Baked Peaches

Hi friends!

Okay, I have to share this amazing recipe I finally tried on my Pinterest recipe board “Get out my stretchy pants, this looks delicious”.  This board is aptly named because I have recently discovered that my dessert recipes way outnumber my actual meal recipes.  (Definitely not a bad thing!)

I went to the store the other evening and fresh peaches immediately caught my eye! So with this baked peach recipe especially in mind, I bought four of them.  Tonight was the big night when I tested these (and LOVED them!)

I originally found this recipe for Brown Sugar Baked Peaches from The Kitchen is My Playground

They are so simple to make!

-Pick your perfect peach
-Slice it in half and pit it
-Add a little butter to each half
-Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top

Before baking

I went a little ‘heavy’ on the brown sugar, so maybe it wasn’t quite as healthy as it could have been… oops! 😉

Next,
-Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes–until tender and toppings are melted.
**You can also broil it at the end for a little extra caramelization!

After baking

I was so excited to try these I forgot to snap a picture before digging in 🙂

These baked peaches were SO good!  I think they would be good at any time of the year—-definitely perfect for a fall day, warm and cozy for a snow day, light enough for a spring day, and just the right fruity taste for a summer day like today.

After letting it cool thirty seconds a minute or two, I ate one half of my peach just how it was.  I didn’t think it could get any better.  I was wrong!  I added some whipped cream on top of my second peach half and yep! AH-mazing!

does it get any better than this?

Please promise me that when you try this, you will add some whipped cream on top!  Also, as a bonus, as my peach halves cooled, the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter began to thicken, making it into a really great sauce!

The “Technical” Recipe:  (I always try to follow recipes, but end up doing a lot of guesstimations on our taste preferences)

1 Peach
1 tsp butter (unsalted)
~~3 tsp. brown sugar (I ended up with about a tablespoon on each..maybe just a little too much 😉 )
Cinnamon for sprinkling

Once you halve the peaches, halve the rest of the ingredients and equally top each peach half with them.  Like I said, ingredient portions have become more of ‘suggestions’ for me, so feel free to play around with how much of each item you put on based on what you like 🙂

I’d love to hear about your experience with making these!  I keep thinking how these would be good with some sort of oatmeal crumble on top–any suggestions for a good topping?

Stay joyful,

-L

Thanks again, The Kitchen is My Playground  for the recipe!