30 Days of Stone Fruit
Apricots, nectarines, pears, peaches, cherries, and plums…oh my! Pick up any or all of these stone fruit at a market near you. Here are 30 ways you can enjoy.
Apricots, nectarines, peaches, cherries and plums . . . oh my! Pick up any or all of these in-season stone fruit at a market near you. Here are 30 ways you can enjoy.
- Did you know fruits whose flesh and skin grow around a hard pit are known as "stone fruits?"
- You can grill up your favorite stone fruit.
- Enjoy Ellie’s Savory Peach Chicken.
- Top your morning oatmeal or yogurt with sliced apricots, plums, peaches or nectarines.
- Combine plums with McIntosh apples for a Plum Applesauce.
- Fun fact: Stone fruit are part of the rose family.
- Add flavor to your grilled fish or chicken with a Peach Mustard Chutney.
- Find out why cherries made our list of red foods you should be eating.
- Sip on homemade cherry juice.
- Couple pickled peaches with pork or chicken for a savory dish with a touch of tangy sweetness.
- Bake a Plum Apricot Crisp.
- Pair grilled stone fruit with a black pepper syrup in Rachel’s recipe.
- Light up the night with this showstopping flambé dessert.
- Whip up Mark Bittman’s Scallop Plum Ceviche for less than 120 calories per serving.
- Make a batch of peach sangria.
- Enjoy the mouthwatering duo of peaches and cherries in Ellie’s delicious dessert.
- Visit your local farmers’ market and pick up some sweet, juicy nectarines.
- Drizzle honey on plums to make Alton’s 2-ingredient recipe.
- Pork and plums make a fabulous combination in Rachel’s recipe.
- Have extra sour cherries? Make a jam.
- Quick plum conversion: 1 pound fresh plums = 6 to 8 whole plums = 2 ½ cups sliced = 2 cups cooked.
- Preserve all that peach goodness in a Peach-Mustard Compote.
- Think outside the box with Dana’s Nectarine & Avocado Salsa.
- Discover Alton’s secrets to drying fruit.
- Enjoy peaches for breakfast in Ellie’s Peach French Toast Bake.
- Wow guests with a quick and easy nectarine and beefsteak tomato salad.
- A "pluot" is a fruit that's 75% plum and 25% apricot.
- Preserve your cherries by soaking them in alcohol, such as rum or liquor.
- Check out eight more delicious stone fruit recipes.
- Read more about your favorite stone fruit: cherries, nectarines, apricots, peaches and plums.
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