A piece of pie delivers more than great taste if it's made with autumn's abundantly healthy fruits. Check out the nutritional lineup of these fall favorites:

Apples are rich in vitamin C, loaded with fiber, and they contain flavonoids that may help prevent some types of cancer.

Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins that help prevent E. coli bacteria from adhering to kidney or bladder cells, helping to ward off urinary tract infections.

Pomegranates contain high concentrations of antioxidant polyphenols that may help protect against breast cancer.

Persimmons are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, plus they haven fiber, carotenoids, and polyphenols that can help reduce cholesterol levels.

Figs are a good source of fiber and calcium: Five figs provide more than 20 percent of the daily recommended allowance of fiber and about 250 mg of calcium.

Pears are rich in fiber, vitamin C, quercetin, and pectin, a substance that helps reduce cholesterol levels.

—L.T.