Fall Dessert Recipes
There are just so many fresh fruits that are harvested in the fall that dessert can be an every day occurrence. Apples, grapes, pears, pumpkin, a whole line of citrus are just a few of the fruits that are in season. Whether eating a clementines as a snack or baked pear for a elegant dessert the health benefits are tremendous. It is hard to pick my favorite fall dessert as there are so many things you can do with the fresh fruit that is available. This is a couple out of my recipe box that you may enjoy.
Fresh Fruit Bowl
2 – medium red apples
2 – medium pears
2 – medium bananas
1 – cup green seedless grapes
1 – 9 ounce can pineapple chunks
¼ – cup white sugar
1 – tablespoon cornstarch
3 – tablespoons orange juice
4 – tablespoons lemon juice
Step 1: Clean all fresh fruit and dry with a paper towel.
Step 2: Cut the apples and pears into bit size pieces. (You can peel them or leave the skin on whichever way you like them)
Step 3: Drain the pineapple chunks.
Step 4: Peel and cut into bit size pieces.
Step 5: Mix all of step 2, 3, and 4 into a large bowl and place in refrigerator.
Step 6: In a small saucepan combine the sugar and cornstarch. Simmer over a medium heat. Add the orange and lemon juice and stir until smooth. Bring to a boil and stir to 1 minute or until thickens.
Step 7: Pour over fruit and gently toss to cover all the fruit.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Will make about 6 servings.
4 – pears
4 – tablespoons butter
1/3 – cup brown sugar
1 – teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat over to 375º
Step 1: Clean and cut the pears in half. Place them in a baking dish.
Step 2: Brush the pear with the butter (4 tablespoon for each pear)
Step 3: Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon onto each half.
Step 4: Bake about 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve hot. Serving for 4.
You can serve with a scoop of ice cream, or a bit of whipped cream.