06/21/2012 09:25 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Baked Fruit Dessert Recipes: 11 Ways To Reinvent Summer Fruit

When you've got fruit that's past its prime, or maybe it's just not very flavorful to begin with (either pithy or rubbery), what do you do with it? Don't throw it out, because there's a way to rescue that fruit -- bake it! Baking fruit really intensifies the flavors, turning ho-hum fruit into a wonderfully flavored dessert. And banged-up and bruised fruit will never show once it's been baked. We've got some great recipe ideas for baking up fruits like pineapple, peaches, rhubarb, plums and more. Check them out in the slideshow below!

Baked Fruit Recipes