Apples, Figs, and Pears September 25, 2008 Food Farideh Sadeghin SHARE Apples, figs, and pears feature in any number of desserts, but they are flavorful in a variety of dishes. SAVEUR magazine shows you 16 sweet and savory recipes for apples, figs, and pears. Baked Pears and Prunes with Red Wine Sauce Taking poached pears to the next level, in this dessert, whole Bosc pears are cooked in a red wine syrup, with succulent prunes adding complexity to the sauce. Get the recipe for Baked Pears and Prunes with Red Wine Sauce » Roast Duck with Figs Roast Duck with Figs Spiced Apple Strudel This easy-to-assemble strudel from author Eugenia Bone makes use of preserved spiced apples and store-bought phyllo dough. Get the recipe for Spiced Apple Strudel » Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig-Olive Tapenade A tangy-sweet tapenade made with dried figs, kalamata olives, and capers is the perfect foil for mild goat cheese in this easy appetizer. Get the recipe for Goat Cheese Crostini with Fig-Olive Tapenade » Apple & Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Apple Casserole Bigos (Polish Pork and Sauerkraut Stew) Bigos—a Polish stew of pork shoulder, bacon, kielbasa, and sauerkraut—is perfect for every celebration. Get the recipe for Bigos (Polish Pork and Sauerkraut Stew) » Sauéed Sea Scallops with Caramelized Apples and Chicken Livers This elegant dish marries the light sweetness of scallops with the deep, rich flavors of earthy chicken liver and caramelized apples. Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes This recipe, from Fore Street restaurant in Portland, Maine, calls for using six 4″ steel blini pans. But you can make a single cake in an 8″ cast-iron skillet, if you prefer. If fresh or frozen cranberries aren’t available, use reconstituted dried berries. Get the recipe for Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes » Fig Ice Cream Ripe black mission figs, sweet brown sugar, and just a hint of cinnamon combine beautifully in this swirled ice cream, as lovely to look at as it is to eat. Turkey with Sauerkraut, Riesling, and Pork Sausages Turkey soaks up aromatic flavors like a sponge, and this riff on the Alsatian dish choucroute garnie is a case in point: as the bird roasts under a cloak of bacon and braises in sauerkraut, wine, apples, and a bundle of spices, it takes on the piney fragrance of juniper berries, the fruity flavor of the riesling wine, and some of the smokiness and savor of the pork. Serve this dish with the traditional choucroute accompaniments: sausages, boiled potatoes, and tangy mustard. Get the recipe for Turkey with Sauerkraut, Riesling, and Pork Sausages » Pear, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Soup Pears work brilliantly in this savory soup, their sweetness cut with a splash of balsamic vinegar. See the recipe for Pear, Shallot, and Squash Soup » Carrot and Pistachio Salad Carrots are roasted before being topped with crunchy pistachios and a sweet fig vinaigrette in this simple salad. Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream These sticky, caramelized pears get served warm with a glug of fresh chilled cream for a richly-flavored variation on poached pears. Get the recipe for Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream » Apple, Sage, and Sausage Stuffing A combination of apples and sausage lends a nice sweet-savory balance to this simple stuffing enhanced with sage. Get the recipe for Apple, Sage, and Sausage Stuffing » Honey-Roasted Apples with Sesame and Calvados Sweet apples are roasted until caramelized in honey and butter, then marinated in their cooking juices along with Calvados and sesame for a simple but surprisingly complex quick weeknight dessert. Get the recipe for Honey-Roasted Apples with Sesame and Calvados » Lavender Rice Pudding with Pears Lavender and delicately floral Bosc pears complement each other in this rich rice pudding, made fluffy and light with whipped cream. Get the recipe for Lavender Rice Pudding with Pears » MORE TO READ RELATED Eight (Really Great) Fermented Black Bean Recipes The punchy little legumes are the salty secret to your next weeknight dinner. READ NOW RELATED Fermented Black Beans are the Savory Superpower Every Pantry Needs From classic meaty dishes to modern, plant-based fare,... RELATED 16 Meringue Recipes for When You Have an Abundance of Egg Whites And zero yolks to give.