Farm-To-Table Desserts

80 Seasonal, Organic Recipes Made From Your Local Farmers' Market

2023 Nautilus Book Award Winner, Silver Medal

When we shop at farmers’ markets, we support our local economy and consume food that’s healthier, tastier, and packed with essential nutrients specific to our local environment. In Farm-to-Table Desserts: 80 Seasonal Organic Recipes from Your Local Farmers’ Market, chef Lei Shishak demonstrates how baking with locally sourced, organic ingredients is so satisfying that it will quickly become an easy and delicious habit.

With more than 80 sweet recipes divided by season, Farm-to-Table Desserts shows readers how to create simple desserts using fresh and local ingredients at their prime. With chef Lei’s instruction, home cooks will see how easy it is to bake fresh year-round.

View Featured Recipes From The Book

Cantaloupe Soup

Cantaloupe Soup

This cantaloupe dessert is a refreshing summer soup that should be made with perfectly ripe cantaloupes for the best...

Carrot Raisin Walnut Cake

The carrot bundt cake recipe uses 3 to 4 carrots and I like to add plump raisins and walnuts to give the cake some texture keeping the cake moist for days...

Roasted Apricot Sherbet

Roasted Apricot Sherbet

The trick to making this apricot sherbet super flavorful is roasting – the best way to bring out the wonderful flavor of apricot that we all know exists...

Table Of Contents


  • Mango Mousse
  • Maple Creme Caramel
  • Rhubarb Mint Ice Cream
  • Rhubarb Cardamom Cake
  • Peach Dumplings
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Navel Orange Rosemary Sorbet
  • Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Stone Fruit Tarts
  • Grilled Peaches and Cream Cake
  • White Peach and Cherry Crumble
  • Apricot Peach Crostata
  • Roasted Apricot Sherbet
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  • Nectarine Tart
  • Fruitcake 2.0


  • Strawberry Hand Pies
  • Casaba Melon with Sweet Wine Gelee
  • Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Blackberries
  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Summer Squash Cake
  • Guava Cheesecake
  • Raspberry Martini
  • Cucumber Mint Limeade
  • Watermelon Sparkler
  • Huckleberry Panna Cotta
  • Roasted Plum Chutney
  • Glazed Pluots
  • Tomato Watermelon Pizza
  • Lavender Shortbread
  • Mango Granita
  • Mixed Berry Pavlovas
  • Black Mission Figs and Olive Oil Cake
  • White Fig Slab Pies
  • Roasted Beet Panna Cotta
  • Key Lime Bars
  • Blueberry Zeppoles
  • Cantaloupe Soup
  • Mango and Passion Fruit with Warm Coconut Pudding
  • Blueberry Walnut Brownies
  • Market Kettle Corn
  • Strawberry Shortcake Roll
  • Baked Papaya with Honeyed Curry Butter


  • Champagne Grape Cake
  • Thomcord Grape Crostata
  • Fried Fuji Apple Pies
  • White Chocolate Grapefruit Pots de Creme
  • Pineapple Sorbet
  • Honey-Roasted Pineapple
  • Apple Pine Nut Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting
  • Pomegranate Chocolate Cookies
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Fuji Apples
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Grapefruit in Citrus Mint Syrup
  • Quince Brown Butter Tart
  • Pear Cake
  • Bartlett Pear Sorbet
  • Pumpkin Ginger Tart
  • Kumquat Malasadas
  • Roasted Grapes Bruschetta
  • Baked Granny Smith Apples
  • Kumquat Poppers
  • Lady Alice Apple Tart Tatin


  • Blood Orange Napoleon
  • Madeira Baked Dates with Citrus Mascarpone and Honey-Roasted Walnuts
  • Cranberry Upside Down Cake
  • Date Pudding Cake with Vanilla Toffee Sauce
  • Banana Bread Pudding
  • Banana Boats
  • Lemon Grahams
  • Creamy Rice Pudding
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Brown Butter Banana Souffle
  • Kiwi Coconut Pops
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Pie
  • Carrot Raisin Walnut Cake
  • Tangerine Flan
  • Meyer Lemon Rosemary Cake with Almond Crust
  • Clementines in Spiced Syrup
  • Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs