Have you all stepped out of your comfort zone and braved the new realm of fruit flavor? Have you tried the amazing flavors of grilled fruit? Roasting fruits using a toaster oven is a creative way to cook and give them a richer texture and flavor. Below I am sharing a detailed method to roast fruits using a toaster oven that you can all try!
Different types of fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, pears, etc.
Lemon juice (for preventing the fruit from oxidizing and discoloring)
Honey or maple syrup (optional, to add sweetness)
The steps are as follows:
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Step 2 To prepare the fruit, wash, peel, core, and cut the fruit into appropriately sized chunks or slices. For large pieces of fruit, cut them to a size similar to a fruit salad.
Step 3 To prevent oxidation, place the cut fruit in a bowl, drizzle in some fresh lemon juice and toss gently to prevent the fruit from oxidizing and discoloring.
Step 4 Add sweetness (optional), if you prefer a sweeter flavor, gently coat the fruit with some honey or maple syrup.
Step 5 To bake the fruit, evenly distribute the prepared fruit on the baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd the fruit. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and shows golden brown grill marks.
In step 6, we remove the baked fruit and allow it to cool slightly for a few moments. You can enjoy the grilled fruit on its own or with ice cream, yogurt, nuts, etc. as a topping.
When roasting fruits, different kinds of fruits may need different time, so you can adjust the roasting time according to the type and size of fruits.
Do not bake the fruit for too long so that it does not become too soft or dry.
If you are using a wooden grill stick, it is best to soak it in water before grilling to prevent scorching.
Oven-roasting fruits can add a unique layer of flavor and aroma to the fruit, giving you an unusual and delicious taste. Experiment with different fruit combinations and flavoring to create your own grilled fruit flavors!