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8 Stone Fruit Desserts That Will Not Disappoint You

August 28, 2015

Stone fruit can let you down. These stone fruit desserts cannot.

Whenever I walk by the towers of stone fruit at the market or grocery store, I imagine them all breaking out into "Take a Chance on Me." Because as much as we talk about the magnificent, awe-inducing, practically divine sweetness and juiciness of late-summer stone fruit, the truth is that they're a risky investment.

At their worst, they are mealy, flavorless, or both. And when they are ripe and prime for eating, they're in a truly fragile state: You must coddle them like raw eggs. Bubble wrap is preferred. Try transporting them anywhere (even home from their birthplace) and you chance ending up with a mushy mess.

This is not to say that you should not buy stone fruit, but that turning stone fruit into a dessert—preferably one that's bolstered by butter, flour, sugar, and spices—is a sure-fire way to make it taste really, really good—be it unripe, too ripe, or flavor-lacking.

Start with one of these 8 recipes from fruit dessert expert Yossy Arefi:

Late Summer Trifle

 

Apricot and Peach Crumb Pie

 

Peach and Buckwheat Upside-Down Cake with Cardamom

 

Cherry Almond Crumb Cake

 

Fresh Apricot Compote with Vanilla Bean

 

Lattice-Top Peach and Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust

  

White Peach Tart with Ginger and Lime in a Cornmeal Crust

 

Whole Wheat Plum Crumb Bars

Photos by Yossy Arefi

9 Comments

Cheri M. September 2, 2015
The apricot compote is amazing I served some it smelt gorgeous then kept the rest it in a tub in the fridge & popped it on yoghurt, ice cream, breakfast oats, you could even top a good bread with it!.............need to get some more if I can find them
 
nancy E. August 29, 2015
I think bella would like the apricot and peach crumb pie.
 
Heather |. August 28, 2015
hah now whenever i see stone fruit i'll break into abba songs. i like to get plums/nectarines/etc at the farmers market from stands that have samples- it's not a guarantee that the fruit will be good, but it makes me feel more confident in it.<br />
 
Ryan M. August 28, 2015
All of these sound so delicious...I think that I will start with the plum crumble though.
 
Bella B. August 28, 2015
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Bella B. August 28, 2015
I think I would love the apricot and peach crumb pie!<br /><br />http://xoxobella.com
 
Bella B. August 28, 2015
I think I would love the apricot and peach crumb pie!<br /><br />http://xoxobella.com
 
Bella B. August 28, 2015
I think I would love the apricot and peach crumb pie!<br /><br />http://xoxobella.com
 
Bella B. August 28, 2015
I think I would love the apricot and peach crumb pie!<br /><br />http://xoxobella.com