a chance to thank you for hosting and putting together this fabulous round-up. I can’t believe all the beautiful things everyone put together. The bakers in the blogosphere really are a talented bunch. I picked out a few things that I’d love to try. Thanks again, Deeba.
    Irina@PastryPal´s last blog post ..Twitterdee- TwitterdumMy Profile

  50. Deeba
    A seriously gorgeous looking selection of goodies. Fruit in baking obviously resonants for a lot of people.
    Now where to start…..
    Heather Davis´s last blog post ..Homemade MincemeatMy Profile

  51. Hi, great round-up!
    My entry was missing:
    Apple Pie with Cranberries


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