13 Delicious & Unexpected Ways to Use Stone Fruit Right Now

Eunice Park | Aug 22, 2016 Food & Party
13 Delicious & Unexpected Ways to Use Stone Fruit Right Now

Stone fruit season is upon us, you guys, and aside from having an abundance of peaches, nectarines, cherries, and apricots available at every market, ever, there's the matter of everything you can do with these sweet treats.

Sure, a fresh peach makes a kick-ass snack, but their versatility also means they're an excellent accompaniment to a main course, and of course, the shining star in a decadent dessert. 

It's also superb for sauce or preserves, cementing its status as one of our all-time favorites.

We found a range of dishes and desserts to serve all your stone fruit needs. From salads to dinner to crisps and preserves, there is a stone fruit recipe just for you!

 

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  • Toast with Peaches, Tahini and Honey

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    Toast with Peaches, Tahini and Honey
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    The combination of peaches and tahini balance the sweet and savory in Toast with Peaches Tahini Honey from Sasha of Tending the Table. The juiciness of the peaches makes for yummy toast and the radish sprouts add some kick. This peachy toast is a wonderful breakfast or lunch when you’re craving for something light and refreshing. 

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  • Fresh Peach Salsa

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    Fresh Peach Salsa
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    If you have peaches and are looking for a good topping for fish or pork -- or even to eat with chips -- try this Fresh Peach Salsa from Natasha of Natasha's Kitchen. The fresh peaches (combined with some tomatoes, cilantro, bell pepper, and onion) make this salsa less acidic than a regular tomato salsa. Get chopping!

  • Fried Nectarines

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    Fried Nectarines
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    Fried Nectarines (or peaches) from Amy of She Wears Many Hats is the perfect finale to any summer meal. If you're looking for a stone fruit dessert, this one is a crowd-pleaser. Vanilla mascarpone cream offers a creamy contrast to the warm sweetness of the nectarines or peaches. Make plenty -- people will be coming back for more!

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  • Simple Cherry Pastry Pies

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    Simple Cherry Pastry Pies
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    If you want to indulge in some cherry decadence, these Simple Cherry Pastry Pies from Sally’s Baking Addiction are the perfect thing. Similar to a toaster strudel, these pies are easy to make using frozen puff pastry and fresh cherries. And we can see how they are addicting! 

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  • Gluten-free Strawberry Nectarine Crisp

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    Gluten-free Strawberry Nectarine Crisp
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    If you're looking for a gluten-free stone fruit dessert, this Gluten-Free Strawberry Nectarine Crisp from Dana of Minimalist Baker will be your go-to crisp. Made with nectarines and strawberries, this crisp is hearty, oaty, and flour-free. Just don't forget the ice cream!

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  • Grilled Peach Blueberry and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

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    Grilled Peach Blueberry and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad
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    Healthy and gorgeous sum up this Grilled Peach Blueberry and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod. Grilled peaches, blueberries, goat cheese, Marcona almonds, and a honey dressing make this a perfect salad for summer.

  • Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches

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    Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches
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    If you're firing up the grill, why not make your meal even more memorable by adding some fresh fruit to the mix? This Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches recipe from Heidi of Foodie Crush is an impressive -- and delicious -- dish. Balsamic juices add more flavor to the pork and peaches, and a chili sauce balances the sweetness.

  • Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken and White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette

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    Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken and White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette
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    Stone fruit and salads make a quick and delicious meal, like this Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken and White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette from Jaclyn of Cooking Classy. The chicken, which is marinated with fresh garlic and basil, plus the combination of fresh peaches, corn, goat cheese, and white balsamic-honey vinaigrette make this a winning salad.

  • Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie

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    Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie
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    What makes this Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie from Deeba of Passionate About Baking are the fresh cherries and the homemade quark, an Austrian soft curd cheese made from milk and buttermilk. The cheesecake is topped with fresh cherries, slivered pistachios, and a dollop of Nutella. Sounds like cherry cheesecake heaven!

  • Clafoutis Apricots and Nectarines

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    Clafoutis Apricots and Nectarines
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    Clafoutis Apricots and Nectarines from Léa of Tangerine Zest makes for an excellent snack as it's small, sweet, and satisfying. The French dessert is made with fruit -- apricots and nectarines are ideal because they ripen well -- and baked in a sugary, buttery batter. We're sweet on that!

  • Nectarine Chicken

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    Nectarine Chicken
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    If you're looking to impress some guests or just enjoy some deliciousness, this Nectarine Chicken from Emily of Emily Levenson does all that. It's simple with seven ingredients and doesn't require a lot of work yet "carries a huge wow-factor," says Levenson. Wow, we can't wait to try it!

  • Fresh Cherry Mascarpone Waffles

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    Fresh Cherry Mascarpone Waffles
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    If you like fresh cherries and mascarpone, then this waffle is for you! Fresh Cherry Mascarpone Waffles from Rachel of Coconut and Lime are full of flavor and are perfect for breakfast, especially when cherries are in season. 

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  • Apricot Preserves

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    Apricot Preserves
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    Who can resist preserves on toast? These Apricot Preserves from Maureen of Maureen Abood will make any piece of bread or pastry more delicious. Abood says it's important to spend an hour hand stirring the apricot mixture to prevent scorching and to allow the fruit and sugar to cook properly. Serve with a cup of tea and you have a delightful snack!

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