Fruit recipes


Use fresh fruit from your garden to design some healthy, tasty recipes. If this is not available use shop bought fruit instead.

  • Estimated time: 30 minutes
  • Location: Outdoors & Indoors
  • School term: All year round
  • Level of experience: No experience needed
  • Subject(s): English, Maths, PSHE, Art&DT

Learning objectives

  • Research and learn about healthy recipes that pupils can make themselves
  • Learn to recognise fruit growing


Ask the pupils to think of their favourite meals or snacks or even drinks that may contain fruit.
Ask them to bring in recipe books or magazines from home.


  • Recipe books
  • Gardening and cookery magazines
  • Access to internet
  • Paper, pencils and pens

Step by step

  1. Make a list of all the fruit growing in the school garden. Discuss which fruits can be eaten raw? Which need to be cooked?
  2. Then make a list of all the meals or dishes, drinks or spreads that the pupils like to eat which contain fruit.
  3. Do any of these dishes contain the fruit growing in the school garden? If the recipe contains dried fruit find out what the fruit looks like when it is growing fresh, for example raisins.
  4. Use the list of favourite dishes along with recipe books and magazines to come up with some tasty simple dishes that contain some of the fruit growing at school.
  5. Find a recipe for a dish with at least one of the fruits growing in the school garden. From reading the recipe, work out how much fruit is needed.
  6. What other ingredients are needed to make the dishes?
  7. Copy out or write a new recipe, illustrate with drawings or using cut out pictures of the fruit it contains.

Hints & tips

  • Keep it simple – eat the fruit raw for maximum flavour and ease of preparation! 
  • Fruit smoothies and fruit kebabs are quick to prepare.
  • Use this activity a part of Focus on Fruit and Supermarket Sweep class growing topic

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