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Caramelized Asian-spiced Plums and Nectarines

Prep time
30 mins

Adapted from the New York TImes.


Star anise, cinnamon, and allspice lend this easy dish an exotic flavor. Great on it's own, but would of course go great with some vanilla ice cream or a dollop of creme fraiche. You can also use this like a chutney, serving it alongside roasted meat.


6 Tsugar
1 1⁄2 tstar anise (ground)
1 1⁄2 tcinnamon (ground)
1 1⁄2 tallspice (ground)
1 lbplums (halved and pitted)
1 lbnectarines (halved and pitted)
6 Tbutter (melted)


In a small bowl, combine the sugar, star anise, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.

Arrange the halved plums and nectarines in a single layer on one or two parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the sugar and spice mixture. 

Place in the broiler with the rack at least 4 inches away from the heat source. Cook about 20 minutes, until caramelized and fragrant.