I've been a warm-weather person for as long as I can remember. I rejoice when the dark Midwestern winters finally fade into the longer days of spring; and no matter how hot it gets, summer has always been my favorite season. My fondness for this time of year is due largely to the fact that sunny days and warm temperatures bring with them many of the things I enjoy most: more time spent outdoors, new blooms in nature, and fresh, sweet fruit.
Although many grocery stores supply a variety of fruit year-round, nothing compares to the truly incredible taste of fresh, in-season produce. Whether I'm munching on a juicy peach, plump strawberry, or a sweet slice of watermelon, it all tastes better in the summer. And as much as I enjoy eating fruit all on its own, I also love to incorporate it into my cooking and baking. I'm always on the lookout for great fruit dishes to add a little taste of summer to my day. These fruity recipes can be enjoyed any time of the year, but if you're like me, you'll get a little more joy from the extra-fresh taste that comes with eating in season.
Check out these fresh fruit recipes: