CINNAMON SUGAR BAKED PEACHES — Fresh peaches are halved, sprinkled in brown sugar and spices, then baked until tender in this easy, delicious dessert. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
One of my favorite things about summer are fresh, in-season peaches, and these Cinnamon Sugar Baked Peaches are such a easy, delicious way to prepare them.
With just a handful of basic ingredients, like cinnamon and sugar, you can have these delectable dessert on the table in about 15 minutes!
It’s crazy how good these baked peaches are, when the recipe is so basic. Which just goes to show you that a recipe doesn’t have to be complicated or have a long list of ingredients to be good.
Really, the warm, spiced peach with some melty ice cream is a match made in heaven!
One of my favorite things about this recipe (besides it’s simplicity) is that it can easily be adjusted up to feed a crowd, or down for a single serving.
One important tip: you really do need to use ripe peaches in this recipe. No amount of sugar coating and baking is going to soften up an under-ripe peach and make it taste good.
Although I haven’t tried it, I’m sure this recipe would work with similar fruits, like pears or nectarines. And if you want to try something besides ice cream, a dollop of sweetened mascarpone cheese is tasty too.
Homemade whipped cream is another great topping. Or, if you’re like my children and prefer whipped cream from a can, that’s fine too!
Really, it’s hard to mess this one up…..so head out to your local farmer’s market and pick up some fresh peaches so you can make these Cinnamon Sugar Baked Peaches today!
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Peaches
Look for color: Peaches should have vibrant colors and tones. If a leaf was shielding part of the peach, that area might be lighter in color, and that’s okay.
Just beware of green tones–they’re a sign that the peach was picked too early. A fragrant peach is also a good sign!
Squeeze: Gently press or squeeze the area around the stem. If it gives a little, it’s ripe and ready to eat. If the peach is still firm, you may want to wait a day or two to eat it.
Store them properly: Peaches are best stored at room temperature, side down, in a single layer to avoid bruising.
If your peaches ripen before you are ready to use them, put them in the refrigerator for a few days, but eat them before they start to get wrinkly–that means they’re starting to dry out.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Cinnamon Sugar Baked Peaches
- Fresh peaches
- Brown sugar
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt
- Vanilla ice cream
- 4 large, ripe peaches
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of cloves
- Pinch of salt
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Arrange on a large baking sheet or pan.
- Place a small piece of butter in the center of each peach.
- Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over peaches.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until peaches are tender and golden. Top with vanilla ice cream before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
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