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.