In this episode Taste Tests Vanilla Extract In the battle of pure versus imitation extracts, could we declare a winner? Recipes Individual Fresh Berry Gratins Baking berries and custard into a gratin should yield firm but juicy fruit, a creamy topping, and a crisp crust—if the heat doesn’t ruin the plan. Recipes Apple Upside-Down Cake Ever since pineapple came to town, apple upside-down cake has been a bit player. A successful comeback would require a flavorful topping and just the right kind of cake. Equipment Reviews Apple Slicers Do these contraptions make good on their promise to produce identical apple pieces?