Baked Fruit: 3 Ways

Baked fruit 3 waysGuys, I think it's pie season. Every magazine cover I look at seems to have a pie (or two or three) on it. This proves a few things: 1. I apparently only read food magazines. 2. It's pie season. I've already started making my list of possible pies I'll be baking for Thanksgiving this year (I'm way early, I know). But man cannot live on pie alone. A great and lighter alternative is baked fruit. You still get to enjoy all the delicious fruit flavor without quite so much butter, sugar and crust. Here are a few of my favorites.Baked peach parfaitBaked Peach Parfait, makes 4 servings.

Needed: 2 peaches, 1/2 cup oats, 1/8 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey, a few pinches of cinnamon, and a handful of chopped pecans.

In a small bowl, combine the oats, oil, sweetener, cinnamon and pecans. Stir, making sure every oat is coated in oil and sweetener. Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Fill with oat filling and bake at 400 F for 15-18 minutes, until softened and the skin begins to pull away from the fruit. Garnish with whipped cream.Baked grapefruitBaked Grapefruit, makes 4 servings. This is great for breakfast or a light dessert!

Needed: 2 grapefruits and a conservative handful of brown sugar.

Slice grapefruits in half and remove as many seeds as you can. Begin to segment the grapefruit—this will allow the sugar to soak in even more. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes.Baked applesBaked Apples (or "Opposite Apple Pie" if you're feeling clever, and I AM), makes 4 servings.

Needed: 2 apples (I like Granny Smith), 1/4 cup brown sugar, a few pinches of cinnamon and 1/2 sheet of puff pastry.

Core apples and slice in half. Coat the inside with brown sugar. Slice up the puff pastry into thin strips and create a lattice design over the apples. Sprinkle with a little more sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes until puff pastry is golden brown, and apple has softened. Serve with vanilla ice cream!Baked fruitAs you can see these are super easy to make but also really cute and delicious. Impress your next dinner party guests with this sweet pie alternative. Happy baking! xo. Emma

  • I actually have the pink grapefruit all of the time, but I’m too impatient to eat it so it doesn’t look that great when I try it!

  • Yum-O! This morning I made the baked grapefruit with 1tsp truvia, and 1tsp brown sugar. Amazing, and healthy. At about 65 calories for my breakfast… I am thrilled. 🙂

  • I love how easy these three “pies” look to make. I don’t look my pies to crusty as it is so this is just perfect.

  • I NEED to remember this! It looks great.. it looks delicious! Beautiful pictures too!

  • Yumm! Great alternative to fattening and heavy pies!

  • Grapefruit! I’ve never thought to bake them! I usually just sprinkle it with a little Truvia, but I will try this!

  • I love this! My family is coming over for dinner next week and these would be perfect.

  • I’ve made the baked peach recipe three times now, once using a nectarine instead. It is such a wonderful, delicious treat. Thank you for the great recipe!

  • I love this idea! I made apple pie once from scratch that was super successful, but since moving out of my college dorm and back home (where the oven is broken) I’ve been deprived of pie making! These baked fruit “pies” seem completely possible in my mini toaster oven and even if the fruit is undercooked… so what? It’s fruit! :]

  • Hahaha! I totally have also started my Thanksgiving pie list! I’m thinking, apple with olive oil crust, pumpkin cream, and derby.

  • Baked grapefruit is an awesome winter breakfast, especially topped with a little cinnamon and a squeeze of lime juice.

  • That baked grapefruit looks really fantastic!


  • That looks super yummy and definitely easy to make. I will be trying it this weekend!

  • Omigod, I just made something similar to this the other day! I saw your previous wrapped baked fruit entry, but puff pastry isn’t readily available here, so I looked around my kitchen and decided granola was a good replacement. I halved an apple, removed the core, sprinkled it with sugar, cinnamon and clove powder, then filled and covered it with the granola. I added a wee bit of milk and maple syrup to make it a bit more moist and baked it in a toaster over (ha!)for 15 minutes. yum!

  • I have never tried baked grapefruit – sounds good! I need to try that one out :).

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  • Emma, I am improvising your baked peach recipe with a pumpkin, will let you know how its turns out, so far it looks promising 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration…

  • Love your recipes – will be trying baked grapefruit for tomorrow’s breakfast! And love your photos!!!!!!!!

  • OMG – these all look so wonderful and nutritious! LOVE!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • I’d be curious to try the grapefruit – I like the grapefruit flavour, but find them too bitter when they’re raw. I think the baked version could be very tasty. And the apples are so cute!

  • These look like the most delicious things I will ever eat in my life. And make no mistake, I will eat them. I just don’t know which one to try first…

  • These all look amazing! Went out and bought the apples right after I read this! 🙂

    ~ Megan

  • I love the little mock apple pies and I bet those grapefruits are delicious – thanks for sharing x

  • I really love this idea! Now I want to run out and buy some fresh fruit. Very smart.


