Sweet Stone Fruit Desserts to Make This Summer

July 15, 2014

Berries are not the only summer fruit that deserves some love through the season.  Stone fruits are over flowing in abundance at the market awaiting to be eaten.  These include nectarines, peaches, cherries, plums, pluots, apricots and more.   While they're delicious eaten raw, straight out of your hand, these spherical fruits are also begging to be cooked into cobblers, pies, crisps, cakes and more.  They are also one of the classifications of fruit that work well with the grill.  I especially love them served with crushed amaretto cookies and a dollop of marcapone cheese.  Take advantage of stone fruit season and bake these awesome desserts.

Grilled Apricots
Recipe from Recipe Runner

Grilled apricots with almond whipped cream and honey are a light summer treat.  Stone fruit is perfect for grilling because their oval shape keeps them from falling in between the grill grates.  You can also use a grill pan for this recipe.

Boozy Stone Fruit Cobbler
Recipe from Simply Sophisticated Cooking

Boozy stone fruit cobbler is the sweet result of pure love for these seasonal beauties. You can use whatever stone fruit looks beautiful at the market.  This specific cobbler contains a combination of nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots and cherries and a BIG splash of orange liqueur.

Russian Plum Cake
Recipe from Little Broken

This 7 ingredient cake is a great way to use extra plums sitting in your fridge.  This rich and nutty cake combines caramelized plums with hazelnuts and almonds.  If you aren't counting calories, indulge in your first meal of the day and eat a slice of plum cake.

Peach Blueberry Almond Crostata
Recipe from Baking by an Introvert

A crostata is an Italian free form pie usually made with fresh fruit or fruit preserves.  Juicy peaches and plump blueberries are tucked into a buttery pie crust patiently waiting for a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream to be placed on top.

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