Summer Fruit Bake. Fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and apricots tossed with orange and lemon segments. Baked until the fruit has softened and the juices have created a brilliantly flavored sauce. Served warm with ice cold whipped cream.
I’m a fan of fruit crisps, crumbles and cobblers. Many of my recipes here sport a healthy dose of streusel. But my favorite way to eat fruit lately has been to bake it and eat it with ice cold whipped cream.
How To Make This Summer Fruit Bake
I sorted and rinsed a two cups of fresh blueberries. I rinsed one cup of fresh raspberries. I stemmed, halved and rinsed two cups of fresh strawberries.
I added 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to a large bowl along with two tablespoons of cornstarch. I stirred this briefly to combine. I added my fresh fruit pieces to the sugar mixture. I tossed the berries to coat them in the sugar mixture. I set the bowl aside for about half an hour.
The fresh fruit juices from the raspberries and strawberries mix with the sugar and cornstarch mixture and start to create a sauce. The process is called maceration. To this mix I added the zest and fresh juice from one orange, orange segments from a second orange and four or five segments from a lemon.
The oven is preheated to 350 degrees F.
The fresh fruit and all the liquid is transferred to an 8 or 9-inch baking or casserole dish.
I rinsed, halved, pitted and sliced two cups of apricots. I placed the apricot halves on top of the fresh fruit. The fruit is baked in a hot oven for about half an hour.
The baking dish is removed from the hot oven and cooled. I serve warm fruit in individual serving glasses topped with a cookie and ice cold whipped cream.
Summer Fruit Bake
- 100 grams granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
- 15 grams cornstarch (2 tablespoons)
- 7 to 9 cups assorted fresh stone fruit and berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums)
- Add sugar and cornstarch to large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add fresh fruit to bowl. Toss to coat in sugar mixture. Set fruit aside at room temperature for about 30 minutes, occasionally tossing the fruit to coat all pieces.
- Preheated oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pour the fruit into a large baking or casserole dish and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
- Serve warm fruit with ice cold whipped cream.