Wednesday is Recipe Day at CookingManager.Com.
In the northern hemisphere it’s the height of the season for summer fruits like plums, peaches, apricots and nectarines. But once they reach their height, they develop soft spots and spoil quickly.
Cooking it up in the microwave is my favorite way to enjoy summer fruit that has passed its peak. The pan doesn’t scorch and the color stays bright. You can make one type of fruit or use a combination.
- Wash fruit, and remove pits and any parts that have rotted. Soft spots are fine, even if they are a little brown.
- Slice the fruit into quarters or eighths and place in a microwave-safe utensil, like a glass or ceramic bowl. Make sure to leave plenty of room in case the fruit boils over.
- Turn the microwave on High. As with all microwave cooking, timing depends on the quantity. Start with one minute if you started with one or two fruits, and 2 to 5 minutes for larger amounts.
- Check the fruit and stir the fruit with a wooden spoon.
- Continue to cook for another 2 to 5 minutes, or until the fruit is covered with juice. Add a splash of liquor if you like, and garnish with fresh mint.
The cooked fruit is delicious plain or served with cereal, yogurt or ice cream.
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