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A selection of dried beans on a counter and inside wooden spoons.

Recipes Using Dried BeansAlthough many people enjoy the convienece of using canned beans, it's much cheaper to use dried beans. With a little bit of planning and presoaking, dried beans are a healthy addition to your family's meals.


Red delicious apples.

Recipes Using Red Delicious Apples?This page contains recipes using red delicious apples. Red delicious is an American apple with a mildly sweet flavor.


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Uses For Green Grapes With Seeds?I have tons of green grapes with seeds. I don't make wine, jam or jelly. Any suggestions to use them up? Thank you.


Sugar Free Jam Recipes

Sugar Free Jam Recipes?This page contains sugar free jam recipes. Reducing the amount of sugar consumed is on everyone's mind who is striving for a healthier diet.


Figs on White Background

Recipes Using FigsThis page contains recipes using figs. Sweet, juicy figs are a real luxury and can make any dish more elegant.


A bowl of cinnamon fruit dip.

Cinnamon Fruit DipI substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream and 1/2 packet of Splenda Naturals for the sugar. I added 1/2 chopped, unpeeled apple. This is a healthy snack, with lots of variety.



Apple Butter in jar & on plate

Instant Pot Apple ButterI made this but it came out too liquidy, because I added too much water. I didn't trust when the recipe said only use a couple tablespoons water but it turns out that if you really want apple butter, you should.


Watermelon flipped on grill

Making Grilled WatermelonTry grilling watermelon slices with a dash of salt for a delicious twist on this favorite summer food.


Caramel Grapes on plate

Making Caramel GrapesIf you want the flavor of caramel apples without the mess and difficulty, try caramel covered grapes. These sweet little treats are perfect for a party or as an after school snack for kids.


Chocolate Nut Banana Sushi on plate

Chocolate Nut Banana SushiRoll a ripe banana in chocolate and nuts and cut it into slices to resemble sushi. This is a great treat for kids after school.


Creamed Banana in bowl

Making Creamed BananasSaba bananas (a cooking banana from the Philippines) are combined with evaporated milk, brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and corn starch to make this delicious banana dish.


apples and sugars in covered crockpot

Making Crockpot Apple ButterFall is the time for making apple butter. Slow cook seasoned apples in a crockpot and then store the flavorful butter in sterilized jars or freeze. This is a delicious treat for the family and can be given as gifts.


Homemade Chunky Applesauce in pan

Homemade Chunky Applesauce RecipeA great way to use up apples is by making a chunky applesauce. Using sweet apples will reduce the amount of sugar it will need. This page contains a homemade chunky applesauce recipe.


covered jar of lemonsLemons

Making Preserved LemonsIf you have a bounty of fresh lemons, preserve them in salt to savor their deliciousness at any time of the year. This is a page about making preserved lemons.


Lemonade Fruit Dressing RecipeFrozen lemonade concentrate makes a delicious dressing for all sorts of fruit salad combinations. This page contains recipes for lemonade fruit dressing.


Poached Pears with ice cream on plate

Honey Tea Poached PearsThis fancy pear dessert is easy to make. You can use any type of tea you'd like for the infusion, but something bright and punchy is suggested. I used a blend of hibiscus, rosehips, lemongrass, peppermint, orange peel, lemon verbena, and wild cherry bark (all in one bag). This is delicious on its own, but I love a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside!


Salt Preserved Lemons in jars

Salt Preserved LemonsThis is a super easy, super useful recipe for preserved pickled lemons. Although they are best known as a staple Moroccan ingredient, used in dishes such as tagines and couscous. Since I began making them a few years ago I have found myself using them in all kinds or recipes up to an including washing off the salt and chopping up the lemon zest to pop into my famous rich Christmas cake (a desperate moment but it worked absolutely fine and I now do it on purpose).


Grilled pineapple topped with coconut sorbet and toasted coconut.

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut SorbetThis tropical treat combines warm pineapple with cool coconut flavor. This page is about making grilled pineapple with coconut sorbet.


Strawberry syrup being poured over a scoop of ice cream.

Fruit Flavored SyrupsSugar syrups flavored with fruit are popular in coffees, sodas and desserts. This page is about making fruit flavored syrups.


Caramelized Apples in bowl with ice cream

Easy Caramelized ApplesThis is a very easy way to make caramelized apples without butter or cornstarch. All it takes is cooking your apples in sugar and a splash of water. The apples will soften as they cook and lend itself to making a velvety caramel treat.


