11 Ways to serve summer stone fruit

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.



Ham and Fresh Peach Chutney on Corn Bread

Chicken and Nectarine Salad with Toasted Cumin Mayonnaise

Grilled Chicken Drummettes with Ancho-Cherry Barbecue Sauce

Roast Pork with Apricot and Shallot Stuffing

Grilled Squid and Plum Salad with Cilantro, Mint, and Peanuts


Brandied Poached Peaches

Cherry Pie

Apricot and Cherry Crostata

Plum and Walnut Crisp with Ginger Ice Cream

Summer Fruit Salad with Mint Sugar

Spice-Laquered Plum

Recipe Tips:

Prep Easily

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.

Peel Easily

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.

Get More Flavor

Letting stone fruit cool in their poaching liquid makes for a more flavorful dessert.

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