  • Ah it’s looking so tasty!
    That peach parfait is a great idea!
    Defenitely gonna try it!


  • OH my gosh. Dying over all these treats. So making them this week.


  • Such great ideas – I would have thought of cooking these fruits this way ;P

  • I didn’t know that you can bake grapefruit too. Great! I also bake apple quite a lot but with much more simple way: apple topped with cinnamon only. The taste is quite amazing and I can reduce the amount of sugar 🙂
    One more thing, you guys aren’t only creative with crafts but also with food. How amazing that is!

    Anh @

  • Those grapefruit looks so delicious I could die. I could even make that at work!

  • Yum! Baked grapefruit?! My kiddos love grapefruit, so I will have to try it!

    Stephanie May*

  • Definitely trying the grapefruit! I have it already every morning for breakfast (: Thank you Emma!!!

    xo, Clare

  • This looks so good and easy! Definitely going to try these the next time we have a study sesh at my place. Thanks for the idea Emma!

  • Very cool! The grapefruit looks amazing!

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  • I never, ever, thought of baking fruit before but these look so delicious! I’m going to have to try out the grapefruit since it’s so cute! 🙂

  • Wow, these all look so good! I wish Canadian Thanksgiving wasn’t over already, otherwise I’d make some!


  • That is too funny. I guess were on the same page, emma. I just wrote a quick post on Cinnamon Baked Mini-Apples today (Laurali Star Diaries:) I’ve never thought of trying it with grapefruit though, I love grapefruits. Yummy post!

  • Interesting! Ive never tried this!


  • Those baked apple pies look good! I want to make some right now.

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  • These sound so yummy! Emma, which brand of puff pastry do you use? I bought some to try your peach puff pastry dessert a few weeks ago, and it didn’t quite turn out. It’s probably just the cook. 😉 However, in the off-chance it’s not me, it might have been the brand. Thanks!

  • Emma, these are genius, not to mention beautiful! Definitely trying this… thanks for sharing. xxx, j

  • That all looks so amazing! What gorgeous pictures!


  • Yummy! Not only do the taste good (i bet), but they are too cute! 🙂

  • I love that little intro… “Every magazine cover I look at seems to have a pie (or two or three) on it. This proves a few things: apparently only read food magazines”. I can’t get enough of pies, but I like the inside out apple pie idea. Makes a nice change.

    Happy pie-making!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • These looks so yummy and adorable! I like the opposite apple pie for sure. 🙂


  • my fave is the grapefruit! i put brown sugar and cinnamon on mine and garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt!

  • That is so cute! love the little apple pies!

  • This looks amazing!!! I love baked fruit, and this definitely gives me some new ideas!

  • These look so delicious! I love the baked apple!!! I cant wait to see some of the pies you make!
    Almost Endearing

  • Fantastic low calorie alternatives! As of today I’ve lost 46 lbs. so these ideas are perfect for me.

  • I love baked fruit as an alternative to other desserts in the cooler months.

    – tianna 🙂

  • Yum! We’ve been on a baked fruit kick in my home too (we did baked pears last week). I will definitely try out ‘opposite apple pie’ next! 🙂

  • i love baked fruit! usually we do peaches with walnuts and honey. but i’m totally going to have to try the apples!

  • Baked grapefruit I wonder how that would taste? The baked apples look delicious.

  • This is so exciting! I’m for sure going to be making all 3. =) A much healthier alternative to pie!

  • Wow! I am eating mine as I type this! I modified my recipe just a tad because I didn’t have all the ingredients. I took the peach recipe and used apples (no puff pastries :[ ) and used almonds instead on pecans ( didn’t have those either!). I also added a pinch of brown sugar along with the above ingredients. Wow, it is simply delicious and refreshing. Thank you for sharing!

  • Yum yum emma! I like the selection… You know I just wanted to throw it out there but it would be awesome if you could make a forest pie. My grandma use to get them all the time and I never can find one. They usually contain all kinds of goodness like rhubarb, black, blue and raspberries… and apples and strawberries… ughh it’s the ultimate goodness. Let’s just say I wish I was better at cooking 😉

  • Those look amazing! Especially the little baked apple pies. Might have to try those!


  • Yummy!! Seem so taste 🙂

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  • Yum this receipe looks so good and easy too! I think i might try it out on my grandparents this weekend. Thankyou x

  • These look delicious! I’ll definitely be having the grapefruit for breakfast soon. When I make baked apples, I usually core the apples and then stuff them with raisins and brown sugar, but the crust over the top here is super cute!

  • you just made my hips very happy. here comes some more love for my handles…

  • Yummy! Thank you for the inspiration, I will try the “Opposite Apple Pie” on Sunday!

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