Baked Nectarines with Cinnamon Honey Sauce

The best summer dessert that’s healthier for you too! They’re sweet, easy to make and delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Close up of a baked nectarine half topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with cinnamon honey sauce

Imagine biting into a warm juicy nectarine slathered with cinnamon and honey and followed up with cool creamy vanilla ice cream… Doesn’t that just get your taste buds tingling?!😍 Because it definitely does mine! Which is exactly why I’m so excited to share these easy baked nectarines with cinnamon honey sauce! It’s a super simple recipe using a handful of ingredients and a fun way to use up those leftover nectarines too!

Ingredients for baked nectarines

  • Nectarines: Look for nectarines that are slightly soft and “give in” a little when you give them a gentle squeeze. (That means they’re ripe!) You can also replace them with peaches too!
  • Honey: Used as the base of your sauce and adds so much sweetness to your dessert!
  • Cinnamon: I love love love necatrines and cinnamon together! A little goes a long way though, so if there’s too much cinnamon in the sauce feel free to cut it down to a 1/2 teaspon.
  • Vanilla extract: A must to get your honey sauce just right! Adding vanilla helps to blend your flavors together it pairs so well with your baked nectarines!
Baked nectarine halves sitting in a bubbling sweet honey sauce in a white baking dish

How to make the best baked nectarines

  1. Make the sauce: Whisk your sauce ingredients together and set it aside.
  2. Bake your nectarines: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray and baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut your nectarines in half and remove the pit. Then place the halves in your baking dish cut side up and spoon your sauce over the top of each. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the necatrines are soft and the sauce is bubbling.
  3. Serve & enjoy: Serve with a big ol’ dollop of vanilla ice cream and any extra honey sauce and DIG IN!
Roasted nectarine halves sitting on a white plate surrounded by blueberries and an ice cream scoop full of vanilla ice cream

Why you’ll love this summer dessert recipe

  • Super easy! Only 4 ingredients is all you need to make this yummy summer dessert! Just throw your nectarines and honey sauce together in a baking dish and let your oven do all the work!
  • A better for you dessert! This dessert is perfect for the more health conscious person because it’s essentially made entirely with fruit! Roasting your fruit helps to bring out it’s natural sugars so you’re still able to get your sweet fix in without overdoing it! (Buttt a little ice cream with it wouldn’t hurt too…😉)
  • Easily customizable! Don’t like nectarines? No worries loves! This dessert can also be made with baked peaches or plums too! (Just swap in your favorite stone fruit and use the same instructions.)
3 baked necaterines covered in cinnamon honey sauce with a scoop of ice on top each of them

What do I top my baked nectarines with?

Don’t hold back when it comes to the toppings! I mean, don’t get wrong this baked dessert is super good when served on it’s own, but add a little scoop of ice cream on top and it’s at a whole new level then! Here are a few other fun ways to top your baked nectarines:

  • Salted caramel ice cream (or your favorite ice cream flavor)
  • Vanilla greek yogurt
  • Whipped cream (homemade or store bought – Check out my favorite homemade whipped cream in this recipe!)
  • Granola (homemade or store bought)
  • Candied/toasted nuts
  • Berries (raspberries, blueberries, etc.)

Need it gluten free? Great news, it already is!

Need it dairy free? Top it with your favorite dairy free ice cream or yogurt!

I hope you’re all having the best day loves! Let me know if you tried the recipe and how you topped it in the comments!

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Close up of a baked nectarine half topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with cinnamon honey sauce
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Baked Nectarines with Cinnamon Honey Sauce

Juicy nectarine halves are smothered in a sweet cinnamon honey sauce, baked to perfection and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! They're a yummy summer dessert that's easy to make and always a family favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten free
Keyword: baked, cinamon honey sauce, nectarines, roasted nectarines, summer dessert
Servings: 3 servings (1 whole nectarine per person)
Author: Caitlin


  • 3 nectarines, halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Optional: vanilla ice cream, vanilla yogurt, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the nectarine halves in your baking dish cut side up. Whisk the honey, cinnamon and vanilla together in a small bowl. Pour the sauce over your nectarines. (Make sure to fill the center and let the sauce drip down the sides.)
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream or yogurt and any extra cinnamon honey sauce!


*Nectarines can also be replaced with peaches or plums!


  1. Shirley Smithson

    Really easy and so delicious, my guests really enjoyed these scrumptious nectarines. Will definitely make this recipe again . Thank you!

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