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Fruit Madness

We just love cooking with fruit.

Peach Blueberry Galette with Basil Cream is the perfect mix of sweet and savory. Not a fan of basil? The galette, really a free-form pie, is delicious without the fried basil leaves and basil cream accompaniments.

Peach Blueberry Galette with Basil Cream - Recipe

Sweet, irresistible jams and jellies can fill your pantry shelf in a summer afternoon and keep you smiling all winter. Whether you’re a canning pro or just starting out, homemade jellied spreads are a terrific way to preserve gorgeous summer fruits.

Preserving Summer: Savor the Freshness

Brie with Peaches, Fresh Thyme and Garlic Toasts is a Test Kitchen favorite! Serve as an appetizer or even as a dessert.

Brie with Peaches, Fresh Thyme and Garlic Toasts - Recipe

Don't throw that fruit away after you've enjoyed the pitcher of Melon Sangria Cocktails. Add it to an adults-only fruit salad or blend it into an adults-only smoothie.

Melon Sangria Cocktail - Recipe

Gather all those lovely peaches and make Peach Jam. Spread a thick layer of peach jam between cake layers before frosting.

Jamaican jerk seasoning can get a little spicy, so we've tempered it with grilled peaches and sweet balsamic glaze. Your family will love Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Grilled Peaches! It's company worthy too.

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Grilled Peaches - Recipe

You will thank yourself later for making Strawberry Jam now.

Strawberry Jam - Recipe

In the summer, serving fruit for dessert is a good idea. Serving Grilled Nectarines with Mascarpone Cheese is an even better idea! Grilling the fruit brings out its sweetness.

Grilled Nectarines with Mascarpone Cream - Recipe

Why just have regular old lemonade when you can have Raspberry-White Nectarine Lemonade?

Raspberry-White Nectarine Lemonade - Recipe

While Blackberry-Chipotle Jam is delicious smeared on warm biscuits, it's also great served with cheese and sausages as an appetizer. Try it brushed on grilled chicken or pork as well.

Blackberry-Chipotle Jam - Recipe

Skip the shortcakes or biscuits and make a Strawberry Shortbread Cookie Stack for dessert instead. Pressed for time? Store bought shortbread cookies will work just fine.

Strawberry Shortbread Cookie Stack - Recipe

Make teeny tiny individual Blueberry Tarts for dessert. The crust is crispy phyllo sheets baked with sweet cinnamon and sugar.

Blueberry Tart - Recipe

Don't let winter pass by without enjoying a few pomegranates. Click through to learn how to open a pomegranate without making a mess.

Instead of taking a trip to the tropics, take a trip to the produce aisle. Tropical fruits bring the benefits of good nutrition with stress relief.

A Taste of the Tropics at Hy-Vee

Smell a pineapple, knock on a watermelon, sniff a mango... Check out these tips for selecting the perfect fruit.