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Fresh In July: 25 Best Stone Fruit Recipes

I’ve been waiting all year for stone fruit season – you know those fleshy fruits with the big seed in the middle. The most popular of stone fruit are peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, and cherries. This time of year the flavors are amazing and immediately take me back to childhood and walking through the neighboring peach farm picking fresh peaches. We would bring home a bounty and eat them for days while canning and freezing as many as possible to save for the boring days of winter. Then we would move on to the cherry farm and climb the ladders to fill our buckets. My bucket never had more than 20 cherries because I couldn’t resist eating them all! If you’ve got an abundance of stone fruits this summer and are looking to make a delicious and memorable dish check out the 25 best recipes for peaches, cherries, plums, nectarines, and apricots.

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  • Nectarine Tart With Almond Crust 2 of 26
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    The perfect recipe for those last few really ripe nectarines. Tarts are a wonderful and lighter alternative to a heavy double crust pie. There's less crust and fewer fruits used, but all the flavor.

    Make a Nectarine Tart With Almond Crust.

  • Peach, Plum and Blueberry Galette 3 of 26
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    Combine two types of stone fruit and blueberries for a wonderful flavor combination and crowd pleasing dessert.

    Make Peach, Plum and Blueberry Galette.

  • Tiny Plum Tarts 4 of 26
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    Who wouldn't go crazy for these adorable individual tarts with plum goodness? They are so easy to make too!

    Make Tiny Plum Tarts.

  • Plum + Pepper + Jack Bites 5 of 26
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    Sweet and savory combination make a great snack or appetizer for your summer garden party.

    Make Plum + Pepper + Jack Bites.

  • Nectarine and Cherry Crisp 6 of 26
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    This unexpected stone fruit combination will have everyone begging for more! WHen I make this I end up double the recipe and making two because it goes so fast.

    Make a Nectarine and Cherry Crisp.

  • Nectarine Margarita 7 of 26
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    Just what this moms needs at the end of a hot day with cranky kids.

    Make a Nectarine Margarita.

  • Straight A Smoothie 8 of 26
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    Start the day off right with this good for you peach smoothie.

    Make a Straight A Smoothie.

  • Buttered Crepes With Caramelized Peaches 9 of 26
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    Crepes are great for summer because they will not leave you with that I just ate a brick heaviness that pancakes can do.

    Make Buttered Crepes With Caramelized Peaches.

  • Tomato Bruschetta With Sweet Cherries 10 of 26
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     Summertime at its best with fresh cherries and fresh tomatoes!

    Make Tomato Bruschetta With Sweet Cherries.

  • Red Wine Caramel Cherries 11 of 26
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    I would like to swim in a pool of red wine caramel cherries. Ok, maybe that would be gross, but this recipe is irresistible.

    Make Red Wine Caramel Cherries.

  • Cherries in Meringue Clouds 12 of 26
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    This easy to make dessert highlights the in season flavor of sweet and delicious cherries.

    Make Cherries in Meringue Clouds.

  • Preserving Cherries In Syrup 13 of 26
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    Save all those wonderful cherries for bringing a bit of summery sweetness to your dark winter.

    Preserving Cherries In Syrup.

  • Easy Cherry Pie 14 of 26
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     Cherry pie made easy and adorable with this in the jar recipe.

    Make Easy Cherry Pie.

  • Dark Cherry Granita 15 of 26
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     It's a fancy way of saying shaved ice, and oh so refreshing on these hot summer days.

    Make Dark Cherry Granita.

  • Double Cherry Swirl Ice Cream 16 of 26
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    If you are craving something creamy, this double cherry ice cream is a must. 

    Make Double Cherry Swirl Ice Cream.

  • Grilled Peaches and Cream 17 of 26
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     Make the most of your grill time and create and easy and delicious dessert.

    Make Grilled Peaches and Cream.

  • Sweet and Spicy Picked Peaches 18 of 26
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    Try something new with your peaches with this spicy and tart pickle recipe. So fun!

    Make Sweet and Spicy Picked Peaches.

  • Nectarine, Peaches and Apricot Pops 19 of 26
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    Triple your stone fruit flavor goodness with these frozen fruit pops.

    Make Nectarine, Peaches and Apricot Pops.

  • Peaches & Sâ��Mores 20 of 26
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    Take this childhood favorite treat and turn it into a gourmet dessert for kids and their parents.

    Make Peaches & S'Mores.

  • Peach Cobbler in a Mason Jar 21 of 26
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    The perfect take along dessert, just put on your lid and find the ultimate picnic spot to enjoy your peach cobbler.

    Make Peach Cobbler in a Mason Jar.

  • Fresh Peach Bran Muffins 22 of 26
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    Give your bland bran muffins a make-over by adding fresh peaches.

    Make Fresh Peach Bran Muffins.

  • Peach Fruit Leather 23 of 26
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    Skip the preservative and chemical and sugar filled fruit leather at the store and make your own healthier alternative.

    Make Peach Fruit Leather.

  • Apricot Jam 24 of 26
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    Spoon this onto your morning scone next January and it will take you back to the warmth of summer.

    Make Apricot Jam.

  • Apricot Linzer Cookies 25 of 26
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    Take the apricot preserves you made and create the beautiful cookies.

    Make Apricot Linzer Cookies.

  • Cherry Balsamic Chicken 26 of 26
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    This is a simple balsamic cherry reduction sauce that will transform basic chicken into a dinner party worthy dish. 

    Make Cherry Balsamic Chicken.

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