Fresh nectarines are baked in a sweet cinnamon honey sauce then topped with vanilla ice cream & drizzled with all those sweet pan juices! They’re simple to make, decadent & the best summer dessert!
I can’t get enough of these baked nectarines during summer! They’re sweet, decadent, super easy to make and basically everything I love about summer! Fresh ripe nectarines are glazed with a simple cinnamon honey sauce then baked until bubbly and topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream! (OMG my mouth is watering just thinking about them…) They’re then drizzled with all those yummy pan juices making an irresistible dessert that’s perfect for summer!
Ingredients For Baked Nectarines
- Nectarines: Use ripe or slightly under ripe nectarines for the best results! (If they’re overripe they can become mushy after baking.)
- Honey: Used as the base of your sauce!
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon & nectarines just go together! I used a ½ teaspoon in my sauce which was the perfect amount of cinnamon for me. (If you’re not much of a cinnamon fan then I’d suggest starting with a ¼ teaspoon and tasting it before adding more.)
- Vanilla extract: A necessity for your cinnamon honey sauce! (Adding a touch of vanilla helps to bring out all it’s yummy flavors!)
- Ice cream: Vanilla ice cream is our favorite!
How To Make Baked Nectarines
- Make the cinnamon honey sauce. Whisk your sauce ingredients together and set it aside.
- Bake your nectarines. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Then cut your nectarines in half and remove the pits. Place the halves in your baking dish cut side up and spoon your sauce over the top of each. (Reserve some sauce for drizzling later if desired.) Place the dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the nectarines are soft and the sauce is bubbling.
- Serve! Top each nectarine half with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle some of the pan juices (or your reserved sauce) over the top!
Want more sauce? Double it! Sometimes we’ll make two batches and use one to bake with the nectarines and one for drizzling later!
Best part about these baked nectarines? There’s so many ways to eat them! (Don’t let ice cream have all the fun!😉) Here are some of our favorite ideas to help get you started:
- Switch up your ice cream! We love using vanilla ice cream but a fun caramel swirl or “cinnamon-y” ice cream would be fantastic too! (Think snickerdoodle, Cinnabon or any type of “cobbler” ice cream.)
- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- Whipped cream
- Candied/toasted nuts
- Berries (raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
Baked nectarines are best if eaten the day of. (We rarely have leftovers whenever we make them!😉) But if you do have leftovers, simply place your nectarines in an air tight container and keep them stored in the refrigerator. They should stay good for 2-3 days if stored properly. Any leftover cinnamon honey sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks too!
- Can I prep any ingredients beforehand? Absolutely! The cinnamon honey sauce can be made 1-2 weeks in advanced and stored in the fridge. Then simply spoon it over your nectarines, bake and you’re done!
- I don’t like nectarines. Is there a different fruit I can use? Yes! This recipe would be delicious with peaches or plums too!
Why you’ll love this baked nectarine recipe!
- Simple & easy! Mix, bake & serve! This dessert is made with 4 simple ingredients yet tastes so decadent!
- A healthy summer dessert! Roasted nectarines are a great way to get your sweet fix in without overdoing it! (By roasting the fruit, we’re bringing out their natural sugars which is heighten even more by our sweet honey sauce.)
- Perfect dessert for a group! This recipe is so easy to double or triple making it perfect to serve at parties! Every guest can grab a half and top it with their favorite ice cream!
Need it gluten free? Great news, it already is!
Need it dairy free? Top it with your favorite dairy free ice cream instead!
More fruit recipes you might like:
- Baked Stuffed Apples with Cinnamon Honey Sauce
- Cinnamon Peach Banana Bread
- Summer Peach & Blueberry Kale Salad
- Watermelon Summer Berry Salad
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Baked Nectarines with Cinnamon Honey Sauce
- 3 nectarines, halved and pitted
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ 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!