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Pit and slice that succulent stone fruit in 3 easy steps

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Separate the stone from the fruit so you can dig into the good stuff

I think we can all agree that the best way to eat stone fruit is to just hold it in your hand and bite right in. But sometimes you want that fruit in slices -- which means you're going to need to cut that baby out. It seems like a pain, but it's easier than you think.

All you’ll need is your favorite stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, or apricots) and a paring knife.

Separate the stone from the fruit so you can dig into the good stuff
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Take your fruit and cut it from the stem all away around the fruit, following that seam every stone fruit has. Make sure to keep the blade up against the pit. Then twist the fruit until it loosens.

Separate the stone from the fruit so you can dig into the good stuff
Image: Milagros Cruz

Take the pit out using the tip of your knife -- unless you're cutting up a plum. In that case, skip ahead to the next step. And if that peach or nectarine pit is super stubborn, skip ahead. No use mauling your fruit at this stage!

Separate the stone from the fruit so you can dig into the good stuff
Image: Milagros Cruz

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Cut into slices or dices and serve.

Separate the stone from the fruit so you can dig into the good stuff
Image: Milagros Cruz

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