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16 mouth-watering summer fruit recipes

16 Mouth-Watering Summer Fruit Recipes

Fresh summer fruit season comes and goes so quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was seeing the first watermelons in stores, and here we are in August already. That means the summer crop is ending and the autumn produce isn’t far behind. Let’s take advantage of the summer bounty while we can and get as much fruit as possible into our days! I’m talking watermelon, peaches, cherries – the works.

As if the taste wasn’t incentive enough, some quick health benefits on your favorite summer fruits:

  • Watermelon is full of Lycopene, important for cardiovascular and bone health
  • Cherries help ease arthritis pain by lowering uric acid and fight cancer cells with the flavanoid Cyanidin
  • Peaches have Beta Carotene which improves eye health

Here are a few of the recipes I’ve been craving lately. Enjoy the benefits of all that gorgeous fruit!

Row 1: Watermelon Fontina MeltsFresh Apricot Ice CreamFrozen Cherry Mojitos, Watermelon Corn Salsa

Row 2: Sangria Fruit Cobbler, End of Summer Chopped SaladHoney Grilled Watermelon Caprese SaladsBourbon Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Row 3: Peachy Pork-A-BobsWatermelon Strawberry Citrus Sangria, Hazelnut Stuffed Baked Peaches with MascarponePeach Caprese Skewers

Row 4: Heirloom Tomato & Stone Fruit Salad, Mango Swirl PopsiclesGrilled Peaches with Prosciutto, Nectarine & Cherry Almond Tarts

 

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Natalie is lover of all things edible and mom to two sweet babies under 3 years old. She shares her favorite from-scratch recipes, techniques and tips for entertaining on her blog, Oven Love.

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