“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 gmail.com to airtelmail.in.

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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