Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Jamie Oliver via Toronto's STAR newspaper. Serve with vanilla icecream, whipped cream, or yogurt cheese sweetened with a little maple syrup.(I liked my still-warm plums, nectarines and bananas with just a drizzle of brandy over-the-top.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 vanilla pod, cut in quarters
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 lbs mixed fresh tender fruit (e.g. plums, nectarines, peaches, figs, apricots, strawberries, firm bananas)


  1. Preheat oven to 425*F Using a food processor, combine vanilla pod and sugar.
  2. Wash fruit.
  3. Halve and remove pits from plums, nectarines, peaches and apricots, if using, and peel bananas and cut into chunks.
  4. Place fruit in a single layer on baking sheet (s).
  5. Sprinkle with about 1/2 cup of vanilla sugar.
  6. (Store leftover vanilla sugar in an airtight container.) Bake fruit 10-15 minutes, or until fruit is soft but still holds its shape.
  7. Serves 8-10.