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Thursday, 3 October 2013

miss b loves ...........making the most of autumn fruits

I'm always sad to see the end of summer especially when it's been such a good one this year with plenty of sunshine (not always the case in the UK!) Autumn does have much to offer though ... not just an excuse to buy new season clothes but an opportunity to try new recipes using all the delicious fruit and vegetables.

Time to swap salads for soups and peaches for pears! The gorgeous colours on the front cover of the Waitrose Autumn Harvest recipe booklet caught my eye ....inside, the Baked Pears with Butterscotch Sauce combine some of my favourite seasonal ingredients ....pears, pecans and blackberries......

Irresistible drizzled with the butterscotch sauce which is so rich and indulgent yet surprisingly easy to make. It's sure to become one of our favourites. 

Click here for the recipe

The next dish I came across is another simple one....Baked Greengages with Cinnamon. It was being demonstrated in Sainsbury's and as soon as I had finished my scrumptious sample, I wandered off down the aisle to buy the ingredients ........

Greengages are a variety of sweet dessert plum. Known in France as the Reine-Claude, it was named in honour of the late 15th century French Queen and was originally grown in Moissac in south-west France. Once very popular in England, these forgotten little treasures now seem to be making a comeback here.

Baked greengages with cinnamon
Serves 2/3
You will need......

250g greengages
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
20g butter
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

1.Wash and cut the greengages in half and carefully remove the stones.
2.Place them in a shallow ovenproof dish.
3.Put a tiny knob of butter into each hollow.
4.Sprinkle over the demerara sugar and ground cinnamon.

5. Bake in a preheated oven 180°C, Gas Mark 4 for 15-20 minutes.

It's as easy as that! My kind of midweek dessert and so delicious served piping hot with creamy Madagascan vanilla ice cream which melts into the syrupy sauce!

Finally .....a cake I would like to recreate... Plum Slice which I couldn't resist in Winkleys, one of my favourite local independent cafés. 

It was just perfect with a cappuccino!

More autumn fruit dessert recipes here


  1. While I love all the autumnal fruits especially baked as you have, I always feel extra guilty putting that much butter and sugar in it and then just go back to eating a proper cake! :) but it looks delia and must have smelled amazing...

  2. Oh my goodness - I love these recipes. But I know my boys (big and small) would love this especially with the big dollop of ice cream on the side. We're having a moment with buttermilk pancakes, berries and ice cream. Yum.

  3. Now this is a delicious post! Btw I've never had greengages so thanks for sharing! I'll look for them in the stores and try your receipe!

    Sun and Sany

  4. I haven't seen greengages in my local supermarket....i must ask the veg man when I am over next.That dessert sounds fab:)

  5. Great recipes I love to make crumble with pears and black currants and ice cream yum.

  6. I am going to try that pear number this weekend! It looks simply fabulous! My kind of dessert since I am not much of a baker!

  7. Love these Autumn recipes.. Baking apples is my favorite and I add Greek yoghurt instead of ice cream.

  8. Yummy Autumn recipes!! I've never heard of this fruit?? Love the Bosc pears and have them all the time in the winter. The idea of adding butterscotch is different and I can't wait to try it! Hope you are having a good week.. it's almost the weekend!! xxleslie

  9. Je n'avais jamais vu cette recette!


  10. This looks so good. Got to look for greengages! The top one is also beautiful as I'm sure delicious! Thanks for the recipes. Looking forward to this time of year and making some comfort foods!


  11. Mmmm, these look lovely! I should tell my housemate about them and get them too cook them for me (she's a chef and loves doing desserts!)