Raspberry Soup in a white bowl on a black table

Raspberry Soup RecipeThis page contains a raspberry soup recipe. This combination of berries, juice, wine, and yogurt is served cold for a delicious summertime dessert.



Two blackberries on white background

Recipes Using BlackberriesDelicious summer blackberries can be used in recipes from cobblers, to smoothies, and even for making wine. This page contains recipes using blackberries.


Blackberry Coconut Pops

Blackberry Coconut Pops RecipeAdd some fruit to your coconut pops for a sweet flavor treat. Make this blackberry coconut pops recipe for a delicious cool snack.


Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops RecipeWatermelon can easily be frozen to make an icy, sweet summer treat. Here is a watermelon pops recipe that no one will be able to resist on a hot summer day.


Avocado dressing on salad

Avocados for Now and LaterI love avocados and they are so good for us too! I use it in place of mayo or butter on bread and toast. It makes a yummy and healthy breakfast with a hard boiled egg sliced on top of the avocado toast. I also make a salad dressing from them.


Cinnamon Apples

Skillet Cinnamon ApplesThis one pan sweet side dish is simple to make and is sure to be a hit and a frequently requested addition to many future meals. This is a page about skillet cinnamon apples.


Fan fried banana on plate.

Fan Fried Banana RecipeSlice a banana into a fan shape and then pan fry. A sprinkle of sugar and you are ready to enjoy this delicious fruity treat. This page contains a fan fried banana recipe.


Peaches or nectarines baked with mint and syrup

Maple Baked PeachesThe delicious flavor of maple syrup makes these baked peaches a special treat. This is a page about maple baked peaches.


Old apple isolated against a white background

Uses for Old ApplesEven after an apple has passed its prime for munching on, it can still be used in lots of ways. This is a page about uses for old apples.


Homemade Fruit Roll Up Recipes

Homemade Fruit Roll Up RecipesYou can save money and control the ingredients used by making your own fruit rollups. This page contains homemade fruit roll up recipes.


Cinnamon Apple Fruit Roll-Ups

Cinnamon Apple Fruit Roll-UpsWhether you buy apples specifically for this recipe or use some from the fridge that have passed their prime, you will love these homemade fruit roll-ups. This page contains a recipe for cinnamon apple fruit roll-ups.


sauce on ice cream

Blackberry Sauce RecipeThis page contains a blackberry sauce recipe. The sweet taste of blackberries is ideal for making them into a luscious sauce for ice cream or other menu items.


Lady Bug Strawberries

Making Lady Bug StrawberriesThese delicious chocolate dipped strawberries are great as a treat for the family or as a delightful party snack. This is a page about making lady bug strawberries.



Recipes Using StrawberriesFresh, frozen or dried these wonderful berries can be the focus of delicious desserts, an addition to many salads, and used to flavor beverages and dressings. This page contains recipes using strawberries.


Baked Bananas

Baked Banana RecipesThis page contains baked banana recipes. A simple, healthy dessert can be baked fruit with light sugar.


Fresh Fruit

Topping Recipes for Fresh FruitThis page contains topping recipes for fresh fruit. Complement your fresh fruit with a delicious homemade topping.



broiled grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit RecipesThis page contains broiled grapefruit recipes. Try broiling grapefruit halves or slices for a delicious fruit side.


pan fried apple slices

Fried Apple RecipesWith fall comes bumper crops of sweet juicy apples. One excellent way to prepare them is pan fried. This page contains fried apple recipes.


Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple RecipesA delicious addition to a meal can be cooked on the barbecue or inside grill. This page contains grilled pineapple recipes.


Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries

Chocolate Stuffed RaspberriesThis simple to make melding of raspberries and chocolate is sure to be a hit whenever you serve them. This is a page about chocolate stuffed raspberries.


Pomegranate Finger Cakes

Recipes Using PomegranatesThis page contains recipes using pomegranates. Pomegranates are a luscious red fruit that can be a surprisingly delicious and tangy addition to many recipes.


Homemade Pear Pie

Pear Pie RecipesThis page contains pear pie recipes. Sweet juicy pears and pie? What a delicious combination.



Raspberry Swirl RecipesThis page contains raspberry swirl recipes. The tangy flavor of raspberries combined in a sweet creamy dessert is a treat for the taste buds as well as the eyes.


