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Fruit Recipes

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.

Apple Coffee Cake
Apple Dump Cake
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Cherry Almond Cheesecake
Cherry Chip Cake

Eggless Lemon Plum Cake
Pomegranate Cake
Tart Apple Cider Cake
Vanilla Almond Cherry Cake

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 – or look for inspiration in our list of 42 Refreshing Fruit Pie Recipes!

Lemon Chess Pie with Sweet Pomegranate Glaze
Grapefruit Meringue Pie
Apple Pie, plus our Tips for the Best Homemade Apple Pie you could ever make!

A slice of apple 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
Plum 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!

Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Apple Cider Cookies

Applesauce Cookies
Apple Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins
Apple Muffins

Apple muffins on an apple-shaped placemat.
blueberry muffins.

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!

Apple Waffles
Healthyish Apple Pancakes
Blueberry 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.

Apple Dumplings
Apple Fritters
Apple Pie Pockets
Cherry Cobbler
Sweet Cinnamon Apple Squares

Simple Cherry Turnovers
Mini Apple Cheesecake Galettes
Caramel Stuffed Apples

Fruit Crisp Recipes

Warm Plum Crisp
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Fruit Crumble Recipes

Caramel Apple Crumble
Easy Cherry Crumble

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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!

Veggie and Blueberry Smoothie

Veggie smoothies.

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!

Citrus Salad
Grapefruit Salad

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!

Pomegranate Salad
Fall Salad With Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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Salad with figs and cheese. A great fruit salad recipe.
Plated Citrus Salad. A great fruit salad recipe.

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
Pomegranate 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!

White Peach Sangria
Refreshing Mezcal Melonrita
3 Step Apple Cider Rye Cocktail

Cherry Vodka Sour
2 Great Grapefruit Cocktails
Blackberry Wine

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Two grapefruit cocktails on a cutting board. Great fruit cocktail recipes.

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.

Cherry Jam With Orange Zest and Chia Seeds
Plum Jam

Fruit Slaw Recipes

Apple Chicken Melts With Homemade Honey Mustard and Apple Slaw
Apple Cabbage Coleslaw

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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
Plum Sauce
Cherry Barbecue Sauce
Salmon and Nectarines with Jalapeno Jerk Sauce

Fruit Salsa Recipes

Guacamole and Mango Salsa
Sweet and Spicy Peach Salsa

Peach salsa with cherry tomatoes.

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!

White Cheddar Peach Grilled Cheese
Savory Apple Onion Tart Recipe

Fig Pizza
Spicy Apple Ginger Chutney

Chicken Recipes with Fruit

Because chicken has such a delicate flavor, it pairs great with fruit. Discover some of our favorite recipes!

Pomegranate Chicken
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

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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!

No-Bake Apple Energy Bites (With Oats)
Baked Apple Oatmeal

Oven Baked Apple Chips
Apple Granola

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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!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Muffins
White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Bars
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Pumpkin pie slice with whipped cream.

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:

Mexican-Style Pollo Con Crema (With Pumpkin)
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Spread Recipes with Pumpkin

That’s right, pumpkins are also perfect for tasty and creamy spreads!

Pumpkin Hummus
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Pet Food Recipes with Pumpkin

Don’t forget about your four-legged bestie!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

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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!

In the meantime, take a look at more gifts from mother nature: