Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is not even really a recipe but a technique. I use this with every sort of fruit imaginable. You can serve it warm over ice cream and cakes or cold over creme brulée (mmm). This is an easy, make ahead, whenever sort of dish. Use the fruits in season and you'll be pleasantly surprised. The recipe below is more exact but this is a recipe from the school of 'handfuls'. A handfull of fruit and a handful of sugar are all you need.


  1. Portion your fruits into the desired shapes, generally wedges.
  2. In a bowl place your fruit and toss with sugar to *coat*.
  3. This may require more or less sugar depending on the ripeness of your fruit.
  4. You do NOT want lost of extra loose sugar.
  5. Lay your fruit out on a pan (it doesn't have to be neat) and bake in an 350°F oven until fruit is soft and cooked through.
  6. The sugar and juices will have combined to make a syrup.
  7. *NOTE *Any fruit or berry can be used in this recipe.
  8. Keep in mind than an apple will take longer than a berry, so adjust the times accordingly.
  9. Mixing fruits can lead to pleasant surprises as the colour combine nicely and the flavour interactions are great (try blueberries and peaches)!
Most Helpful

This worked beautifully with pears and Splenda. It was probably a thinner "syrup" than sugar but just as sweet and pleasing. I roasted the large pear halves 20 minutes.

sugarpea September 22, 2004