Winter Fruit Tray Bake

Using seasonal fruit, this Winter tray bake is a easy and warming dessert.  Keep any leftovers in the fridge and serve with granola or porridge the next day.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition
Serves 6

2 golden delicious apples
2 just-ripe beurre bosc pears
1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed, washed and cut into 5cm pieces
1 cara cara or rosie red navel orange, juiced
¼ cup caster sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways
250g strawberries, hulled
Thick Greek-style yoghurt, to serve

Preheat oven to 200°C. Halve apples and pears lengthways. Remove cores then cut lengthways into wedges. Combine apples, pears and rhubarb on a large baking tray lined with baking paper.
Place orange juice, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Scrape vanilla bean seeds into the mixture. Stir to combine. Drizzle mixture over fruit. Add scraped vanilla bean pod to the pan and gently toss to combine. Roast for 20 minutes.
Toss through strawberries and roast for a further 10 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool slightly and serve with thick Greek-style yoghurt.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.