Chilled Melon Balls

Summer Melon RecipesHoneydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, or muskmelon can create many kinds of refreshing warm weather treats and salads. This page contains summer melon recipes.


Dried Fruit

Recipes Using Dried FruitDried fruit has many cooking uses, from desserts to main dish meals. This page contains recipes using dried fruit.



Recipes Using RaspberriesRaspberries are delicious when used in a variety of desserts and other recipes. This page contains recipes using raspberries.


Sauteed Apples

Sauteed Apples RecipesThis page contains sauteed apples recipes. If you are looking for a delicious side dish made with apples, try a saute.


Fruit Canapes

Fruit Canapes RecipesTraditionally made on stale white bread, this finger food is a delicious addition for any gathering. This page contains fruit canapes recipes.


Marmalade Cookies

Recipes Using MarmaladeThis page contains recipes using marmalade. This fruit spread is delicious on bread and toast, and can be used for a variety of recipes.


Salmon with Lemons

Recipes Using LemonsLemons are used in a wide variety of recipes from desserts to main dishes. This page contains recipes using lemons.


Half Orange

Recipes Using OrangesWhether fresh or canned, oranges can make delightful treats and beverages. This page contains recipes using oranges.


Apple Fruit Leather

Fruit Leather RecipesThis page contains fruit leather recipes. A good way to use up excess fruit is by drying fruit leather.


Peach Cobbler Fresh out of the Oven

Recipes Using PeachesIf you love the taste of peaches you are probably excited about finding new recipes using this delicious fruit. This page contains recipes using peaches.


Making Carmel Covered Apples

Making Carmel Covered Apples?This page is about making caramel apples. Apples covered with caramel are a delicious fall treat.


Pear Dessert Recipes

Pear Dessert RecipesThis page contains pear dessert recipes. You can use delicious fresh pears or canned ones to make delicious desserts.


Fruit Slush With Mint

Fruit Slush RecipesThere are many, wonderful combinations of fruits that can make delicious, slush treats. This page contains fruit slush recipes.


Cherry Soup

Fruit Soup RecipesThis page contains fruit soup recipes. Whether served warm or cold fruit soup is a delightful addition to any meal.


Sliced Pineapple

Recipes Using PineapplePineapple is a very sweet tropical fruit that can be incorporated in many main dishes, salads and desserts. This page contains recipes using pineapple.


Good Cherries

Recipes Using CherriesThis page contains recipes using cherries. Cherries are wonderful in many kinds of desserts and salads, too.


Finished Apples

Cinnamon Apple RecipesCinnamon apples taste like pie without the crust and are delicious for breakfast or as a side dish. This page contains cinnamon apple recipes.


Pear on White Background

Recipes Using PearsSweet, delicious pears are an essential ingredient in many recipes. This page contains recipes using pears.


Blood Oranges on Cutting Board

Recipes Using Blood OrangesThis page contains recipes using blood oranges. These slightly sweeter, less acidic oranges with their distinctive color can be used in a variety of recipes.


Blueberry Muffins in Basket

Recipes Using BlueberriesThis page contains recipes using blueberries. There are so many delicious recipes using fresh or frozen blueberries; try a new one today.


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Blueberry BitesThese are good and nutritious, they taste like candy.


Fruit Kabobs

Making Fruit KabobsFruit kabobs are a delightful delicious treat for parties or just a family dinner. This is a page about making fruit kabobs.


Granny Smith Apples

Recipes Using ApplesThis versatile fruit can be prepared in many delicious of ways. This page contains recipes using apples.


Seive and apple in preparation for making sauce.

Homemade Applesauce RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade applesauce. Applesauce is not just for babies. Homemade applesauce is a great way to serve delicious sweet or tart apples. It is yummy as a stand alone dessert, a condiment with pork or potato pancakes, or as an ingredient in many recipes.


Dried lime cut in half.

Recipes Using Dried LimesThis page contains recipes using dried limes. Once you have dried some fresh limes, you can explore all of the amazing Middle Eastern and Persian recipes that use this wonderful ingredient.


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Spiced Pineapple ChunksDrain pineapple chunks and to the syrup add remaining ingredients. Boil 15 minutes. Strain. Add pineapple and simmer 30 minutes.


