Combined with the savoury flavours of arugula, beets and crumbly blue cheese, fresh plums offer a juicy sweetness to each bite.
Upside-Down Pear Pudding
This comforting pear pudding is perfect for a Sunday lunch on a chilly day. Pears and blackberries are topped with an orange-scented sponge mixture and baked, then the pudding is turned out upside-down, so the luscious fruit is on top.
Delicious warm, or very cold on a hot day, this compote is light’we’ve kept calories low’and so simple. The cardamom gives it an exotic, almost peppery taste without being overpowering.
Tree-ripened Ontario plums offer a refreshing and aromatic summer aperitif. Add a splash of sparkling wine or gingerale for a touch of flair.
When you try this recipe, make sure your fruit pieces are all about the same size. This will allow you to roast it all at the same time. Also, when choosing apples and pears, look for firm green varieties.
Adapt this recipe to use whatever fruit you want’peaches, plums, pears, mango’all blend up well. We made this one with luscious local peaches, and added blueberries and raspberries before freezing. Talk about a vitamin, fibre and antioxidant triple whammy! Plus, enjoying your smoothie frozen makes for a refreshing twist.
A slump’which is also called a grunt’is sort of like a cobbler, except you make it all on top of the stove, eliminating the need to heat up your oven on a warm day. To this one, we’ve added blueberries to the stone-fruit base, and bumped up the nutritional benefits of the dumpling topping with oats and whole-wheat flour.
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