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Recipe: Roasted honey-glazed fruits

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This is the perfect way to use up ripe fruits that have been sitting at home, or in-season varieties that need extra sweetness and flavour.

  • 2 baby pears
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 nectarines
  • 4 plums (Pineapple, figs, bananas and apples also work).
  • ½ cup liquid honey
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 cup apple juice or sweet wine
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-6 cloves
  • 2-3 star anise

1 Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a roasting tray with baking paper. Cut the fruits in half or larger pieces into quarters and remove any stones or cores. 

2 In a large bowl, toss the fruits together with the honey, ginger and juice or wine, then arrange in a single layer in the prepared tray. Nestle in the cinnamon, cloves and star anise around the halves.

3 Roast for 15-20 minutes until the fruits are tender and golden and just starting to caramelise. Serve warm with ice cream, natural yoghurt or custard.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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