Uses for Ripe Fruit?

Tips for using fruit that is soft and a little too ripe. Post your ideas.

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June 22, 20050 found this helpful

Use up fruits and or vegetables that have begun to soften and put in a blender or on top of stove to soften. Use a masher or a fork (a masher is preferable.) If you are using fruit, add a little juice or water. Use in preparing breads, muffins and use just a quarter of the oil or less if baking. If you are not baking. Mash up fruits, add a little water, pour over ice cream.

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By Racer. (Guest Post)
June 22, 20050 found this helpful

If it is a tomato, I take it outside and mash it over my garden and the soft seeds grow into a tomato plant quickly. It is good for the dirt, and it produces it's own fruit.

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By Jeane Howell (Guest Post)
June 22, 20050 found this helpful

For making peach icecream, the extremely
ripe peaches are the best flavored. We go

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to the farmers market and they discount
the price because most people don't think
about using them in ice cream when they
are so ripe. They take a little longer to
peel, but you will get raves for your
dessert.

Jeane in Texas

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By Claudia (Guest Post)
June 23, 20050 found this helpful

With overly ripe bananas, you can make banana bread. Yum!

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By Christina (Guest Post)
June 23, 20050 found this helpful

A favorite recipe of BANANA BREAD really helps us use the VERY RIPE BANANA's. It is a must that the Banana's are extremely ripe for the best flavor to make the banana bread perfect! We never throw away banana's that are turning brown-black. We can toss them in the freezer for later use or whip up a batch of banana bread and enjoy! I have a recipe that everyone loves, family, my children, to first time guests...

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BANANA BREAD:

1 Cup of Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Stick of Butter (softened)
2 Ripe Banana's

1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Power
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Chopped Nuts if Desired

Blend first 4 ingredients, beat in the remaining ingredients. Spray Loaf Pan, pour in batter, Bake for 50 minutes @ 350 degrees

For Muffins, bake for 15 minutes @ 350 degrees

ENJOY!!

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June 28, 20050 found this helpful

Use fruits that have started to soften and put into a blender with a touch of juice or water. After doing this put in refrigerator and let sit for a while. (you may freeze and thaw for later use) After thawing, pour over ice cream, cereal, oatmeal etc. I have also used in baked goods. Also try vegetables this way. Use your imagination. Have fun with it.

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By Cathy (Guest Post)
August 17, 20050 found this helpful

Fruits usually go overripe with me because I don't use them quickly enough. Being short of time, I simply chuck them into a blender with some milk and icecream. Feel free to mix different types of fruits for great smoothies!

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By Cathy (Guest Post)
August 17, 20050 found this helpful

Recently, I bought some blueberries which went soft within 2 days. I mashed them, stirred in some cream and raw sugar and froze them for a seriously yummy natural icecream. Could work well with any fruit - melon, babnanas, strawberries, etc.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

When bananas get too brown; freeze. You can peel and freeze in freezer bags or just freeze whole. They are good for making smoothies or banana bread.

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I understand you can blend bananas and freeze into ice cream (with no additives). If you have a Vita-mix you can blend and freeze into ice-cream right in the blender.

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