How to Roast Peaches and Plums Tutorial

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Roasting stone fruit is a wonderful and easy method for transforming summer produce into something truly special. Peaches and plums are the perfect candidates for roasting because, with just a little time spent in the oven, these beautiful pieces of fruit become tender, juicy, extremely flavorful treats. You can spoon them over ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, and so much more. And with this recipe, you’ll be enjoying these in no time.

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final (Image: Kristan Raines)

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 lb peaches and plums
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar 
  • 8 x 8-inch square baking pan

Step 1

Heat oven to 400°F. Halve the peaches and plums, remove their pits, and quarter them.

Prepping fruit
Prepping fruit (Image: Kristan Raines)

Tip

  • It's important to cut the fruit into pieces that are similar in size, so if you have larger pieces of fruit cut them into eighths. For smaller pieces, simply cut them in half.

Fruit tossed in lemon juice and sugar
Fruit tossed in lemon juice and sugar (Image: Kristan Raines)

Step 2

Place the prepared fruit in the baking pan, add the lemon juice and sugar, and toss well to coat. Place pan in the oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the fruit is fork-tender, but still maintains its shape.

Tip

  • To keep your fruit extra juicy, brush the peaches and plums with the juices from the pan halfway through the baking time with a pastry brush.

Step 3

Let the roasted peaches and plums cool slightly before serving. Serve over yogurt or ice cream and enjoy!

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final (Image: Kristan Raines)

Tip

  • Store leftovers in a sealable container (once cooled to room temp) and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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