Although fruit selections are not as big in the winter as the summer, there are still a lot of tasty fruits to choose from. Some of the selections include bananas, blood oranges, cranberries, grapes, kiwis, kumquats, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, persimmons, pears and other wonderful delights.

And with the many winter selections, your recipe choices can be quite varied. Plus, deciding on whether to cook or bake your fruit can be rather puzzling.

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Cooked Fruit

There are so many variables when it comes to cooked fruit. There is boiled, grilled, sautéed, steamed and even stir-fried. And when winter settles in, there is no better way to enjoy fresh fruit than to have it cooked.

And if you are lost on how to make something delightful and delicious, here are a few simple ideas to get you started:

Boiled – steamed pudding, broiled fruit cake, broiled spiced nectarines and broiled mango with lime

Grilled – ginger grilled peaches, grilled peaches over arugula and goat cheese, grilled bananas with caramel and crispy cinnamon apples

Sautéed – sautéed brown sugar pears, sautéed fruit compote and maple apple cinnamon sauté

Steamed – steamed fruit pudding, steamed fruit with lemongrass and ginger, pear flambé, plum pudding and steamed apples with cinnamon and raisins

Stir-fried – apple and nutmeg fritters, stir-fried apple and fig chicken, pear and orange stir-fry rice

Baked Fruit

Baked fruit is a fabulous way to serve some amazing main meals and desserts. And to top it off, using fresh fruit for your gourmet cooking is highly nutritious. From old fashioned baked apples to elegant Lamb with quinces and sweet wine, using winter fruit for baking has abundant possibilities.

Baked – there is nothing better than fresh fruit right out of the oven. The kinds of treats that fill the whole house with the wonderful aroma of fresh baked goods make the winter a special time. Some traditional favorites include deep dish apple pie, banana nut bread, caramelized pear bread pudding and various upside down cakes. Main courses are also great such as Pork with apples and pears, beef short-rib laced with orange and chicken with mixed citrus

Roasted – fruit that is roasted has so many possibilities in taste and texture. In fact, with fruit is roasted it often caramelizes and add some amazing flavor to your dish. Try a variety of different fruits to roast like bananas, oranges, nectarines and other winter favorites with a splash of lime. The citrus fruit are also very versatile, use oranges or tangerines as glazes for ham, turkey and other meats. Just makes sure that you use fresh fruit for the best tasting meal possible.

Selecting Top Quality Fruit

For unsurpassed meals and dessert, chefs and bakers always use fresh fruits. In fact, it is never a question about the options. The only difficult decision is trying to decide what to make and which new fruit to use for your next dazzling display.

And when selecting fruit, you defiantly want supreme quality. Whether you are cooking or baking your fruit for a special meal, always use fresh. To have fresh fruit delivered to your doorstep, contact Office Fruit at 01 4624811.

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