13 special recipes with stone fruit
From the savoury to the sweet, these gems have everything covered
Plums, nectarines, peaches and apricots are deliciously versatile in salads, barbecued with chicken, or in a crunchy slaw with curried fish, while in desserts creamy partners (labneh, burrata, ricotta), nuts and honey offset the sweet-tart nature of these to perfection.
These ingenious little stacks are made with white and yellow nectarines and peaches, brioche, mint, basil and orange: light, refreshing and very, very moreish.
Stone fruit pair perfectly with savoury ingredients too, adding sweet and tart flavours to the mix. This traybake takes just 5 minutes to prepare, plus a bit of marinating.
Roasting stone fruit – we’ve used nectarines, plums and apricots – intensifies their luscious flavour and concentrates their sweetness. Just add something creamy and you’re set.
Here’s a double whammy. Sticky apricot jam is used as a glaze for the meat, while the slightly charred nectarines bring out a caramelised sweetness in the salad. Delicious.
Drenched in a lemon and cinnamon syrup then griddled… this easy recipe brings out the best in ripe peaches.
Stone fruit are great in a slaw, with crunchy cabbage and other tart fruit such as mango and passion fruit. Here, it’s the ideal complement to curried fish in a crispy taco.
Classic plum crumble is given 21st-century treatment with a nutty granola topping, made from oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds, dates and apple.
Creamy burrata, salty bresaola and juicy-sweet peaches combine brilliantly in our Italian-inspired salad
Got a glut of fresh apricots? This unusual granita is a refreshing and fruitful way to end a meal on a light note.
With just a handful of ingredients and featuring the classic plum and almond combo, this should be your next go-to light and healthy dessert, ready in 10.
A lovely Asian-inspired salad bursting with zingy flavours such as chili, ginger, lime and fish sauce. The addition of nectarines offsets the crab to perfection.
Peaches or nectarines are star performers in our yummy barbecued salad of chicken, griddled bread and lettuce.
This gorgeous galette is baked in the oven, which brings out the full flavours of the fruit – here, we’ve used plums with mixed berries, topped with ice cream to serve.