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Roasted Stone Fruit Dessert

Eating fresh from the garden is the ultimate treat in the summertime, isn’t it? You can’t beat the flavor or the nourishing elements in food grown and prepared properly. Last month I shared with you one of our family favorite recipes, cabbage skillet pizza. At that time, I made a promised to do the same for each month we encounter as we continue on our grain-free journey. How does a roasted stone fruit dessert sound? Let me tell ya, you may be kissing that junky s’more goodbye!

Grain & Gluten Free Roasted Stone Fruit Dessert Cooked Campfire Style. Kick the S'more to the Curb by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com*post sponsored by HomeRight and contains affiliate links to my resources listed below. (see full disclosure)

It is a simple to prepare and even can be made in advance for the family camping trip. It’s also versatile so that you can please every member of your family with their favorite stone fruit (peach, apricot, plum, cherries).

Selection of Fresh Sliced Nectarines for Roasted Stone Fruit Dessert by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Half of the fun of making s’mores is the roasting, and this sweet treat is just as fun! (psst…mom will feel better that there’s no sugar-high too.)

Campfire Roasting Stone Fruits for S'mores Replacement | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Just a few simple ingredients are needed.

Ingredients for Making Roasted Stone Fruit Dessert by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

You can source the ingredients here: (pecan meal, arrowroot, vanilla, Rapadura, sea salt, grass-fed butter) or your local health food store or co-op.

Mix it up…

Mixing Roasted Fruit Dessert Grain & Gluten Free Crust | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

… then press it in and bake. Easy!

Pressing Grain & Gluten Free Crust into Pan | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

While I typically am animate on removing phytic acid from nuts by soaking and dehydrating them beforehand, I did not do this to the pecan meal. The reason being my family and I really do not consume many nuts or grains so this limited amount is doable. Plus, most nut flours are already blanched which has already removed some. Read more on phytic acid and how it blocks mineral absorption here.

Not into the fruit or dairy? This crust is good enough to just cut and eat plain as a bar cookie, but the roasted stone fruit topped with our homemade raw milk ice cream is da bomb. YUM. You can get the full printable recipe below. I also have this grain-free cookie option too.

Roasted Stone Fruit on Grain & Gluten Free Crust by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Fire Roasted Stone Fruit on Grain & Gluten Free Crust Topped with Homemade Raw Milk Ice Cream by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

To make this recipe even easier I want to show you my new secret. hee hee. Because we burn fires all year round, inside in our fireplace, and outside for fun, I can’t tell you enough how much I love my new tool. It looks like a giant curling iron, but…oh my…it is a dream! Meet the ElectroLight Fire Starter. (enter in a “Tim the Toolman” laugh)

HomeRight Electrolight for Campfires, Fireplaces, and More | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I am a lady who grumbles all the time about starting a fire because, like I said, we burn one all.the.time. And…guess who is the one who starts it in the bleary-eyed mornings? Me. I bought a box of matches from that won’t light for anything and frugal ol’ me won’t pitch them. Plus, it seems like we never have enough paper or cardboard to start one and my chemical-free self doesn’t use lighter fluid or starters. I wish I had a camera on my face when I used the ElectroLight to start my campfire. It was lit in a flash…literally! No extra papers, no blowing, no stoking. wow.

Just stick the tip into your pile of dry wood and hold until you see a glow. Only takes a couple of seconds.

Lighting a Campfire with a HomeRight Electrolight | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Once you see the glow, pull back and continue to press the button. In less than three minutes I had a full-blown fire! Yeah, baby! (it’s the little things, right??)

Campfire Easily Lit with the HomeRight Electrolight | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I cannot wait to start our winter-time fires. No more 5 am fighting that box of matches. That box will be the first thing I ignite. Ha! You can best bet we’ll be roasting stone fruit in our fireplace this winter too. I almost wish for fall to start…almost.

Nighttime view of DIY Patio and Pergola with Firepit by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed not only my roasted stone fruit recipe, but also my new tool. Pin and share to spread the foodie love! ♥

Grain & Gluten-Free Roasted Stone Fruit Dessert Cooked Campfire Style. Kick the S'more to the Curb by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Roasted Stone Fruit Dessert

This easy-to-prepare summertime treat is not only sure to please, but is nourishing as well. Say goodbye to the s’more as the only campfire dessert we know.

  • 3 cups pecan meal
  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup arrowroot
  • 1 cup Rapadura
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Pecan Meal Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Pour in the melted butter and combine with a pastry blender.
  3. Grease a 9″ x 12″ baking pan with butter and lightly dust with arrowroot or bulgur flour.
  4. Press nut mix into pan with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
  5. Once cooled, cut into 15 squares. Store in an airtight container.

Roasted Fruit

  1. Wash and halve your choice of stone fruit, allowing for one half of fruit per bar for larger fruits like peaches, plums, and nectarines, two halves per for apricots and cherries.
  2. Roast fruit over hot embers until skin is darkened and fruit flesh is soft.
  3. Add to crust square and top with homemade raw ice cream (coconut cream ice cream) or your own favorite topping. Share and enjoy!

Next, I have a fun makeover for you using this wooden box I found at a garage sale. Any guesses? Head HERE to see the after.

Bread Box Before Repurposed Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Kimm at Reinvented says

    Oh my goodness, that looks SO yummy!! I am heading to the farmers’ market this afternoon and was already hoping to score some peaches, so we will definitely give this a try!

    • Larissa says

      It really is, Kimm! It just the right sweet balance so that it wasn’t overpowering and give you that rotten tummy-after ache. There wasn’t a crumb left. YUMMY. I hope you like it!

  2. Marie, The Interior Frugalista says

    Looks delicious, Larissa! I NEED one of those fire starters for Mr. Frugalista. The fire department showed up here one day because of the smoke billowing from our back yard while he was attempting to light a fire in the fire pit. Can we say embarrassing!

  3. Deirdre Breau says

    This looks absolutely amazing. It proves that even an ole dog can learn a new trick. I have NEVER heard of or seen pecan meal before. I need to check it out for sure. We need to get back to eating the way God intended for us to eat. As close to natural as possible. We eat so much processed and high fructose corn syrup food that it is no wonder we have the health issues that we do. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have a box of nectarines in the counter as we speak.

    • Larissa says

      There is so much to learn that it can seem daunting, and that’s why I try to share a bit to encourage that it can be done. If only we had time to learn it all. Thanks, Deidre. 🙂

  4. Janet says

    This recipe looks/sounds delicious and I will probably try it as I have to eat gluten free. But not when the heat index here is 105. I also read your post about the bread box makeover and really like the results. As for the person with the rude comments, I would suggest there might be some jealously there. It appears you are working hard to live the life you feel is best for you and your family and when some people can’t do the same they tend to blame others without cause. Keep your faith and God will be with you.

    • Larissa says

      Oooh…yeah, a fire would be bad at this point unless you are in need of some heat stroke! 😀 Thank you for tkaing the time to show love, Janet. {{hugs}}

  5. Lou Pearson says

    This looks so yummy! My sons hate marshmallows, but they love to roast things over the fire- I can only eat so many burnt marshmallows. The fruits will be much, much tastier. Hmmm, I wonder if chunks of pineapple roasted would be good, too? thanks! You are an inspiration

    • Larissa says

      I don’t blame him. The leave us feeling icky, so why not roast something else, right? You certainly could do pineapple and it should caramelize well. Have fun and thank you!

  6. Vickie says

    This recipe sounds great and fun! Love your outdoor space. So beautiful!

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