By Marni Fogelson

Published on August 26, 2016

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by Marni Fogelson

We’ve all been there, feeling the excitement of picking your very own fruit from pick-your-own farm, fields, and orchards. Of course, picking 20 pounds of pears, apples, or peaches makes sense when you are strolling among trees heavily laden with low-hanging, ripe, sweet, seasonal treats. It’s only when you get back home and are faced with fruit covering every corner of your counter and spilling out of the fridge that you realize you need some recipes-STAT. Anticipate the over-buying and consider 35 recipes that make quick and delicious work of peaches, apples, and pears, as well as other seasonal produce.

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butternut squash, leek, and apple soup

A creamy, soothing seasonal soup that you’ll be making all fall. The garlicky rye bread croutons contrast beautifully with the vibrant soup’s color and texture.

Get the recipe here.

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ginger peach moscow mules

Spicy, yet refreshing, these Moscow mules look dangerously imbibable. Using homemade peach and ginger puree earns you the rights to call yourself a mixologist.

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maple bourbon brown butter peach pie

It’s okay to stare when there’s delicious streusel topping, decadent layers of flavor, flaky crust, and oozy peach filling. The end of summer is sad; sweeten the deal by serving this baby.

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pear, gorgonzola, and hazelnut pizza with mixed greens

It’s a pizza! It’s a salad! It’s both! What a delicious way to add some greens to a kid-friendly favorite.

Get the recipe here.

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salted caramel apple galette

Rustic, yet elegant at the same time, this tart isn’t fussy but will impress discerning palates. We feel like throwing a fall harvest get together just so we can serve it.

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grilled peach salad with maple bourbon dressing

This salad is a symphony of delicious flavors and textures. The candy-like taste and softness of grilled peaches plays against the chewy farro, the crispness of sliced red onions, the satisfying sweetness of blueberries, the heady scent of crumbled bleu cheese, and is complimented by the savory, herby dressing.

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apple and pear white sangria

Get a double dose of fall fruit with this bright and light sangria. Apples, pears, and lemons make this bubbly beverage a welcome weekend brunch addition.

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peach caprese

When you have had your fill of traditional tomato caprese salad, give this easy and totally delish swap a try. The mouthfeel of the peaches is surprisingly similar and offers a burst of juicy sweetness.

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peach and goat cheese bruschetta

The sweetness of peaches and the tangy taste of goat cheese are a natural match. A perfect appetizer option when you are short on time and ingredients.

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grilled peach and sweet potato salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette

Having salad for dinner never looked so tempting. Goat cheese, pistachios, yellow grape tomatoes, spicy argula, and of course, peaches and sweet potato make this a filling and nourishing meal.

Get the recipe here.

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blueberry and pear clafoutis

Clafoutis is typically made using cherries, but we adore this seasonally inspired version-we’d even add warming spices such as ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon to welcome the fall.

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chipotle fish tacos with peach salsa

Sweet and spicy, just how we like it. Fish tacos scream summer road trip, but you can recapture that feeling at home (and take care of your peach stash while you are at it.)

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pear tart with goat cheese and honey

When in doubt, go French. This gorgeous-looking tart may make guests like you recently attended Le Cordon Bleu, but it’s actually simple enough for a quick weeknight meal.

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grilled havarti cheese with pears

If there’s anything that’s more delicious than grilled cheese, it’s grilled cheese with pears!

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ricotta and pear cake

Finally, a gluten-free cake that is gorgeous and elegant. This popular Southern Italian treat features layers of hazelnut dacquoise sandwiching a creamy ricotta and pear filling.

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chai pear scones

Summer can fade fast into fall, and these spiced pear chai scones will warm you up on suddenly chillier mornings. Pack them up for picnics when you head out for pumpkin picking adventures.

Get the recipe here.

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apple carrot zucchini bread

This yummy snack or breakfast bread uses up a bunch of seasonal bumper crops. Wholesome without being heavy, it is a wonderful way to start your morning or power through the remainder of your day.

