Baked Nectarines

Baked Nectarine with Mascarpone

There’s something frugal and maybe a little dull about a dessert called “Baked Fruit”, but it’s a real cracker. I was intrigued to try it because there must be a recipe for the dish in almost every trendy cookbook available these days. I know Jamie and Nigella certainly have them.

I had some nectarines to hand but you can experiment with whatever fruit you like (I believe rhubarb and figs work very well).

Halve and stone one large nectarine per person. Arrange (cut side up) in a baking dish. Dust each piece fruit of with a little caster sugar (I used vanilla sugar) and add a few drops of brandy over the fruit. Bake in the oven at 240°C for about 12 minutes. It’s excellent served with rich mascarpone, sweetened with some vanilla sugar.

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3 Responses to “Baked Nectarines”


  1. 1 Rachel@fairycakeheaven June 19, 2009 at 8:24 am

    oooo you just can’t beat backed fruit, or grilled for that matter! Gorgeous!

  2. 2 Conor June 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by. It tastes fantastic, but it’s the most boring sounding dessert ever!

  3. 3 Stuey September 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Conor – I can vouch for this too – it’s fab and impresses the laaadieees……. I serve it with some marscapone whipped with some smashed up amoretti biscuits!
    Rock and Poll!!!


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