It's still officially Spring, which means you can still enjoy the bounty of fresh fruits that sweeten up the season. Just like with peak Spring vegetables , enjoying these treats can be as easy as taking a juicy bite, but we've rallied together five recipes that highlight each fruit's delectable essence.
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The Spring Fruit: Cherries
While tart cherries are only available for a short few weeks in early Summer, Bing, Rainier, and other sweet varieties begin to pop up at markets in late Spring. Choose darker cherries , as they tend to be sweeter.
What to Make: Quinoa Salad With Cherries and Feta
Sliced cherries add the perfect sweet-tart note to a refreshing quinoa salad with feta .
Photo: Nicole Perry
The Spring Fruit: Apricots
The fuzzy skin, delightful floral aroma, and juicy fruit seem to signal the peak of Spring and its sultry transition into Summer. Look for apricots that are plump and heavy with just a little give to the flesh .
What to Make: Roasted Apricot Toast
Roasting apricot brings out the fruit's sweetness and lends a delicious caramel flavor. Use the fruit and its juices to top rustic bread slathered in mascarpone cheese  for a sinfully good snack.
Photo: Susannah Chen
The Spring Fruit: Strawberries
If there's a fruit that epitomizes the flavor of Spring, it's the strawberry. With a little green "handle," these berries are easy enough to eat on their own, but adding them to salads, cocktails, and desserts  just spreads the springtime spirit!
What to Make: Strawberry Tart
In-season berries and a frozen puff-pastry shell combine to create the easiest strawberry tart  you'll ever make!
Photo: Camilla Salem
The Spring Fruit: Rhubarb
This stalk that resembles red celery is technically a vegetable. But in 1947, a New York court ruled that since rhubarb is used primarily as a fruit for cooking purposes, it should be classified as such. Most familiar in pies and tarts, try this strikingly tart plant  in a savory dish or two.
What to Make: Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble
Strawberry sweetness balances out the tang of rhubarb when the two join forces in a strawberry-rhubarb crumble .
Photo: Nicole Perry
The Spring Fruit: Mangoes
One of the most popular tropical fruits , the mango also may be one of the trickier to serve thanks to its large pit. But it's well worth the extra effort  because the succulent, sweet flesh is a luxurious addition to smoothies, cocktails, and other treats.
What to Make: Mango Sherbet
As the days get warmer, cool off with a refreshingly tropical mango sherbet . The limited  ingredients maintain the vivid flavor of the fruit.
Photo: Lauren Hendrickson