Two of the most popular superfood fruits to enjoy in the fall are apples and pears. They are both loaded with vitamins and nutrients, have a sweet flavor for healthier desserts, and even go great in more savory dishes. Here are some different ways to use apples and pears during the fall.
Put Them in a Smoothie
This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to use apples and pears in your fall foods. You can make a smoothie using both of these ingredients, which will sweeten up any smoothie, in a green smoothie or green juice. When you use lots of veggies in your smoothie, it can taste a little bitter, so you need some fruit with enough sweetness. Both apples and pears are wonderful for this. You can also make a fruit smoothie with one or both fruits, ice, a frozen banana, yogurt, and your preferred form of milk.
Make a Salad With the Fruit
If you enjoy salads as a way to add in more superfoods and eat healthier at the same time, don’t be afraid to add some fruit to it. It gives it a light, crisp flavor that is great during this time of year. When adding fruit, a vinaigrette is usually the best type of dressing, or you can just make your own by combining olive oil with a little lemon juice and honey if you want to sweeten it up. Then use kale – another superfood – as the greens, along with your sliced pears and apples, some nuts, and cranberries.
This turns your chosen superfood fruits into a type of dessert that is light and sugar-free, aside from the natural sugars that are in the fruits. You can go with just apples and pears, or mix and match with other fruits that are available in the fall as well. You want to use coconut butter or cashew butter instead of regular butter, giving it a healthier, nuttier flavor that really transforms the fruit. Sautee in some coconut oil with a little sea salt and cinnamon.
Apple and Pear Butter
Apple butter is a very popular choice in the fall, as it is perfect for topping your cookies, muffins, scones, or even toast. You can go one step further by using both apples and pears in the fall butter. You can make it in your slow cooker, providing a more convenient cooking method. If you want, you can also mix in some pumpkin, then add in your maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and fall spices like ginger and cloves.