Winter Fruit Tray Bake

Using seasonal fruit, this Winter tray bake is a easy and warming dessert.  Keep any leftovers in the fridge and serve with granola or porridge the next day.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition
Serves 6

2 golden delicious apples
2 just-ripe beurre bosc pears
1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed, washed and cut into 5cm pieces
1 cara cara or rosie red navel orange, juiced
¼ cup caster sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways
250g strawberries, hulled
Thick Greek-style yoghurt, to serve

Preheat oven to 200°C. Halve apples and pears lengthways. Remove cores then cut lengthways into wedges. Combine apples, pears and rhubarb on a large baking tray lined with baking paper.
Place orange juice, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Scrape vanilla bean seeds into the mixture. Stir to combine. Drizzle mixture over fruit. Add scraped vanilla bean pod to the pan and gently toss to combine. Roast for 20 minutes.
Toss through strawberries and roast for a further 10 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool slightly and serve with thick Greek-style yoghurt.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON: FRUIT | APPLES: All new season except for Pink Ladies and Granny Smiths. BANANAS: Prices still impacted by supply issues from QLD floods. BERRIES: Last weeks for Tassie blueberries. Cooler weather has helped Strawberries with better value and longevity this week. Blackberries available. EXOTIC: Aussie mangosteens, rambutans, dragonfruit, guava and starfruit available. FIGS: Still peaking with a beautiful blush this week. GRAPES: Great range of grapes in season. Your preference depends on levels of crunch and sweetness desired. MANGOES: NSW KP mangoes still available. Last weeks for mangoes! MELONS: Rockmelons and watermelons a little scarce. PEARS: Corellas, Nashi, Williams and Buerre Bosc in season. Josephines and Packhams should start next week or so. PINES: Topless still eating well. POMEGRANATES: Aussie pomegranates in season. Better value this week. STONE FRUIT: Plums great varieties available still eating and cooking really well. Poach and freeze! VEGETABLES | Still feeling some impacts from the hot weather in January impacting vegetable crops around Australia and prices. Cooler Autumn weather will start to take effect over next few weeks. ASPARAGUS: Cooler weather in Victoria has meant a good Autumn asparagus crop with great value asparagus in season. However, Autumn season for Aussie asparagus is short so buy while available. AVOCADOS: New season shepherds in season. Hass ending soon. BEANS: Sugar snap and snowpeas still scarce. Round beans better value this week. Butter and Borlotti beans available. CAVOLO NERO & KALE: Beaut bunches. GARLIC: Tassie and organic garlic in season. GOOD VALUE: Zucchini, cucumbers and green capsicums. POTATOES & PUMPKIN: Kiflers the pick. TOMATOES: Scarce. FLOWERS: Great value roses.