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Pineapples And CheeseI love pineapple! Sprinkle cheese over pineapple and microwave 1 minute or until cheese is melted


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Spiced ApplesPut red hots, vinegar, water, and sugar together and boil. Add apples; cook until done. You can cut apples in half.


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Cantaloupe with Raspberry SauceThis is nice for breakfast, dessert or a snack.


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Cranberry-Pineapple MinisThis is a nice way to have cranberries. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to measure 2 1/2 cups; pour into saucepan. Bring to boil. Pour over gelatin mixes in large bowl; stir 2 minuntes until completely dissolved.


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Minted Fruit CompoteDrain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to equal 2 cups. For syrup, in a small saucepan, combine the reserved 2 cups juice mixture, sugar, and mint


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Fruit Sundae ConesPlace strawberries in a blender container; cover and blend until smooth. Place desired fruit in bowl; gently toss together. Spoon fruit into cones. Drizzle with the strawberry puree.


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Strawberry BlossomsRemove stems from berries, forming a flat base. Place berries pointed end up. With sharp knife, carefully slice berry in half vertically through center to within 1/4 inch of base.


Recipes Using Pawpaws?We have a great crop of ripe pawpaws this year. I know how to make cookies and bread with them (I found some recipes online last year), but was wondering if anyone know of any other uses/recipes for them?


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Tutti Frutti Recipe?I'm looking for a recipe for what my Grandmother called Tutti Frutti. It is a fruit preserve concoction that had oranges, pears, and other fruits. Thanks in advance.


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Marinated FruitQuick, easy, delicious and nutritious. Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Mix the juice with the pudding and Tang.


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Fresh Fruit Ideas for a Baby Shower?Does anybody have any ideas for fresh fruit salads or a fresh fruit bouquet for a baby shower?


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Quick Cherry Mix first 3 ingredients (drain pineapple). Add any or all of rest ingredients. (Or anything that sounds good.) Dish and serve.


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Cinnamon PineappleIn a saucepan, mix the pineapple juice & both bags of cinnamon candies. Bring to a medium heat, stirring candies till dissolved. Put both cans of drained pineapple into the saucepan with liquid. Mix well. Refrigerate and allow pineapple to soak up liquid.


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Drying Fruit in a Slow Cooker?Does anyone have directions for drying fruit in the slow cooker? I've misplaced the directions I had. Thanks.


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Red Hot ApplesaucePeel and core apples and chop into large chunks. Place in saucepan and cover almost completely with water. Cover pan. bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.


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Cherry CrunchMix pie filling and cherries. Spread in 8x8-inch baking pan. Mix Bisquick, nuts, sugar, cinnamon.


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FruitsiclesCombine banana and strawberries in bowl, mixing well. Add pineapple, beating well. Add milk, beating well. Pour into four 5 oz. paper cups. Insert small plastic spoons, handle up, in each cup. Freeze until firm. Peel off paper cup to serve.


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Recipes Using Citrus Fruits?I have a bunch of oranges and grapefruit that are leftover from the Lion's Club Sale. I need to use them up soon! Does anybody have ideas and or recipes so they will not go to waste?


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Hot Fruit CompoteDrain pineapple and reserve juice. Arrange fruit in strips, rows or circles, depending on shape of your container. Make 1 layer of fruit, then spread it with cherry pie filling.


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Easy Spiced ApricotsDrain apricots, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. In saucepan, combine honey, vinegar and spices with apricot juice. Bring to a boil and pour over apricots in a quart bowl.


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Recipes For Peeled Lychees?Does any have any recipes for canned lychees? I have a can of peeled lychees, and I am not sure what to do with it.


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Recipes For Fresh Apricots?My elderly neighbor has a tree loaded with quickly ripening apricots. Does anyone have a few simple recipes (perhaps for jam or baked goods ?) to share that I can make up for him?


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Fresh Fruit on a CloudLine cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Then add Cool Whip. Beat on high until smooth. Fold in marshmallows.


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Marinated PineapplePlace pineapple in large heatproof bowl. In small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally; cook 1 minute.


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Fruit PattiesRecipe for Fruit Patties. Grind figs, dates, raisins, cherries, almonds, walnuts and pecans. You may have to use the coarse blade the first time for the almonds, then they will go through a finer blade.


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Minted PearsRecipe for Minted Pears. Bring sugar and water to a boil for 5 minutes. Add mint flavoring and a generous 2-3 shakes of the green food coloring; mix well. Add about 9 pears which have been peeled, halved and cored.


