Spectacular Stone Fruits: 12 Delectable Recipes Slideshow


Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, and apricots are all stone fruits and all make their seasonal debut around the month of June. Their arrival on the farmers market scene signals the true start of summer. Though you may be tempted to reach out and grab the first basket of fruit you see, be careful about choosing fruit that is still unripe. There are few things more disappointing in the world than taking a bite out of a gorgeous peach only to hear a loud crunch and taste very little.

We reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers to see which recipes they love to use when the season of stone fruit finally arrives. From fruit cobblers and pies to salads and salsas, we have 12 mouthwatering recipes that will put stone fruit to great use this summer.

Bourbon Fried Peaches With Ice Cream

This recipe from The View From Great Island is simple, with a huge payoff. Butter-fried peaches doused with a healthy shot of bourbon and some brown sugar go oh so well with some cold vanilla ice cream. This is a great dessert to make without any planning, but it's also elegant enough to make for a dinner party.

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Colorado Peach and Raspberry pie

Peach and raspberry pie simply screams summer. This recipe from Of Batter and Dough is full to the brim with peaches and raspberries and uses a little bit of pectin to ensure the filling doesn't fall out after the first slice has been made.

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Fresh and Spicy Plum Cucumber Salsa

This fresh take on a summer salsa from Take On Elizabeth is full a great flavor and texture. Ripe plums, crunchy cucumber, and spicy jalapeño make for a salsa that is sweet, spicy, and perfect for summer.

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Grilled Peaches and Cherries With Honey Goat Cheese

These grilled peaches from Discover Finer Living are topped with salty goat cheese, sweet honey, and smoky grilled cherries and finished with a crunchy almond mix for a divine contrast in texture.

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Healthy Peach Breakfast Muffins

These healthy muffins from Sweet and Spicy Monkey are loaded with peaches in every bite. Coconut sugar replaces any white sugar in this recipe to lower the amount of refined sugar, making these practically guilt-free!

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Peach and Gorgonzola Pizza

This pizza from Savory Experiments is a wonderful way to use peaches as an appetizer or main course. The sweetness of the peaches contrasts so well with the strong flavors of Gorgonzola and peppery arugula with a balsamic reduction adds sweet acidity and freshness.

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Peach Tea Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Who doesn't love a good tea cake? With a lovely soft and slightly spiced cake and a rich cream cheese frosting, this cake from Pumpernickel and Rye tastes as good as it looks. This is a perfect cake to help fight any hazy summer afternoon slumps.

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Simple Apricot Jam

Sometimes when you see perfectly ripe apricots, you just have to buy them. If you have an overwhelming amount of fruit, a great way to ensure it gets used is to turn it into jam. This recipe from Food in Jars can be scaled up or down, so you can make it with as much fruit as you have on hand.

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Spinach, Corn and Peach Salad

This salad from Mango Tomato is more of a suggestion than a recipe. Stone fruits in salad offer summery sweetness that can really take any salad up a notch.

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Sour Cherry Cake With Olive Oil Streusel

The olive oil in this recipe from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau gives the streusel a lovely smooth taste. You can even use infused olive oils to add flavors like lemon, thyme, or rosemary to this delicious cake.

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Stone Fruit Cobbler

The stone fruits used in this cobble by Food Hunter's Guide are peaches and nectarines, but you can substitute that with any stone fruit you like! Serve this delicious cobbler with ice cream or whipped cream for a simple dessert that everyone will love.

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Sweet Summer Polenta With Peach Cilantro Salsa

Fragrant cilantro pairs well with peaches, so it makes sense to put them together in a salsa. This recipe from Oat and Sesame also includes tomatoes, jalapeño, bell pepper, lime juice, and agave to make a salsa that will jazz up polenta as well as any chip you choose to dip.

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