I love autumn. Things get cosy, my tea consumption increases three-fold and flavours get warmer.
I was craving something warm and semi-sweet, but I didnt want anything too heavy. So I decided to make some roasted plums which I could have as a dessert and as an element in a warm breakfast.
I used two varietals of plums, one sweet and one not-so-sweet, but nectarines or peaches would work just as well.
Roasted Autumn stone-fruit
- Approximately 10 fruits halved, with stones removed if you like. I used plums in this instance.
- 1/2 Tbs of honey or to taste if fruit is slightly more tart
- 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Equal amounts of olive oil and butter to cover fruit and base of pan. If you don't want any dairy in the dish just double up on the olive oil.
I grilled my plums for a few minutes on a griddle before putting them into the oven, but that is optional.
Place all ingredients into an oven roasting pan and toss through the oil/butter/honey so that the fruit is coated.
Roast uncovered on 160 degrees for about an hour or until the fruit is soft and caramelised.
Serve warm with coconut milk, or add to porridge for sweetness.
Try this with peaches, apricots or even prunes.