Baked Fruit and Toasted Pine Nut Sauce

Baked Fruit and Toasted Pine Nut Sauce

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 6

If you run out of fruit, drizzle the nut sauce on salads, or cooked grains. Walnuts or almonds can be toasted and pureed for an equally decadent effect.


  • 2 pounds ripe fruit
  • Juice of a small lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • Juice of a lime (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch or two of sugar
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or pignoli, toasted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. In a large bowl, toss peach halves with citrus juice, cinnamon, and sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Serve in dessert bowls and drizzle with sauce.


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