Today: Fruit is great. Fruit desserts are better.
We're not saying we don't have fantasies about eating a perfectly ripe peach, plucked right from its tree and still warm from the sun. Or that cartons of blueberries don't bring us glee. But there's something to be said about the alchemy that happens when fruit meets sugar. Take apricots, for example: They're great on their own, but put them in a pie covered with crumble and suddenly, almost magically, they're juicier than you could've imagined.
Here are 12 desserts that prove fruit tastes better cooked with a little (or a lot of) sugar:
What's your favorite fruit dessert? Tell us in the comments below!
Photos by Yossy Arefi and James Ransom