Beyond Apples: 13 Fruit Recipes to Bake This Fall Slideshow

Preheat the oven for these ripe fall baking recipes
Beyond Apples: 13 Fruit Recipes to Bake This Fall

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Beyond Apples: 13 Fruit Recipes to Bake This Fall

Beyond Apples: 13 Fruit Recipes to Bake This Fall

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As holiday baking season is gearing up, find renewed inspiration in fall fruits other than the ubiquitous apple with these 13 recipes that celebrates the produce from Mother Earth this fall harvest.

From cakes sweetened with figs to tart cranberry pies to a fall persimmon twist on a pineapple upside-down cake, we have recipes that will make baking a joy this fall season.

Chocolate Pomegranate Brownies

Chocolate Pomegranate Brownies

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The bright, fall pomegranate flavor will shine alongside the deeper hints of coffee and cacao in this chocolate brownie recipe.

For the Chocolate Pomegranate Brownies recipe, click here.

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

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Start your day with something sweet, like this Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake. You can use canned cranberry sauce to make this cake or make your own with fresh cranberries straight from the bog.

For the Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake recipe, click here.

Fig Tart

Fig Tart

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Here is an elegant yet easy dessert from brothers Massimiliano and Federico Sali at Tinello, located in London. It's perfect for sharing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. As an alternative presentation, you can use eight smaller tart pans for individual servings. — Peter Prescott and Terence Conran

For the Fig Tart recipe, click here.

Fresh Fig Cake

Fresh Fig Cake

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This incredibly moist cake will make a fan of even the greatest fig skeptics, and the sweet cake will impress with nothing more than a simple drizzle of honey and sliced fig on the plate.

For the Fresh Fig Cake recipe, click here.

Fudge Lava Cake with Cactus Pear Crème Anglaise

Fudge Lava Cake with Cactus Pear Crème Anglaise

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Carry this classic molten cake recipe into fall with a bright, beautiful pink crème anglaise made with one of the more unusual fall fruits — cactus pear.

For the Fudge Lava Cake with Cactus Pear Crème Anglaise recipe, click here.

Grape Harvest Cake

Grape Harvest Cake

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Early autumn brings plenty of sweet grape varieties to taste. From the intense Concord to sweet and different Moondrop grape, you can experiment with your favorite variety with this grape cake recipe.

For the Grape Harvest Cake Recipe recipe, click here.

Junipear Pie

Junipear Pie

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This pear and juniper berry pie from the Four and Twenty Blackbirds cookbook is filled with tender, sweet pears and the fresh, floral flavor of the juniper berry.

For the Junipear Pie recipe, click here.

Pear and Blackberry Cobbler

Pear and Blackberry Cobbler

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Topped with a crumbly streusel, this pear and blackberry cobbler is a fabulous holiday dessert that has just the right amount of sweet and tangy flavors. — Lauren Gordon

For the Pear and blackberry cobbler recipe, click here.

Persimmon Pound Cake

Persimmon Pound Cake

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Few can resist the dense, rich texture of pound cake, but when paired with persimmons, it takes on a moist texture with a sweet flavor profile that reinvents the flavors of a pound cake altogether. — Anne Dolce

For the Persimmon Pound Cake recipe, click here.

Persimmon Upside-Down Cake

Persimmon Upside-Down Cake

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The cake batter in this recipe has meringue in it that gives it that extra light and fluffy texture. Poured on top of crunchy tangerine-flavored caramel and fresh slices of persimmon, it’s the perfect combination of texture, freshness, and sweet. — Ashley Weaver

For the Persimmon Upside-Down Cake recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

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This cookie recipe is a healthier alternative to others because of the added Greek yogurt, whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, walnuts, and dark chocolate. Greek yogurt adds extra protein, and is a substitute for a half cup of butter. The whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and walnuts bring in additional protein and fiber. The molasses contributes not only great flavor, but a good amount of potassium. Last, but not least, the dark chocolate is a great addition of iron, and more potassium and fiber. Just because it’s the holidays it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your health — have a treat that’s both healthy and sweet. —Alisha Falkenstein

For the Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll

Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll

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To help satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings while also keeping nutrition in mind, Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos have created their own better for you pumpkin spice cake roll. By swapping out unhealthy ingredients for more nutritious ones and using better for you ingredients, such as raw pumpkin, this delicious recipe is amazingly nutritious and has all the pumpkin spice flavor you need. Plus, it will only set you back 145 calories. — The Nutrition Twins

For the Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll recipe, click here.

Roasted Almond Foccacia Bread with Grapes and Rosemary

Roasted Almond Foccacia Bread with Grapes and Rosemary

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For a light snack that still satiates the indulgent crowd, focaccia is an ideal dish to make. This focaccia blends the aromatic flavors of rosemary with the sweetness of grapes for a deliciously unexpected taste. — Joy the Baker

For the Roasted Almond Foccacia Bread with Grapes and Rosemary recipe, click here.