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Using up fresh fruit



  • mookybargirl
    mookybargirl Posts: 1,380 Forumite
    It's been a while since I've posted properly - been around though doing pigsback and making lots of christmassy bits.

    We've now started getting fruit at work but for the next week, there's far too much and people are being encouraged to take loads home.

    There's apples, bananas, plums, pears and satsumas. What can I make and maybe take back into work for people to eat? Or any other suggestions welcome.

    Not too much effort though, cos I'm a bit short of time this week :D
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  • Stewed fruit for crumbles.

    Stewed fruit with ice cream

    If you have a juicer/ blender whizz it all up for a healthy drink?

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  • emilyt
    emilyt Posts: 2,051 Forumite
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    You could make a banana loaf
    165g sugar
    150g self raising flour
    3 ripe bananas
    Mix ingridients together
    pour into a loaf tin
    180c for 30 minutes
    Tastes great and no fat.
    I would also juice apple and pears. Together they tast great.
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  • Crazychik
    Crazychik Posts: 1,994 Forumite
    I love a good fresh fruit salad, especially with the variety of fruit you have there. Chopped all neat and small, looks very tempting. Serve with sorbet, or just on its own.

    If its for yourself, what about serving it with weet-a-bix or meusli with natural yoghurt
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  • mookybargirl
    mookybargirl Posts: 1,380 Forumite
    Thanks, crumbles sound good,

    I can use the apples and plums for these. Am I safe to assume I can then freeze them for using up later?

    Now for the daft question, how do I stew them?
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  • lynzpower
    lynzpower Posts: 25,311 Forumite
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    stewing fruit is simply
    cut into small chunks
    put in pan
    sling in some sugar
    low heat for a bit until they look right

    Im from the "just try this" school of cookery - works out well usually, its not an exactl science, its an Art ;)
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  • Have lots of kiwis and pears leftover from last 2 weeks deliveries, any easy ideas what i can make with them. Such a shame to waste them.
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  • Hi, there! Smoothies spring to mind - blend 1 peeled and cored pear, 2 peeled kiwis and a small tub of yogurt. That's enough for 2 of my children.

    Alternatively, Chipps's cobbler.

    HTH, Penny. x
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  • Jussy
    Jussy Posts: 36 Forumite
    We always get kiwi's left, as my children don't eat them - strangely they will eat them in a crumble though! You could make a tropical crumble with kiwi, mango and banana - not nearly as disgusting as it sounds:D .


  • Do you just place uncooked fruits in then top with normal crumble mix and bake or do you cook fruits.
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