Fresh fruit, fromage blanc and a spiced honey sauce make a simple yet sophisticated end to a meal.
Need a quick and elegant way to end your meal?
This easy dessert uses fresh fruit, fromage blanc and a spiced honey sauce to make a simple yet sophisticated end to a meal in minutes. Fresh fruit makes an ideal post-dinner companion that satisfies your sweet tooth while not overwhelming you with post-indulgence regret.
I wanted a taste that was purely luxurious. At its core, this is technically only one step up from fruit and cream, but what makes it stand apart from that classic combination is the substitution of fromage blanc and the addition of a heady, aromatic spiced honey sauce.
Fromage blanc which translates to “white cheese” is a much beloved dairy product in France. It has a lush, silky texture similar to richer than yogurt but lighter than cream and without the tanginess of yogurt. Peaks of billowy white fromage blanc are served alongside summer stone fruits like apricots, nectarines and peaches.
Drizzling the fresh summer fruit and fromage blanc with a subtle kiss of warm honey and spices like cinnamon and ginger is a truly sensuous way to enjoy dessert. (This warm spiced honey with hints of ginger and cinnamon would be lovely in tea as well.)
Fresh Fruit with Fromage Blanc and Spiced Honey
Spiced honey is an easy way to dress up fruit for dessert.
- About 8 peaches, nectarines and apricots
- ½ cup/ 120g honey
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon, Saigon
- ¼ teaspoon Ginger, Ground
- 8 oz/ 227g fromage blanc (or substitute mascarpone if you can’t find fromage blanc)
- Heat honey in small saucepan until warmed. Stir in cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.
- Cut fruit in halves and quarters depending on size and place in serving dish. Dollop a small spoonful of fromage blanc into each dish.
- Drizzle with warm spiced honey and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.
Simple and yet stunning! I love fromage blanc. It tastes so yummy with fresh fruit. So Summer.
Jessica @ How Sweet says
this is so, so stunning. adore it.
So simple and gorgeous...a perfect summer treat!
El Oso con Botas says
Simple desserts tend to be always very very elegant. I love you blog and your photos are just perfect 🙂
Jamie | My Baking Addiction says
This is summer perfection, Sylvie.
Russell at Chasing Delicious says
Lovely dessert! The flavors here are killer.
Emily @SageRecipes says
I normally pour plain honey on fruit, but I love the idea of spiced honey! And the addition of the fromage blanc adds such indulgence! Lovely photos!
Sylvie- I've never has fromage blanc before :0 I definitely need to come stay with you for a week!!!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I get all giddy when buying peaches! Best summer fruit if you ask me 🙂 I would love to try them with fromage. Delicious!
Such a nice, fresh recipe for summer!