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May 19, 2023
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The Most Amazing Stone Fruit Recipes

The Most Amazing Stone Fruit Recipes

Stone fruits are some of summer’s most sought after fruits. From peach pie to cherry cheesecake and plum jam to nectarine melbas, we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious stone fruit recipes on the internet!

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A variety of fresh stone fruits from California are available from April through October, typically starting with cherries and apricots. Did you know that California produces about 70% of all the nation’s peaches, 95% of apricots, virtually all fresh plums, 99% of dried plums, and 100% of nectarines?

Stone Fruits

What is considered a stone fruit?

Stone fruits got their name because they contain drupes, a shell of hardened endocarp with a seed inside (otherwise known as pits or stones). Peaches, cherries, nectarines, plums, pluots, and apricots are all stone fruits. But so are olives, almonds, and dates!

Delicious Fresh Stone Fruit Recipes from our California Grown Creators


Gluten Free Fresh Cherry Pretzel Tart from This Mess is Ours

This Gluten Free Fresh Cherry Pretzel Tart from This Mess is Ours has mega crunch from the gluten free salted pretzel + walnut studded crust, a heavenly cheesecake-esque schemer that is scented with brown sugar and vanilla, a heaping helping of juicy California cherries, all coated in a sweet slather of honey and basil leaves. It’s summertime magic for the tastebuds.

A slice of Fresh Cherry Cheesecake being cut from the whole cake.

The Best Cherry Cheesecake You’ll Ever Make

When cherry season comes around there’s no better way to celebrate than with the best cherry cheesecake we’ve ever tasted! Creamy and luscious with flavor notes of fresh cherries, pistachio and lemon running throughout, this cheesecake is magic for your tastebuds! 

Cherry Cobbler No Crumbs Left

California Cherry Cobbler from No Crumbs Left

Teri Turner is a cherry enthusiast that is simply smitten with cherries. Her Cherry Cobbler recipe is so delicious, and she loves knowing that her cherries have been basking in the California sun. It’s topped with oats and nuts and tastes so healthful and wholesome. 

Cherry Hand Pies from Baking the Goods

These Cherry Hand Pies with Cream Cheese Crust have an elegantly creamy, tangy & tender crust filled with fresh, bright cherries, topped with a vibrant pink cherry glaze.


Apricot Crisp with Oat + Pistachio Topping

When your crisper drawer or fruit bowl are overflowing, it is the perfect time to make a crisp for dessert. A fruit crisp is an easy-to-make dessert that is completely customizable and absolutely irresistible. You are only limited by your imagination!

A Perfect Apricot & Peach Crisp Recipe To Try Now

Apricot Plumcot Goat Cheese Tart from Baking the Goods

This Apricot Plumcot Goat Cheese Tart from Baking the Goods is quick & simple with an easy, press-in brown sugar crust, a creamy whipped goat cheese filling with a touch of honey & juicy slices of stone fruit with freshly snipped thyme. Not too sweet, not too savory. Just right. 

Baking the Goods Apricot tart

Apricot Sorbet from Beyond Sweet and Savory

Your patience will be rewarded with a delightful cardamom apricot sorbet from our friend Vy of Beyond Sweet and Savour. It’s incredibly refreshing with a sweet tart flavor and gentle note of cardamom. Find in season, ripe, and juicy apricots to make this sorbet before they’re gone!

Apricot Sorbet Beyond Sweet and SAvory

Apricot Almond Galette from Baking the Goods

This summery Apricot Almond Galette with Cream Cheese Crust from Baking the Goods highlights sunny, seasonally sweet & tart apricots atop tender & flaky dough with crunchy sliced almonds.

Apricot Galette from Baking the Goods

Apricot + Lavender Jam from A Girl Defloured

If you’ve been wondering how to make apricot jam, our friend Alison from A Girl Defloured assures us a very simple process, especially if you make it in small batches so the extra step of water bath processing isn’t necessary. This unique and delicious recipe for apricot jam includes a touch of lavender.

Apricot jam a girl defloured


Nectarine Melba

In our version of the iconic dessert, Peach Melba, California nectarines replace the peaches for a twist that has a subtle tartness mixed with the sweet poaching liquid that we cannot get enough of.

Nectarine Cobbler Eat the Love

Nectarine Cobbler from Eat the Love

Our friend Irvin from Eat the Love infused the biscuits with green herbal sage as a complement to the nectarines. He loves the blend of savory sweet pungency in baked goods. . A nice healthy serving of this cobbler will make you feel right at home, but the subtle aroma and sophisticated flavor profile keeps it from being too same-old same-old.

