Roasted Orchard Fruits...

This has to be one of the simplest and most impressive puds when you have large groups of friends or family to entertain.


Serves 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 4 pears, about 550 g in total, halved, cores scooped out with a teaspoon
  • 6 plums, about 350 g (12 oz.) in total, halved, stoned
  • 225 g (8 oz.) blackberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces
  • 8 cloves
  • 2-3 star anise, depending on size
  • 1 orange, juice only
  • 50 g (2 oz.) butter, diced
  • 50g (2 oz.) light muscovado sugar
Method
  • Arrange the pears, plums and blackberries in a roasting tin.
  • Sprinkle with the cinnamon, cloves and star anise.
  • Spoon the orange juice over, dot with the butter then sprinkle with the sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 190°C (375°F) Gas Mark 5 for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Serve hot spooned into bowls and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or spoonful of crème fraiche, if liked.
Tip
Experiment with different fruits such as peaches and nectarines.

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Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries

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