40 Recipes For Getting Fruit Into Your Face

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we made some boozy and not boozy summer drinks.


I. Love. Fruit. It’s nature’s candy, after all! It’s good for you, refreshing, and also super versatile. You can grill it, bake it, make frozen things with it, mash it up into other things – you get the idea. If you, too, dream of a world where fruit is less of a decorative item in a basket and more of the main event, get ready to put some of these recipes into your mouth immediately.

1. Blueberry Crumb Cake

2. Sparkling Meyer Lemon & Passionfruit Panna Cotta

Sparkling Meyer Lemon & Passionfruit Panna Cotta

3. Blueberry Basil Popsicles

4. Quick and Easy Raspberry Fool

Quick and Easy Raspberry Fool

5. Creme Anglaise over Fruit

Creme Anglaise

6. Sweet Matzo Brei

7. Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

8. Apple Galette


9. Mini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies (With Raspberries and Applesauce)

Mini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

10. Apple Damn Sandwich

11. Fruit Pizza with Cream Cheese Frosting


12. Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

13. Dairy Free Gluten Free DTF Pumpkin Pie

14. Fig Newtons


15. Cannoli Strawberries


16. Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter and Chocolate


17. Dairy-Free Apple Cake

18. Very Berry Cheesecake Salad

Very Berry Cheesecake Salad

19. Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon Cake

Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon Cake

20. Raspberry Coconut Girl Bait

21. Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies with Lemon Glaze

22. Grilled Peaches with Maple Honey Mascarpone Cheese

Grilled Peaches with Maple Honey Mascarpone Cheese

23. Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart

24. German Pancake Bites

German Pancake Bites

25. Pear Polenta Tart

26. 3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

27. Chocolate Chip and Cherry Blondies

Chocolate Chip and Cherry Blondies

28. Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

29. Fruit and Cream Mini-Tarts

Fruit and Cream Mini-Tarts

30. Brown Sugar Apples

31. Fruit-Studded Monkey Bread


32. Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

33. Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp


34. The Best Glazed Mixed Berry Scones

The Best Glazed Mixed Berry Scones

35. Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Banana Pudding

36. Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Recipe

37. Drunk Fruit Salad

38. Blueberry Clafouti


39. Banana Split Bites

Banana Split Bites

40. Fresh Cherry Crumble or Crisp

Fresh Cherry Crumble or Crisp

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  1. Yum to all of those !
    I’m crazy about fruit too. I can’t poop without it, and I’m miserable when I don’t poop, so eating tons of fruit is what keeps me happy -mostly.

    However, fruit that had seen any form of transformation was not allowed to be called fruit in my parents’ house. Apple was a fruit, apple pie was a desert.

    In the summer I think a fun, healthy way of getting more fruit is just to make a huge fruit salad – this week’s top choice for me is strawberries, nectarines and peaches – with some basil and lemon juice. Eat that anywhere, anytime!

    • Retrospectively, I think this comment sounds a bit too much like something Gwyneth Paltrow would write.

      Guys, do I sound like Gwyneth Paltrow ? Help.

      • I dunno, you sound like a Chloe to me. And your Huge Fruit Salad sounds scrumptious. So there.

  2. All of these should be illegal, holy crap. The spring rolls, the brown sugar apples, the panna cotta, I’m drooling.

  3. Those Spring rolls look perfect for my goodbye potluck in the park on Saturday!

    TWO WEEKS UNTIL MPLS [car emoji]-> DENVER!

  4. Okay so I am WAY EXCITED about all these fruit recipes, but damn if that Raspberry Fool recipe doesn’t have the weirdest, most uncomfortable intro I have ever read:

    “Her: “Oh mom, this is really, really good.” Smiles and licks and more creamy swirled spoonfuls into her rosebud shaped mouth”


  5. I basically screamed about every recipe while reading this. Definitely going to be trying some of these out!!!

  6. Okay honestly? Nothing gets me more pumped than seeing a recipe post on Autostraddle.

    I’m aaaaall about fruit, but somehow I easily forget about them? Shame. I will have to try these recipes out someday. Thank you for sharing!

    • @dante I also forget about fruit even though it’s THE best. For some reason the recipe posts here seem tastier than the ones not shown to me by autostraddle :)

      • @beefriend22 Heya, I know this is late but I was out for a week and like…I don’t like leaving responses un-responded. Haha.

        Yes fruit IS the best. And I completely agree with you. These are some quality recipe posts.

  7. I read this (great!) list yesterday and have been wondering about the German part in the German Pancake Bites ever since.

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