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Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
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The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Yoko Segawa of Yoko’s Kitchen.

Cookies, cakes and pies are great, but after a heavy holiday meal, fruit makes a pretty great dessert!

The end of the year is when pears and apples reach peak ripeness, making them perfect for all kinds of baking applications, like this Spiced Hot Fruit Bake. Heinen’s goes above and beyond to ensure that their fresh seasonal produce meets their strict expectations for quality, so when you’re shopping for fresh fruit to make this dish, turn to them. You’re guaranteed to taste the difference!

This Spiced Hot Fruit Bake is basically a winter spin on a fruit salad. It uses winter produce, like pears, apples, cranberries and oranges, and instead of being served cold, it’s served warm with a scoop of ice cream. Even better, it’s coated in a rich and luxurious spiced maple-butter sauce with nuts, which makes each bite a decadent treat!

Easy to make and even easier to eat, it’s time to indulge in something fruity this holiday season!

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s simple to make! Tossed together in 15 minutes and baked in the oven for an hour, this is the easiest recipe you’ll make this holiday season!
  • It’s light to eat! A holiday feast can leave you feeling extra full. This recipe is bursting with light, refreshing flavor, so you can enjoy dessert without feeling stuffed!
  • It’s customizable to different diets! If you need a vegan or dairy-free dessert, simply substitute the butter with vegan butter or coconut oil, and pair it with your favorite vegan ice cream.

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake


  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup grapes
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s butter, melted
  • 6 Tbsp. Heinen’s organic bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup Heinen’s pecans
  • ⅓ cup Heinen’s hazelnuts
  • ½ tsp. Heinen’s cinnamon
  • A dash of Heinen’s nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Heinen’s vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together apples, pear, oranges, cranberries, grapes and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter and maple syrup. Use a microwave or double boiler to melt them together if the butter is solid. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the pecan and hazelnuts.
  4. Drizzle the spiced butter mixture over the fruit while reserving the nuts in the bowl. Toss the fruit well with the spiced butter. Transfer the fruit to a baking dish and scatter with the reserved nuts on top. Bake for an hour.
  5. Divide into serving bowls.
  6. Serve with ice cream on top.

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake with Scoop of Ice Cream

Yoko Segawa

By Yoko Segawa

Yoko Segawa is a published cookbook author, recipe developer, and food photographer who is passionate about plant-based cooking that everyone can enjoy. She shares tips for healthy cooking and beautifully styled, vibrant recipes on her Instagram page and YouTube channel: Yoko’s Kitchen.

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