Flavor profiles that pair well in recipes

Karla Everett Recipe

By Karla Everett Karla59

No-Cook or Other

I found this on the internet and thought everyone would find this very useful.

Here is a really neat tool to use when you get stumped in the kitchen when it comes to pairing certain flavors together , this chart will come in quite handy.


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various flavors.

Directions Step-By-Step

Almond pairs well with: apple, apricot, banana, caramel, cherry, coffee, fig, honey, orange, peach, pear, plum
Apple pairs well with: caramel, cardamom, chestnut, cinnamon, cranberry, currant, ginger, hazelnut, mango, maple, rosemary, walnut
Apricot pairs well with: almond, black pepper, caramel, cardamom, ginger, hazelnut, honey, orange, peach, vanilla, plum
Asian Pear pairs well with: almond, apple, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, honey, macadamia, nutmeg, raisin, vanilla
Banana pairs well with: caramel, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, ginger, hazelnut, honey, mango, molasses, papaya
Blackberry pairs well with: apricot, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, lemon, other berries, peach, plum
Blood Orange pairs well with: almond, cardamom, chocolate, cinnamon, clove, fig, ginger, honey, other citrus
Blueberry pairs well with: other berries, cardamom, mango, lemon, hazelnut, ginger, fig, lavender, other citrus
Carrot pairs well with: anise, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, walnut
Cherry pairs well with: apricot, black pepper, chocolate, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, vanilla
Chestnut pairs well with: apple, caramel, chocolate, coffee, pear, vanilla
Cilantro (coriander) pairs well with: apricot, berries, cherries, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, tropical fruit
Coconut pairs well with: banana, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, Kaffir leaf, lemongrass, pineapple, other tropical fruits
Cranberry pairs well with: apple, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, mango, mint, pear
Currants, Black and Red, pairs well with: cassis, chocolate, citrus
Elderberry pairs well with: apricot, fig, honey, lemon, mandarin, other berries, peach, plum
Feijoa pairs well with: banana, berries, cinnamon, citrus, mango, vanilla
Fig pairs well with: almond, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, pear, vanilla
Ginger pairs well with: almond, apple, apricot, banana, berries, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, coconut, grape, hazelnut, passion fruit, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, tropical fruit
Gooseberry pairs well with: citrus, hazelnut, honey, other berries, white chocolate
Grape pairs well with: chocolate, citrus, ginger, raisin
Grapefruit pairs well with: basil, black pepper, caramel, citrus, mint, rosemary, thyme, tropical fruit, vanilla
Guava pairs well with: citrus, coconut, huckleberry, kaffir leaf, pineapple, strawberry, tropical fruit
Hazelnut pairs well with: apple, apricot, banana, berries, caramel, cherry, chocolate, citrus, fig, mandarin, peach, pear, plum
Kaffir Leaf pairs well with: banana, citrus, coconut, lemongrass, tropical fruit, watermelon
Kiwi pairs well with: apple, banana, berries, cherry, citrus, coconut, mango, tropical fruit
Kumquat pairs well with: berries, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, persimmon, plum
Lemon pairs well with: apricot, berries, black pepper, cardamom, cherry, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum, prickly pear, tropical fruit
Lemongrass pairs well with: cherry, berries, citrus, coconut, ginger, guava, kaffir leaf, coconut, tropical fruit, vanilla
Lime pairs well with: apple, berries, cherry, ginger, papaya, plum, strawberry, tropical fruit
Lychee pairs well with: citrus, ginger, gooseberry, tropical fruit, vanilla
Mandarin pairs well with: cardamom, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, fig, ginger, nutmeg, tropical fruits, vanilla, star anise
Mango pairs well with: apple, banana, berries, caramel, citrus, coconut, melon, tropical fruits, vanilla
Melon pairs well with: berries, citrus, lemongrass, lemon verbena
Orange pairs well with: almonds, basil, berries, brandy, cherry, chocolate, cilantro, cinnamon, coffee, cranberry, fig, ginger, grape, hazelnut, mint, nutmeg, persimmon, pineapple, vanilla
Papaya pairs well with: citrus, black pepper, lime, mango, tropical fruit
Pear pairs well with: almond, apple, caramel, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, hazelnut, vanilla, walnut
Persimmon pairs well with: apple, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, kumquat, pear
Pineapple pairs well with: basil, caramel, cilantro, coconut, macadamia, rosemary, tropical fruit
Plum pairs well with: almond, cinnamon, citrus, chestnut, black pepper, hazelnut, honey, vanilla
Pomegranate pairs well with: apple, citrus, cucumber, mint, tropical fruit
Prickly Pear pairs well with: citrus, lime, tomatillo, tropical fruit
Raspberry pairs well with: apricot, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, lemon, nectarine, other berries, peach, plum, rhubarb, thyme, vanilla
Rhubarb pairs well with: apple, apricot, berries, black pepper, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum, strawberry
Strawberry pairs well with: apple, black pepper, chocolate, citrus, coriander, mint, rhubarb, vanilla
Tomatillo pairs well with: berries, citrus, mango, prickly pear, tropical fruit
Walnut pairs well with: apple, apricot, banana, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, rum

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #flavors, #chart

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Connie Ottman cottman
Mar 1, 2012
WOW, too cool. Thanks for posting, I'll be using this alot:)
Karla Everett Karla59
Mar 1, 2012
Your very welcome Connie , I found this to be very interesting and useful as well...:D
Shelia Senghas earthbaker
Mar 1, 2012
Wonderful post Karla. Thanks
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Mar 1, 2012
Karla thanks for taking the time to post this information. Very helpful information.
Pat Sorrell ccsnana
Mar 1, 2012
Thank you very much. This will come in very handy. I love to share things I've learned or come across. We all win!
Karla Everett Karla59
Mar 1, 2012
You both are very welcome :D
Mar 1, 2012 - Pat Duran shared this recipe with discussion groups: Cooking Tips and Hints Kitchen Chatter Recipes
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Shelia Senghas earthbaker
Mar 1, 2012
This post will benefit all the clubs I shared with and even more. I hope no one gets upset that I shared it all over. There are many members here that only belong to a club or two and this way they will have the opportunity to have this information. If I upset anyone I am sorry.
Mar 1, 2012 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: NUTS IN THE HOUSE
Karla Everett Karla59
Mar 1, 2012
Pat , Sheila and Melanie , thank you for sharing in all the other groups. :D
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Mar 1, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Karla Everett Karla59
Mar 1, 2012
Thanks Kim :D