Rum and Brown Sugar Roasted Summer Fruit

"Roasting fruit is the quickest way to make your dessert look fancy. A handful of pantry ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, transforms roasted fruit into a sublime summer treat. Some of the best things in life are those that are simple and surprisingly easy. Slice up some juicy, ripe peaches, plums and berries, not much needed except some rum and a sprinkle of brown sugar before it goes into the oven. Then go the extra mile by topping the fruit with a scoop of ice cream or serve for breakfast with granola and Greek yogurt (don’t mind the rum, I didn’t), or go for a sprinkle of roasted almonds and pistachios, and you’ll be in summertime heaven. You can even spoon it over pancakes, imagine bits of fruit with a concentrated boozy syrup. This summer recipe is barely even a recipe, it’s so easy to throw together! The most important part in creating this dessert is to have juicy, ripe fruit, that’s it! I made this recipe a few times, you can even add thyme, lavender or rosemary. So… be creative. Don’t like peaches? Trade them for apricots or go all-berry. You can replace this with literally any fruit. It’s your summer treat, so make it damn tasty."
-- @anna_s_table

A Note from Feedfeed

Pair this rum-roasted summer fruit with ice cream, whipped cream, or spoon over pancakes or waffles for a special addition to your weekend brunch at homeTip: The key to summer roasting is to do it early in the morning or late at night when it’s cooler.

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 2 peaches, quartered
  • 4 plums, halved
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Granola, vegan ice cream, almonds, pistachios, pancakes, or scones, for serving


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  • Step 2

    In a bowl, add all of the fruit. Then add the brown sugar, lemon juice and zest, vanilla, cinnamon and rum.

  • Step 3

    Spread the fruit on a sheet pan, brush with the brown sugar mixture and slide into the oven. Roast for about 20 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling.

  • Step 4

    Remove the roasted fruit from the oven, let cool slightly, and transfer to a serving dish. Serve and enjoy!

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