Sweet + Spicy Nectarine Crisp

Sweet + Spicy Nectarine Crisp from Salt & Wind

While this dish is not as American as apple pie, it is more surprising. It’s a Spicy Thai Chile and Sweet Nectarine Crumble from Salt & Wind that’s going to please a crowd and have them wondering, who brought that ho-hum apple pie?

Grilled Nectarines G Free Foodie

Grilled Nectarines with Mascarpone + Pistachio Filling from G Free Foodie

This grilled nectarines recipe from G Free Foodie is so easy and delicious. The sweet, tart, creamy, crunchy combination and the juicy grilled fruit is perfection. If you didn’t like nectarines before trying this, you definitely will after!


Peach + Blueberry Cobbler from A Girl Defloured

This delicious and easy Peach Blueberry Cobbler from A Girl Defloured is bursting with summertime flavors. Juicy peaches and ripe blueberries are tossed with a touch of cinnamon and cardamom to bring out their flavor. It’s topped with a gluten free cobbler that is so crisp and buttery.

Ricotta Toast with Warmed Peaches, Honey, Blueberries and Walnuts from James Collier

Consider this recipe a rough guideline for making a decadent, seasonal toast that pairs ripe fruit with creamy ricotta. Slicing the bread thick and toasting it in a pan gives it a crunchy outer layer, with a tender crumb in the center, and softening the fruit in butter helps to intensify its flavor. Try it with other stone fruit or berries!

Summer Retail: Ricotta Toast with Warmed Peaches, Honey, and Walnuts recipe - optional addition of blueberries Summer Retail: Ricotta Toast with Warmed Peaches, Honey, and Walnuts recipe - optional addition of blueberries

Peach Sorbet

Our California-grown Peach Sorbet is a cool, sweet bite of summer that you are going to be making on repeat. Imagine the taste of ripe peaches, sweet and a little tart, in a super creamy frozen dessert, truly summer at its finest. The best thing about this sorbet recipe is that it works great with any fruit that’s in season. From tart raspberries to sweet melon, you can make this delicious sorbet with whatever fruit you have on hand.

Cups of peach sorbet with slices of stone fruit.

Peach Mole with Grilled Chicken from Hola Jalapeno

Grilled peaches add a caramelized note to this delicious mole from Hola Jalapeno. She also adds tomatillos for tartness, sesame seeds for body, clove and cinnamon for spice, cilantro for a hit of fresh, and onions and garlic for depth.

Peach Mole with Grilled Chicken Hola Jalapeno

Roasted Peach and Ricotta Tartine from Bakes by Brown Sugar

This Roasted Peach and Whipped Ricotta Tartine is the adult version of peaches and cream. Maple roasted peaches are piled on top of honey-sweetened whipped ricotta for a delectable combination.


Cardamom Plum Sorbet from Beyond Sweet and Savory

Cardamom Plum Sorbet from Beyond Sweet and Savory

The cardamom plum sorbet from our friend Vy has the perfect balance of sweet and tart with a beautiful note of cardamom. Its cardamom note is quite front and center in this sorbet so dial back the amount of cardamom if you’re not too keen. She loves serving the sorbet with fresh plum slices. It was visually stunning and equally refreshing.

Plum Salad Recipe

Simple Plum Salad Recipe with Walnuts

Looking for a fresh salad idea? Add fruit, like in this Plum Salad with Walnuts and Romano Cheese. Tossed with a Black Pepper Plum Jam Vinaigrette, this salad delivers a tasty mix of sweet plums, crunchy walnuts, and savory cheese. You’ll love this easy, flavorful salad with fruit recipe.

Plum Buckwheat Cake Vy Tran

Plum Buckwheat Cake from Beyond Sweet and Savory

This cardamom buckwheat plum cake from our friend Vy Tran has tender crumbs scented with cardamom, jammy tart plums, and a crunchy demerara sugar top.

A Sensational Recipe with Plum; Small Batch Vanilla Plum Jam

Small Batch Vanilla Plum Jam

This small batch Vanilla Plum Jam is truly a dreamy recipe that you will find yourself making again and again. This recipe with plum marries the sweetness of California plums, lemon juice, vanilla, and some sugar, creating a spectacular spread.

