Unfortunately, it rarely ripens one piece at a time. I don't plan on changing my produce buying habits, sooooo.... whatcha gonna do??
One of my favorite solutions to the problem of too much ripe fruit is sorbet.
I don't know that I have a specific recipe I work from. I remember making Orange and Lemon Ice in middle school for French class... I think that the recipe resembles something from that.
Today's sorbet was made with Mango and Peach.
I peeled 2 large mangoes and 4 very large peaches with my magnificent Cutco Veggie Peeler. Pureed in the blender with 1/2 cup sugar. Fruit puree transferred to a sauce pan, added 1 can frozen limeade concentrate, 1/2 can water, 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Cooked over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, just enough time to allow everything to dissolve and mix thoroughly. Transferred to metal 9 x 13 pan and put into the freezer.