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20 Juicy Recipes for Nectarine Lovers

From bright salads to bubbly crisps to grilled desserts, these nectarine recipes show off the peach's less-fuzzy cousin in the sweetest way.

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Nectarine Arugula SaladTaste of Home

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Here's a summer salad that brightens any supper. The homemade dressing with a hint of berries is perfect with arugula, nectarines and blue cheese. Christine Laba, Arlington, Virginia

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Plum Good CrispTaste of Home

Plum Good Crisp

This is a great crisp that goes well with any meal, but you can also serve it as a breakfast treat or snack.When it's warm, it can't be beat! Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Fruit 'n' Cake KabobsTaste of Home

Fruit 'n' Cake Kabobs

A neighbor served these kabobs at a family picnic and brought some over for us to sample. I was pleasantly surprised at the tasty toasted cake and juicy grilled fruit. Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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Pork Chops with Nectarine SauceTaste of Home

Pork Chops with Nectarine Sauce

As a dietitian, Im always looking for ways to make meals healthy and delicious. These juicy chops are fast, too. Suellen Pineda, Victor, New York

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Shrimp & Nectarine SaladTaste of Home

Shrimp & Nectarine Salad

For a cool salad on a hot summer day, I combine shrimp, corn, tomatoes and nectarines with a drizzle of tarragon dressing. We love it chilled, but it's delectable served right away, too. Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

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Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla ChipsTaste of Home

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Salsa with strawberries, blueberries and nectarines makes a refreshing side dish. We scoop it up using tortilla chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Nectarine, Basil and Clementine Infused WaterTaste of Home

Nectarine, Basil and Clementine Infused Water

Nectarine and basil may sound a little strange, but trust us, this combination is a real winner. A few slices of clementine seal the deal. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed FruitTaste of Home

Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit

One summer my mother-in-law made us grilled peaches basted with a sweet and tangy sauce. These are so good I'm always tempted to eat the whole batch. Kristin Van Dyken, West Richland, Washington

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Grilled Nectarine & Cheese CrostiniTaste of Home

Grilled Nectarine & Cheese Crostini

At our house, we love the summer tastes of sweet grilled nectarines and fresh basil over goat cheese. I can usually find all the ingredients at the farmers market. Brandy Hollingshead, Grass Valley, California

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Stone Fruit PieTaste of Home

Stone Fruit Pie

You can use any type of stone fruit in this pie. I love combining white peaches with sour cherries! Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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Grilled Salmon with NectarinesTaste of Home

Grilled Salmon with Nectarines

My family liked this recipe so much one evening that I made it for a potluck the very next day. Everyone raved about it there, tooeven people who aren't particularly fond of fish. Kerin Benjamin, Citrus Heights, California

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Nectarine and Beet SaladTaste of Home

Nectarine and Beet Salad

Beets, nectarines and feta cheese make for scrumptious additions to mixed greens. While the combination of ingredients may seem unlikely, I guarantee it will become a favorite salad on your home menu. —Nicole Werner, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Mixed Fruit ShortcakesTaste of Home

Mixed Fruit Shortcakes

This delightful downsized recipe makes just two biscuit-like shortcakes. Fill them with fresh fruit of your choice and top with whipped cream for an impressive dinner finale. Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona

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Blackberry Nectarine PieTaste of Home

Blackberry Nectarine Pie

Blackberries are a big crop in my area, so I've prepared this pretty double-fruit pie many times. I can always tell when my husband wants me to make it because he brings home berries that he picked behind his office. Linda Chinn, Enumclaw, Washington

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Berry Nectarine SaladTaste of Home

Berry Nectarine Salad

I've been making this recipe for years. Whenever my family has a summer get-together, everyone requests it. The nectarines and berries look beautiful together, and the topping is the perfect accent. Mindee Myers, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic SyrupTaste of Home

Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic Syrup

Get ready to experience another side of stone fruits. Hot off the rack, these grilled nectarines practically melt in your mouth. Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Pork Tenderloin Nectarine SaladTaste of Home

Pork Tenderloin Nectarine Salad

A bag of fresh nectarines shared by my neighbor inspired this grilled pork recipe. The salad is delicious served with corn bread as a quick lunch or light, summer supper.Robyn Limberg-Child, St. Clair, Michigan

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Baked Nectarine Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Baked Nectarine Chicken Salad

This casserole is a fun twist on a classic. Folks love the crunchy chow mein noodles on top. I love that I can make it a day in advance and refrigerate until it's time to serve. Serve with hot bread or rolls. Faye Robinson, Pensacola, Florida

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Nectarine Plum CrispsTaste of Home

Nectarine Plum Crisps

A fusion of late-summer fruits, these crisps make a simple dessertand what's left can be kept for breakfast. Look for apple crisp mix in the produce department of your grocery store. Nicole Werner, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Berry Nectarine BuckleTaste of Home

Berry Nectarine Buckle

I found this recipe in a magazine a long time ago, but modified it over the years. We enjoy its combination of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and nectarines, particularly when the cake is served warm with low-fat frozen yogurt. Lisa Darling, Rochester, New York

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As senior editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.

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