Kitchen Tips

9 Ways To Use Up Overripe Fruit

Is your fruit a day or two past its prime? Here's how to rescue it!

Peaches have a soft spot? Plums a little mushy? Before you toss them in the compost bin, consider some of these great ways to make use of your overripe fruit. Carve out any truly inedible parts, then use the remainder to whip up something yummy. After all, as fruit ripens the sugar levels increase—so take advantage of this wonderful sweetness!

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Originally published August 2014. Updated August 2021.