Roasted raspberries are delicious. A little more delicate than strawberries therefore, raspberries need to be handled with care. A few easy steps are all that is needed to ensure the best roasted raspberries. Roasting time is between 10-12 minutes and remember to gently shake the baking sheet often. Transfer the berries to a bowl after removing from the oven. Allowing the berries to “rest” a few minutes will allow the sweet, delicious juices to form in the bottom of the bowl. Follow these few easy steps and you’ll be enjoying fresh roasted raspberries in no time flat.
Never Tried Roasted Fruit?
Have you ever tried roasted fruit? If your answer is no, then you need to get going and try it. Start with this recipe and you’ll be roasting every fruit in sight. Roasting fruit brings out its natural sweetness and allows the fruit to release more juice, making roasted fruit sensational. Fast, easy and affordable. I’ve roasted every fruit you can possibly think of, from berries to grapes to strawberries.
Considered by many the most intensely flavored member of the berry family, the raspberry is composed of many connecting drupelets. What the heck are drupelets? Well, they are individual sections of fruit, each with its own seed surrounding a central core. There are three main varieties; black, golden and red, the latter being the most widely available. Depending on the region, red raspberries are available pretty much year-round. With the peak season from May through September.
Choose brightly colored, plump berries sans hull. If the hulls are still attached, the berries were picked too early and will be very tart. Avoid soft, shriveled or moldy berries. Store berries, preferably in a single layer, in a moisture proof container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. If necessary, rinse lightly just before serving. Raspberries are very fragile and are at their best served fresh with just a touch of cream.
Spoon roasted raspberries over warm brownies, add a dollop of whipped cream. All you need is a fork and a napkin. What a delicious, fast and easy dessert option. Spoon roasted raspberries over vanilla ice cream, lemon pound cake, white cake or even chocolate brownies. Anyway you serve roasted raspberries will be the right way to serve raspberries.
Serve roasted raspberries with fresh cream and vanilla sugar for a scrumptious taste. We purchase vanilla sugar from our favorite restaurant Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik.
- 4 to 6 cups fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place raspberries in a large bowl and lightly toss with sugar and vanilla extract.
- Transfer raspberries to prepared baking sheet and arrange in an even layer.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until raspberries are tender but still have some shape to them.
- Allow to cool slightly before using, to allow excess juices to be released from the berries.