Roasted stone fruits with vanilla

Roasted stone fruits with vanilla

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This compote is delicious served warm with ice cream, or cold for breakfast with yogurt

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal270
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars68g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split in two
  • 5 cardamom pod
  • zest and juice 1 lime



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  • 3 peach, quartered and stoned



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  • 3 nectarine, quartered and stoned



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  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 8. Tip the sugar, vanilla pod, cardamom, lime zest and juice into a food processor, then blitz until blended, or mash together using a pestle and mortar. Tip the fruit into a shallow baking dish, then toss in the sludgy sugar.

  2. Roast for 20 mins until the fruits have softened, but not collapsed and the sugar and fruit juices have made a sticky sauce. Any leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Comments (17)

circe12's picture

Really nice, and not too hard to make. Even my son, who didn't want to use up the peaches on this dish, was persuaded! Flavours are lovely. We ate it warm with vanilla icecream and we had a portion left over to try tomorrow cold. Next time I think I will add a very small amount of flaked almond as a topping.

moirashaw1's picture

We just love this recipe and make it every year, at this time of year! Make sure you grind the seeds from the cardamom pods before putting in processor. Such lovely flavours!
Can't seem to be able to rate this, but would give it 5 stars.

saph-saph's picture

I used peaches, nectarines and plums in this recipe and it was so good! The sugary sludge is delicious, I left it for an hour or two to marinate before cooking and it came out with a delicious lime sugar glaze on top of the fruit. One guest said it reminded her of mojitos, I'll have to try adding some rum next time.

ranabhutta's picture

Made this for brunch served with low fat greek yogurt. Got to say, I was very indifferent to it. Would rather have just had the fruit chopped up alone without all the syrup. I just didn't feel the sugar etc added much. Having said that, my family loved it and thought it would be great with ice cream or fresh cream. My mum also thought it could benefit from some melted butter drizzled over it before roasting. You can tell I have a healthy family! ;-)

moirashaw1's picture

Love this recipe! Made so many times with different fruits. So easy to make and so delicious! A must-try before the stone fruits out of season.

vicki_mh's picture

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I made this for a pudding with Greek yoghurt and then tried it for breakfast the next day with fat free plain yoghurt. I used honey instead of sugar but still loved it. Will try with different fruits.

bobe3780's picture

We run a B&B and the roasted stone fruits always gets high praise. We even converted one person who never had that kind of stuff for breakfast, it became a firm favourite.
Absolutely delicious and so easy to make.

heathermaybe's picture

Delicious with creme fraiche too, and I ate a huge portion for dessert rather than breakfast - it was fabulously sharp, spicy and sweet at the same time!

nataliadale's picture

Delicious and simple to make. I'll be making it again and again.

annemiek's picture

Gorgeous recipe! The smell is heavenly. I made it this summer and forgot to rate it, which it really deserves. I left out the apricots and used more nectarines, served with a little vanilla ice cream.

gailbird's picture

I used fruit sugar to make it suitable for my mum who is diabetic, it was the knickerbockerglory idea gonna give that a go and i agree it would be great with marscapone

charmack's picture

Made this with peaches and 100g of sugar. Stirred in 100g blueberries for the last 5 minutes. Forgot to add the vanilla pod, but still truly delicious. Really fantastic.

hussaincurrimbhoy's picture

Devine. it smells amazing when its cooking. we took it out after 16 minutes and it was perfect.

indeed, perhaps better for a desert recipe than breakfast, but this is our first time making it. and we're not complaining.

Might throw in a dash of cinnamon next time and try a pear in the mix - topped with blueberries.

car0line's picture

This recipe is absolutely delicious, quick and easy to prepare and absolutely foolproof.

beckyandholly's picture

I loved this pudding and it was sooo easy! Really tasty and great for an informal dinner party. We had nectarines and various coloured plums, and served it with vanilla ice-cream. Would also be nice with Mascarpone too...yum!

sylvia's picture

This is a really tasty desert and is also great cold. I found it a little too sweet so I reduced the sugar and it still tasted great.

verityboak's picture

This was a real hit. We made it over and over again during the summer months using a variation of stone fruits depending on what was ripe at our local farm shop. The cardamom pods add an extra dimension and kept our guests guessing. We served it to our guests who claims he 'hates puddings' and he loved it!

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