This easy roasted stone fruit is a delicious treat. This recipe features peaches, apricots, cherries and plums roasted to perfection and served with delicious mascarpone cream. The sweet and tart flavors of the stone fruit are complemented by the creamy mascarpone which takes it over the top and makes this dish irresistible! This is the perfect recipe for a cookout or potluck!
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What are stone fruits?
Stone fruits get their name from the pit or “stone” in each of these delicious treats that is encased by a fleshy outer area and thin skin. These thin- skins are often furry, but some types have smooth skin. The most popular stone fruits are peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, mangoes, apricots and lychees just to name a few.
Why we love roasted stone fruit
Roasted stone fruit is a delicious and versatile treat. It can be easily customized to suit your tastes and it makes a great dish for both casual summer picnics and elegant dinner parties. Whether you prefer to enjoy the roasted fruit on its own or pair it with some fresh whipped cream, mascarpone cheese or vanilla ice cream, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in no time.
Ingredients needed for the stone fruit
This recipe is so versatile. You can use any stone fruits that are in season and accessible to you.
Stone Fruit – We chose to use peaches, cherries, plums, & apricots. Wash, pit and halve or quarter your fruit. We quartered the peaches, plums and apricots and halved the cherries.
Brown Sugar – light or dark
Pineapple Juice – You can substitute with orange juice, lime juice or lemon juice
Melted Butter – we used salted in this recipe but unsalted butter is fine as well.
Pure Vanilla Extract – or vanilla bean paste
Fresh Rosemary – adds a subtle herbal flavor that complements the roasted fruit
How to roast the stone fruit
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Arrange peaches, apricots and plums in a single layer on the baking sheet, cut-side up. Cherries will go in later.
In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, pineapple juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
Drizzle mixture over stone fruit on the baking sheet reserving a bit of the mixture if you are using cherries. While peaches, plums and apricots are baking toss the cherries with the rest of the mixture.
After ten minutes of baking, place the cherries in the oven on the baking sheet.
Bake for an additional 10 – 15 minutes or until all fruit is tender. Remove from oven and discard the rosemary.
Serve fruit warm or at room temperature with sweet creamy mascarpone (recipe coming soon), cottage cheese or vanilla ice cream. Or drizzle some balsamic vinegar glaze over the top. This roasted fruit would also be great with pound cake, oatmeal and yogurt!
Variations of the dish
For a more savory roasted stone fruit dish, try adding some chopped bacon or salted nuts to the mix.
If you are looking for a lower-carb roasted stone fruit recipe, simply omit the brown sugar.
Top with coconut flakes, nutmeg or a pinch of salt for even more variation.
What other stone fruits can I roast?
Other popular substitutes for stone fruit include mangoes, nectarines, blackberries and raspberries.
Are there any tips for picking out the best stone fruit at the grocery store?
When it comes to picking out fresh, ripe stone fruit, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First of all, look for fruits that have a nice vibrant color and feel somewhat soft when gently pressed. Another good indicator of ripeness is the aroma of the fruit – a ripe stone fruit will have a sweet, floral fragrance. And lastly, look for fruits that are free from bruises or blemishes, as these can indicate signs of damage or mold lurking beneath the surface.
Looking at this delicious roasted stone fruit recipe, it is clear why it has become a summertime favorite. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy dish to serve at your next party or simply want something tasty and indulgent to enjoy on a hot day, this roasted stone fruit with mascarpone cream is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
We hope we’ve given you all the inspiration and guidance you need to create your own roasted stone fruit dish. Whether you prefer peaches, apricots, cherries or plums, there are endless variations and substitutions you can try to make this dish your own. So get creative and have fun cooking up a storm! And as always, happy eating! :)
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Easy Roasted Stone Fruit: The Most Delicious Recipe
- 2 lbs stone fruit (peaches, cherries, plums, apricots, etc), washed, pitted and halved or quartered
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup salted butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Arrange fruit on a baking sheet, skin side down.
- In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, pineapple juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Drizzle mixture over stone fruit. Place rosemary sprigs on top of fruit.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until tender. See notes.
- Serve warm with creamy mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.