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Caramelized Autumn Fruits

Categories: Entertaining, Halloween, Low-calorie, Quick to fix, Sweet, Thanksgiving
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This is a great way to turn autumn fruits into a delicious dessert

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 20 mins

Serves: makes 6 servings


  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 firm ripe Bosc pears
  • 4 firm ripe red plums
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 / 3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice or water
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  1. Peel and core the apples and pears and cut into quarters. Keep separate. Halve the plums and remove the pits.
  2. Melt the butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the sugar and the orange juice and stir until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and boil until the mixture starts to turn golden brown.
  3. Add the apples, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, until they start to soften. Add the pears and cook 2 minutes more.
  4. Next, add the plums and cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes, until all the fruit is just tender but not falling apart. Serve warm.
  • prep 10 mins; cook 20 mins


Caramelized Summer Fruits: Substitute apricots, peaches, and blackberries for the autumn fruits, cooking the apricots and peaches first, then adding the blackberries at the end.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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