It’s summer (finally!), which means stone fruits, or drupes, are in season. Here are a bunch of ways to enjoy these pitted wonders.
photography by RECIPE SHUBS
chilled avocado soup with plum pico de gallo You really can’t go wrong with avocado-anything, but adding this colorful plum pico makes it the perfect start to a summer meal.
photography by WILL FROLIC FOR FOOD
simplest stone fruit tart Just because this dessert is the “simplest,” doesn’t mean it’s not going to impress dinner guests.
photography by LA PECHE FRAICHE
roast duck with plums Save this cozy recipe for a cool, rainy day this summer and you’ll be happy you did.
photography by INGALLS PHOTOGRAPHY VIA SAVEUR
plum fruit leather Skip the packaged stuff and make your own candy from fresh plums!
photography by NATASHA'S KITCHEN
muscavado blueberry plum sorbet If you thought the fruit leather was cool, take things to the next level with this sorbet recipe.
photography by SIMPLE BITES
spiced plum & marzipan braid Pastry lovers, listen up: this braid will make your oven so happy (or at least, smell amazing). If you love to bake, put down the frosting and try this out.
photography by DOMESTIC GOTHESS
raw fig & plum slice Beautiful raw figs perfectly compliment the creamy plum topping on these healthy bars.
photography by THE WHOLE DAILY
baked cherry donuts Perfect for a shower or a ladies’ brunch, these pink babies are surprisingly made with Greek yogurt.
photography by SPOON FORK BACON
cherry gazpacho Add cherries to a traditional tomato gazpacho for an added hint of sweetness!
photography by RUNNING TO THE KITCHEN
rustic cherry galette We always say yes to brown sugar. This galette is perfect for a light dessert or a decadent breakfast.
photography by SHE WEARS MANY HATS
cherry chia jam Why not add a superfood to your jam and toast?
photography by MY HEART BEETS
grilled cherry, goat cheese, and arugula pizza There’s no wrong way to top a pizza, which is why this grilled cherry variation is just right.
photography by RECIPE RUNNER
grilled pork chops with balsamic thyme cherries Pork chops and applesauce is fine and all, but balsamic cherries are too enticing to pass on.
photography by ROCK RECIPES
balsamic grilled cherry, blueberry, goat cheese, and candied hazelnut salad What healthy food can I bring to the patriotic barbecue? You're looking at it.
photography by TWO PEAS AND THEIR POD
nectarine and wisconsin burrata bite crostini Nothing like some rich, creamy cheese to elevate the sweet juiciness of nectarines.
photography by FOODIE CRUSH
honey baked nectarines with vanilla and brown sugar Can you really have too much of a good thing? These nectarines are sweet on sweet on sweet.
photography by TASTY KITCHEN
nectarine pistachio coconut yogurt tarts Dairy-free, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious.
summer nectarine salad Prosciutto adds a pleasant hint of saltiness to this delectable summer salad.
photography by HONESTLY YUM
nectarine pizza with fresh basil and reduced balsamic Sweet and savory pizzas are in. Get on board with this fruity take.
photography by ALEXANDRA'S KITCHEN
nectarine & avocado toasties Whip these up for a healthy and filling lunch this summer. Add chili flakes and almond for some extra crunch and flavor.
photography by MISS MARZIPAN
fried mozzarella, basil, and nectarine stacks with balsamic glaze We’re not just stopping at the cheese. Let’s fry some up and stack ‘em with basil and nectarines. Ah, that’s better.
photography by HALF BAKED HARVEST
dark chocolate and apricot tarts Consider these the fruit cookies you’ve never tasted before. Long live dark chocolate!
photography by FIGS & PIGS
3-ingredient healthy energy bars Rise and shine with these babies for the perfect on-the-go breakfast or post-workout snack.
photography by JO COOKS
apricot ricotta honey basil bites Little bites of heaven for your next summer dinner party? Check.
photography by RELUCTANT ENTERTAINER
lamb tagine with dates, apricots, and honey Because sometimes, your summer meal needs a little hint of Morocco with a touch of apricots.
photography by KEVIN IS COOKING
sweet and sticky 3-ingredient apricot chicken (with cauliflower rice) See just how far Russian dressing can go with this amazing chicken recipe.
apricot jalapeño jam Mix this spicy and tangy jam with cream cheese and crackers or top it on your favorite sandwich for an extra zing.
photography by PRETTY IN PISTACHIO
apricot salsa quesadillas Whoever first put fruit in quesadillas was brilliant. We applaud you.
photography by TOP WITH CINNAMON
peach chutney Best served with naan, lamb, rice, or all of the above.
photography by TASTES BETTER FROM SCRATCH
summer peach caprese salad Tomatoes, step aside. There’s a new Caprese salad in town.
photography by SAY YES
peach salsa Don’t give up on canned peaches just yet. This mouthwatering recipe will make you a believer again.
photography by THE PIONEER WOMAN
pork chops with blackberry peach sauce No need to slather on barbecue sauce on your pork, thanks to this fresh and fruity recipe.
photography by LEMONS FOR LULU
peach and gouda grilled cheese on rosemary waffles Rosemary waffle sandwiches? Stick with us and you won’t be sorry.
photography by CAROLINA GIRL COOKS
peach butter With much less fat than real butter, this recipe is perfect for toast, waffles, and whatever else you like with your peaches.
grilled peach salad and mint pesto Mint pesto seems like a no-brainer now. Why didn’t we think of this?
photography by LOVE & LEMONS