Baked Stone Fruit

Baked Stone Fruit

Published On: 08-13-2013 03:16pm

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Category: Recipes

I am a big fan of Amazine - love the layout and the various stories shared there.  Have found many luscious recipes and have tried out a few.  Well, let me tell you . . . the recipe I'm going to share now is a favorite, both with my husband and me.  My husband has actually requested it several times and since it's quick and easy and healthy and, above all, TASTY, I don't mind making it.  Fruit is a great love of mine and I'm always ecstatic to find a recipe like this and then make my own changes.

Credit:  Janet Bocciardi originally shared the recipe on Amazine from the blog COOKIEandkate  (where I lifted the photos since I seem to never remember to take pics).  Thank you, Janet and COOKIEandkate!

Peaches, plums and cherries - a good start!  photo courtesy of COOKIEandkate

Since I am trying to cut down on sugar wherever possible, I have halved the amount of sugar in the original recipe.  The fruit has been quite sweet on its own and hasn't needed much additional sweetener.

Here's my recipe.  To see the original, click on the COOKIEandkate link.

*  1 3/4 pound stone fruit in any combination of peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines, pluots, etc. (Hint: Rainier cherries are especially tasty and are much easier to pit)
*  1/8 cup turbinado (raw) sugar, plus 1 tsp set aside
*  2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
*  vanilla ice cream, frozen yoghurt, Greek yoghurt
*  can add toasted almonds, pistachios, pecans

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  Pit and slice the fruit (I don't peel the fruit but you can if you want - you just loose a lot of the nutrients that are right under the skin of fruit when peeled).  I usually slice the peaches, plums, pluots and nectarines into 8 equal pieces.  The cherries are halved.  Place in a large bowl.

3.  Line a baking/cookie sheet with foil (this really helps with the clean up!)

4.  Toss the stone fruit with the 1/8 cup sugar and balsamic vinegar.  Spread into a single layer on the baking sheet.

5.  Bake for about 30 minutes, mixing the fruit after about 15 minutes.

6.  Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream or other yummy dessert type thing of choice.  Before dishing out the fruit over the ice cream, sprinkle the fruit with the 1 tsp. of turbinado sugar that was set aside. 

Serves 4

Fruit before baking; photo courtesy of COOKIEandkate

So there you have it!  I actually like a lot of fruit with just a small amount of ice cream (:   If there is any left over (which doesn't happen too often), I have mixed a couple of  TBSPs into my Greek yoghurt for breakfast the next morning.  Divine!

Baked stone fruit with ice cream; photo courtesy of COOKIEandKate

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my husband and I enjoy it!

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Reader's Comments

By ClaireMDesigns on 08/30/2013 @ 05:55pm

Sounds great. I would definitely add it to my Greek yogurt in the morning.

By DesertCreations on 08/18/2013 @ 09:54pm

This looks amazing and so darn yummy!!! I am going to have to try this!!

By Thecrochetcubby on 08/16/2013 @ 11:34pm

My hubby is a produce manager...going to have him get me some fruit and give this a try!! Thank you for sharing!

By ChristieCottage on 08/15/2013 @ 11:49am

Geesh that looks good I love fruit and the sugar on top of it... YUM! <><

By JewelryArtByDawn on 08/15/2013 @ 03:53am

We are trying to add more fruit to our diet and this looks like a delicious way to do just that. Thank you, Catherine!

By bluemorningexpressions on 08/14/2013 @ 08:23pm

Okay, went shopping at lunch, bought all my fruit - we are doing peaches, plums and Ranier cherries. THIS is dessert tonight. :)

By bluemorningexpressions on 08/14/2013 @ 02:48pm

Since cherries are ripe, this may go on our dinner table tonight for dessert! What a yummy recipe, and we love fruit like this. Thank you for sharing

By craftingmemories on 08/14/2013 @ 12:33am

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. My mouth started watering before the icecream was added!

By PutmanLakeDesigns on 08/14/2013 @ 12:32am

Wonderful looking dish and healthy TOO! Think I'm going to have to print this one. Thanks!

By EweniqueEssentials on 08/13/2013 @ 10:48pm

This recipe sounds like it yields delicious results with very little effort. I may have to make this for my fruit loving husband. :)

By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/13/2013 @ 10:20pm

Thank you, Anna and Michelle (:

By PolkadotOrchid on 08/13/2013 @ 08:39pm

Oooh, I just bought a bunch of nectarines today. I may have to try this...

By craftsofthepast on 08/13/2013 @ 06:12pm

Very tasty looking. I had my neighbor's fresh picked peaches with sheep milk yogurt and my own trail mix for breakfast. No extra sugar needed. Thanks for the recipe, Catherine.

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