Spiced Roasted Fruit

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

Spiced Roasted Fruit
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 to 4 cups roasted fruit


  • ¼ - ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon

  • 6 cup fresh fruit, such as grapes, berries, and/or sliced pears

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Ricotta cheese, yogurt, or oatmeal (optional)

  • Crispy Oats (optional)


  1. 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 (per serving)

273 Calories
9g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 52mg 260%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 507mg 11%
Folate, total 38.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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