Caramelized Fruit

apples, pears and blueberries

Ingredients

Apples, cored and sliced
Pears, cored and sliced
Fresh or frozen blueberries
Honey

Preparation

  1. Put the sliced apples, sliced pears, and the blueberries in a wide saucepan. Put the pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add a glob of honey to the pan (not on the fruit), and stir it around with a spatula so that it melts and coats the fruit. After a short while the berries will split open and their juices will be coming out. It will make a pinkish-purplish sauce and soak into the fruit. Using a slotted spoon, take the fruit out of the pan and put it into a bowl.
  3. Put the unwashed pan back over medium-low heat, and add 60 ml (1/4 cup) of water. If there is brown stuff* in the bottom of the pan, steam will rise and the brown stuff will dissolve. Mix it up and pour into a separate bowl. Serve each serving of the fruit with a little of the liquid poured over it.

* The Book of What If…?: Questions and Activities for Curious Minds by Matt Murrie and Andrew R. McHugh (Beyond Words/Aladdin 2016)

**Editor’s note: The brown stuff is caramelized sugar from the honey.