Cooking with honey
Baked peaches with honey
Peaches signal summer and are one of my favourite fruits. One of the issues with them though, is they all come at once and you need a handful of quick, tasty recipes up your sleeve to take advantage of their relatively short season. And summer is not really the time for peach crumbles…
This simple little summer recipe is ideal for those days when you need a quick dessert, and cooking is the last thing you want to do. Peaches with honey is the ideal, easy-peasy summer dessert and with our delicious raw honey, you can’t go wrong.
Honey Baked Peaches with Cream
- 1 peach per person (normally, but who’s counting)
- 1 tablespoon of butter per peach
- 1 tablespoon of Wild Clover Honey (more or less) per peach.
- Whipped cream or ice-cream or yogurt
- Fresh basil or mint
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Ideally, you want your peaches to be ripe but not too squishy, as they do need to hold their shape.
- Cut the peaches in half and remove the stones.
- Place the peach halves in an oven-proof dish, cut side up.
- Place 1/2 tablespoon of butter on top of each peach half.
- Generously drizzle the peaches with honey. Wild Clover Honey is a good choice. It has a pale creamy colour and a delicate, mild, sweet flavour that makes it perfect for cooking with fruit.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the peaches are soft and turning golden brown. If you like, you can grill the peaches for the last 2-3 minutes to get extra caramelising on the top.
- Remove from the oven.
- Place 2 peach halves in individual serving dishes. Old-fashioned glass dished look great.
- If there is any honey and peach juices in the bottom of dish you cooked the peaches in, spoon it over the top of the baked peaches.
- Drizzle honey around the edge of each bowl.
- Allow to cool slightly, and then serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream or ice-cream.
- Garnish each peach with a sprig or two of fresh basil or mint.
Personally, I think the taste of the roasted peaches with honey is off-set beautifully with the basil and this whole dish just screams summer.