Each year as we head into winter, I start to feel like there are hardly any fruits available. Apples, oranges, pears….I get a bit stuck after that. My daughter loves fruit, so I started taking a closer look at the available selection at my local farmers market and orchard store. I was surprised at the wide variety of fall/winter fruits that were sitting right in front of my eyes. I just wasn’t seeing them!
Here’s a list of fruits that are seasonal this time of year where I live:
Citrus – oranges, mandarins, grapefruit
Pineapple Guavas (also known as feijoas)
Are there any other fall/winter fruits that you like?
I bought a selection of fruits, and added them to what I already had in our fruit bowl at home. It was starting to look a bit like a fruit salad! So I decided to make one for dessert that night.
I’ve listed below the fruits that I used, but of course you could use whatever fruits you have. This is a lovely, healthy way to finish off a meal, and leftover fruit salad is great the next day with granola, oatmeal, yogurt etc.
Winter Fruit Salad
Banana (not a local fruit, but always readily available and very tasty in fruit salad!)
Cranberries (I used dried sweetened cranberries)
1. Dice up the fruit, peeling as appropriate.
2. Mix all fruits together in a bowl.
3. Serve either on its own, or with cream/coconut milk or a dollop of yogurt.
Fruit salad can be made ahead and kept in the fridge, but not for more than about 2 days.
Selection of winter fruit: