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Honey-baked White Nectarines with Yogurt


Honey-baked nectarines

Honey-baked nectarines

S. Wongkaew

Summer Down Under is a time for feasting on gorgeous stone-fruit like juicy peaches and nectarines.

In this recipe, delicate white nectarines are baked with a mixture of honey, vanilla, orange juice and white wine and then served with a dollop of creamy natural yogurt.

Honey-baked nectarines make for a gorgeous and low-fat dessert.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 6 ripe but firm white nectarines, halved with seeds discarded
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 100mls orange juice
  • 100mls fruity white wine
  • 60mls honey
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 500gms natural yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp orange blossom water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Soften butter with your fingertips and then rub it over the base of a baking dish large enough to hold nectarines in a single layer. Place nectarines cut-side up in dish, drizzle orange juice, white wine and honey. Add vanilla bean seeds and pod to the liquid in the dish.
  3. Pour over orange juice and white wine, bake until tender and golden (15-20 minutes).
  4. Sprinkle over orange-blossom water and serve warm or chilled with several dollops of yogurt.
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