Nectarines

Nectarines are the perfect summer fruit—they’re delicious on their own, but even better when baked into a pastry and topped with ice cream. A smaller and sweeter relative of the peach, nectarines don’t have fuzzy skin and are high in antioxidants and low in calories. This supersweet fruit is a tasty companion for savory foods, like heirloom tomatoes and tangy feta, or for this pork chop supper from Bobby Flay. Some of our favorite nectarine desserts include boozy bourbon ice cream, fruity tartlets and this sugar cookie pandowdy. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, F&W’s guide to nectarines has recipes to last all summer.

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Blueberry-and-Nectarine Hand Pies

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Atlanta baker Abigail Quinn uses a mix of fruit in her crisp and juicy hand pies. Feel free to experiment with peaches, raspberries and other fruit here. These are ideally served once they've cooled a good bit but are still a little warm in the center. Slideshow:  More Hand Pies 

Nectarine-Thyme Crumble

These delicious summery fruit crumbles are served in individual cast-iron dishes and topped with a crisp, buttery streusel topping. Slideshow: Ultimate Summer Fruit Recipes 

Nectarine Pavlovas

Pastry chef Caitlin Freeman arranges thin slices of nectarine on a meringue shell filled with pastry cream to create a stunning dessert inspired by a Modigliani portrait. Slideshow: Perfect Pavlovas