A different way of serving fresh fruit - baked! Very simple. You can use all sorts of fruit: pineapple, cherries, strawberries, peaches, apples, nectarines, pears, etc. Try to select about two or three different kinds, including at least one red-coloured fruit.

Prepare the fruit in the usual way - remove any pips or stones, etc. Cherries can be left whole, strawberries halved, apples, nectarines and peaches sliced in segments.

Arrange the fruit in an ovenproof dish - one which can be taken directly to the table to serve. Arrange the fruit in the dish, then sprinkle with a little Vanilla Sugar. (You could just use ordinary caster sugar.)

Cut a round from a lemon and place it in the centre of the dish, then squeese the juice from the rest of the lemon over the fruit.

Place the dish in a pre-heated oven at 200C (Gas Mark 6) for 25 minutes - you may need different cooking times for some fruits. Serve with cream, or even custard.