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The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Get in November

The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Get in November

Words Emily Connelly

Use our guide to find the freshest fall produce that are in season in November, tips and tools for preparing it, and recipe ideas.

November is the unofficial start of the holiday season. Whether you’re deciding which colorful, veggie-packed Thanksgiving side to cook or picking the perfect fruity dessert recipe to serve, it’s important to stock up on the fruits and vegetables that will be in their prime this fall. Read on to see what’s in season this November.

Vegetables

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a staple in November – we like to peel and spiralize ours using the fettuccine blade on the Tabletop Spiralizer, then bake it with cinnamon for a sweeter option, or coarse salt and thyme for a savory squash. Although cutting squash can be tough, it’s one of our favorite vegetables to spiralize because it breaks down in just a few seconds.

brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Often a polarizing piece of produce, Brussels sprouts are in season in October, November and December. We like to use a Mini Vegetable Slicer to shred them into a pan, then sauté them with apples (also in season!) to balance out their slightly bitter flavor with something sweeter. 

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato season is a personal favorite – this versatile veggie (okay, it’s a starch) is ideal for meal prep, making into a dessert (sweet potato pie, anyone?), or even pureeing for your little one. We also like to use a Mandoline to turn our sweet potatoes into healthy chips, because if there’s anything we love more than fall produce, it’s snacking

OXO Cranberry Pie

Fruits

Cranberries

If November makes you think Thanksgiving, and that makes you inevitably think about cranberry sauce, that’s because cranberries are at their peak in November – we’re big fans of homemade cranberry dishes but we also like to use the bright berries as pie filling, freeze-and-bake cranberry sauce or with a sprig of rosemary to create festive ice cube ideas.

Pears

Pears are going to be ripe, juicy, and all around delicious at this time of year. Cube them for a sweet addition to a green salad, or just slice them and add some flavorful flair to a cheese platter for snacking. Plus, try using pears to make leftover wine.

Citrus halves

Citrus Fruits

Citrusy notes are the perfect way to bring bright flavors to your fall-inspired dishes. Fruits like oranges, kumquats, lemons and grapefruits all go into season in November, which means they’ll be at their juiciest (and most delicious). This Citrus Squeezer is the go-to tool for juicing your fall citrus fruits. Whip up citrus rum punch or use leftover lemon to make this easy candied citrus peel recipe

Bought too much produce? Learn how to store fruits and vegetables, great spiralizer recipes for fall, and what to look for when shopping seasonally.

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By Emily Connelly

Emily Connelly is part of OXO's Brand Communications team. She enjoys running, backpacking, dad jokes, and Bruce Springsteen. She once broke her wrist falling out of a doorjamb.

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