Do you ever purchase fruit only to have it ripen too quickly? I was faced with either eating 4 mushy peaches the other day or doing something creative with them and I decided on popsicles. Since I had the oven on already for another dish, I decided to try roasting the fruit first for extra flavor. The aroma was heavenly!
After roasting the fruit, I simply mashed the fruit in a bowl with a fork and mixed it with some cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla for flavor and little Greek yogurt for creaminess. The hard part was waiting for the pops to freeze. The result was like eating frozen pie and I was so pleased with the results that I’ve bought fruit on purpose to make these pops. It works well with nectarines as well as peaches and I expect other fruit would also be tasty.
- 4 large peaches or nectarines, peeled and quartered.
- ½ – 1 tsp. cinnamon (to taste)
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line a small baking dish with foil.
- Place the peeled and quartered fruit in the foil-lined pan and roast for 15-20 minutes, until the fruit is cooked and caramelized and is soft enough to mash.
- Place the cooked fruit in a small bowl and mash it up with a fork.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the top and mix well.
- Stir in the vanilla and the Greek yogurt.
- Spoon the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze overnight.