Stone Fruit Recipes + Facts

Savor juicy stone fruits—including cherries, plums, apricots, nectarines and peaches—fresh from the farm stand.
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Stone fruit is at its peak in the summer months.

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

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