Farm stands are bustling with apricots, nectarines, peaches, cherries, and plums. Try some of these recipes to make the most of summer's glorious glut of stone fruit.
Halving peaches, plums, and nectarines is easy with this trick: Just make a deep horizontal cut all the way around the fruit, twist gently, and remove the stone with your fingers.
Peeling stone fruits is also a breeze. Cut their skins to get them started, then drop them briefly in boiling water and transfer them to an ice bath. Their skins should slip off easily. After peeling, immediately return them to the ice bath, which prevents discoloration.
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Letting stone fruit cool in their poaching liquid makes for a more flavorful dessert.
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