Roasted Figs and Plums

Roasted Fruit

Do you mind if I unload on you for a moment?

We’re less than two weeks into September and already everyone has set their sights on pumpkin: pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin curry. It’s driving me batty.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m as in love with fall flavours as the next gal. But it’s still technically summer. I mean, I’m wearing shorts right now (sorry, dear residents of Calgary.) And while summer fruit is on its last legs, it’s not a distant memory just yet.

So no more pumpkin talk until October, okay? Please and thank you.

Rant over. Now onto the good stuff.

This is barely a recipe, but I wanted to share it with you because it’s delightful, and who doesn’t love being delighted?

I call this a non-recipe because you can use any fruit you love and the quantities don’t matter. Don’t have coconut oil? Use a few tablespoons of water instead. Not in the mood for cinnamon? Leave it out, or sprinkle your fruit with ginger, nutmeg, or cardamom.

The end result here is gooey, tender, tart and sweet. Aromatic. Perfect on its own, or as a topping for oatmeal or ice cream. One day I drizzled a bowl of this with nut butter. The next, melted chocolate. Because chocolate goes with everything.

Roasted Figs and Plums
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, five ingredients or less
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
  • 8 plums, halved or quartered
  • 12 figs, halved
  • 1 heaping tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the fruit, cinnamon and coconut oil in an oven-safe dish. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once halfway. If the dish needs more liquid when you stir, add a tablespoon or two of water.


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5 Responses to Roasted Figs and Plums

  1. La Cuisine d'Helene September 12, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    Some people start early to bake with pumpkins etc. I was still in my summer dresses this week :) But I love fall and can’t wait to start baking these goodies soon.

  2. Melissa September 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    roasted plums are one of the best things EVER. Love them – especially the little prune plums. I’ve never thought to roast figs though – they would be delicious.
    And yes, I’m not digging pumpkin. Ethan and I were in Toronto in AUGUST for work and walked into Starbucks on a day where it was 40 degrees… and saw pumpkin spice latte posters. Tooooooo early. Way too early.

    • Sondi September 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      August and 40 degrees and pumpkin do NOT mix. Warm socks + fleece + withered leaves all over the ground = pumpkin.

  3. Bridget Oland September 15, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Yum, I’m a sucker for roasted fruit. The markets here in New Brunswick are full of local plums and we have been devouring them fresh. Now it’s time to get cooking…


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