7 Ways to Eat Your Fruits This Summer (And Enjoy Them, Too!)

Did someone say cobbler?!

Food Network Kitchen’s Lemon Meringue Bars.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Related To:

When you find yourself in a produce aisle this weekend, do yourself a favor and buy some peaches. And some lemons. And some raspberries, strawberries, and cherries. It's summer and that means it's time to stock up on seasonal fruit. You’ll put them all to good use baking up a juicy storm of fruity cakes, cobblers and bars all summer long. Just don’t forget the cardinal rule — seconds are a must!

Lemon Meringue Bars (pictured above)

Just look at those delicious layers! These bars topped with fluffy meringue are the perfect alternative for when you're craving a classic lemon meringue pie but don't have the time to roll out dough for the crust.

Everything's sure to come up peaches and cream when you dig into this frosty cobbler-cake. It's filled with layers of smooth vanilla ice cream, sweet peach puree and crunchy pecans so you don't have to choose between cool and comforting.



Photo by: David Malosh

David Malosh

End your barbecue on a sweet note with these super-easy watermelon, mango and pineapple kebabs. Before serving, drizzle lime juice and chili powder over each one for a surprising (and delightful) hint of heat.





Making napoleons has never been easier thanks to this deconstructed version from Food Network Magazine. You'll use a sheet of puff pastry to make the flakey layers that sit between a mouthwatering mixture of semisweet chocolate, whipped cream and raspberry filling.

Food Network Kitchen’s Watermelon Ice Pop for One-Off Recipes, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

There's nothing better on a hot summer day then a refreshing slice of watermelon...until now! To give these yummy pops their mesmerizing layers, you'll puree and freeze watermelon, coconut milk and avocado in intervals.

Food Network Kitchen's Chocolate Chip Cookie Cherry Cobbler

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Looking for a new way to use up all that bag of cherries you just bought? Look no further than this decadent chocolate-and-cherry cobbler. To give your cherries additional sweetness, toss them with some vanilla extract.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Tyler Florence crumbles a store-bought cheesecake into strawberry ice cream to form the base of this delectable frozen treat.

Related Links:

Next Up

12 Ways to Eat Cherries

In addition to being sweet and juicy (or tart and mouthwatering, depending on the variety), cherries have a lot of health benefits as well. They’re rich in heart-healthy anthocyanins and potassium, plus sleep-promoting melatonin.

8 Juicy Ways to Eat Peaches Before They're Gone — Summer Soiree

We wait all year to bite into juicy peaches, and now is the time they're at their peak, just waiting for you to take them home by the truckload.

The Smartest Ways to Buy and Store Summer Produce

How you pick and store summer fruits can mean the difference between mealy disappointment and juicy perfection.

10 Ways to Be a Tomato Whisperer — Summer Soiree

A true tomato whisperer holds these 10 peak-season values true all season long.

Sweet & Savory Ways to Eat (and Drink!) Watermelon

Check out these sweet and savory ways to enjoy the quintessential summer fruit.

How to Make a Giant Creamsicle Cake This Summer

This jumbo pop is sure to make everyone smile.

6 Unexpected Ways to Eat Cantaloupe, Beyond Fruit Salad

Discover unexpected and delicious ways to enjoy fresh, in-season cantaloupe beyond a simple fruit salad.

Related Pages