Caramelized Skillet Stone Fruit

This easy summer dessert comes together in just minutes! Fresh seasonal stone fruit is caramelized in a skillet with a light cinnamon-spiced brown sugar caramel and served over cool creamy ice cream.  Caramelized Skillet Stone Fruit requires just 5 ingredients and highlights all the best part of fresh summer fruit.

This post was sponsored by Kroger. All opinions expressed in the post are my own.

caramelized stonefruit over ice cream

What Kind of Fruit Works in this Recipe?

You can use almost any type of fruit for this easy but stone fruit works especially well.  Today I’m using these gorgeous Plumcots and Apriums.  Have you heard of those? Both are crosses between plums and apricots and the perfect blend of flavor and texture of both fruits.  They’re amazingly flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness.  Sometimes plums can be way to soft and juicy for use in recipes, and apricots are a lot of work since they’re smaller and not as juicy, but put them together and you have this superhero stonefruit.  Besides being delicious, aren’t they gorgeous??  Look for them right now at your local Kroger family of stores.  I buy them at my local Fred Meyer!  We’ve been cooking with them as well as snacking on them all summer!

plumcots and apriums

How to Caramelize Fruit

Slice all your fruit into segments- feel free to mix and match!  I’m using both Plumcots and Apriums.  This would be delicious with peaches, or you could even use apples and it would taste like an apple pie.

sliced caramelized stone fruit recipe

All you need to do is warm up a little butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey.  It will quickly warm up and bubble like caramel.

caramel ingredients

Toss all your fruit in the caramel and let it bubble away for about 5 minutes- it’s that quick!  The fruit should be tender but not mushy.  It’s kind of like a perfectly cooked fruit pie filling.

fruit in a skillet

Serving Caramelized Stone Fruit

Spoon it straight from the skillet over vanilla ice cream.  It tastes just like a pie with a fraction of the effort!  The fruit is still the star of the show, but highlighted by the light, sweet sauce.  It’s summer perfection!  If you see Plumcots and Apriums at your Kroger store, grab some and try this out!

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caramelized stonefruit over ice cream

Caramelized Skillet Stone Fruit

  • Author: Sara Wells
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


Fresh seasonal stone fruit is caramelized in a light cinnamon-spiced brown sugar caramel in a skillet and served over cool creamy ice cream.


2 lbs stone fruit (such as Plumcots and Apriums)
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
Vanilla ice cream for serving


Cut stone fruit in half, remove pits, and slice into segments. Set aside.

In a large skillet on the stove top, melt butter over medium heat.  Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and honey. Bring to a simmer.

Add sliced fruit to skillet and gently toss to coat in butter mixture.  Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes, tossing/stirring gently. Fruit should be tender, but not mushy.

Remove pan from heat and let cool slightly.  Spoon warm mixture, including both fruit and syrup, over vanilla ice cream.

Keywords: skillet stone fruit

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