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5 Links to Read Before Eating Stone Fruit

By • June 25, 2014 • 1 Comment

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Know your (stone) fruit.

Summertime is made infinitely better by the arrival of stone fruit. Fresh peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and cherries are perfect on their own, but it's always a good idea to sneak them into pies, tarts, crumbles, crisps, and even salads. Read up on the juicy details, then enjoy stone fruit all season long.

Fresh Peach TartletsDIY Cherry Pie FillingRhubarb Cherry Hibiscus CrumbleRicotta and Plum Tartlets

  • How to buy, store, and prepare stone fruits. (Saveur.)
  • Everything you wanted to know about peaches, plums, and apricots. (Food52.)
  • If you don't have a cherry pitter on hand, here's a handy trick. (The Kitchn.)
  • Make sure to save those pits! You can use them later. (Bon Appétit.)

Stone fruit lovers -- share your secrets in the comments!

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9 months ago Matt Libling

Can I suggest that actually the best way to enjoy cooked stone fruit is to really simply roast them so the flavour intensifies - truly delicious. I'd love to know what you think about this recipe,