Celebrate summer fruit

Turn the season's berries, peaches, and melons into jams, desserts, drinks―or a delectable chilled fruit soup

Delectable things to do with ripe summer fruit

Scott Peterson

Savor ripe summer fruit

Stone fruits, berries, and melons are at their best at the peak of summer. They're great to eat as they are, of course, but we enjoy turning them into easy summer treats, from chilled drinks to quick jams and pies.

1. Fast jam

No time for canning? In less than an hour you can turn ripe peaches and raspberries into this quick, small-batch jam.

Peach-Raspberry-Lavender Jam

More fast jams full of flavor

Complete canning guide

 

 

2. Cool summer quencher

Dan Goldberg

2. Cool summer quencher

Sweet-tart aguas frescas, served all over Mexico, make great summer coolers. We love this one for its delicious blend of honeydew melon, strawberries, and raspberries.

Berry Melon Agua Fresca

Great shakes

 

3. Chilled fruit soup

Lara Hata

3. Chilled fruit soup

Jane Shapton's cold puréed soup of cantaloupe and peaches, topped with raspberries, captures the flavors of the season. She serves it for brunch or dessert, in hollowed-out melon halves.

Summer-Fruit Soup

More fruit soup recipes

 

5. Blackberry sherbet

James Carrier

5. Blackberry sherbet

In summer it seems that every creek bottom and hillside in the West is covered with brambles of blackberries, fat and gleaming in the sun. A simple sherbet is just the thing for bringing their special, dusky sweetness to the table.

Blackberry Sherbet

More delicious blackberry recipes

4. Fresh pie

Thomas J. Story

4. Fresh pie

Fresh blueberry pie still warm from the oven is one of summer's true delights. Brimming with blueberries, this deep-dish pie will make berry lovers rejoice.

Deep-Dish Blueberry Pie

The trick to this lattice crust

Juicy pies and cobblers

 

6. Simply fruit

Lisa Romerein

6. Simply fruit

Sometimes the best way to celebrate beautifully ripe fruit is to keep it simple. Toss sweet peaches in their prime with soft, luscious Medjool dates and a splash of orange liqueur for divine dessert in minutes.

Peaches with Dates

Compose fruit salad like a work of art

 

7. Freezeable pie filling

James Carrier

7. Freezeable pie filling

So many pies, so little time.... Now you can have the luscious flavors of perfectly ripe summer fruits year-round with this ingenious freezing method from Sunset's test kitchen.

Make-Ahead Fruit Pie Filling

Sunset's favorite pie crust

 

More flavors of the season

Thomas J. Story

More flavors of the season

Cool treat: Whip up a Watermelon Granita.

Or try watermelon in a frosty sorbet.

 

 




 

Printed from:
http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/entertaining/celebrate-summer-fruit-00400000014842/