Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Caramelized Peaches with Ice Cream

I'm feeling uninspired today. I have been sitting here a while, trying to think of an interesting way to introduce this dessert, but it just isn't coming. Here is what you need to know: Peaches are delicious. Roasting peaches in the oven brings out a delicious flavor that is perfect for a light Summer dessert. If you would like to lighten it up you can substitute sorbet for ice cream. I think I'll stick with ice cream though.

Caramelized Peaches with Ice Cream
Makes 6 servings

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 peaches, unpeeled
1 pint vanilla ice cream

1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 cup water.

2. Place the dish in the heating oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and stir to combine.
Cut each peach in half and remove the pits. Arrange the peach halves in the dish cut-side down. Roast until the peaches are tender, about 20 minutes. If desired, slip the peach skins off and discard.

3. Divide the warm peach halves among 6 bowls cut-side up, spoon the pan juices over the top, and serve with a scoop of the ice cream.

Source: Real Simple

11 comments:

  1. Peaches are one of the perfect fruits. No introduction necessary. I love the simplicity of this delicious recipe.

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  2. I think the photo speaks for itself - this looks delicious. And it just so happens I bought peaches the other day so I'll be making this!

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  4. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. This looks delicious!

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  5. I think this sounds amazing! I love grilled peaches!

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  6. This dessert looks totally decadent and delicious! I love caramelized fruit and pairing it with ice cream is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I'd stick to ice cream too. Life's too short to substitute sorbet.

    Unless you're talking about coconut milk sorbet, then we'll talk. :)

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  8. I love anything made with peaches. This desert looks delicious! I haven't had breakfast yet, and this is looking tempting.

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  9. I've never tried roasting peaches in the oven! Great idea! Another fun summer dessert is to slice them in half and grill them--it does the same thing and you get the cool grill lines.

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  10. Yum! You make that sound easy to make!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  11. This sounds like heaven!! Can't wait for the peaches to show up at our farmer's market!

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