Freshen Up Your Fridge With Some Fruit

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Nothing is quite as refreshing as fresh fruit on a hot day. Instead of just grabbing a piece of fruit to hydrate, incorporate it into some recipes. These fresh fruit recipes will help you stay cool and hydrated all summer long.

Cast-iron Peach Crostata

Fruit never tasted quite as good as it does in this cast-iron peach crostata. This is an Americanized version of the Italian open-faced fruit tart, and it gets rave reviews. You can eat it as-is or pair it with ice cream for some additional sweetness.

Pineapple-rhubarb Jam

You can also enjoy fresh fruit with this recipe for pineapple-rhubarb jam. Suppose you want to really taste the pineapple, double the amount. Also, if you want to enjoy the rhubarb’s tartness, cut back to three cups of sugar. Then, the sweetness won’t overpower it.

Grilled Pineapple With Lime Dip

Pineapple is delicious on its own, but it’s even better when you pair it with lime dip. You can serve grilled pineapple with lime dip as a dessert, appetizer, or side. If you choose to serve it as a side, consider pairing it with a grilled pork chop. The two are a match made in grilling heaven.  You can enhance the flavor even more by adding some flaked coconut to the pineapple or the lime dip. If you want to add it to the pineapple, roll the spears into the flakes before grilling. Then, the flavor will grill into the pineapple, so you’ll get some coconut with each bite.

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Lemonade

This recipe for red, white, and blue frozen lemonade might become your family’s go-to drink this summer. You’ll combine lemon juice, maraschino cherries, frozen blueberries, sugar, and ice cubes, creating something both tart and sweet. This is a fun drink for the Fourth of July, but you don’t have to wait until a holiday to enjoy it. It’s easy to make, so you can whip it up as needed.

Strawberry Watermelon Slush

This recipe for a strawberry watermelon slush also scores high marks. You’ll combine fresh watermelon, fresh strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and ice cubes to make this drink. It only takes 10 minutes to make, so it’s a great option when you want to hydrate on a hot day.

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Peaches ‘n Cream

You likely have fond memories of eating peaches ‘n cream on hot summer days during your childhood. You can enjoy that same fruity treat today with this peaches ‘n cream recipe. This recipe also includes fresh strawberries and bananas, so it packs a fruity punch. Plus, the vanilla extract, brown sugar, and whipping cream enhance the flavor. It’s hard to even think about it without running out to grab the ingredients.

See, there are lots of things you can do with fresh fruit. Give these recipes a try so you can get even more enjoyment out of your produce!