Autumn is an exciting time for fresh produce and delicious snacks. The weather starts to cool down (well it’s supposed to anyway), the fruits begin to ripen and the rains will trigger produce to sprout!
If you’re a massive fruit lover, you’re definitely in luck! There are so many amazing fruits in season, from apples, melons, tomatoes, nuts, figs, olives to a whole lot more!
There’s no doubt that it can get a bit overwhelming walking down the aisles of Peaches with so many delicious options! So we’ve decided to help you out! Our team has come together to bring you our top five fruit picks of the month so you can really get into the autumn spirit
No fruit basket is complete without some deliciously crisp apples! Apples are at their best with harvest starting in mid to late summer for royal galas and finishing in May with sundowners. Take advantage of these amazing apples, and try this recipe for apple pie! You can’t go wrong with it!
Versatile and tasty, nothing says autumn like pears! During this season, pears are peaking with a variety of flavoursome options! They can make the perfect snack or even help take your cooking to the next level. Why not check out this recipe for a sensational poaches pear and mascarpone cheesecake!
We just can’t get enough of figs here at Peaches! So sweet and delicate, they’re also an excellent source of fibre and Vitamin C! We’ve got an abundance of figs stocked on our shelves and they’re cheap enough to turn into jam! In fact, check out this recipe for a simple, honey and fig jam! How delightful!
Simply divine! Persimmons are in season from February to late June so you still have plenty of time to stock up! When buying them, make sure to handle them carefully and choose the firm ones with a bright coloured skin! If you’re in a baking mood, why not check out this recipe for some delightful persimmon scones!
Lovely olives are also in season! Are you keen for a project? Get your hands on some hard green olives and preserve them yourself! Open them in winter and celebrate the delicious, produce packed months we were lucky enough to have. Check out the guide here!
Autumn is packed with such an abundance of fresh produce, it’s easy to cook a wide variety of meals that are in season. Cooking in season also means saving money, as well as fresher, tastier and healthier food! Now that’s a win for everyone!