This month’s seasonal spring fruits round up comes from Hannah who blogs at Domestic Gothess…
Summer is the season most often associated with bountiful fruit. However, while perhaps not as plentiful, there are many delicious fruits that are at their peak in springtime.
The sadly short blood orange season lasts from late winter to early spring, make the most of it! It is very versatile and works well in cakes, tarts, curds, ice cream, sorbet and cocktails as well as savoury dishes; or just eat them as they are (mind the stains…).
Rhubarb, though not technically a fruit, is most often used like one; and is equally as versatile as the blood orange, in both sweet and savoury dishes. Passion fruit and kiwis, though generally available year-round, are at their best in the early spring; use passion fruit in mousses, cakes and cheesecakes and kiwis in pavlovas, fruit salads, with yoghurt or in cocktails.
Finally, the apricot comes in to season in late spring; bring out their best by roasting them, using in jams and chutneys, or pairing them with almonds in a delicious tart.
Pictured, top left to bottom right:
Passion Fruit Yoghurt Cake With White Chocolate Drizzle from Simply Delicious
Roasted Apricots With Ricotta And Honey from Kitchen Repertoire
Dutch Baby Oven Pancake With Blood Oranges And Blueberries from Lavender and Lovage
Persian Meringue Nests With Rhubarb Curd from Butter and Brioche
Blood Orange Roasted Chicken from Goboroot
Crispy Sichuan Pepper Mackerel With Rhubarb And Star Anise Sauce from Food To Glow
Passion Fruit Mousse from Sips And Spoonfuls
Whole Blood Orange Semolina Cake With Rosemary from Twigg Studios
Kiwi Lemongrass Caipiroska from Supergolden Bakes
Apricot And Almond Tart from Butter Baking
And here are ten more delicious recipes to make the most of spring fruits:
Kiwi And Champagne Pavlova from Chasing Delicious
Rhubarb Sorbet from Hint Of Vanilla
Apricot Cheesecake With Amaretto Caramel from Giraffes Can Bake
Blood Orange Margaritas from Cookie + Kate
Rhubarb And Blueberry Crumble For Two from The Little Loaf
Savoury Apricot Jam With Shallots And Sage from Table Matters
Blood Orange Honey-Glazed Five Spice Tart With Almond Cream from Desserts For Breakfast
Rhubarb Fairy Cakes from Chocolate Log Blog
Kiwi Pineapple Parfait from Primavera Kitchen
Passion Fruit Cheesecake from A Pinch Of Love
Is anyone else looking forward to the new season’s fruits? What are your favourites?
Hannah is a food addict become blogger living in Birmingham, UK. She spends most of her time daydreaming about food, creating recipes for her blog, domesticgothess.com, and drinking copious amounts of tea. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.