Summer may not be here yet according to the Calendar, but I don’t care – Summer is here in my eyes. June is here, therefore Summer is here. It’s time to celebrate and be happy! The gorgeous weather is here and we get to finally spend as much time outside as we want. Another great thing about summer? Summer seasonal fruit! Summer fruits are some of my all-time favorite fruits: berries, cherries, peaches… I am a huge fan of these delicious juicy and thirst-quenching seasonal fruits.
What’s better are the summer fruit recipes! I have spent some time to compile some of the coolest and most irresistible sounding summer recipes from around the Web. Enjoy!
100 Most Irresistible Seasonal Recipes with Summer Fruit
Plums & Apricots
Plums are a good source of Vitamin C, which protects your cells from free-radical damage, and Vitamin A, promotes healthy vision, reproduction and bone growth, among other benefits. The health advantages of apricots consist of its capability to deal with indigestion, bowel problems, earache, fevers, skin illnesses, most cancers as well as anemia.
Peach, Plum, and Raspberry Crumble Pie* by Whipped Baking
Grain-free Apricot Muffins by Texanerin
Plum Coconut Shortbread Bars* by Chowvida
Spiced Plum Upside Down Cake by Food Doodles
Chocolate Chip Apricot Banana Bread by Citron Limette (pictured below)
Plum Olive Oil Cake* by Girl Makes Food
Stone Fruit Cobbler Bars* by Keepin It Kind (pictured below)
Apricot, Almond, and Plum Crumble by Stasty
Apricot White Chocolate Scones by Alidas Kitchen
A substantial and growing body of scientific research has linked cherries to anti-inflammatory benefits, reduced pain from gout and arthritis and an extensive list of heart health benefits. Recent studies even suggest tart cherries can help reduce post-exercise muscle and joint pain.
Black Berry Frozen Yogurt Pie by The Bitter Side of Sweet
Mini Maple Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones by The Sweet Chick
Triple Cherry Almond Crumble Squares* by Oh She Glows
Lemon Cherry Cupcakes by Girl Avant Garde
Chocolate Cherry Cake by Peachy Palate
Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic (pictured below)
Pistachio and Cherry Cannoli Cups by Peanut Butter and Peppers
Creamy Cherry and Lemon Bars by Averie Cooks
Decadent Cherry Zucchini Muffins by Urban Strawberries
Cherry Clafoutis by Confessions of a Bake-a-Holic
Cherry Cheesecake Pull Apart Loaf by The Kitchen Mag Pie (pictured below)
Fresh Cherry White Chocolate Cookie Balls* by Imma Eat That
Chocolate and Cherry Coconut Macaroons by Jam Hands
Roasted Cherry and Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich by The Realistic Nutritionist
Berries contain phytochemicals and flavonoids that may help to prevent some forms of cancer. Cranberries and blueberries contain a substance that may prevent bladder infections. Eating a diet rich in blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and strawberries may help to reduce your risk of several types of cancers. Blueberries and raspberries also contain lutein, which is important for healthy vision.
No Bake Raspberry-Lemonade Cheesecake by My Baking Addiction
Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake by Hope’s Kitchen
No-Egg Blackberry Cake by A Love a Fare
Pomegranate Berry Yogurt Pops by Spiced Curiosity (pictured below)
Blueberry Banana Bread by Passionate Pincher
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart by I Heart Eating
Whole Wheat Caramelized Blueberry Loaded Muffins by Half Baked Harvest
Rhubarb & Strawberry Galette by Our Lady of Second Helpings (pictured below)
Low Carb Strawberry Souffle with Molten Chocolate Center by I Breathe I’m Hungry
Chocolate Raspberry Soft Serve with High Protein Chocolate Syrup by The Healthy Foodie
Blackberry Orange Pancakes by Passing Daisies
Strawberry Cheesecake Tart by Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes with Lemon Curd by Nutritious Eats
Lite Baked Strawberry Donuts by Mom, What’s For Dinner?
