Caramelized Fruit

apples, pears and blueberries


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


  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.