Roasted Fruit Recipes You Need to Taste to Believe

Roasted Cabbage with Pears
If you never thought fruits were destined for your roasting pan, think again. Roasting fruits causes their natural sugars to melt into a thick, delicious caramely syrup. Roasting definitely turns fruit into a mouthwatering dessert. Or serve the dish as a side dish or a snack when you mix in a few savory ingredients. Just choose your favorite fruit and get roasting!

Roasted Stone Fruit

It doesn’t matter what stone fruit you have on hand—peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots. With this recipe, you can roast them all! Aside from your fruit, you need only three additional ingredients to make it happen (butter, lemon juice, and maple syrup). These juicy roasted fruits make a great dessert, and a sprinkle of ancho chile pepper adds some heat.

Roasted Berries and Grapes

When you make these juicy roasted berries and grapes, you can use them any way you want. We roasted them with brown sugar and cinnamon to give them a warm, comforting flavor, but you can also try a combination of fresh ginger and mint instead. When they’re ready, use them to top a cake, mix them with crème fraîche, or just dive right in and eat them as a snack.

Roasted Breakfast Pears

Don’t call this recipe just a plain piece of fruit. These roasted pears are easily tasty enough to be a dessert but healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast. It's like a new twist on a parfait: Just spoon a dollop of Greek yogurt into each tender pear then top with orange peel and granola.

Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Citrus

Forget frosting! Roasted citrus is about take over as your new go-to cake topper. The moist olive oil cake underneath definitely deserves its own shout-out, but the roasted fruit on top is a spotlight stealer. Roast a variety of tangerines, oranges, lemons, and grapefruits to give this cake a range of flavors and colors.

Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

When you’re craving cheesecake but don’t want to commit to making (or eating) an entire pan, turn to these easy-peasy roasted peaches. Each one is brushed with melted butter and cinnamon-sugar, then stuffed with luscious cheesecake cream before hitting the oven. Don’t worry about resisting the temptation to try one right away—this dessert is at its best when it’s fresh out of the oven.

Roasted Berries and Grapes Tart

We can’t think of any better way to use up the last of your fresh summer berries than by making this creamy tart. Roast a mix of berries and grapes together with a little melted butter and cinnamon, and the result is a super-juicy mixture perfect for topping a tart. Make sure you snag a few pictures of this photo-worthy dessert before you take the first bite!

Honey-Pistachio Roasted Pears

Put a healthier spin on dessert by serving up these sweet and juicy pears roasted in a mixture of pear nectar, honey, butter, and orange zest. Once they’re done, top with a dollop of mascarpone cheese and a handful of crunchy pistachios to turn ordinary pears into a show-stopping treat.

Mini Roasted Apple and Pear Tarts

Mini apple pies, here we come! Roast these fruit tarts for a great way to enjoy a taste of fresh apples or pears without committing to baking an entire pie. Use puff pastry dough to make this recipe quick and easy, then top with cinnamon-roasted apples or pears (your choice!).

Roasted Grape and Arugula Pizza

This pizza definitely goes off the beaten path, and we love it! This recipe proves that when you have juicy roasted grapes topping off your dough, you don’t need any other sauce. Of course, we still like piling on the cheese. In this case, we went for Brie and blue cheese instead of traditional mozzarella.

Roasted Pear Ham Melt

If you need more convincing to pop your fresh pears into the oven, try this recipe—it proves they can be savory and sweet! This super-delish sandwich is surprisingly simple; just roast the pears, then layer them on a sandwich with slices of ham, white cheddar cheese, and fiery pepper jelly. It’s sweet, savory, and spicy all in one!

Roasted Banana Bread

Something different happens to bananas when you roast them—the skins turn black, they get super gooey, and they develop a delicious caramelized flavor. All of this makes them perfect for banana bread! As an added bonus, you don’t have wait for your bananas to turn brown on their own, so you can make this roasted banana bread recipe whenever the craving strikes.

Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberries

Who says you have to keep your roasted fruits and veggies separate? Not us, that’s for sure! Roast fresh cranberries, cauliflower, and red onion wedges together for a side dish that’s as colorful as it is tasty. As the cranberries roast, their juices mix with the veggies so you’ll taste their tang in every bite.

Honey-Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

While roasted pears are definitely the star of this recipe, they wouldn’t be nearly as good without a homemade caramel sauce as a supporting player. Mix sugar with honey, pear brandy, and water (plus a vanilla bean and a cinnamon stick), then roast the pears right in the sauce to let the flavors seep in. To make sure your pears stay moist and juicy, take a quick break to baste them a few times as they roast.

Hasselback Apples or Pears

You can give the Hasselback treatment to more than just potatoes. Of course, these roasted apples and pears aren’t exactly side-dish material—they have dessert written all over them. Choose between stuffing them with gooey Brie or a crumbly oat topping (hello, mini apple crisp!), then pop them in the oven to roast until tender.

Roasted Cabbage with Pears

Instead of trying to sneak a serving of fruit and veggies into dinner separately, just make this easy side dish that includes both! Sweet roasted pears are a great counterpart to savory roasted cabbage, especially when you top both with crumbles of blue cheese and toasted walnuts. We’re definitely including this recipe on our dinner table as soon as fall arrives.

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