Baked Fruit and a TV show

baked fruit - All that's Jas

baked fruit - All that's Jas

Remember last year when I bragged about being invited to a TV cooking show? It finally aired this May! If you missed seeing it don’t worry, it’s recorded. You’re in luck. Why are you in luck? Well, because I’m giving you something to laugh about. I’m exposing my flaws for everybody to see. There’s no Photoshop and no dubbing – what you see is what you get – my oily skin, my wild hair and my thick accent. Yes, all that’s Jas. Oh, and I say yes a lot. Drinking at 9 am? Just look at my face when I take a sip of the Bosnian plum brandy, ha!

All this aside, I am happy I had this opportunity. I have something to leave my grandkids to remember me by and to know that no matter where you come from or how old you are if you have a dream strive to achieve it.


From the bookshelves to the kitchen, the show Dinner and a Book hosted by lovely Gail Martin is like a book club joined with a related meal. Each episode features a different book and a different guest. I am so honored that Gail invited me to be her guest. We talked about book by Aleksandar Hemon, The Book of My Lives. Hemon is a Bosnian American fiction writer and we are about the same age. This book is nonfiction and written as a series of personal essays.

The dishes we prepared are typical Bosnian dishes: roux soup, spinach and cheese Phyllo pie (also mentioned in the book), Sopska salad and for dessert, baked fruit.

Dinner and a Book - All that's Jas

At the set of Dinner and a Book

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6

Mixed ripe fruit:
1-2 Peaches or Nectarines
1 large Pear
4-5 Italian Prune Plums (or 2 regular black plums)
4-5 fresh Figs
1 cup Blueberries
Juice of ½ Lemon
1 tablespoon Sugar

Topping:
2 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons Honey
3 tablespoons Pistachio, chopped
3 tablespoons Walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons Pine nuts, or chopped Hazelnuts
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
A pinch of Nutmeg
1-2 whole Cloves (optional)
1 tablespoon Vanilla Sugar (or regular sugar + 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Wash the fruit, remove pits and cut into halves or quarters. Score an x into figs. Place the fruit on an 8” baking dish arranging plums and figs upright. Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar if the fruit is not quite ripe. Add cloves and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring until the sauce thickens into caramel consistency. Pour over baked fruit, top with nuts and vanilla sugar and bake additional 5 minutes.

Serve warm over ice cream or alone.

baked fruit - All that's Jas baked fruit - All that's Jas

baked fruit - All that's Jas

baked fruit - All that's Jas

Baked Fruit and a TV show

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Baked Fruit and a TV show

A combination of fruit and nuts that goes great warm or cold by itself or paired up with vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • Mixed ripe fruit:
  • 1-2 Peaches or Nectarines
  • 1 large Pear
  • 4-5 Italian Prune Plums (or 2 regular black plums)
  • 4-5 fresh Figs
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Pistachio, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Pine nuts, or chopped Hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • a pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1-2 whole Cloves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Sugar (or regular sugar + 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Wash the fruit, remove pits and cut into halves or quarters. Score an x into figs. Place the fruit on an 8” baking dish arranging plums and figs upright. Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar if fruit is not quite ripe. Add cloves and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring until the sauce thickens into caramel consistency. Pour over baked fruit, top with nuts and vanilla sugar and bake additional 5 minutes.

Serve warm over ice cream or alone.

https://all-thats-jas.com/2015/07/baked-fruit-and-a-tv-show.html

If you want to watch the show go here, and don’t laugh too hard 😀

Such an honor to be featured at Katherine’s Corner!

Looking forward to connecting with you soon.

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34 Comment

  1. Reply
    simple nature decor
    July 21, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Great job! I am very happy for you! Well deserved. you are a very pretty lady too
    Maria

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

      That is very kind of you, Maria! Thank you so very much 😀

  2. Reply
    My Friend Jas - Katherines Corner
    July 21, 2015 at 7:54 am

    […] Jas was a guest on a local PBS show, Dinner and a Book hosted by Gail Martin . I enjoyed watching the show so much. Jas prepared some Bosnian dishes: roux soup, spinach and cheese Phyllo pie,Sopska salad and for dessert, baked fruit. You can get the recipes and watch the television Show too HERE […]

  3. Reply
    Holly @ While I'm Waiting
    July 14, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Thank you for reminding us to never give up on our dreams! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    Holly @ http://www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you, Holly! That means more than you could imagine!

  4. Reply
    Lou Lou Girls
    July 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 13, 2015 at 9:40 am

      That is very sweet of you to say, thank you! See you at your party!

  5. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    July 11, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I enjoyed this so much my sweet friend. What a wonderful experience. I plan to share this as a special feature at Katherines Corner I will email you xo

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thank you, sweetness! That would be such an honor!!!

