Roasted Peaches

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Imagine the scenario.  You have friends coming round for dinner.  You had planned to get home early and make a lovely dessert, but there has been an emergency at work and you have had to work late.  What can you serve?

Baked Peaches is perfect, it is super easy, generally using things you have in the house, takes hardly any time at all, and it is delicious!

It is also a great dessert for children.  I made this for my friend and her kids when we were on holiday together, and the kids loved it.  Even the 12 year old who has decided he now hates fruit, asked for seconds!  We were just so glad he had eaten some fruit!

You cannot go wrong serving this with a scoop of classic Vanilla Ice Cream or, if you want to jazz it up, it goes great with Cranachan Ice Cream!

Nectarines, fresh Apricots or plums also work well in this recipe.

Easy Roasted Peaches Recipe:

  • 1 Large Peach / Nectarine / Apricot / Plum per person
  • a drizzle of Maple Syrup (or you could use Agave Syrup, or Brown Sugar depending on what you have in your cupboard)
  • Ground Cinnamon (or Ground Ginger if you prefer)
  • Sliced Almonds (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.  Cut the Peach in half, and remove the stone. Place the peaches cut-side up on a baking tray. Drizzle some Maple Syrup into the cavity of each fruit (about a teaspoon per Peach half).  Lightly dust each fruit half with some ground cinnamon.  If you have some sliced almonds in the cupboard, sprinkle them over the top.  Roast for about 15-20 minutes until the tops of the fruit begins to bubble and the almonds are lightly toasted.

Serve and Enjoy!

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