Northern Michigan Recipes: The raspberry canes are bending heavy with fruit, the blueberry bushes are all but weeping berries and the sweet scent of ripe rises right through the muskmelon rinds. Here are three simple recipes to help you get the most out of the harvest–and out of the kitchen ASAP.

Blueberry-Blackberry Purses

Flaky pastry filled with late summer's beloved berries make for the perfect brunch bite. Serve these warm or at room temperature, but do serve them the same day they are made. Click for recipe.

Amaretto Nectarines with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

We love summer desserts that require no hot oven, like this luscious update on nectarines and cream, lovely and refreshing after any meal. Click for recipe.

Muskmelon in Port

Make a sweet thing even better with the addition of tawny or ruby port in this just-for-grown-ups dessert. Click for recipe.

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