Summer fruit ripening in the garden and in country lanes enables us to create a lovely medley of hedgerow heaven and garden delights.
Make the most of the soft fruit in the garden. I managed to get a couple of peaches from my tree this year and have had a lovely strawberry harvest. This year has been a good one for berry bushes, so if you have those pick away and feel free to add them in.
Baked Summer Fruit Medley
- 10 strawberries
- 7-8 blackberries
- 5-6 black cherries
- 4 dates
- 2 large peaches
- 2 large nectarines
- 2 apricots
- 1 pear
- 2 tsp caribbean mixed spice (1/2 tsp pimento (ground)/1/2 tsp cinnamon/1/4 tsp
star anise (ground)/1/2 nutmeg/1/4 tsp ground dried orange peel)
- 1/2 lime juice
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/4 cup muesli of choice
- Greek yoghurt
Chop peaches, nectarines, apricots and pear into large chunks. Cut strawberries, cherries into halves. Roughly chop dates into chunks. Cut figs into quarters and scoop the fruit out. Add the blackberries whole as they look lovely that way.
Place all the fruit into a baking dish.
Squeeze lime over the fruit, sprinkle mixed spice over the fruit (you can buy a Jamaican mixed spice mix or make your own), drizzle honey onto the fruit.
Place into a warm over and bake at 75 degrees for 1/2 hour.
To add some crunch. Add some homemade muesli over the warm fruit and a dollop of greek yoghurt.