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Summer Fruit Desserts

Peaches, plums, berries, pineapples. Turn the season's ripest finds into treats the whole family will love.

By Michael Tyrrell and Family Circle food editors

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers
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Tina Rupp
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David Prince
David Prince
David Prince
David Prince
Rick Lew
Alan Richardson
James Baigrie
Yunhee Kim
Yunhee Kim
James Baigrie
Tina Rupp
Lisa Hubbard
Mark Ferri
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Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Makes: 12 skewers
Prep: 20 minutes

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Honeydew-Kiwi Ice

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Freeze: 3 hours

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Strawberry Frozen Zabaglione

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Freeze: 2 hours, then overnight

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Stone-Fruit Cobbler

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes

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Mixed-Berry Tiramisu Cake

Makes: 10 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Microwave: 1 minute
Refrigerate: overnight

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Tropical Fruit Waffle Cones

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Microwave: about 2 minutes

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Plum and Blackberry Tart

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 17 minutes

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Peach Melba Ice Cream Cake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Freeze: overnight
Let Stand: 10 minutes

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Blueberry-Cherry Buckle

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 55 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes

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Grilled Figs with Rum-Infused Ricotta

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 55 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes

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How to Pick and Store: Blueberries

Look for: Deep blue color, plump and firm.
Storage: Refrigerate, loosely covered, one week to 10 days.

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How to Pick and Store: Cantaloupe

Look for: Yellow cast, should give a little when non-stem end pressed.
Storage: Room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate.

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How to Pick and Store: Cherries

Look for: Deep maroon hue with plump, fresh-looking stems.
Storage: Refrigerate 3 to 5 days.

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How to Pick and Store: Grapes

Look for: Yellow hue for green grapes. Avoid withered-looking stems.
Storage: Up to 5 days in refrigerator, unwashed.

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How to Pick and Store: Honeydew

Look for: Yellow-white hue, slightly soft on blossomed end.
Storage: Keep at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate.

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How to Pick and Store: Mango

Look for: Dark green with red or orange patches, slightly soft.
Storage: Ripen on counter, then refrigerate.

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How to Pick and Store: Papaya

Look for: Green with some yellow patches, slightly soft to touch.
Storage: Ripen at room temperature in paper bag for a few days; refrigerate up to a week.

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Summer Berries with Sabayon

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

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Grilled Peaches with Ricotta, Honey and Pistachios

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 8 minutes

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Mango-Raspberry Trifle

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Cool: 30 minutes
Refrigerate: overnight

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Plum Tart

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes

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Nectarine Shortcake

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 12 minutes

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Pineapple Tart

Prep: 15 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Bake: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 to 15 minutes

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Peach and Raspberry Parfaits

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes

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Lattice-Topped Peach Pie

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 45 plus 20 minutes

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Nectarine Cherry Grunt

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes

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Plum and Blueberry Galette

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 35 minutes

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Pear-Plum Crisp

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 40 to 45 minutes

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Cherry-Filled Crepes

Makes: 8 servings (2 crepes each)
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 seconds per crepe; 11 minutes for filling

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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 6 minutes or overnight

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Strawberry Banana S'mores

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Microwave: 15 seconds per batch

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Very Raspberry Pie

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Chill: 3 hours
Cook: 2 minutes

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 3 hours or overnight
Bake: 1 hour
Microwave: 15 seconds

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Lemon Blueberry Semifreddo

Makes: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze: 4 hours or overnight
Let Stand: 15 minutes

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Blueberry Zabaglione

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 1/2 hours or overnight
Cook: 8 minutes

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