Stone Fruit Recipes + Facts

Savor juicy stone fruits—including cherries, plums, apricots, nectarines and peaches—fresh from the farm stand.

Stone fruit is at its peak in the summer months.

Stone fruit, also known as drupe, is any thin-skinned fruit with soft, juicy flesh and a hard pit or seed in the middle. The most common stone fruits are peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries. You can also find tasty hybrids like the pluot, a sweet-tart fruit that's a cross between a plum and an apricot. Use your summer bounty in a variety of sweet and savory dishes as well as refreshing drinks. A few ideas...

SWEET
Anjum Anand: Spiced Poached Peaches
Laura Calder: Almond Meringue Cake with Peaches
Nigella Lawson: Chocolate Cherry Trifle
Bill Granger: Rustic Cherry Tart
David Rocco: Drunken Peaches
Ellie Krieger: Peach French Toast Bake

SAVORY
Ching-He Huang: Crispy Duck with Plums and Apricots
Emeril Lagasse: Roasted Pork with Peach Preserves
Mario Batali: Peaches with Balsamic and Black Pepper
Tyler Florence: Grilled Steak Salad with Texas Peaches
Aaron Sanchez: Duck Breast with Plum Salsa

SIPS
Michael Chiarello: Stone Fruit and Mint Julep
Emeril Lagasse: Sangria Blanco
Dave Lieberman: Rosemary Peach Lemonade
Tyler Florence: Peach Ginger Bellini

Browse more PeachPlumApricot and Cherry recipes.

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