Weekend recipe: roasted stone fruit

We get a weekly fruit delivery. And have done so for quite some time.

It helps to make me look like an efficient home manager because it means there is always fruit for everyone’s lunch box and snacking.

Lately though, we’ve been left with a lot of fruit at the end of the week. Fruit that no-one wants to eat.

I hope the plums and peaches don’t take it personally, it’s just that we’ve moved on from the excitement of early summer stone fruit … because, well, it’s autumn.

One week I made a batch of plum jam. Not such a huge success … more of a sauce than a jam (probably because I skimped on the sugar).

Mr SY, who’s a bit of a gun in the kitchen, found a recipe for roasted stone fruit a couple of weekends ago and whipped up this dish.

I created my own version of roasted stone fruit again this week – much better than sending the fruit to the compost bin after the Easter break – and I’m very glad I did.

I swapped out the sugar for 1/4 cup of natural sugar substitute Natvia and it worked. Making it quite a bit more healthy than it had been the first time round.

I love eating this warm with vanilla bean ice cream for a dessert or cold as a breakfast option with yoghurt and LSA mix sprinkled on top.

Roasted stone fruit recipeIngredients

(serves 4-6)

Roasted stone fruit ingredients

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees.

2. Add sliced stone fruit to baking dish (leave skin on).

3. Sprinkle over the top, the sugar, lime zest, lime juice, vanilla and cardamom pods and stir through fruit.

4. Roast in oven for 20 minutes. The sauce will be slightly syrupy and the fuit soft.

What do you do with leftover fruit in your house? Think this is worth a try this weekend?


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  • Rock Martian

    Yummo! That sounds like a very healthy way to start the day. It sounds much better than just toast and coffee! haha

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  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Yum I don’t get a delivery of fruit and veg every week I just buy what we need but I do have a few plums left over sitting in the fridge,So yes Nikki this looks like a great recipe to use them up,don’t think I have any peaches though,but I would eat it for brekki ,I made your poached pears the other day,with a few that were sitting in the fridge and YUM.Thank-you for sharing.

  • Kalyani

    This recipe sounds (and looks) great! We are a fruit loving family but just like you, the stone fruits had lost their charm for us…thanks for sharing this..will charm my family with this idea 🙂

    • We still got plums in our fruit box this week – with mandarins! The seasons are melding together.

  • Amy

    Yum! We have also been having this problem as we get a weekly pack too. Mainly, it’s pears which we have had left over so we have been making pear and raspberry bread, it’s great for a breakfast or morning tea!

    • Oh that sounds delish! And did you see my slow cooker poached pears from a few weeks back? That would be an easy one too.

      • Amy

        I just had a look, they look fabulous! I must try it with the pears left from this week. Thanks Nikki!

      • Amy

        I just had a look, they look fabulous! I must try it with the pears left from this week. Thanks Nikki!

  • Luscious. That is all 🙂

  • Thanks Nikki, I reckon that’d go down a treat with my morning oats 🙂

  • Oooo that sounds REALLY delish – and easy – just what I like in a recipe!

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