It still counts if you eat fruit for dessert, right? These 10 fruit filled desserts from the Food Monster App all involve cooking or baking fruit to bring out its beautiful flavors and natural sweetness. Some of these recipes, like the compotes, are made to go on top of your dessert of choice. Some, like stewed cherries or hot apples are meant to be eaten on their own (though, no one is stopping you from adding some vegan ice cream or cake). Some, like the cobblers and crisps are more traditional baked fruit desserts that have the addition of a crust or crumble. Whatever sounds good to you, give it a try! If you’ve never had a dessert with cooked or baked fruit, you really are missing out.
1. Hot Apples
Source: Hot Apples
Apple season is the perfect time to pick apples by the bushel: then dehydrate them to make apple chips, bake them, and slice and dip them in assorted nut butters. This easy recipe for Hot Apples by The Adventurous Eaters Club by Misha and Vicky Collins will fill your entire house with a homey, delicious aroma as it bubbles and bakes. This naturally sweet treat is so simple that the most difficult thing will be waiting for it to cool down enough to eat.
2. Stewed Plum Compote
Source: Stewed Plum Compote
3. 10-Minute Mixed Berry Compote
Source: 10-Minute Mixed Berry Compote
This 10-Minute Mixed Berry Compote by Laura Nockett is a quick and easy summer topping for some of your favorite treats! Use fresh berries to cook up this sauce that is bursting with flavor! To make the compote you will cook down the berries with maple syrup and a little lemon juice and then thicken it with a little bit of corn starch. In only 10 minutes you will have a delicious and versatile berry sauce!
4. Stewed Peaches with Dates, Cardamom and Almond Cream
This comforting breakfast is good enough for dessert. It’s great for balancing Vata as cooked fruit is really easy to digest and helps keep the body clean. This breakfast has a cooling effect due to the predominance of its sweet taste, so it’s an excellent start to any summer’s day. Try these Stewed Peaches by Kerry Harling.
5. Stewed Cherries With Rosemary
Source: Stewed Cherries With Rosemary
This dessert recipe for Stewed Cherries With Rosemary by Nathalie Fraise is crazy easy, and so good, but the only caveat is that it can take some time to pit the cherries. Try some atop a piece of cake or accompanying a scoop of dairy-free ice cream!
6. Pears With Brown Sugar, Bourbon, And Millet
This cozy, hot cereal is the perfect accompaniment on a chilly fall or winter morning. The millet has a light, nutty flavor and the walnuts add a hearty crunch to the cereal. And who can go wrong with warm pears dripping with brown sugar, bourbon, and a little vegan butter? Why not make a bowl of Pears With Brown Sugar, Bourbon, And Millet by Rachel Hanawalt and share in some quiet introspection yourself?
7. Cinnamon Baked Apples
Source: Cinnamon Baked Apples
8. Rose, Lavender, and Apricot Cobbler
This Apricot Cobbler by Shanna Laychuk boasts ripe apricots, sprinkles of lavender, and dried rose buds with a dense cookie-type topping. The sweetness is all fruit, no added sugar aside from a touch of date sugar. The recipe itself is very simple, healthy, and versatile. You can use whatever is in season! The berries of early summer or a delightful winter version would be apples with warming cinnamon and ginger cookie topping. Get creative!
9. Basil Berry Peach Cobbler
Source: Basil Berry Peach Cobbler
Ready for an excuse to have dessert for breakfast? You know you are. This delicious Basil Berry Peach Cobbler by Courtney West is packed with fresh fruit punctuated by fragrant notes of basil and cardamom. If you can’t be bothered by cardamom, cinnamon will work just fine. It’s called a breakfast cobbler because it’s essentially biscuit-topped baked fruit. There’s not too much added sugar so it’s definitely something you can eat for breakfast without feeling guilty. But, it’s so dang delicious that you can also serve it for dessert.
10. Blueberry Crisp
Source: Blueberry Crisp
Looking for a fresh and easy dessert? Then look no further, this Blueberry Crisp by Harriet Porterfield is light, gluten free, easy to prepare and contains just 7 ingredients! Bursting with fresh blueberries and encased in a nutty and buttery pecan oat crust, it’s a magical combination of flavours. Serve with dairy free vanilla ice cream for a mouthwatering dessert, or enjoy with dairy free yoghurt for a yummy breakfast. A real crowd pleaser that will be gone before you know it!
If you feel like cooking with more fruit, check out these cooking tips for Savory Fruit-Filled Entrees!
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