Overripe Fruit


  • 1⃣ Make Smoothies: The concentrated flavor of over-ripe fruit makes especially tasty smoothies
  • 2⃣ Make a Crumble, Cobbler, or Pie: The best solution for fruits that are no longer quite so plump and pretty
  • 3⃣ Make a Chunky Sauce Banana Ice Cream: Give those syrupy, ripe fruits a rough chop or even a smash with a potato masher & you have an instant topping for banana ice cream. OR fold the fruit right in for fruit filling
  • 4⃣ Make a Salad Dressing: Throw it in a blender with some apple cider vinegar, herbs, and seasonings. Yum
  • 5⃣ Make Juice: Juice or Puree fruit in a blender or food processor and straining it. The solids are great on top of oatmeal and/or salad...€“ you can even make a sauce to go on top of your fruit salad
  • 6⃣ Make Fruit Leather: Good for fruits that have passed the squishy stage & gone to the wizened stage. Blend up the fruit and spread it in a thin layer on a Silpat or dehydrator rack. Bake it at very low temperature in the oven until it's leather-like or dehydrate it in a dehydrator
  • 7⃣ Make Popsicles: Our favorite afternoon snacks on a hot summer day. You can juice the fruit first and strain out the solids, but I love leaving some of the fruit a little chunky so that there are pieces to nibble
  • 8⃣ Make Quick Bread: We all know brown bananas are great for banana bread. But peaches, nectarines, and strawberries are also great in breads, muffins, and scones (use in place of eggs!) 9⃣ Make Jam: Jam is a great way to use overripe strawberries or any other fruits that need using up! 1 cup fruit (roughly chop large fruit), 1 tbsp of chia seeds (if grape jam - use 2 tbsp of chia seeds per cup due to high water amount of fruit), 1 tbsp of maple syrup in food processor or blender, blend fruit until no chunks visible. Mix in chia seeds and let sit for at least 4 hours (jam should be good for a week)

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