Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heavenly Stuffed Peaches



Sometimes when it comes to dessert, simplest is best...especially when you are in a hurry!  I had some nice ripe peaches, which would have been perfectly good as they were...but I eat a lot of them that way already, so I wanted something a bit more decadent.  Peaches are wonderful roasted, since it intensifies their sweet flavor, so I thought why not stuff some roasted peaches?  I chose a heavenly combo for stuffing the peaches...toasted pine nuts and coconut with a bit of honey and vanilla.  They were very fragrant while baking, and the scent was pure heaven, which is why I call them "heavenly".  I finished the finished peaches with a little honey and lavander, since lavander loves peaches and honey!  The peaches were scrumptious!  The soft sweet peaches with the buttery pine nuts, and toasty crumchy coconut was a nice contrast, and satisfied every one of my cravings!  Try these out if you are looking for a quick summer dessert!  Although I say that the recipe serves four, it is more like two if you are a fruit lover like me! 


Heavenly Stuffed Summer Peaches
Serves 4

2 large peaches, halved, and 1 Tbsp scooped out of the middle of each
coconut oil, warmed until liquid

Filling:
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup toasted coconut
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp sea salt
seeds of one vanilla bean
1 tsp vanilla extract

honey
lavender flowers
mint leaves

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with non-stick spray.  place peaches on sheet, and drizzle with coconut oil.  Roast for 15 min. until softened.  Meanwhile, mix filling ingredients together and set aside until peaches are ready for stuffing.  When peaches have roasted 15 minutes, fill with filling, lower oven temp to 350 and bake 10 more minutes.  Let cool slightly, then to serve, place on a plate, drizzle with a little more honey, sprinkle with lavender flowers, and scatter mint around.  Serve warm, or at room temperature. 

7 comments:

  1. Oh these look so good! Wow pine nuts, peaches, coconut oh my (=

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  2. Wow...those look absolutely amazing!

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  3. Coconut and peaches just GO together. This is a simply wonderful recipe.

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  4. oh this looks so great, what a nice light and decadent looking dessert!

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  5. What a great idea- especially while peaches are at their prime. I am thinking of maybe a goat cheese or mascarpone stuffing!

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