Peaches and cherries and drupes, oh my!

Actually peaches and cherries are drupes. A drupe is a stone fruit – a fruit with a large seed pit or stone in the middle. Peaches, plums, apricots, cherries – all are stone fruits, or drupes, although neither are terms we hear very often. They all grow on trees, which can make picking a challenge. And they bruise easily when they fall.

Cherries were coming in strong in Pennsylvania in June, and I enjoyed quite a few as the strawberries ran out. Coming back to Tennessee, peaches are coming in strong here, and blackberries…so of course wonderful desserts for the Fourth of July were peach and blackberry cobbler, and a big dish of sliced peaches and blackberries. Also good over ice cream. (Or cheesecake. Trust me on this one.)

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