This dessert is one of the best ways to use the ripeness and bounty of summer fruit. This dessert is ideal for those who like to eat pie fillings but leave the crust. You don’t have to worry about perfect – looking fruit; the main requirements are that the fruit be ripe and taste great. You may use different types of fruit, such as nectarines, melons, mango, kiwi blackberries as well as apples. You may also use any kinds of nuts or maybe even spice the dish up with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and even cardamom. We served this dish to our guest with ice cream, but sour cream or mascarpone.
Summer Dessert with Ananas, Peaches, Apricots and Plums
½ ananas, peeled and cut into smaller pieces
6 ripe, peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
6 apricots, pitted and slices
6 plums, pitted and sliced
2 oz./60 grams butter
1 cup/2 dl apple juice
1-2 tbsp. sugar (only if the fruit is not sweet enough)
4-5 tbsp. Cointreau
1 cup/2 dl fresh strawberries, hulled or another fresh berry such as blackberries, raspberries
½ cup/ 1 dl nuts such as pecans, walnuts, almonds
To make fruit, melt butter on a large frying pan over medium heat and add the fruit. Add the apple juice and stir a few minutes. Let fruit simmer 2-3 minutes. Pour Cointreau over. Serve immediately with ice cream, sliced strawberries and nuts.