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12 Savory Meals Starring Sweet Fruits

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Sure, sweet fruit shines in desserts like crisps or cookies, but sometimes I just want to switch it up. That’s right, I take those apples, pears, oranges, and grapes and swing into savory territory—the land of roasts and braises and stews. I’m talking about a world beyond fruit salads (although those are delicious, too). There are just so many different ways to incorporate fruit into dinners and lunches with the help of juicy chicken, spicy sausage, or creamy polenta. Here, I’ve gathered 12 of our best savory fruit dishes that I bet will inspire you to switch it up, too.

Smoky Bean Chili (With Prunes!)
Smoky Bean Chili (With Prunes!)
Broiled Lemon-Honey Arctic Char with Citrus Sauce
Broiled Lemon-Honey Arctic Char with Citrus Sauce
Creamy Polenta with Sautéed Apples, Mushrooms, & Calvados
Creamy Polenta with Sautéed Apples, Mushrooms, & Calvados
Simple Roasted Grape Chicken

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken by gingerroot

Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit

Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit by Catherine Lamb

Savory Apple Tart Flambée

Savory Apple Tart Flambée by Alexandra Stafford

Sake-Steamed Mandarin Fish

Sake-Steamed Mandarin Fish by meganvt01

Little Lola's Macaroni and Cheese
Little Lola's Macaroni and Cheese
Sausage and Apple Pie
Sausage and Apple Pie
Celery Risotto with Asian Pear and Shiso

Celery Risotto with Asian Pear and Shiso by gingerroot

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Figs and Apricots

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Figs and Apricots by danielle_centoni

Braised Pork in Lazy Cherry Ancho Mole
Braised Pork in Lazy Cherry Ancho Mole

What's your favorite savory fruit mash-up? Dish in the comments below!

Automagic Spring Menu Maker!
Automagic Spring Menu Maker!

Tags: Dinner, Weeknight Cooking, Meal Plan