Healty Christmas Recipe Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake – Spiced Hot Fruit Bake is a delicious and wholesome holiday breakfast! This gluten-free spiced hot fruit bake makes for a great topping for waffles, pancakes, or just by itself! A nutritious dish to add to your Holiday Brunch menu. Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or New Year’s brunch. Vegan option too.
Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the Holiday season so far! Just tell you this vegan Spiced Hot Fruit Bake recipe was originally published in December 2015. I retested and updated content and photos. I wished to re-share this goodie of a Holiday recipe since it makes a fantastic brunch recipe, dessert, or breakfast . I make it year-round! I hope you don’t mind me republishing. Thank you for after Cotter Crunch Y’all!
Estimated amount 524,600 I adore Christmas… THE SMELL! You knowthe smell of spices, the odor of Christmas morning breakfast. . Ahem cinnamon rolls and egg yolk and um. It is summer time during Christmas in New Zealand. Difficult to enjoy these comfy cold or spices fruit when it is 95F. Right? Haha.
So nowadays, it’s about bringing back the nostalgia via meals! A family favorite around here.
In the southeast, we call it Sexy Alabama fruit. Do not ask me why I figured Alabama or maintained it first. Haha! I believe that it’s because this standard southern spiced fruit bake is much more butter and sugar . We Southern’s adore our buttah! I am a southerner, and I understand this!
That having been said, I am decided to lighten this dish less sugar, more spice, etc.. In any case, the fruit is currently sweet! Yep, and I am even more determined to create this hot berry dish” healthy-ish.”
I know, gasp! But hear me out, since you’re going to like this. A hot spiced fruit bake that tastes rich and sweet and buttery and smells like Christmas. Please excuse my run-on paragraphs, however I can not help but exaggerate that this particular dish.
This fruit bake, it is simple really (similar to my caramelized apple citrus fruit bake). The secret is to get the ideal amount of extras and the right ingredients. Fresh seasonal fruit and seasonal spices. Such as pears, apples, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg. Etc.. Mmm… can you smell goodness?
Now. . To create it we will need to combine the fruit up with spices, a little coconut sugar, and only a bit (or maybe more ) of melted butter, or coconut oil or vegan butter (for your dairy-free option).
Toss in some toasted nuts and WHOA… you have got yourself a spiced hot fruit bake that tastes like dessert however is not.
- 2 cup sliced apples
- 2 cups pear slices
- 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (save the juice)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar (unrefined) or brown sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup, agave, or honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon (extra for topping)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 stick melted butter (4 to 5 tbsp melted vegan butter can be substituted)
- Optional – An additional 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil or butter to coat walnuts
- 1/3 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans
- extra cinnamon for nuts or serving
- Preheat oven to 300F.
- In a large bowl, toss your fruit and add in 1-2 tsp lemon juice. Set aside.
- In another glass bowl, combine your melted butter, spices, and honey or maple syrup.
- Mix in a few tablespoons of your leftover pineapple juice as well.
- Add this sugar/butter mixture to your fruit and coat evenly.
- Pour fruit evenly in a 9×12 baking dish.
- Pour the leftover sugar/butter/oil mixture on top.
- baking for 1 hr.
- OPTIONAL – Toss your nuts in a tiny bit of melted coconut oil or butter and pinch of cinnamon. I usually just coat the nuts in the leftover butter/sugar from the fruit mix bowl. Then sprinkle the nuts to the top of dish and bake all together for 1 hr.
- Sprinkle any additional cinnamon and spiced over hot fruit bake before serving, if desired.
- See notes for Make ahead prep