Pepper adds an unexpected note to fruit. It works especially well with strawberries, currently at peak season. Pureed strawberries with black pepper stirred in is ambrosia to lil mikey, and strawberries macerated in balsamic vinegar and black pepper is an Italian classic that’s just killer served over a simple panna cotta, swoons pinstripeprincess.
Pineapple and pepper also pair well, but don’t be afraid to try it with melons and tropical fruits. babette feasts notes that pink pepper can be nice with fruit, too.