Grilled fruit with salted brown sugar

Grilled fruit with salted brown sugar

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Top With Cinnamon
Makes
6
Photographer
Izy Hossack

As soon as peaches are finally cheap in the markets, no one can stop me eating as many of them as humanly possible. I will eat them for breakfast, post-cycle snack, dessert … and also just any time I see a peach. When I visited a market in Paris last year the people at the stalls were offering slices of peach just for looking at the fruit. I left the market having eaten a lot of free peach slices, and with a paper bag full of them. Most of the time you don’t get to ‘try before you buy’ and can end up with unripe or just utterly flavourless fruit. This can be helped by grilling the peaches, which makes them tender and juicy. The dark brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in this recipe caramelise on the fruit and their flavours mingle together in the baking tray. Top with some tangy crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream and you’ll have the epitome of summer in a dessert.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 peaches
3 bananas
4 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon flaky salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons demerara sugar

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
pecans
flaked coconut
creme fraiche
or vanilla ice cream

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Halve the peaches and remove the stones. Halve the bananas lengthways (still in their skins). Place the halved fruit cut-side up on a large baking tray with a deep edge.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon. Divide the mixture between the fruits, spreading it over the cut surfaces, then cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a spoon to baste the fruit with any juice that has pooled in the tray. Sprinkle the fruit with the demerara sugar. Heat the grill to its highest setting.
  3. Grill the fruit for 2–5 minutes, watching closely until the sugar is caramelised. Serve with pecans, flaked coconut and crème fraîche or ice cream.
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