Move over chocolate: 3 ways to sneak fruit into your dessert #Recipes#breakfast#dessert#food#fruits#healthy food#vegetarian April 19 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Bijoux & Bits Photos and recipes by Bijoux & Bits Related Post 7 super-easy ways to eat healthier food on a budget Recently I decided that I should probably stop eating lunch from the fast food place across the road from where I work, and that existing... Read more A lot of us are fruit lovers, but sometimes you end up defaulting to chocolate and caramel for your dessert desires. Who can blame you — they're decadent as hell. But don't forget how very awesome fruit desserts can be. Do 'em up savory or sweet, fruit is the MVP of desserts in my book. Here are three of my favorite fruit dessert recipes to bring to parties or just for your own solo parties at home. Blueberry basil crisp This blueberry crisp has a couple of twists: a backhint of basil and a topping of warm lemon curd. This is definitely the easiest way to fruit up your dessert or breakfast. Or both. All the time. Get the recipe here. Watergate Salad Watergate Salad (not unlike this cherry pistachio salad) is one of those classically retro dishes you'd imagine filled with mini marshmallows at picnics. And you're not wrong. Except for the marshmallows, which you can totally add in! Use this pistachio pineapple dip for cookies, crackers, more fruit, and anything else dippable. Get the recipe here. Strawberry balsamic mascarpone Mascarpone is one of my favorite bases for desserts. It's so creamy and mellow and blends perfectly with the balsamic strawberries in this dish. It's that perfect blend of sweet, tart, and creamy. Try it, seriously. Get the recipe here. Ramen, curry, miso, oh my! Easy vegan noodles and soups Pining for curry? Jonesing for peanut sauce? Instead of Grubhubbing your local Thai or Indian place, you can totally make budget-friendly Asian-inspired vegan noodles and soups yourself. Plus, they're all… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Gender and sexuality: Is there an "Inappropriate Question Hour" anywhere? NEXT Gorgeous ganga: These marijuana floral arrangements are dope! Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] I am so excited for it to be strawberry season again. Strawberries and mascarpone….. mmmmmmmm Reply The perfect combo! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.