A good apricot is fragrant and luscious, with a tangy brightness that holds up even after cooking. Good apricot recipes take advantage of these attributes, pairing the stone fruit with nuts or buttery pastry, crisp greens or savory proteins. That’s right—apricots aren’t just for dessert, but below you will find our favorite apricot cakes, tarts, and compotes, alongside summery salads and refreshing drinks. Want to grill some apricots to serve at the end of a summer barbecue? Head to the market to scope out the best source for fruit; after scrolling through all the recipes below, you might find you want to carry an extra bag.