6 Fruit-Forward Dishes to Adopt This Winter

So you’ve gathered all the best winter fruits the world has to offer and you’re wondering what to do next. We’ve got you covered. Use these recipes to bring a fruit-forward touch to pizzas, desserts, and more!

Pear, Gorgonzola & Walnut Pizza

Pizza is awesome year-round, but there’s something extra comforting about eating a fresh slice when the weather cools down. Instead of going with an everyday pepperoni pizza, bust out this awesome variant from USA Pears! It combines ripe winter pears with crunchy walnuts and tangy gorgonzola for a wonderful merge of sweet and savory flavors.

  • Pro Tip: Check out more unexpected pizza toppings here.

Tropical Mandarin Nice Cream

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t have ice cream! Unlike traditional ice cream, this recipe uses a variety of winter fruits and plant based milk to create a vegan treat that’s powerfully delicious.

  • Pro Tip: Swap in tangerines for a tarter flavor profile.

Burrata with Vincotto, Grilled Pears, Pickled Golden Raisins, & Micro Greens

Honestly, it’s hard to find a dish classier than this one from USA pears. Seasonal produce is without a doubt the biggest focus here; make sure to use fresh Anjou pears, micro greens, and herbs like rosemary and thyme to get the best final product.

Orange Oatmeal Bites

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but this recipe from Bee Sweet Citrus makes sure that it’s the tastiest. Naturally, orange oatmeal bites take advantage of the citrus fruit’s peak season, but this version expands on standard oatmeal bites by adding a variety of spices and honey for a filling vegan treat. 

Apple Onion Bruschetta with Smoked Gouda

Even though apples are available year-round, they reach their highest quality during the fall and early winter months. Make sure you customers get an extra dose of apple-goodness with this recipe from First Fruits. In terms of variety, we’d recommend using opal apples for their juicy texture and floral sweetness.

Pineapple Mango Salsa

Leave it to Dole to come up with a pineapple recipe that’ll blow your socks of. Their pineapple mango salsa is a great combination of sweet and spicy flavors, plus it pairs really well with chicken or fish. To pinpoint the spice level of your salsa, be sure to use this guide to determine the heat of your jalapeños.