Fall Fruits Branch Out
Apple, pear, plum—oh, yum.
Fruit isn’t just for dessert. Autumn fruits can be used to brighten up savory dishes as well.
Transform your farmers market haul into these simple and super-tasty treats.
Pear and Endive Chopped Salad
Pears are ripe when they yield to gentle pressure next to the stem. If yours aren’t quite ready, let them stand at room temperature for a day or two.
Ingredients: Sherry vinegar, salt, pepper, endive, parsley, pear, pecan, blue cheese
Spice-Rubbed Chicken With Honey-Glazed Plums
Look for plums that are smooth-skinned and rich in color with no brown patches.
Ingredients: Lemon, coriander, salt, pepper, whole chicken, olive oil, ply, honey
Roasted Figs With Goat Cheese, Honey, and Pepper
To add a layer of flavor, sprinkle on a teaspoon or two of fresh rosemary or thyme after you salt and pepper the figs.
Ingredients: Fig, goat cheese, honey, olive oil, salt, pepper, multigrain baguette
Pork Loin Chops with Apple and Shallot
An apple a day can help you shop smarter. In a study, people who ate the fruit before hitting a grocery store bought 25% more fruits and veggies than those who didn’t.
Ingredients: Olive oil, pork loin, salt, pepper, shallots, thyme, apple, brut wine, butter
Pear and Sour Cherry Crisp With Oat-Hazelnut Topping
Pears are rich in fiber, including pectin, which can aid digestion and help lower blood pressure.
Ingredients: Hazelnut, brown sugar, butter, salt, pear, cherry, cornstarch, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, honey
Leave the peels on the apples—the grated pieces won’t affect the muffins’ texture, plus you’ll get fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flaxseed, eggs, olive oil, sugar, carrot, apple, raisin