  6. Reply
    Stephanie
    July 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    LOVE this idea, looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 11, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you very much, Stephanie! See you next week!

  7. Reply
    Jennifer
    July 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    How fun it was to see the real you on TV! You did great and your fruit recipe sounds amazing. Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Aw, thanks, sweetie! 😀

  8. Reply
    Pam@over50feeling40
    July 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

    How much fun! Thanks for sharing your experience with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks for stopping in, Pam! 🙂

  9. Reply
    Stephanie @ The Dish BCS
    July 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Looks Delicious!!!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 8, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie! 🙂

  10. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    July 8, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Jas you were amazing!!! I loved it! You were very composed as you managed to juggle a very difficult emotional topic, cooking and discussing a book. It is so nice to get to meet you on video but it would be even better in person! I am so very proud of you. Sharing everywhere! Take care, BAM

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 8, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Bobbi, you called it out! You are so intuitive! The topic is still very sensitive for me, even after all these years, and I had to distract from going into details in the conversation.
      I so hope that one day we will meet in person! Thanks for you thoughtful words!

  11. […] to say yes! lol So what’s the secret? Jas was on TV!!! Feel free to watch (CLICK HERE) where Jas not only made this dish, but other beautiful and wonderful cultural dishes! […]

  12. Reply
    What's On The List (@mickeydownunder)
    July 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    WOW Jas! FANTASTIC!!! I LOVED the video and you did FANTASTIC!!! I am VERY proud of you and well done! Pinned and shared!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

      You’re too kind, Joanne, or should I call you Mickey? 😀 Thank you very much. Hugs and smooches!

  13. Reply
    Ann GrubbsnCritters
    July 6, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    OMG! I didn’t know I’ve been rubbing shoulders with a celebrity!!! ;D You are a natural, Jas and there was nothing to laugh about even if I wanted to. Your voice did sound a tad nervous I thought only in the beginning, but you did more than OK! Bet the plum brandy calmed your nerves. 😉 I watched the entire thing and was drawn into the story. I like how she intertwined the story from Aleksandar while cooking. You had me smiling with what you said on poor man’s soup and with a few croutons, it turns to something else! haahaaa

    WoW! You made filo dough from scratch? I’m curious how you’d make that paper thin.That’s a lot of work! Send over those home made doughs from your mom! Or I’ll just pop by for a cup of coffee! 😀 xxx.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Lol, far from celebrity or should I start charging for autographs? Thanks for your honest opinion, Ann! And, yes that brandy did help, haha. How to make filo dough from scratch? You start turning it in your hands like the pizza makers do and then you drop it on the table and start stretching it carefully all around, until it’s paper thin. Easy peasy 😀
      I would love if you’d pop by for a cup of coffee!!! XOXO

      1. Reply
        Ann GrubbsnCritters
        July 8, 2015 at 10:24 am

        That sounds like the work of a professional.Sounds easy enough – I can’t even turn a plate like the pizza makers do! :p I’d be awesome to see you do that though.

        Hmmm…you CAN start charging. But I’m not gonna pay!:p LOL.

        Have a good day, Jas!

        1. Reply
          allthatsjas
          July 8, 2015 at 11:14 am

          You are such a brat, lol, but that’s what I love about you :p Next time you’re in the States, stop by! My door is always open for friends (family has to schedule a visit, ha!).

          1. Ann GrubbsnCritters
            July 10, 2015 at 2:15 pm

            LOL! :p Thanks for the invite! I’m glad I’m not family! hahaaa! Have a wonderful day, Jas! x.

          2. allthatsjas
            July 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

            😀 Enjoy your weekend, sweetie!

  14. Reply
    Jasna
    July 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Mene si dobila sa pocetnim aktom, sa sluzenjem rakije…Odlicna emisija!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 6, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Haha, jesi vidjela kako sam se stresla poslije rakije, kao da nisam iz Bosne. Hvala, Jasna! 😀

  15. Reply
    Jasmin
    July 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Jasminka, you have such a lovely voice and you act so natural around the cameras, you could easily have your own cooking show!
    Spinach phyllo is one of my favorite spring pies, but I never tried Bosnian baked fruit dessert – I will definitely make it when plums and figs come in season…

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks, sweet Jasmin! Inside, I was horrified. My voice doesn’t usually have that tone, only when I’m nervous 🙂 Thanks for a lovely note!!!

  16. Reply
    Pamela Shank
    July 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I loved it!!! you did an awesome job and your foods look delicious. What an honor. You looked great too.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      THANK YOU!!!! Means the world to me, Pamela 😀 If I ever get a second chance, I’d change a few things. Maybe 9 am drink(s) wouldn’t be such a bad idea, lol. Have a glorious week!

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