Take your fruit servings beyond an apple a day with these recipes that earned our readers' top ratings.
Bright fruit salsa gives bunless Lentil-Barley Burgers a big kick of flavor. Looking for even more panache? Serve with lime
wedges to give the option of an additional splash of citrus.
View Recipe: Lentil-Barley Burgers with Fiery Fruit Salsa
Basil and lime lend this colorful salad of fruit a savory undertone. To make ahead, prepare the infused syrup and clean and
chop the fruit; refrigerate separately. Toss the fruit and syrup together just before it's time to serve.
View Recipe: Basil-Lime Fruit Salad
Use a combination of your favorite tomato varieties in this recipe. We like a mix of red Brandywine, Green Zebra, and Persimmon
for the beefsteak tomatoes, and Sungold, Yellow Pear, and Green Grape for the cherry tomatoes.
View Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Herbs and Capers
A stellar combination of sweet, savory, and salty, come to play in a delightful appetizer that will please any crowd. One
slice of prosciutto goes a long way (four dates to be exact), so six slices will take care of the party.
View Recipe: Proscuitto-Wrapped Stuffed Dates
Flavors of citrus from the shortcakes complement the sweet glazed peaches. Sandwich the peaches between two layers of shortcake
and top with a dollop of the Greek yogurt mixture for a beautiful presentation. As for the brandy, one small "airline bottle"
is enough for this spirited dessert.
View Recipe: Brandied Peach Shortcakes
This rustic cobbler with a decorative—yet scrumptious—lattice topping will show you just how enjoyable eating fruits can be.
If your healthy diet can afford it, we suggest serving with a scoop of vanilla yogurt.
View Recipe: Lattice-Topped Blackberry Cobbler
This recipe calls for about half of a honeydew, so chop the rest and throw together a quick fruit salad. To make this recipe
ahead of time simply whirl up the ingredients and freeze in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. If the mixture freezes overnight,
let it thaw for a few minutes and knead the bag to break up big pieces before serving.
View Recipe: Honeydew-Kiwi Daiquiris
Decadent, yet refreshingly simple, this peachy dessert will soon become a family-favorite. Look for amaretti cookies at specialty
or gourmet markets; they have a distinct almond-amaretto flavor and crunchy texture that make this dish memorable. In a pinch,
you can substitute crumbled almond biscotti.
View Recipe: Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches
The flavors of fall meld seemlessly into a sweet sauce to be paired with roasts. When buying the ingredients for this recipe,
buy an extra bag of cranberries to freeze so you can enjoy the sauce more often than just within the narrow window of cranberry
season. The recipe can also easily be made and stored for up to two weeks.
View Recipe: Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Sauce
The roasting process softens the grapes slightly but heightens their flavor. Don't underestimate the value of time when preparing
this recipe. You will find the result is well-worth the wait.
View Recipe: Slow-Roasted Grape and Yogurt Parfaits
Serve this no-cook condiment with grilled chicken, pork, or fish. Or use as a topping for grilled bread or a dip for toasted
View Recipe: Nectarine and Radish Salsa
Ripe figs and peaches have naturally high levels of sugar, which means they'll caramelize beautifully without additional sugar
or copious amounts of fat. This simple yet elegant dessert is a great way to maintain the texture and floral flavors of these
delicate fruits. Toasted whole black peppercorns add an interesting savory flavor to this dish.
View Recipe: Seared Figs and White Peaches with Balsamic Reduction
Serve this sweet and savory salsa with roast chicken, sautéed fish, or grilled pork tenderloin. You can also enjoy it as a
snack with baked tortilla chips.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
Meyer lemons, available through May, have sweeter, more aromatic juice than regular lemons. To ensure the dessert doesn't
get too tart if substituting regular lemon juice, begin with 2 tablespoons juice, and taste; add more juice if desired. Garnish
with fresh mint sprigs.
View Recipe: Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup
Coarse-grained and a light golden color, turbinado sugar has a mild molasses taste. Look for it near granulated sugar in the
supermarket. If you can't find turbinado, use 1/2 cup unpacked light brown sugar. The fiery kick from the crushed red pepper
enlivens the fruits' sweetness. Omit it if you're sensitive to spiciness.
View Recipe: Tropical Fruit Compote
There is nothing to this recipe, aside from tons of fresh frut and veggie flavor. Once you take a sip, don't be suprised if
you let out an involuntary "mmm...". One glassful is all you need before you are refreshed enough to conquer the rest of the
View Recipe: Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Refresher
Risotto becomes a kind of rice pudding in this dish, with a sweet-tart syrup drizzled over the creamy rice. Fresh, sliced
strawberries are both a vibrant color and flavor in this dish.
View Recipe: Ruby Port and Rhubarb Risotto with Sugared Strawberries
A fresh interpretation of the classic Italian antipasto of melon and prosciutto, this recipe adds arugula to the mix. Ripe
cubed cantaloupe ensures a smooth dressing. Prepare vinaigrette a day in advance, and refrigerate.
View Recipe: Prosciutto and Melon Salad with Cantaloupe Vinaigrette
Pears and red wine combine beautifully in this dessert. Make sure that the pears are firm and not too ripe, or they will become
mushy when cooked with the wine. Bosc and Anjou pears work well.
View Recipe: Red Wine Pear Crisp with Spiced Streusel
Bold flavors of both sweet and savory varieties make a statement in this salad chock-full of dried fruit. Make sure to soak
the wheat berries two days ahead if you plan to prepare a day ahead.
View Recipe: Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Fruit
The whipped cream topping can be made four hours ahead if kept chilled and covered. If you don't have Chambord, use Grand
Marnier, crème de cassis (black currant-flavored liqueur), or two teaspoons raspberry extract for the sugar syrup.
View Recipe: Summertime Fruit Salad with Cream