Buying lame, out-of-season fruit at the grocery store is frustrating and terrible.
Try these 7 roasting techniques to turn your fruit rejects into stars.
1. The Joy Kitchen’s Roasted Cantaloupe
About 2 tablespoons sugar or vanilla sugar (optional)
We know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t the pale, completely bland fruit salad filler that gives cantaloupe a bad wrap. Cube it, toss it with a little vanilla sugar, and stick it in a hot oven to change your life— that is, at least in regards to cantaloupe.
3. Roasted Rhubarb with Strawberries
This recipe uses sweet vermouth, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and results in something complex and amazing.
4. Roasted Plums
Bright, fresh, quick, and can be served with ice cream.
5. Judy Rodgers’ Roasted Applesauce
This apple sauce is WAY better than the pre-packed stuff because it’s all natural and it has some texture, so you won’t feel like you’re eating baby food.
6. Rum-Spiked Roasted Mango
Anything caramelized by rum is correct.
7. Apples Baked in Cider
When you’re trying to eat healthy, but your sweet tooth is begging you for dessert, try these apples. They will satisfy your comfort food cravings without canceling out that salad you ate for lunch.