There are so many different kinds of fruit out there. Don’t limit yourself to the traditional fruits, like cherries, apples, pears, etc. If you grow your own fruits, try some unusual and exotic ones for your own homestead. These are some great recipes to go with all your bounty. If you don’t, look around and try something new!
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You can start with delicious jams, jellies, marmalades and even a fruit butter from all that homegrown produce. Fig jam is one of my favorites! But you can also make other delightful desserts such as these.
Deliciously light and fun to eat, this is a good way to use up that bounty. Not a common fruit in the United States, you can find it in tropical locals pretty easily. This recipe calls for a cup and a half or about 5 ripe fruits.
You can find so many delightful recipes at Food52 but this one is pretty unique. In other places, such as Australia, hardy kiwis are a little easier to find. However, this recipe can work with regular kiwis if you are not growing your own. I encourage you to see about growing them yourself as they are sweet and hairless.
A refreshing cake full of tropical flavors. You can make marmalade with them too or you can try this unique cake. Kumquats are pretty small and this recipe calls for a cup and a half chopped.
From the New York Times, this pudding is simply amazing. Pawpaws have a banana-custard type flavor and are native to the United States. They are unique in many ways, especially since honeybees do not care for them, they need other insects for pollination. If you are lucky, you may have a wild one growing in a nearby forest.
Like any good crisp, this recipe is just a great dessert. If you can’t grow pomegranates, they are generally not too hard to find in the grocery store. Top it off with some homemade ice cream and you have a perfect end to the day.
Usually turned into a jelly or juice with added sugar to make it palatable is the way in which mayhaws are traditionally used. However, you can put them in different recipes but they are a little complicated compared to other fruits because they are not edible right off the tree. This recipe is one example of another way to use them, a yummy baked dessert.
A wonderful recipe that uses any stone fruit, but loquats will do. Personal sized cobbler for a party. Loquats are a common landscaping plant that produces a fruit (though most landscaping companies do not let them). They are ever green trees with sweet small yellow fruits.
Persimmons are a little more common than some of the other fruits. You can find them in the winter as thats when they ripen, similar to citrus. This yummy cake is easy to make and delicious.
“Oh bring us some figgy pudding and bring it right here.” Ah, Christmas. Although I have heard of this dessert from “We wish you a Merry Christmas” a million times, I had not tried it recently. Most figs are dehydrated and packaged. luckily figs pudding calls for dried figs.
Kumquats are unique among the citrus because their skin is sweet and their flesh is sour. They’re small and edible right off the tree. If you have extras, consider making this upside down cake. Mmmmmm…
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