Caramelized Asian-spiced Plums and Nectarines

Serving size:
 6 Servings

Ingredients

    • 6 T
    • sugar
    • 1 1⁄2 t
    • star anise (ground)
    • 1 1⁄2 t
    • cinnamon (ground)
    • 1 1⁄2 t
    • allspice (ground)
    • 1 lb
    • plums (halved and pitted)
    • 1 lb
    • nectarines (halved and pitted)
    • 6 T
    • butter (melted)
Prep
30 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes

Description

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.

Adapted from the New York TImes.

Instructions

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.