Fruit

Discover amazing savory and sweet fruit recipes using favorites like those in the citrus, tropical, and stone variety. Whether you're working with fresh, frozen, or dried fruit, you'll be sure to find delicious appetizers, mains, and desserts that'll keep you and your guests coming back for more!

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12 Persimmon Recipes Everyone Should Make This Fall

The persimmon is an underrated fall fruit that deserves the same hype as pumpkins. Here's what you need to know about choosing and storing them, plus our favorite persimmon recipes.
By Anna Kovel

These Peach Recipes Are the Essence of Summer

The smell of ripe peaches tells you it's summer. Buy them by the basketful, breathe in the peachy air as they ripen in your kitchen, then share them in these mouthwatering recipes. From peach pavlova and peach pops to peach slab pie and sweet and savory salads and salsas, here are the best ways to put the seasonal fruit to good use.
By Laura Rege

Pears Are Massively Underrated—These Recipes Show Why You Should Cook with Them

How come pears don't get more attention? They're delicious in so many dishes and boast more fiber, potassium, and folate than apples. Our favorite pear recipes, from soups to salads to main courses and plenty of desserts, let the versatile fruit really shine.
By Marie Viljoen

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

We wait all year for strawberry season, when pints of the bright, sugar-sweet berries to appear at roadside stands and in the produce aisle. When they finally do, we celebrate with these strawberry recipes. Learn how to make strawberries the star of breakfast dishes, desserts, cocktails, and even salads.
By Victoria Spencer

30 Sour Cherry Recipes Sure to Make Your Summer Sweeter

Tart and tangy, these dishes are the perfect addition to your warm-weather menu.

Fruit Salad Recipes

Use fresh, seasonal fruits for the best fruit salads.

Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake

If you love the apple-cider doughnuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey doughnut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist. This classic fall dessert recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter). Martha also made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 802.

Lemon Cake

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This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

Apple-Honey Upside-Down Cake

Consider this another great reason to go apple-picking this September—or a fun and unexpected twist to serve on Rosh Hashanah, as it's Jewish custom to eat apple slices dipped in honey to ensure the new year will be fruitful and sweet. Those two ingredients define this upside-down dessert from Martha, and it's the perfect treat to enjoy on a crisp fall evening. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.29, amazon.com).

Peach Crumble

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For an even sweeter summer, take advantage of the season's perfectly ripe peaches.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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The key to light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes from scratch? Don't overmix the batter—it should have small to medium lumps.

Apple Crumble

With the crisp autumn air comes an opportunity to use freshly-picked apples in everything from salads to pies. If you aren't sure where to start with your bushel, try this classic crumble. Easy enough to throw together on a whim, it contains all of the warm flavors of fall in every bite.
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Our Favorite Lemon Cake Recipes
From pound cake to crepe cake, lemon adds luscious flavor to these recipes.
25 Summer Fruit Pie and Tart Recipes That Are Bursting with Seasonal Flavor
One of our favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh berries, peaches, and plums to be found at farmers' markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own orchards, or just the local grocery store. Make the most of the season with one of these irresistible summer fruit pies or tarts.

The Best Banana Bread

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The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.