Food·Sep 18, 2013How To Make Bad Fruit Taste GoodWelcome to fall, aka bland supermarket fruit season in most of America.by Food52BuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Buying lame, out-of-season fruit at the grocery store is frustrating and terrible. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Try these 7 roasting techniques to turn your fruit rejects into stars. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via tumblr.com 1. The Joy Kitchen's Roasted Cantaloupe Via food52.com Ingredients1 cantaloupeAbout 2 tablespoons sugar or vanilla sugar (optional)We know what you're thinking, but this isn't the pale, completely bland fruit salad filler that gives cantaloupe a bad wrap. Cube it, toss it with a little vanilla sugar, and stick it in a hot oven to change your life-- that is, at least in regards to cantaloupe.Get the full recipe at Food52 2. Roasted Tomato Jam Via food52.com Get the recipe on Food52 food52.com food52.com food52.com 3. Roasted Rhubarb with Strawberries Via food52.com This recipe uses sweet vermouth, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and results in something complex and amazing. Get the recipe on Food52 4. Roasted Plums Via food52.com Bright, fresh, quick, and can be served with ice cream.Get the recipe on Food52 5. Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce Via food52.com This apple sauce is WAY better than the pre-packed stuff because it's all natural and it has some texture, so you won't feel like you're eating baby food.Get the recipe on Food52 6. Rum-Spiked Roasted Mango Via food52.com Anything caramelized by rum is correct. Get the recipe on Food52 7. Apples Baked in Cider Via food52.com When you're trying to eat healthy, but your sweet tooth is begging you for dessert, try these apples. They will satisfy your comfort food cravings without canceling out that salad you ate for lunch. Get the recipe on Food52 Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out their new shop, Provisions, to get $10 off!