11 Desserts That Showcase the Best Winter Fruits

Jan 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Winter fruit desserts: The best desserts to make with winter fruit
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When winter is here, I often find myself gravitating toward beige comfort foods (hi, potatoes!) and decadent sweets rich with butter and cream. But just because there's snow outside doesn't mean there isn't ample in-season fruit waiting to be sampled at the grocery store.

Winter is citrus season. Oranges, lemons, limes, blood oranges and grapefruit are all in season and can inject a bright note of flavor into your usual winter menu. Juicy pomegranates and vibrant kiwi are also in their prime, a refreshing change from all the heavier food we tend to eat when the weather is cold outside.

You don't have to give up your dessert to enjoy these fruits, either. They're at their best when paired with something rich, adding a tart, sweet, fresh flavor that can liven up even the heaviest ingredients.

The next time you're at the store, load your cart with some in-season fruits so you can make one of these delicious desserts. Your sweet tooth will definitely thank you.

1 /11: Kiwi-Honey Galette

1/11 :Kiwi-Honey Galette

2 /11: Citrus-Pomegranate Mascarpone Cups

2/11 :Citrus-Pomegranate Mascarpone Cups

3 /11: Kiwi-Pomegranate Pavlova

3/11 :Kiwi-Pomegranate Pavlova

4 /11: Grain-Free Orange-Date Loaf Cake

4/11 :Grain-Free Orange-Date Loaf Cake

5 /11: Fruity S'mores Marshmallow Blinis

5/11 :Fruity S'mores Marshmallow Blinis

6 /11: Blood Orange & Aperol Sorbet

6/11 :Blood Orange & Aperol Sorbet

7 /11: Kiwi-Lemon Posset

7/11 :Kiwi-Lemon Posset

8 /11: Ricotta Cake With Pomegranate & Citrus

8/11 :Ricotta Cake With Pomegranate & Citrus

9 /11: Salted Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

9/11 :Salted Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

10 /11: Vegan Vanilla Pomegranate Cheesecakes

10/11 :Vegan Vanilla Pomegranate Cheesecakes

11 /11: Kiwi-Honey Yogurt Bars

11/11 :Kiwi-Honey Yogurt Bars