Roasted Orchard Fruits

This has to be one of the simplest and most impressive puds when you have large groups of friends or family to entertain.

Serves: 6


  • 4 pieces Pears, halved, cores scooped out with a teaspoon
  • 6 pieces Plums, halved, stoned
  • 225 g Blackberries
  • 1 pieces Cinnamon Stick, broken into large pieces
  • 8 pieces Cloves
  • 2-3 pieces Star Anise, depending on the size
  • 1 pieces Orange, juice only
  • 50 g Butter, diced
  • 50 g Light Muscovado Sugar


1) Arrange the pears, plums and blackberries in a roasting tin. Sprinkle with the cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Spoon the orange juice over, dot with the butter then sprinkle with the sugar.

2) Bake in a preheated oven 190°C (375°F) Gas Mark 5 for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Serve hot spooned into bowls and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or spoonful of crème fraiche, if liked.

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