Frozen Raspberry Peach Pie by Thinly Sliced Cucumber (pictured below)
Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins by Frugal Foodie Mama
Strawberries and Cream Pie by Just Putzing
Blueberry Chai banana Bread by Soliloquy of Food and Such
Blackberry Malt Cupcakes by Kailley’s Kitchen (pictured below)
Blackberry Pie Bars by Wit and Vinegar
Strawberry Rhubarb Cake by The Roasted Root
Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal by Family Fresh Cooking
Frozen Berry “Cream” Pie by Vegan Yumminess (pictured below)
Strawberry Donuts with Chocolate Glaze by Vegan Richa
Grain-free Blueberry Chia Crumble by Cara’s Cravings
Lemon Blueberry Bars by Diet Taste
Tea Infused French Toast with Blueberry Sauce by A Dash of Meg
Just Right Coconut Blueberry Muffins by The Tasty Alternative
Rice Pudding Protein Cheesecake with Berry Chia Sauce by Sensual Appeal
Strawberry Banana Bread by Sensual Appeal (pictured below)
Raspberry and Peach Popsicles by La Tartine Gourmande
Blackberry Jam Cake by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Strawberry Lemonade Frappe by Peanut Butter and Peppers
Whole Wheat Chocolate Raspberry Baked Donuts by Chocolate and Carrots
Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake by Sensual Appeal (pictured below)
Peaches contain many vital nutrients, antioxidants and minerals which are important for the human body. The phosphorus in peaches is essential for healthy bone and teeth formation. The vitamin A found in peaches contains compounds which are essential for bone growth, cell division and differentiation. The potassium found in peaches acts as an electrolyte and is essential for normal heart, kidney, brain, muscle tissue function and preventing muscle fatigue and weakness.
Lemony Peach Cake by Design Bake Run
Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea by Comfort of Cooking
Peach and Lemon Yoghurt Cake by Of Ribbons and Roses
Peach and Cherry Galette by A Splash of Vanilla
Peaches n Cream Cupcakes by Iowa Girl Eats (pictured below)
Mini Peach Pies by The Rebel Chick
Peaches and Cream Cookies by Evil Shenanigans
Peach Cobbler Cookies by Foods for the Soul
Coconut-Peach Yogurt Pancakes by Kiss My Broccoli (pictured below)
Rustic Glazed Peach and Mascarpone Tart by Diet, Dessert, and Dogs
Peach Pie Fudge by Nutritionist in the Kitchen
Peaches and Strawberry Slice by Little Box Brownie
Grain Free Peach Tart by Thumb in Plum
Nectarines are high in vitamin C that helps to maintain a healthy immune system. Nectarines are also a great source of antioxidants which can help protect the skin from damaging UV rays by counteracting free radical activity. They are a good source of Vitamin A, beta carotene and potassium.
Coconut Orange Date Balls* (nectarines instead of orange) (pictured below)
Nectarine Upside Down Cake by The Doctor’s Kitchen
Nectarine and Apricot Crumble by Drizzle and Dip
Nectarine Buttermilk Tart by Merry Gourmet (pictured below)
Nectarine & Pecan Fruit Salad by Uncomplicated Cooking
Nectarine Caprese Grilled Cheese by Baked In
Blackberry Nectarine Tart by The Clever Carrot
Nectarine Upside Down Cake by Damn Delicious
Mango Nectarine Cardamom Tarte Tatins by Made in our Kitchen
Nectarine Crumb Cake by Jans Sushi Bar (pictured below)
Garam Masala Nectarine Jam by Jules Food
Nectarine and Basil Infused Shortbread Tart by Dimity Jones
Kiwi fruit is one of the best fruits to eat to help aid in digesting, lowering high blood pressure, preventing color cancer, reducing heart attacks and treating respiratory problems. Kiwis even help with hunger because they contains high amounts of fiber which helps keep your tummy fuller longer.
Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting by Little Leopard Book (pictured below)
Crepes with Kiwi, Lemon Curd, and Mascarpone Cheese by Vintage Trinkets
Kiwi Coconut and Lime Muffins by Chocolate and Chilies
Meringue Roll with Kiwi and Apples by Genius Cook
Strawberry Kiwi Shortcakes with Vanilla Mascarpone by Mangoes and Palm Trees
Melons contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help prevent many common health problems such as cancers, birth defects, high blood pressure, heart disease, prostate cancer, obesity, common colds and flues, colon cancer, and poor digestive systems.
Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas by The Culinary Chronicles
Melon Chiffon Cake by Singapore Shiok (pictured below)
Cantaloupe Lime and Mint Slushy by Sips and Spoonfuls
Watermelon Lemonade Margaritas (Kid Friendly version) by Crazy For Crust
Watermelon Strawberry Rose Cake by A Swoonful of Sugar (pictured below)
Two Melon Mousse by Raspberri Cupcakes
Melon Gazpacho by Wild Yeast Blog
Honeydew Raspberry Popsicles by Kitchen Simplicity
Cantaloupe Meringue Pie by Back to the Cutting Board (pictured below)
Kammie wants to know:
What is your favorite summer fruit?
What’s your ideal way to spend a warm summer night?
Let me know in the comments below!
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