Fruit

10 Weeknight-Friendly Summer Fruit Desserts — Recipes from The Kitchn

This is your friendly Public Service Announcement reminding you to get your fill of sweet, fruit-filled desserts before summer is over. Not only does the season's bounty of stone fruits and berries lend itself to a packed roster of sweet treats, but so many of them are also easy enough to pull together on a weeknight. That's my kind of baking. From classic fruit crisps to rustic galettes to upside-down skillet cakes, here are 10 must-bake summer fruit desserts easy enough for a weeknight.

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You Need to Make This Easy-Fancy Watermelon Salad This Summer — Delicious Links

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Happy National Watermelon Day! To celebrate this refreshing, juicy summer fruit, I've got a super-easy salad recipe for you. Whether you're hosting friends for a summer soirée or you've been tasked with bringing a dish to a potluck, this low-effort appetizer is sure to impress.

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How To Make Easy No-Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Have you ever had summer fruit so sweet, so juicy, and so fragrant that the mere thought of boiling it away with sugar until jammy made you just plain sad? This summer, on a quest to preserve strawberries from a sunny afternoon of U-pick fun, I discovered no-cook freezer jam. The resulting jam is so vibrant and fresh-tasting, it's as if the ripe fruit never met heat and its succulent qualities were frozen in time by the freezer.

Regular jam-making and canning are old favorites of mine, but freezer jam is freedom from those times when the hours of boiling fruit and water baths are not only arduous, but also impractical. No-cook freezer jam is the answer for anyone who wants to make jam, but doesn't have the time, space, or patience required for traditional jam-making. The fact that it turns stunning fruit into an impeccable jam will make you fall in love with it.

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The Best Way to Store Cut Watermelon — Tips from The Kitchn

If you follow the golden rule of watermelon prep — cutting just the amount you need — you will likely need to store a larger piece of cut watermelon, in addition to all the bite-sized pieces that were cut up. Here's the best way to do it.

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Recipe: Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup — Jewels of June

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I suppose one could make the case that dressing a fruit salad is a bit like gilding the lily, especially when the fruit is at the height of season. To that argument I say, a little extra bling never hurt anybody!

In this fruit salad from Yossy Arefi, the bling comes in the form of sweet-tart lemon-vanilla bean syrup.

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Recipe: A Last-Minute Ravioli Casserole — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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If you like light, lemony pastas as much as I do, this easy casserole — and I mean so easy it all come together in one baking dish — is going to be your jam. Ravioli straight from the freezer goes into a trusty baking dish with a sauce of white wine, broth, garlic, and thyme. It magically thickens up during baking with the help of cornstarch. Topped with thinly sliced lemons, it all bakes together into a luscious casserole that requires zero stove time and can be assembled in the time it takes the oven to heat up. Scatter some peas from the freezer on top and you now have a pasta casserole that took very little effort, but yields some amazing results.

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