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Using up fresh fruit



  • Pink.
    Pink. Posts: 17,675 Forumite
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    Hi Tops,

    I agree with what everyone else has said and if you don't enjoy cooking then smoothies or fruit salads are the way to go. Plums are great for flavouring vodka, you have to wait a while (six months) before it's drinkable, but at least they won't be wasted.

    These threads may give you more ideas:

    banana glut

    What To Do With Apples?

    Using up oranges


    What can I do with 2lbs of plums?

  • r.mac_2
    r.mac_2 Posts: 4,746 Forumite
    crumble topping is very easy to make and would be yummy.

    if you can bake a simple victoria sponge - fruit can be added to the mixture and any extra can be frozen.

    pureed fruit can be frozen and is nice over ice cream etc
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    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
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  • Poggie123
    Poggie123 Posts: 92 Forumite
    Banana custard - yum!
  • Bella79
    Bella79 Posts: 1,197 Forumite
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    Nipped into lidil earlier went a bit mad with fruit it think ...
    pinapple 49p bargin
    water melon

    thers only me who really eats fruit lol
  • whatatwit
    whatatwit Posts: 5,424 Forumite
    you'll get your 5 a day then :D

    If you make a fruit salad and put it in the fridge, it's amazing how these fruit avoiders suddenly become keen. ;)
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  • Curv
    Curv Posts: 2,572 Forumite
    Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting to read a tale of tantrums at the checkout?

    LOL... enjoy your fruit.
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  • cepheus
    cepheus Posts: 20,053 Forumite
    As is often the case if you buy purely because its a bargain it is often a false economy, either you end up eating too much or you leave it to rot, especially with perishables. That's why about a quarter of food is thrown out in the UK and another quarter is simply excess calories.
  • moanymoany
    moanymoany Posts: 2,877 Forumite
    Fruit can be frozen - and the fruit salad in the fridge idea is a brill one. It takes ages for some fruit to become wrinkly and even then it is edible.

    Enjoy it! ;)
  • Penelope_Penguin
    Penelope_Penguin Posts: 17,288 Forumite
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    Hi, owens :j Enjoy your fruit :beer:

    We've other posts on what people have done with fresh fruit so I'll merge this to keep suggestions together.

    Penny. x
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  • Patchwork_Quilt
    I came across a recipe for fruit cocktail in my bottling book. It had never occurred to me to try to make it. However, its a good idea for using up old fruit.

    Here's what went into my version.

    3 pears
    4 apricots
    Half a bunch of green grapes
    2 clementines

    Peel, stone and de-stalk everything. Cut into half inch cubes and cut the clementine segments in half. Put into a large microwaveable dish. Don't worry about mixing it at this stage. Add half a mug of cold water.

    Cover and microwave on full for three minutes. Stir and repeat twice more.

    Leave to cool and serve at room temperature or keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. Serve with leftover cream or Greek yoghurt.
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