Bite into a ripe peach, pick our own juicy blueberries, and or sit in the yard nibbling cherries, propelling the pits onto the grass. Perhaps you’ll grow a tree. Lazy summer days, when berries and soft fruits are deliciously ripe, are a glorious time. All these red, orange, and yellow fruits are showcased at farmers’ markets, farm stands, and supermarkets. When we asked readers for their favorite fruit-filled family desserts, as part of The Recipe Box Project, in which you send us the things that you make for your own table, our inbox was richly rewarded with pies, crumbles, puddings, and stories to go with them. We received a cherry-studded peach crisp with a nutty oatmeal topping, an old-fashioned blueberry pudding-cake, a no-bake blueberry pie, a plum cake, and a fruit crisp. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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