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Using up fresh fruit

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  • greenbee
    greenbee Posts: 16,188 Forumite
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    It should last a little, longer, so if I were you I'd offer fresh fruit at ever meal.

    Melon or pineapple for breakfast is delicious, or berries on porridge/cereal or with yogurt

    Clementines as snacks through the day

    Kiwi fruits halved and eaten with a teaspoon like a boiled egg

    Smoothies, as previously suggested. Most fruit freezes well when juiced, so if you have a juicer or liquidizer you can make up batches for future use - but you might well find that if you have these (without yogurt or milk in, as then they're less filling) once a day, you'll soon get through it.

    Fruit salad or pavlova with masses of fruit

    Pomegranate - either use in fruit salad, or with lamb/game in a salad. Or steep in vodka :D. Kids like eating these, as they're fiddly, and its like playing with your food...
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    As this has fallen from the front page of OS, I'll add it to the existing thread on using up fruit ;)

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  • Tombo
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    bubblybee wrote: »
    Hi All,

    After buying a lovely array of fruit for Christmas and none of it being touched (we gorged on chocolates instead!), I am loathed to throw it out.

    Can anyone suggest recipes for the following fruits:

    Apples
    Blackberries
    Pineapple
    Pomegranates
    Melon
    Strawberries
    Clementines
    Kiwi Fruits
    Grapes

    I have already earmarked the apples and blackberries for a pie - but if anyone has any better suggestions?

    Also there is no way we are going to eat all that I make straight away so ideas for recipes that can be frozen would be great.

    Thank you all.

    How about a yummy fruit salad :D
    As you have quite a lot, you can use it as dessert for a few days running.
    Just peel (where necessary) and chop up the fruit and add fruit juice. (The juice even helps to preserve the fruit)
    You can add cream if you please.
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  • EllieA_3
    EllieA_3 Posts: 186 Forumite
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    I have some Banana's which are rather over ripe and various berry's past thier best lurking in the bottom of the fridge.

    Idea's?? but heres the trick ... nothing baked or with loads of suger because im trying to diet and if i make cakes/pies i always eat them and that doesn't help me lose weight.
  • marmiterulesok
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    Do you like smoothies?
    I had 2 very sad looking bananas in my fruit bowl last week and thought of making banana bread ,but couldn't be bothered!So I made a smoothie with skimmed milk,a teaspoon of honey,the bananas and some defrosted blueberries.It was delicious,filling and healthy.HTH.
  • Ladyhawk
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    I'd also go down the smoothie route... yum!
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  • nuttybabe
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    i use bananas instead of sugar in a fruit loaf.

    1 cup oats or weetabix or musli
    1 cup dried fruit like sultanas
    1 cup sugar (i use bananas)
    1 cup milk

    mix together (i also put in cinnamon) and leave for a few hours.

    Mix in 1 cup SR flour.

    bake on 180 for about an hour. i use a loaf tin.

    i have it for breakfast with a bit of butter on.
  • ellemm
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    nuttybabe wrote: »
    i use bananas instead of sugar in a fruit loaf.

    1 cup oats or weetabix or musli
    1 cup dried fruit like sultanas
    1 cup sugar (i use bananas)
    1 cup milk

    mix together (i also put in cinnamon) and leave for a few hours.

    Mix in 1 cup SR flour.

    bake on 180 for about an hour. i use a loaf tin.

    i have it for breakfast with a bit of butter on.

    What a great idea...how many bananas do you use please...trying to reduce OH's sugar intake so this would be perfect.
  • nuttybabe
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    ellemm wrote: »
    What a great idea...how many bananas do you use please...trying to reduce OH's sugar intake so this would be perfect.

    i think its about 4. i just mash them up till the cup (i use a mug) is full!! :p it i dont have enough for a mug full i then top up with a bit of sugar but usually i have plenty of bananas.
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