A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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A jelly jar filled with apricot jam and a spoon resting on top.

Apricot Jam

There’s a simple way to extend the ephemeral apricot season, and it has everything to do with these easy peasy preserves.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 16
A pear and raspberry pandowdy in a green bowl with a pastry top, wooden spoon inside

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy

A cousin to crumble and crisp and cobbler, a pandowdy is simply another spectacular fork-to-pie-hole delivery system for fruit, sugar, and spice buried beneath buttery biscuits.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Several blueberries and cream cupcakes topped with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Swoops and swirls of ethereally airy whipped cream lend these cupcakes a more adult air. In a playing grown-ups sorta way.

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  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Two glasses of bachelor's jam liqueur with a large jar of bachelor's jam in the background.

Bachelor’s Jam

This boozy mix of in-season fruits steeped in sugar and liquor extends the season for ephemeral stone fruits. Amen to that.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 16
A small orange skillet with two crêpes Suzette and a spoon topped with citrus sauce.

Crepes Suzette

These classic buttery French crepes are infused through and through with the essence of orange.

  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Two frozen chocolate bacon bananas on sticks with a dish of crushed peanuts and extra popsicles sticks beside them.

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We’re not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect—as well as banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon—does it really matter?

  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4
A spiced peach shortcake on a white plate with spiced peaches layered between two biscuit halves and topped with whipped cream.

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
An enamel-coated pot filled with strawberry jam and a spoon resting on top.

Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
Plum Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 7
An oval dish filled with roasted plums, topped with star anise.

Roasted Plums

Scented with star anise, not overly sweet, and just 25 minutes from start to finish. Talk about our sorta summer dessert.

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  • 25 M
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A square of rustic cherry tart, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rustic Cherry Tart

Purplish cherries sink into a rich, fragrant frangipane as they bake into sweet oblivion and contrast spectacularly with the crisp puff pastry crust. Sounds terrible, eh?

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2