Two of the most popular superfood fruits to enjoy in the fall are apples and pears. They
are both loaded with vitamins and nutrients, have a sweet flavor for healthier desserts,
and even go great in more savory dishes. Here are some a few ways to incorporate them into your fall diet.
Add to a Smoothie
This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to use apples and pears in your fall foods. Add one or both sweetenings and any type of [green] vegetable smoothie to reduce the tart, sour or bitter taste. But don’t stop with apples and pears, throw in a banana, a cup of yogurt, and your preferred milk of choice.
Make a Fruit Salad
If you enjoy salads as a way to add in more superfoods and eat healthier at the same
time, don’t be afraid to add some fruit to it. It gives it a light, crisp flavor that is great
during this time of year. When adding fruit, a vinaigrette is usually the best type of
dressing, or you can just make your own by combining olive oil with a little lemon juice
and honey if you want to sweeten it up. Another superfood you can consider is kale, nuts, and cranberries, right alongside your sliced pears and apples.
This turns your chosen superfood into a type of dessert that is light and sugar-free,
aside from the natural sugars within the fruit itself. You can go with just apples and
pears, or mix and match with other fall fruits as well. If desired, you can use coconut butter or cashew butter instead of regular butter, for a nuttier flavor. Sautee on low heat some coconut oil with a little sea salt and cinnamon.
Apple and Pear Butter
Apple butter is a very popular choice in the fall, as it is perfect for topping your cookies,
muffins, scones, or even toast. You might even consider going one step further adding in pears. It can be made using a slow cooker. If you want, you can also mix in some pumpkin, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and other fall spices like ginger and cloves.