Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself buying tons of fresh fruit. I might seem pretty virtuous filling my shopping basket with various punnets and pieces but the reality is that once I’m home, the majority of it seems to end up as part of some dessert! To be fair, I kept it relatively simple today. Luscious juicy nectarines drizzled with a buttery honey sauce and roasted — it’s a pretty delicious treat just like that. You could, however, also pair them with fresh cream or ice-cream for a little something more indulgent. No prizes for guessing what I did ;-).
Wash and slice up four nectarines. With a fairly big solid stone in the centre, they can be a tricky fruit to cut. I tend to quarter them, working carefully around the pit. Line the nectarine pieces in to a lightly greased oven-proof dish. Melt a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of honey together in a separate pan and stir well before pouring the resulting liquid evenly over the fruit. Pop the dish in to a warm oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. Serve immediately — ice-cream optional but also kind of essential!