15 Fun Uses for Frozen Fruit

A few freezers have at least one kind of frozen fruit. It’s excellent because frozen fruits are highly nutritious (not loaded with sugar or syrup) and can be used in savory and sweet recipes. (And when the season for farmers’ markets moves into high gear, making it possible to freeze at home could be an excellent option to deal with any fruit that is ripe that you cannot reach within the timeframe.) Please take a look at these exciting and creative ways to use it.

1. Barbecue Sauce Cook frozen fruits with Ketchup, Dijon mustard, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, reduced-sodium soy sauce, ground cumin, and chili powder. You can add chicken broth if you like and reduce the mix until it has a consistency that resembles barbecue sauce.

2. Sherbet and Sorbet: Puree frozen fruits in a blender or food processor using adequate orange juice (for sorbet) and fat-free dairy (for sherbet) to create a smooth puree. Freeze until firm. Purée (again) in the food processor right before serving.

3. Punch (Regular or Spiked): Add frozen fruits to your favorite drink, such as limeade or lemonade. If you want to make a cocktail, include vodka. To make sangria add frozen fruit to red wine. Add some seltzer if you like.

4. Smoothies: Put frozen fruits in a blender, along with milk, yogurt, or orange juice, then Blend until the mixture is smooth. (No need for ice, this creates an excellent smooth, well-balanced smoothie.)

5. Savory Sauces: Boil frozen fruit in sauteed onion and garlic, and then add dried herbs such as oregano, thyme, chili powder, coriander, smoked paprika, and curry powder. Add chicken or red wine broth, cook until the liquid has reduced, then add fresh basil, parsley, or chives before serving.

6. Empanadas: Cut two (9-inch) chilled piecrusts into equal pieces. Place frozen fruits that have been frozen and thawed in the middle of four each piece. Layer the rest of the details of the pie crust. Pinch the edges to make sure they are sealed. Transfer onto a baking sheet, then bake it at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on the top before serving.

7. Gallettes The easiest way to prepare them is to put an unrefrigerated pie crust that measures 9 inches on a large baking tray and top it off with thawed frozen fruit. Make sure to fold the edges of the crust so that they barely completely cover your Filling (cover the Filling by approximately two inches). Sprinkle one tablespoon of granulated sugar on top of the fruit. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.

8. Cream Cheese Tarts The lightest cream cheese is lightly sweetened using confectioners sugar. Add frozen, thawed fruit. Scoop the ingredients into mini-phyllo Shells (sold at the freezer food section; let them thaw before using).

9. Chutney: Cook frozen fruit in a jug with the diced onion of yellow, raisins, jalapeno minced, cumin, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Cook until the mixture is as thick as preserves (if the mixture becomes too thick, add broth or water as required).

10. Delicious Dips and Spreads In a food processor, blend frozen fruit thawed and part-skim ricotta cheese. Blend until it is smooth. Mix in graham crackers, or spread it on toast with whole grain.

11. Cobbler: Place frozen, thawed fruit in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle one tablespoon of granulated sugar on top. Sprinkle with chilled buttermilk biscuits. Bake at 375 for 20-25 mins until biscuits turn golden brown.

12. Cheesecake: Mix frozen fruit thawed in your preferred recipe before baking and cooling.

13. Marinade: Puree frozen fruit in a blender along with fresh lime or lemon juice, good olive oil, Dijon mustard, and fresh herbs such as parsley and basil. Add shallots, chives, or scallions to give it an onion-like taste. Use it to marinate chickens, seafood, fish, shellfish, and pork.

14. Vinaigrette: Add spice to your favorite vinaigrette with frozen, thawed fruit. Puree in a blender, then strain to your preference.

15. Syrup to make Waffles and Pancakes: Simmer frozen fruit in a small amount of sugar and orange juice until the sauce meets the desired consistency. Strain the sauce before serving, if desired.

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