Spiced Peach and Berry Fruit Bake
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Spiced Peach and Berry Fruit Bake

We all know that fruit is good for you but did you know that berries are good for your brain? Research has shown that increased intake of certain berries is associated with slower rates of memory decline. One study found that berry intake appeared to delay cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years. In addition to brain health, berries are currently also being studied for cancer prevention and improving cardiovascular health.

Not only are berries good for your health….they are also delicious and make a great dessert.

Last weekend I had to think of a quick and easy dessert to take to a family dinner and I wanted to bring something at least fairly healthy. So my first thought was “baked fruit.”  I  went to the grocery store and bought a bunch of fruit and baked it with orange juice, spices and a little bit of brown sugar. I ended up buying way too much fruit (I always overestimate) and it wouldn’t all fit in the pan, so the apples and pears get to be used for packed lunches. My dessert turned out delicious and it reminded me a little bit of pie filling, but really fresh, fruity and flavorful homemade pie filling. I topped mine with a squirt of reddi-wip for a nice finishing touch :)

 

Spiced Peach and Berry Fruit Bake

Ingredients
8 oz (~2 cups) Frozen Cranberries
11 oz container (~2 cups) Fresh Blueberries
6 oz container (~1 1/2 cups) Fresh Raspberries
6 Peaches, sliced into wedges
1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
1 Cup Orange juice
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Allspice
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
Reddi-wip for topping

Directions
Preheat oven to 350. Place fruit in 9×13 inch glass baking pan. Heat orange juice in microwave for ~1-2 minutes, until hot. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Add in vanilla and spices and stir. Pour over fruit in glass pan and bake in oven for ~35 min. Remove from oven and scoop into small bowls or martini glasses. Top with reddi-wip if desired. Serves 8.
 Spiced Peach and Berry Fruit Bake
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2 comments on “Spiced Peach and Berry Fruit Bake

  1. Anna
    January 21, 2016 at 4:03 am

    I am not a great fruit eater but this was a really nice change . Got my sweet fix by topping it with the reddi whip. Even had some the next day. Thx . Looking forward to trying more of your desserts.

  2. Brenna
    February 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Hot fruit is the best fruit!

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