The first bite of the season’s stone fruit always spells summer. And for the very best and brightest harvest of yellow and white nectarines, velvet-skinned yellow clings, pert apricots and ruby-hued plums, you know where to go. If there’s a way to add stone fruit to summer dishes, we’ll find it. Try nectarines with cured prosciutto and creamy burrata, grill peaches over the coals to serve with the best ice cream, or impress guests with a layered parfait dessert of stone fruit, granola and cheesecake filling. Want easy ways to enjoy your sun-ripened bounty this summer? Try these two delicious recipes.
This crumble will satisfy your desire for juicy baked fruit topped with a crisp, buttery “pastry” that doesn’t require too many steps, techniques and hours of chilling and laminating. We refer to it as the lazy cook’s stone fruit pie. The crumble is made using a mixture of oats and desiccated coconut but if you want something more textured, add chopped nuts and seeds to the crumble mixture before baking.
This peach frosé cocktail is a must for this summer heat! All you need is frozen peaches and some sparkling rosé wine. We’ve been influenced by social media feeds to add the viral shaved fruit hack to give it some flair. The next time you have a few guests coming over, make this cocktail instead of popping open a bottle of bubbles or cracking open some beers.
Get the recipe for peach frosé here.
Photography: Shavan Rahim
Videography: Romy Wilson
Recipes: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Lerato Motau
Ripe, firm, sweet and slightly tart, Woolworths’ range of peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots defines summer. Woolworths’ fruit stays fresher for longer as a result of its unbroken cold chain, even after you take it home. Expect only the best varieties grown in superb locations to deliver the best quality and flavour. Woolworths is obsessed with quality and promotes sustainable farming practices that are better for you and the planet.