Get the recipe here.

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pear tarte tatin

We all have our favorite memory of ducking into a little French café and being served a transcendent piece of tarte tatin, the apple pie that gets baked upside down. Now you can make your own memories with this yummy and flavorful pear version.

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shaved fennel, radish, and apple slaw

Fennel is an underused, yet delicious veggie. Here it gets thinly shaved along with apples and radishes for a light, spicy slaw we’ll be eating by the bowlful.

Get the recipe here.

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peach swirl cheesecake with pecan crust

Elegant with a twist: this cheesecake is lightened up with a swirl of homemade peach ginger compote. We can’t wait to try the pecan and graham cracker crust either.

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apple, pear, and almond baked oatmeal

Baked oatmeal feels like a treat, even though it doesn’t take much more effort than the traditional kind. Playing with the apple and pear varieties will add layers of flavor and contrast with the crunch of the sliced almonds.

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peach raspberry fruit leather

If you’ve never made chewy and snackable fruit leathers before and still remember them fondly from your school days, you will love experimenting with flavors and just-picked fruit: you can use a dehydrator or an oven.

Get the recipe here.

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roasted beet and pear salad

We’re calling dibs on bringing this hearty, nuts and greens-filled salad to every gathering we attend this fall. If you roast the beets ahead of time, this main dish salad comes together in minutes and is overflowing with flavor.

Get the recipe here.

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sweet potato, pear, and leek soup with spiced croutons

This soothing soup is crafted from sautéed and puréed sweet potatoes, pears, and leeks and then topped with crunch homemade croutons.

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peach streusel muffins

Back-to-school mornings just got a lot better looking. As if the crunchy crumb topping on these peach streusel muffing isn’t enough, there’s a vanilla glaze for drizzling on top.

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tomatillo habanero pear jam

This unexpected and inspiring flavor mash-up is lovely for spicing up toasts, mixing into cheeses, even topping ice cream or yogurt.

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almond apple quinoa salad

You’ll actually look forward to brown bagging it when you have leftovers from this easy, yet satisfying salad. The homemade raspberry vinaigrette is going to become a go-to for dressing greens and grains.

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peach bread

Packed full of peaches and topped with brown sugar glaze, peach bread makes for a beautiful hostess gift or brunch offering.

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caramel apple slices

We’re going to come out and admit that the best part about eating chocolate and caramel apples is actually the coating; the apples are really just the vessel for delivering it to our mouths. This sliced version focuses on what you want (the toppings) and keeps the actual apple to a minimum.

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roasted beet and apple salad

We can already see this ruby-hued salad adorning our Thanksgiving table. But first, we’ll be making it regularly until then. You know, just to make sure it’s just right. The three ingredient maple vinaigrette will also become a salad topping staple.

Get the recipe here.

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grilled peaches with cinnamon honey ricotta

Our love for grilled peaches knows no bounds. Gild the lily by adding a scoop of creamy, cinnamon and honey-kissed ricotta on top.

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savory apple crisp with mozzarella and gorgonzola

Certain parts of this country are known for serving apple pie with cheddar cheese (a genius combo if you’ve ever tried it). This savory apple crisp takes a detour to mozzarella and gorgonzola territory for a creamy, inventive dessert option.

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summer peach upside down coffee cake

A fun, seasonal, morning-friendly variation on pineapple upside down cake. Serve a slice for breakfast or top with a scoop of ice cream for dessert (um, or both in one day!)

Get the recipe here.

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caramelized apple german pancake

This pancake puffs up while baking, much to the delight of those awaiting breakfast (especially kiddos). The apple slices get sugared and spiced before getting caramelized in a custard-like cloud. Serve this treat right out of the oven.

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peach pound cake

No one can resist a slice of pound cake, especially not this luscious one studded with fresh peaches. Topped with a simple glaze, it’s luscious and buttery. 

Get the recipe here.