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Roasted Stone Fruits with Orange and Vanilla

A great way to use up ripe or unripe stone fruits, with added flavors of orange, lemon, vanilla, and brown sugar.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: apricots, nectarines, orange, peaches, plums, vanilla, vanilla ice cream
Servings: 4
Author: Nicole Coudal

Ingredients

  • ~2 lbs. Stone fruits
  • 1 Tb. Brown sugar (alt: honey, granulated sugar)
  • 2 pcs. Orange peel
  • 1 Orange, juiced
  • 1 Tb. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tb. Toasted, chopped pecans or walnuts (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut each stone fruit in half and remove seeds. Place in an 8X8 baking dish. Add brown sugar, vanilla, orange juice, lemon juice and orange peel. Mix to combine and allow to sit for a few minutes so the sugar dissolves in the fruit and juices.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until all the fruit is very soft and wilted.
  • Remove from oven; allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy all by itself, or pair with ice cream.

Notes

Note: if your fruit is not very ripe, add a little more sugar and liquid to the mixture before baking.