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Recipes Using Frozen Fruit?I have a big bag of mixed frozen fruit that's been in the freezer for a couple of months. It's still good, not freezer burned or anything. I haven't used it because I don't know what to use it for!


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Pears Poached in Raspberry SyrupThaw the raspberries and press through a fine sieve. Pour the water through the pulp. Discard the pulp. Put juice in a saucepan, add the sugar and cornstarch (mixed with a little water) and bring to a boil.


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Fruit Salad with Strawberry DressingArrange alternate layers of fruit on a bed of crisp spinach greens on individual plates. Garnish generously with cashews and a handful of grapes. Stir strawberry vinegar into sour cream. Drizzle over fruits and serve. Makes about 6 servings...


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Mock Canned PineappleMix together and simmer 20 minutes. Fill hot clean jars; seal. Put in hot water bath for 20 minutes for pints or 25 minutes for quarts...


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Apricot Coconut BallsCombine apricots and coconut. Add sweetened condensed milk and blend well. Shape into small balls and roll in powdered sugar. Let stand till firm.


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Pear Sauce?I'm looking for a recipe for pear sauce, made like apple sauce.


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Strawberries 'n CreamRinse the berries and pat dry with paper towels. Trim off the stem end and cut in half lengthwise. Cut a thin strip off the bottom of each berry half so they will sit upright without tipping over.


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Fresh Strawberries with Cream DipCombine cream cheese and sour cream in a small bowl; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, mixing well. Chill 1 hours. Serve with fresh strawberries.


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Easy Apple WrapsA simple recipe using sweetened apples and pot sticker or won ton wrappers!


Cinnamon Apple Fruit Roll-Ups

Cinnamon Apple Fruit Roll-UpsMaking homemade fruit roll ups is one of the ways I like to use up apples that have gotten a bit soft. Making this cinnamon apple takes only a few ingredients, but technically, you could just use just apples for a super healthy plain one.


A banana crepe being cooked in a skillet.

Banana CrepesA favorite of many people here on the islands is crepes made with fresh bananas. Once the bananas are cut from the banana plant they are hung upside-down to ripen. Many times we have too many ripe bananas to use. Therefore, we take the over ripe bananas and make Poe and crepes. The crepes are delicious eaten alone or topped with fresh coconut milk. So next time you have over ripe bananas try making some banana crepes.


Caramel Apple Slice Pops on tray

Caramel Apple Slice PopsI adore caramel apples but I find them so hard to eat. Whether I bite into them or cut them, it seems huge chunks of the precious coating busts off and I'm left with a lot of apple. This is my recipe for an easier to manage caramel apple as they are done in little slices that you can successfully enjoy without having them crumble. You can play around with the amount of toppings and use things like white chocolate drizzle and sprinkles. It's so much fun!


Caramel Grapes on plate

Caramel GrapesThis is a delicious twist on caramel apples. I love caramel grapes because I get everything I want in caramel apples in one bite, with so much less mess. Plus, they're so cute!


Fan fried bananas on plate.

Fan Fried BananaMake a fan shape banana and fry it. You can do it with your kids. It is so easy and delicious!


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4th of July StrawberriesChocolate dipped strawberries are a yummy treat.


Lady Bug Strawberries

Lady Bug StrawberriesHere is a cute way to decorate strawberries for a party. Check out this video and learn how to make them.


Cinnamon Apples

Making Cinnamon ApplesThis video shows you the step by step process to making cinnamon apples.


Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries

Chocolate Stuffed RaspberriesRaspberries and chocolate make a delicious combination. Watch this video and learn how to make these simple little treats.



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Left Over Apple Recipes?I have had apples in the fridge for almost 3 weeks already. What can I do with them?


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Homemade Fruit Roll Ups?How do you make homemade fruit roll ups?


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Recipe for Pears Preserved in Liqueur?Does anyone have any recipes for preserving pears in liqueurs?


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Gravenstein Apple Recipes?I have a Gravenstein apple tree with a hundred apples. I need recipes that are best using Gravensteins!


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Using Ripe Peaches?I have too many peaches! I've thought of stewing them to freeze for other baked recipes or sauces. Any other ideas, or a recipe for tomato and peach salsa?


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Recipes Using Lemons?I need recipes using lemons. We have our own tree.


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