Baked fruit medley

Baked fruit medley

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Zest
Serves
4-6
Prep
10 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

In this baked medley you can use the softer type of dried figs, called ‘dessert figs’, or even fresh figs if you prefer. If you do opt for fresh figs in season, add them during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
30g light margarine
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 green apples, quartered
3 pears, quartered
200g dried figs
3 stalks rhubarb, trimmed and sliced
custard, to serve
or low-fat ice cream, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to moderate, 180ºC.
  2. Combine the maple syrup, margarine, sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Heat gently, stirring, until melted and well combined.
  3. Arrange the apples, pears and figs in a baking dish. Pour in the syrup and toss gently so the fruit is evenly coated.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Add the rhubarb to the dish, stirring in gently so it is coated with syrup.
  5. Bake for a further 10–15 minutes until the fruit is tender. Serve warm with low-fat ice cream or custard.

Variation

  • Try making this with fresh stone fruit: top a selection of peaches, nectarines, apricots or plums with flaked almonds and bake for 15–20 minutes.

Super ingredient: Figs

  • One of the oldest known fruits, figs add a marvellous flavour and texture to any dessert. Like all fruit, they have almost no fat or sodium but their tiny seeds are what sets them apart. These are a great source of protein as well as minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. They also have mild laxative properties (handy if you’re troubled by constipation). Dried figs are concentrated with around half their weight being fruit sugars.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
fat. low-fat. low
calorie
low-calorie
skinny
nutritional
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