Fruit Recipes

From sweet tarts to healthful smoothies, these recipes make the most of both fresh and dried fruit.

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    Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

    Low-fat yogurt, fresh fruit, wheat biscuit crumbs, and almonds combine to make this healthful, delicious breakfast. To save time, cut up the fruit the night before and put it all together in the morning.

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    Fruit Sundae Cones

    Instead of high-calorie ice cream cones, serve these refreshing high-nutrient fruit cones to the little ones playing in your backyard. Coconut and a drizzle of strawberry puree make them naturally sweet. Choose your kids' favorite fruit to fill up the cones.

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    Pick-a-Grain Fruit Pancakes

    With this easy recipe, choose any grain you like, from whole wheat and buckwheat pancakes to bulgur and rice bran pancakes, paired with your favorite fruit.

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    Angel Food Cake with Tropical Fruits

    A simple-to-make lime custard and slices of fresh fruit top a store-bought pound cake. Try red papaya, kiwifruit, and guava.

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    Watermelon-Berry Sorbet

    Make this refreshing dessert ahead, freeze it, and enjoy it for a weeknight dessert or party treat.

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    Apple-Mango Crisp

    While mangoes are available year round, they aren't always at the peak of ripeness when you need them. So it's fine to substitute 2 cups chopped refrigerated, frozen, or canned drained mango slices for the fresh mango.

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    Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing

    For a simple side, toss fresh oranges, pineapple, and pears with a tangy cranberry vinaigrette.

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    Tutti-Fruity Smoothie

    This smoothie packs tons of great flavors that blend together beautifully. Blueberries, pomegranate, soy milk, and yogurt come together for a healthful and thirst-quenching delight.

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    Minted Fruit Compote

    Fresh mint brightens up this fruit bowl that's ideal as a brunch side dish or light summer dessert.

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    Fruit and Nut Chocolate Sticks

    Dark chocolate sticks are dipped in peanut butter and coated with dried fruit and nuts. For a crunchier treat, use pretzel sticks instead of the chocolate.

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    Peach-Berry Cobbler

    To cut the calories and carbs even more, use the sugar substitute option.

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    Sherbet Fruit Pops

    Cool down with homemade frozen pops for a healthful, refreshing summer treat. Layer fresh fruit and sherbets in paper cups and freeze overnight.

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    Summertime Granola

    Toasted wheat germ and bran cereal add extra fiber to this baked nut-and-fruit mix. Raspberry applesauce and honey add a touch of sweetness.

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    Strawberry-Banana Smoothies

    This fruit combination pleases everyone and is a healthful pick-me-up anytime of day.

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    Angel Food Cake with Lemon Cream and Berries

    With 5 ingredients and just 15 minutes you'll have a dessert everyone will love.

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    Mixed Berry Shortcake

    Tuck a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries between these warm-from-the-oven buttermilk biscuits. And don't forget the whipped cream.

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    Fresh Strawberry Lime Fool

    Strawberries and fresh cream with bright lime make this classic dessert a quick, easy summer favorite.

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    Blueberry-Brie Quesadillas

    Thanks to a creamy layer of Brie cheese, this triple-berry breakfast pleaser is extra rich and extra satisfying.

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    Marzipan Tart with Fruit Tumble

    A few cups of the most luscious berries and summer fruit, tossed with honey and orange juice, top this moist almond tart.

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    Fruited Pumpkin Loaf

    Dried cranberries and toasted pecans fill this moist brunch bread. Apricot icing and snipped apricots make a delicious topper.

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    Cheery Cherry-Peach Cobbler

    Summer or winter, this homespun cobbler ends any meal on a delicious note. A biscuitlike, low-fat topping covers sweet golden peaches and tart red cherries.

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    Lemony Scones with Dried Fruit

    Lemon-sugar glaze makes these fruit-filled scones sweet enough for a brunch dessert.

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    Berry Pudding Cake

    The "cake" top bakes while the berries bubble in their own juicy sweetness underneath.

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    Tropical Fruit Smoothies

    Add a bright sparkle to your day by having this smoothie that's packed with the tropical goodness of pineapple, mango, and bananas.

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    Orange-Glazed Fruit with Anise Whipped Cream

    The licorice-flavor liqueur ouzo, often referred to as the national drink of Greece, is used in this delightful recipe.

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    Berry Dessert Nachos

    Bake cinnamon tortilla chips until crispy, then top with berries and low-fat cream topping.

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    Melon with Fruit Salsa

    Try this refreshing and simple dessert that took the prize for a reader-submitted recipe.

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    Grilled Fruit Crisp

    Fresh peaches and canned pineapple are topped with a spiced oat mixture and cooked on the grill. If you can't get ripe, fragrant, fresh peaches, substitute frozen or canned.

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    Pick-Your-Fruit Smoothie

    The flavor and texture of this versatile drink will be best if the juice is well-chilled.

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    Chocolate-Berry Meringue

    Elegant in its simplicity -- with billows of soft whipped cream, crunchy chocolate meringue, and succulent fresh berries -- this dessert is superb.

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    Mix up your usual dessert repertoire with these recipes inspired by the Mediterranean. All of the Mediterranean ingredients we love -- pistachios, honey, fresh fruit -- help make these desserts delicious and one-of-a-kind. If you've got a sweet tooth, these Mediterranean recipes are sure to satisfy!
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