    Corinne x

  12. Very delicious looking desserts! I would make these if only I had more time. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hummmm!!! Je vais essayer la première recette.... ça a l'air trop bon!!!
    Merci pour ce partage!!!
    Belle fin de semaine

  14. I love autumn so much, especially for wonderful cosy recipes! These all look delicious! I've some new pumpkin recipes that I am much looking forward to try soon. Great post Miss b. Happy weekend, lovely. x/Madison

  15. Wow delicious post!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  16. Wow, some delicious recipes here. I'm definitely trying the greengage one. x

  17. So excited about this post...I'd love to swop studies and become a pastry chef so every opportunity I get to make dessert I do and these looks absolutely scrumptious. Always glad to see you stop by...Happy End Of The Week!

  18. Looks so yummy Miss B. Pears are one of my favourite fruits especially paired with vanilla ice cream is a great idea.

  19. So, are you swapping salad for desserts? I'm totally with you! ;-) You've got me craving anything cinnamon now!

  20. Miss B! That looks so good. I love changing foods with the seasons. I can't wait to see more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing doll.

  21. Me too. This post is a delicious fruits paradise.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  22. oh my! seems super yummy!
    especially with a capuccino aha!


  23. i went apple picking and have made some facial scrubs and masks with it!!

  24. Hi Miss B! That recipe booklet for autumn inspires me. I also love this season for the same reason, I admit that once I was scrolling the images I started to be hungry!:) You are a great cook dear, both desserts look yummy. Hope you get to recreate that cake too. Usually in this time of the year love apple pies!^^ Kisses, happy weekend! xo

  25. I don't think there's anything that calls autumn to mind for me more than butterscotch sauce. I've never tried it on baked fruit but it looks absolutely divine from your photos - I must try that recipe!

  26. Simply delicious-my mouth is watering right now. I'll put this on my must do list for the weekend Miss B.
    xx, Heather

  27. I love pears! Thanks for the recipes!

  28. OMYGOSH!!! Your post is heaven on a platter .... taking for sharing these fabulous ideas and recipes ... I just may have to give the baked pears a try! Happy Sunday across the miles ..xo C. (HHL)

  29. My goodness! It all looks so delicious. I love making apple desserts this time of year but those greengages in cinnamon look just as yummy.


  30. Mmmmmm... yummy, yummy...
    Unfortunately I'm such a lazy cooker... :-(
    Have a nice day darling!


  31. Wow, all of these recipes look amazing. Everything looks so yummy.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  32. My mouth is totally watering tssss ... Love this delicious post.

    Meg | Meghansilva.blogspot.com

  33. That's so weird, I've never thought of food as seasonal, but now that you mention it, I can totally see cinnamon and pears being the foods for fall. Thanks for sharing!

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch?


  34. Oh, so many delicious choices, really hard to chose!
    Maybe I'll have all of them? ;-)

  35. Oh how delicious! A great alternative for using fruits. Thanks for taking them to another level for Fall. :)



  36. This is amazing! I love when you can make something decadent out of something healthy. Thanks for sharing.

  37. how delicious!! looks incredible.

    Just wanted to pop by and say a huge thank you for the wonderful and bright engagement wishes you left on my post :) Warmed my heart. thank you thank you thank you ;)

  38. The pear recipe looks fabulous. My mouth is watering! I just love fall and all it entails.

  39. Those pears look amazing! Do you know that pears used to be my favorite fruit when I was little, and since then it's changed to cherries.

    Have a nice week.


  40. Oh how delish and autumn like! Thanks for sharing! xo Caroline

  41. Yummy , nice!

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  42. Thank you for all your comments. It seems that I'm not the only one who loves warming autumn desserts!

  43. These all sound delicious! My mouth is watering like crazy right now. I've been craving fruit like this throughout my pregnancy and butterscotch sauce is always in a winner in my eyes. x

  44. I'm always quick to say that I'm not the hugest fan of cooked fruit, but...this looks so good. I just love blackberries, and the butterscotch sauce? Hello! Might have to try it soon! Thanks for broadening my horizon! ;)

  45. Un grand merci pour ces recettes de fruits,je vais faire les poires...
    Merci de ta visite ,je me suis régalée à Londres.




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