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Simple and summery South African fruit recipes

Now's the season to enjoy South Africa's apples and pears – and these two recipes are perfect for light alfresco dining

Simple and summery South African fruit recipes (Supplied: beautifulcountrybeautifulfruit.com)

The majority of South African apples are grown in the Elgin Valley in the Western Cape, and from April to August the tasty green and red apples are at their best. It's the same story for South African pears, too: Elgin, Ceres and Wolseley in the Western Cape are renowned for their prolific plantations.

What better excuse, then, to create light South African fruity fare at home, like these cinnamon- and nutmeg-infused baked apples and a tantalising pear and blue cheese salad? Chef and food writer Kerstin Rodgers shows how to rustle up a simple summery feast – and if you're really adventurous (and well-prepared), you can do it 'camping style', as she does...

For more summery recipes, visit Beautiful Country, Beautiful Fruit

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