Fruit is nature’s dessert. It’s usually sweet, juicy, and absolutely delicious! But as much as we love eating fruit fresh, sometimes we want to change things up. That means you’ll need some great fruit recipes.
In fact, another reason why fruit is great is because it’s hugely variable. From sweet to savory and everything in between, there are so many different fruits out there to satisfy your every fruit recipe craving, whether it’s a baked good or a barbecue sauce.
Keep reading to discover our tried-and-true fruit recipes!
Fruit Dessert Recipes
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite, fruit dessert recipes! Our guides cover almost all of them: from Honey Roasted Plum Ice Cream to cakes, pies, cookies, and waffles of every kind.
Fruit Cake Recipes
Though chocolate or vanilla cake are probably the most popular cakes in America, don’t underestimate the flavor and uniqueness of fruit cake recipes.
Fruit Pie Recipes
Pie might be the most quintessential American dessert out there. Use our guides to make a unique version of this iconic fruit pie recipe!
Lemon Chess Pie with Sweet Pomegranate Glaze
Grapefruit Meringue Pie
Fruit Tart Recipes
More of a filled-pastry-open-top kind of dessert eater? Sounds like you’re craving a fruit tart recipe!
Sweet Rustic Apple Tart
Fruit Cookie Recipes
When you think of cookies, chances are that your mind goes directly to chocolate chip cookies. But there’s a huge variety of fruit cookie recipes out there to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Fruit Muffin Recipes
Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast choices, but the truth is that fruit muffin recipes are delicious at any time of the day. Take a look at our unique recipes to choose your favorite.
Fruit Bread Recipes
We’re all familiar with banana bread, and even pumpkin bread—but have you ever had apple bread? How about cherry bread? If you’re a bread person, the fruit bread recipe opportunities are endless.
Fruit Bread Pudding Recipes
Fan of bread putting over regular breads? Well, we even have fruit bread pudding recipes for you!
Peach Bread Pudding (with Leftover Hotdog Buns)
Apple Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel – Upside Down Style
Fruit Waffle and Pancake Recipes
Speaking of breakfast items, who doesn’t love waffles and pancakes? We have good news for you: you can even incorporate those leftover apples or blueberries you have from last night!
Healthyish Apple Pancakes
Other Fruit Baked Goods
You might be surprised that our fruit dessert recipe list is still going, but we’re a long way from running out of great fruit recipe content! Keep discovering your favorite ingredients.
Fruit Crisp Recipes
Fruit Crumble Recipes
Fruit Smoothie Recipes
One of the easiest fruit recipes out there is smoothies! Great for snacks, breakfasts, and weekly meal preps, smoothies recipes with fruit can be simple or creative combinations depending on your preferences. Take a look at our fresh fruit smoothie recipes, which can also become frozen fruit smoothie recipes when you meal prep the measurements, put them in a zip-lock, and toss them in the freezer!
Fruit Salad Recipes
Fruit salad recipes are some of best and healthiest meal options. Whether it’s purely a fresh fruit salad recipe or an fruit salad recipe with greens, adding color to your dish makes it tastier and better for you. What else could you want?
One of our most colorful recipes is our Watermelon and Radish Salad. But if that doesn’t quite hit the spot for you, explore our other easy fruit salad recipes!
Citrus Fruit Salad Recipes
People usually forget that citrus are in peak season during the winter. That means they make great additions to any winter fruit salad recipe!
Apple Fruit Salad Recipes
Apples are great fall-season salad additions. Celebrate the start of sweater weather with healthy and tasty recipes!
Apple Chicken Salad
Cinnamon Apple Salad
Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipes
Pomegranates are a messy fruit, but their delicious taste, fantastic health benefits, and Instagram-worthy color is well worth the effort!
Fall Salad With Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Fruit Drink Recipes
Apple and orange juices are staples at American breakfast tables, but the truth is that there are so many more fruit drink recipe options out there! The next morning that you have a bit more time on your hands, think about getting creative with the best recipes out there.
Easy Cherry Limeade
Healthy Pomegranate Tea With Mint and Lemon
4 Ingredient Healthy Pomegranate Lemonade
Fruit Juice Recipes
Speaking of fruit juices, here are some of our favorites.
Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
Fruit Cocktail Recipes
It’s five o’clock somewhere! Want to become the neighborhood cocktail master? Then discover the most creative and tasty fruit cocktail recipes for your next block or dinner party!
Fruit Dip, Jam, Butter, Slaw, and Chutney Recipes
Once past the muffins, breads, juices, and cocktails, people tend to forget that there are still countless fruit recipes out there, especially when it comes to dips, slaws, butters, and even chutney! Take a look at some of the more obscure and yet delicious recipes out there.
Peanut Butter and Yogurt Apple Dip
Spicy Apple Ginger Chutney
“Real Butter” Apple Butter Recipe
Fruit Jam Recipes
Don’t think we forgot about jams! Your favorite flavors, with a twist.
Fruit Sauce and Salsa Recipes
You know apple sauce, but have you ever tried any other? Maybe you didn’t even know other types of fruit sauces existed. If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place! In the meantime, take a look at some of our delicious salsa recipes, too.
Fruit Sauce Recipes
4 Ingredient Apple Sauce
Cherry Barbecue Sauce
Salmon and Nectarines with Jalapeno Jerk Sauce
Fruit Salsa Recipes
Savory Fruit Recipes
At the beginning of this guide we promised you savory fruit recipes, and so here they are! From the classic to the unexpected, don’t think that fruit only belongs in sweet dishes!
Chicken Recipes with Fruit
Because chicken has such a delicate flavor, it pairs great with fruit. Discover some of our favorite recipes!
Apple Chicken Melts With Homemade Honey Mustard and Apple Slaw
Apple Chicken Salad
Pork Chop Recipes with Fruit
Pork chops are also another traditional meat cut that pair super well with fruit, especially apples!
Applesauce Pork Chops
White Cheddar Stuffed Apple Pork Chops
Fruit Specific Recipes
Have a particular fruit at home that you want to include in a recipe, or that you just don’t want going bad? See if we cover it in our of our fruit specific recipes:
Fruit Granola, Oatmeal, and Chips
If you’re a crunchy type of person, you’re probably on the look out for some great fruit granola recipes, and maybe even some oatmeal and fruit chip recipes! Discover some of our favorites—they might become yours, too!
Recipes with Pumpkin
I know, I know, you must be thinking: pumpkins aren’t fruit, they’re gourds! But actually, both can be true. Botanically, a pumpkin is a fruit because it starts from a flower. Plus, pumpkins are also a fruit gastronomically speaking because they are included in many sweet recipes.
That’s why we’ve included our list of amazing pumpkin recipes on our fruit recipe page.
Sweet Recipes with Pumpkin
We all know and love pumpkin pie, but the sweet recipes with pumpkin are endless!
Savory Recipes with Pumpkin
That’s right, pumpkins aren’t just a great ingredient to delicious sweet recipes. They are also the main characters to some of the best savory recipes out there. Here are some of our favorites:
Spread Recipes with Pumpkin
That’s right, pumpkins are also perfect for tasty and creamy spreads!
Pet Food Recipes with Pumpkin
Don’t forget about your four-legged bestie!
Enjoy Tried-and-True Fruit Recipes!
I hope this guide has proved to you just how many different recipes you can create with fruit, and inspired you to try some of them at home. Check back often, because we’re always adding more delicious fruit recipes!
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