Fresh fruit make excellent breakfasts and lunches or snacks. They can also be eaten with protein meals.
Many traditional recipes spoil the nutritional value of fruit by adding excessive amounts of sugar, in pavlova, vacherin, or as a sugar syrup. Or excessive amounts of fat when served in pastry, or in fruit fools or ice cream.
Most fruit should be served when ripe with only their own juice. A little fresh or clotted cream adds a touch of luxury.
Fruit that are slightly sour can be served with yogurt, rather than having sugar added.
Fruit to be served hot are best cooked in a microwave oven, where no extra water need be added.
Fruit can also be served sauteed in a little butter.
Fruit salads can be served with the fruit thinly sliced or cubed. When a melon has been used, the fruit salad can be returned to the scooped out melon shell when served.