winter fruit recipes cookblogshare with pannetone, apple and apricot chutney, rocket and melon salad, and vegan dark chocolate orange cheesecake.

Winter Fruit Recipes – #CookBlogShare Week 49

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At any time of the year, you can enjoy recipes using fruit for a wonderful flavor and to add important nutrients, too. Now as winter begins, there are still many options from the fall apple harvest, dried fruits, fresh citrus, and more. Here is a list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in winter from the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Winter Fruit Recipes

We still have plenty of apples from the fall: gala, honey crisp, Granny Smith – so delicious for Rosh Hashanah and Thanksgiving recipes plus everyday snacking and lunches. Here is another way to enjoy fresh apples, plus dried apricots and raisins or sultanas:

Apricot and Apple Chutney
Apricot and Apple Chutney is a sweet chunky chutney packed full of fresh and dried fruit. It’s easy to make with everyday ingredients and delicious! Great as a gift too!
Check out this recipe
Apricot and Apple Chutney

This rocket and melon salad is light and flavorful, and elegant for a brunch or dinner appetizer. It features cantaloupe and pomegranate, but I think ripe honeydew or canary melon would be terrific in it also.

Rocket and Melon Salad
This rocket and melon starter is perfect for a holiday. It’s extremely quick and easy to make and is gluten free and suitable for vegans. A fresh and light dish.
Check out this recipe
Rocket and Melon Salad

Panettone is a holiday favorite, so it’s great to see a gluten-free recipe – filled with dried cranberries, blueberries, apricots, glace cherries, and citrus zest with plenty of phytonutrients and fiber (note: this recipe contains egg).

Italian Gluten Free Panettone recipe
The Ultimate Italian Gluten Free Panettone Recipe
Check out this recipe
Italian Gluten Free Panettone recipe

I used the love the chocolate oranges with the sections: such a great taste combo. Check out this cheesecake made with tofu and coconut milk, plus fresh orange zest, orange juice, and even some candied peel for garnish. The nut-based crust will bring out the chocolate flavor even more:

Baked Vegan Orange Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate
This baked vegan orange cheesecake with with chocolate will delight you with its delicate taste and fluffy texture!
Check out this recipe
Baked Vegan Orange Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate

More Recipes You May Enjoy

Cranberry orange oatmeal muffins on white plate next to oranges
Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins
Try these easy muffins with fresh cranberries and orange zest for a delcious light breakfast or snack! Nutritious with oatmeal and reduced in fat and added sugar. Vegan recipe.
Check out this recipe
orange cranberry oatmeal muffins on white plate with oranges next to it
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp – Gluten-free and Vegan
Soft apples with warm spices and a crumbly, crispy topping – just the right dessert for a cool fall day. Easy to make in the slow cooker: fill your home with a delicious aroma. Gluten free, vegan, and with little added fat or sugar.
Check out this recipe
white dish of apple crisp topped with vegan vanilla ice cream next to green apple

What is #CookBlogShare?

CookBlogShare is a community for food bloggers to share recipes and foodie posts and generally support the food blogging community. The community is centered around the #CookBlogShare linky.

It is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators, and bloggers to come together and share each other’s recipes.

The linky is now hosted regularly by Sisley from Sew White & Chloe from Feast Glorious Feast.  New members are always welcome to join so make sure you invite your other food blogger friends!

The last linky was hosted by MIdge at Peachick’s Bakery who put together a collection of Recipes to Get Kids in the Kitchen.

Each week the host chooses a selection of recipes that have been submitted during the previous week to showcase. This week I’ve focused on Winter Fruit Recipes.

How to Take Part in this Week’s #CookBlogShare


Scroll down to the linky widget and add your links. Make sure to read the rules so we can all share the love!

I’ll be commenting and sharing as many of the links as possible. They’ll also be pinned to the #CookBlogShare group Pinterest board.

Use the same hashtag #CookBlogShare on Instagram and social media and you can post your recipes in the CookBlogShare Facebook group.


Scroll down to see what recipes have been linked up so far this week. Have a read and let us know what you think. Feel free to help share the love by sharing the recipes far and wide! You can also follow the #CookBlogShare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram to discover new and wonderful recipes.

The Rules

You can link up any recipe or foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before. There is no set theme but it is always sensible to think about upcoming seasons and holidays.

It is usually beneficial to link up towards the beginning of the week for maximum benefit to you.

You can link up to a maximum of 4 posts per linky.

Required – Add a link from your post(s) back to the host’s post. E.g. “I have linked this recipe to #CookBlogShare run by Sisley & Chloe which was hosted by Melissa at“.

Required – For each recipe that you link up, choose at least 2 of the other recipes which have been linked that week, go to the blog post and leave a 5* rating & lovely positive comment. You might want to come back later in the week when more posts have been linked up – but don’t forget!

Required – Please also comment on at least one post from that week’s host (me – It’s the third one, vegan stuffed mushrooms) or another recipe on my site. My linked post will be marked “HOST” in the title. (Please don’t leave a comment on this linky post).

Optional – Add the below linky badge to your linked-up post. Copy/paste the html in the below box into your post editor or a custom html block to display the badge:

Cook Blog Share

The next linky will be hosted by Sisley at

Bonus – There is no set requirement but there are several other ways that you can help share the love with the other members linking up. These can include:

  • Pinning the recipe
  • Sharing or scheduling a share to your Facebook page
  • Sharing or scheduling a share to your Twitter Feed
  • Saving the post to other sites like Yummly
  • Hitting the heart icon in the bottom left corner if the blogger is using Grow.Me or Slicksteam.

Please note that by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of our favorites!


  • Follow #CookBlogShare on Instagram and like/comment on linked up posts.
  • Follow #CookBlogShare on Twitter and like/retweet linked up tweets.
  • Keep up with the Facebook Group for roundup recipe requests and other shouts for help.
  • And do all these things yourself too!
  • Get involved with the Facebook Group. Ask questions, answer questions, share successes and generally be part of the awesome community!

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