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Caramelize fruits

cramalized-appleCaramelizing fruits,  is a very simple and delicious cooking technique used almost in all the places around the globe. For fruit and sugary food lovers this is the most ideal way to have them as a delicious dessert. Almost all types of fruits you desire can be caramelized depending on the size of the fruit you want to caramelize. Small fruits like cherries can be caramelized as a whole and the larger fruits like apples or bananas should be cubed before caramelizing . Adding some lemon juice while caramelizing  gives an extra lift to the taste of caramelized fruit.

For caramelizing fruit you need

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1tbsp lemon juice (optional)
  • A heavy base

Method

1. Just combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 4 tbsp of water in a heavy base.

2. Stir over on low heat till the sugars have dissolved. When the mixture boils, squeeze a bit of lemon and boil till the syrup turns to a  deep golden brown.

3.  Carefully add 1 tbsp of water and shake the pan to mix. Then spear a piece of fruit on a fork and dip in to the caramel to coat and leave until it cools and hardens. Your caramelized fruits are now ready to serve.

33 Responses to “Caramelize fruits”

  1. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie | December 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Reply

    I love caramelized fruits, such a great addition to any recipe!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes | December 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Reply

    These would be perfect to serve with some pancakes!

  3. Faith | December 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm | Reply

    I’m glad you’re back, Nora! :) Caramelized fruit is absolutely delicious…it’s amazing how caramelizing fruit can take it a whole new flavor experience!

  4. Rosa | December 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Reply

    That is wonderful!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Christmas!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. girlichef | December 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Reply

    Oh, very delicious Nora!! Caramelized fruit is wonderful…especially during the holiday season :) Happy Holidays!

  6. pigpigscorner | December 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Reply

    yum..love caramelised fruits, so delicious!

  7. elra | December 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Reply

    Love any kind of caramelized fruit Nora. Yours look delicious!

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella | December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Reply

    Great idea for fruit that isn’t quite sweet enough! :D Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Nora! xxx

  9. Reeni | December 23, 2009 at 3:16 am | Reply

    Caramelized fruit is so yummy! I especially like apples on top of pancakes or french toast. Thanks Nora and Happy Holidays!

  10. Sophie | December 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Mjam mjam mjam,…a lovely recipe!!

    I wish you a great Christmas & a happy, fun & apart 2010!!!

  11. Gera @ SweetsFoods | December 23, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Reply

    One of my favorite sweets on these days mmmm :)

    Happy Holidays for you and your family!!

    Cheers,

    Gera

  12. Erica | December 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Reply

    Happy holidays, Nora!

  13. sophia | December 25, 2009 at 2:47 am | Reply

    I adore caramelized fruits…especially when they’re incorporated into savory dishes!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

  14. Blond Duck | December 26, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Reply

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  15. Parita | December 28, 2009 at 4:52 am | Reply

    Very helpful indeed! I love caramelized fruits!!

  16. theUngourmet | December 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Reply

    What a neat idea! I’d love to give it a try! Hope your holiday was lovely!

  17. Carolyn Jung | December 29, 2009 at 2:06 am | Reply

    Over ice cream, this is the world’s easiest and most awesome dessert. I love how you can do this with a range of fruit, anytime of year.

  18. Blond Duck | December 29, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Reply

    I hope you have a wonderful new year!

  19. Janet @ Gourmet Traveller 88 | December 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Reply

    Hi Nora, this is simple but so great to go with desserts. I wish you a rewarding and exciting 2010 ahead of you! Just wanna ask if you have email subscription tool in your blog as I find this easier for me to keep up reading new posts than using reader! If not, don’t worry about it.

  20. grace | December 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Reply

    i like all fruits raw, but i LOVE them caramelized. it just adds another layer of delicious flavor and a unique texture as well. great post, nora. :)

  21. Blond Duck | December 31, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Reply

    Happy New Year’s Eve!

  22. Gera @ SweetsFoods | December 31, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Reply

    Happy and Joyful New Year 2010 for you Nora!!

    All the best,

    Gera

  23. nora | January 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Reply

    thanx for the joyful comments my friends!!

  24. Saucy Smith | January 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I can’t wait to spend more time with yours. Are you on TWITTER? If yes, let’s chat @lobstersandwich
    Cheers
    SAUCY

  25. Saucy Smith | January 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Reply

    And your mashed potato recipe. THANK YOU. I am a huge fan of the ol’ spud. Based on the number of comments you have,over 500 people agree.COOL!
    S

  26. Rosa | January 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Reply

    Happy New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  27. Blond Duck | January 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Reply

    I can’t wait to see what new recipes you have!

  28. tasteofbeirut | January 11, 2010 at 12:26 am | Reply

    I love to caramelize anything! especially carrots!
    Hey, I am giving way some goodies I got in Lebanon on my last trip; if you are interested!

  29. Rosa | January 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Reply

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Cheers and thanks for passing by,

    Rosa

  30. The Duo Dishes | April 27, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Reply

    Caramelized fresh pineapple, and it was a hit. It always works!

  31. Sook | July 8, 2010 at 2:01 am | Reply

    Wow, I love carmelized fruits… like pineapple, peaches, etc. Yum!

  32. Pancho | December 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Reply

    Gonna try it with some apples and bananas today, also gonna spice that with maybe maple syrup, cinnamon and cloves, and also a little bit of chocolate. That all is gonna go on top of a pancake. Lets see what happens. xD

  33. nora | December 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Reply

    thanx for stopping by my friends..
    @pancho: m sure that topping combo gonna taste delicious! :)

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