4.Honey-Caramelized Apricots Serves: 4 Ingredients: 8 ripe apricots, halved and pitted ½ cup fragrant honey, such as lavender Vanilla ice cream See recipe directions from Food & Wine The best time to buy apricots is late spring through the summer, so it’s high time you pick up the sweet stone fruit and get to work. Here’s a simple recipe from Food & Wine that will teach you how to take advantage of apricots without masking their natural sweetness by enlisting them in a complicated dessert. This honeycaramelized apricots recipe requires only three ingredients, and it can be ready in 10 minutes. Simply broil your apricot halves with honey, and then serve them each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t get easier than that, and this dessert couldn’t be tastier.
5.Strawberry Crush Serves: 4 Ingredients: This next refreshing dessert from Martha Stewart can be made with any fruit of your choosing. Martha goes for strawberries in this strawberry crush. Along with the fruit, this dessert only requires ice, almonds, sugar, milk, and an almond-flavored liqueur. The cool, fruity dessert is made in a blender. And it has healthy fats from the almonds, as well as fiber and antioxidants from all of the fruit. 4 cups strawberries, hulled and cut in half (raspberry, blueberries, and peaches will also work) 1 cup ice cubes ¼ cup whole unblanched almonds ¼ cup sugar 3 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur, such as Amaretto 2 teaspoons slivered unblanched almonds, for garnish See recipe directions from Martha Stewart.