White Wine Sangria with plums

White Wine Sangria with Plums

This White Wine Sangria recipe is going to be your new favorite summer refresher! Loaded with fresh California fruit like plums, grapes and strawberries, it’s like a summer farmer’s market in a glass.


A Simple Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

California’s abundant sunshine, fertile soil, and unique microclimates have made the state famous for growing the world’s finest fruit – including all types of stone fruit! The cherries, peaches, apricots, and plums in this salad are succulent, tender, and literally bursting with flavor.

Stone Fruit Salad with Honey, Lemon and Thyme from Big Delicious Life

A delicious summer salad with a mix of sweet and juicy stone fruit, drizzled with a simple dressing of honey, lemon and fresh thyme. A show stopping side dish or dessert for your next summer party or backyard bbq.

Stone Fruit Salad from Big Delicious Life

Broiled Stone Fruit with Rosemary Honey Mascarpone from Salt and Wind

A simple dessert recipe combining some of our favorite flavors of Northern Italy. Made with broiled fruit, rosemary-infused honey, whipped Mascarpone cheese, and crumbled amaretti cookies, this Broiled Stone Fruit With Rosemary Honey Mascarpone and Crushed Amaretti Recipe it’s so easy to make but so flavorful!

Broiled Stone Fruit from Salt and Wind

Heirloom Tomato and Stone Fruit Salad from A Girl Defloured

This recipe is a riff on the basic Italian caprese. If the caprese is buttoned up and structured, this salad is her gorgeous, easy-going cousin that everyone wants to talk to at a party. Fresh stone fruits are a perfect compliment to the heirloom tomatoes.

Heirloom Tomato and Stone Fruit Salad

Stone Fruit Pie from Baking the Goods

This Stone Fruit Pie has all of the homey qualities you want in a pie. A classic weaved lattice crust that’s tender and flaky with a buttery flavor and crisp bite. Fresh fruit filling that’s well rounded in sweetness with tart undertones and a luxurious silky texture. Plus, there’s a hidden surprise of additional flavor from a layer of earthy sweet and subtly nutty almond paste. These 3 elements combine in a late summer ensemble that’s as pleasant as the day is long.

Stone Fruit Pie Baking the Goods

Summer Cheese Board from The Delicious Life

This summer cheese board is heavy on California fruits including stone fruits, grapes, cherries, olives and berries, but it also includes plenty of dried stone fruits too. All of them are delicious!

Summer cheese board The Delicious Life

Stone Fruit Recipes You Can Enjoy All Year

Apricot Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Dried Stone Fruit - Bronwen Wyatt

Apricot Pistachio Olive Oil Cake from Bronwen Wyatt

In this beautiful olive oil cake cake from our friend Bronwen Wyatt, a layer of tender, flavorful pistachio cake is topped with a bright, rich layer of apricot butter and finished with the most addictive pistachio and olive oil streusel. Is it breakfast, dessert, or a snack? Yes, yes, yes. Whatever you call it, you can call it delicious.

Sliced Honey Garlic Chicken with Peach Salsa

Honey Garlic Chicken with Peach Salsa from Britney Breaks Bread

This Honey Garlic Chicken with Peach Salsa from our friend Britney Breaks Bread is a quick and easy recipe that full of so many delicious flavors! Honey and garlic come together with a peach salsa that’s full of perfectly ripe canned California cling peaches, herbs, and jalapeños for a little kick!

Rustic Peach Cornmeal Cake Displaced Housewife

California Peach Cornmeal Cake from Displaced Housewife

A super moist sour cream-based cake from our friend Rebecca that’s scented with almonds and just the right amount of cornmeal for taste + texture. Because it uses canned cling peaches, it’s the perfect cake for brunch or after dinner…any time of year!

Carrot + Prune Muffins from Eat the Love

These carrot muffins are a great way to start your day and even better pick-me-up midday snack. These muffins aren’t too sweet and are packed with shredded carrots, apples, chopped pecans, sunflower seeds and California Prunes. 

Peach Parfait using canned peaches! So yummy!

Peach Breakfast Parfait

Peaches are a favorite during the summer, so it is a no-brainer that we love canned peaches too. They are sweet and tender and simple to pop open and enjoy any time of the day. They are perfect in this parfait topped with creamy yogurt and crunchy granola. 

Peaches and Cream French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Peaches and Cream Baked French Toast

Peaches and Cream French Toast made with canned cling peaches is sure to be a family favorite. Make this breakfast casserole the night before, and pop it in the oven while you enjoy your morning coffee. Voila! Breakfast is served.

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