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    Fruit Madness

    We just love cooking with fruit.

    Fruit Madness

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    Here are a few tips for upping your homemade applesauce game.


    Jewels among fall and winter fruits, pomegranates add a sweet, citrusy flavor and a pop of color to drinks, desserts and much more. This fruit houses hundreds of nutrient-rich seeds, each encased in a juicy, brilliant red pulp called an aril. Eat the seeds out of hand and enjoy the distinctive sweet-tart flavor.


    Choose from these incredible apple varieties at your Hy-Vee store. Texture and flavors vary from crisp and tart to soft and sweet.


    Here's a tip for making summer last a bit longer. Freeze the watermelon and strawberries in a resealable plastic bag, so you can make Summer Slushies in the dead of winter.


    Grilled Scallop and Fruit Kabobs gets 5 stars, so that's saying something, isn't it? These kabobs are the perfect juxtaposition of sweet and savory and spicy. So good.


    Banish boring fruit salads from your table. Fiesta Fruit Medley is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.


    This pizza, oh this pizza. You might think you can only get Ham, Peaches and Arugula Pizza from one of those fancy pizza places. It just so happens that the fancy pizza place is your kitchen.


    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

    Stoke that camp fire, it's time to make a Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler! Don't forget the whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving.

    Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler - 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

    Ever had a cold soup? They're so refreshing in the summertime. Chilled Strawberry Soup would be a nice way to end a meal, wouldn't it?

    Chilled Strawberry Soup - 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

    Every salad needs croutons, right? Give Fruit Salad with Pound Cake Croutons a try. We love it for dessert and for brunch.

    Fruit Salad with Pound Cake Croutons - Recipe

    Pair your favorite fruits, we like strawberries, grapes, apple slices, with this Sweet Fruit Dip. It's only got 3 ingredients. Kids love it!

    Sweet Fruit Dip - Recipe

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

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    Put those blackberries to good use in a Blackberry Margarita. Adding a bit of citrus really brings out the flavor of the berries.

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    Yes, we grilled watermelon. And yes, it's awesome. Grilled Watermelon with Minted Salsa Bites will be a hit at your next grill-out. Trust us.

    Grilled Watermelon with Minted Salsa Bites - Recipe

    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

    A customer told us these Cajun Shrimp and Peach Kabobs are so good they eat them directly off the grill. They never made it to the table! Now that's saying something.

    Cajun Shrimp and Peach Kabobs - 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

    A Mixed Berry Crostata is nothing more than a free-form pie. No pie tin necessary! This version's got blueberries and blackberries in it, but feel free to try it with strawberries or raspberries too.

    Mixed Berry Crostata - 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