I have to share this easy-as-pie and truly delectable recipe for baked peaches and plums. I came up with it recently after buying yet another basket of exceptionally juicy and tasty peaches (it’s been a good year) at the supermarket for a mere $2.99. The medium-sized purple plums (don’t use the too-tart-for-this smaller prune plums) were also in season and on sale so this combo is a natural.
Somehow, baking these two tender fruit with just a little lemon juice and not too much sugar (I use the golden brown organic cane sugar sold in health food stores and some supermarkets) brings put their luscious flavour and enhances the sensational colours. Serve warm with your favourite ice cream.
Btw, I’ve made extra batches and am storing them in the freezer to brighten up and sweeten meals in the dark winter days and nights ahead.
Baked Peaches and Plums
About 6 peaches, cut in wedges
About 10 plums, quartered
About ½ cup organic cane sugar
About 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
Preheat oven to 375F.
In large ovenproof dish, toss peaches and plums with sugar and lemon juice. Bake in oven about 20 to 25 minutes or until softened and juicy but not mushy.
Serve warm with juices over ice cream or garnished with creme fraiche.
Makes about 8 servings.