So, here's a truth we're not quite ready to confront: peaches and nectarines are actually the same species, but have a slightly different genetic makeup that leads to one having fuzzy skin and one having smooth skin. We love peaches, but have to admit that the fuzz tricks our brains into thinking that their flavor is a little different, and not quite as pure. Sometimes, we just want to bite into a juicy stone fruit unfettered by fuzz.

Peaches tend to get all the glory in late summer even though their cousins are just as delicious, and we decided it was time to give nectarine recipes a their time in the sun. Although they usually pop up in desserts, we've been eating nectarines in a ton of savory dishes this summer -- from caprese salads to bruschetta to grilled cheese.

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  • Brown Sugar Nectarine Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Brown Sugar Nectarine Ice Cream recipe from Food52</a></strong>

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  • Nectarine Upside-Down Cake

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  • Grilled-Fruit Bruschetta With Honey Mascarpone

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  • Steamed Shrimp, Lime And Nectarine Salad

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  • Stone-Fruit Butter

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    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Nectarine-Gingersnap Hobo Packs</a> recipe</strong>

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