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.

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 3221
It's the best because this is the banana bread recipe that is Martha's go to. She included the recipe in her first book Entertaining and has been making it ever since. The batter for her easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. Be sure to use really ripe but not bruised bananas and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always goes with pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
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Apple-Cider Donut Cake

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

Peach Crumble

Rating: 3 stars 786
This peach crumble tastes like summer and is so simple to make. No rolling pastry or fussing with frosting required. You can use peaches or nectarines, the filling is just the sliced fruit tossed with sugar and a touch of lemon juice. The simple topping is made with butter, light brown sugar, and flour. You don't even need to grease the baking dish! It's the fruit dessert of your dreams!

Apple Crisp

Rating: 3.5 stars 1715
ne of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Under the simple butter-sugar-flour-and-oat topping is the apple filling scented with cinnamon. Our test kitchen says the best apples to use for apple crisp are baking apples like Rome or Cortland and Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are also good in this recipe. Experiment with different types of apples and see which you prefer. Let the crisp cool for a few minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

French Martini

There's no vermouth in this sweet flavored martini. The French martini got its name because it is made with the French black raspberry liqueur Chambord and is served, like so many drinks created in New York City in the 1980s, in a v-shaped martini glass. Pineapple juice and vodka round out the ingredient list and there's a lemon twist for garnish.
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Our 10 Best Lemon Bar Recipes—Including Classic and With-a-Twist Varieties
One of Martha's favorite desserts, lemon bars are a great make-ahead dish suited to just about any occasion.
Learn How to Make and Can Jam with This Helpful Step-by-Step Guide
Our tutorial walks you though the technique and important safety tips. With it, you'll be well on your way to making delicious preserves and becoming a master canner.
No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This easy mousse-like treat blends the tartness of Key lime pie with the richness of cheesecake. Its graham-cracker crust sets in the freezer rather than the oven, and the traditional whipped-cream topping is folded right into the filling, along with fresh citrus juice and zest, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk. Chill it overnight, and wake up to a world of bliss.