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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Caramelized Skillet Stone Fruit
- 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
Made this with a ripe peach and topped my oatmeal with it for breakfast and died and went to heaven. SO easy and so delicious! I will be having it on ice cream next.
It looks so tasty! I’ll try this recipe, thanks!