Even fruit not at its peak becomes something special with a rich sweetness and caramelly syrup created while roasting fruit with butter and sugar.

Colleen Weeden



  • Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and cardamom. Line a 15x10-inch sheet pan with parchment paper. Spread fruit evenly in prepared pan. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit is soft and starting to brown. Let cool slightly. If desired, serve over ricotta, yogurt, or oatmeal and top with Crispy Oats. Makes 4 servings.


Crispy Oats:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup regular or quick-cooking oats and 3 tablespoons each packed brown sugar and melted butter. Spread evenly in baking pan and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, stirring once. Remove and cool in pan. Transfer to a storage container. Cover and store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; 9 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 75 mg sodium. 507 mg potassium; 50 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 35 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 361 IU vitamin a; 52 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 39 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 46 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;