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Baked Peaches with Marzipan and Almonds

Updated February 23, 2016
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You cannot beat the fresh fragrant flavor of ripe baked peaches oozing sweet juices. Good with crème fraîche.

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 mins

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking Time - Text25

Cooking Methodbaking

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free

Equipmentbaking/gratin dish

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturesweet, winey

Type of Dishdessert, fruit

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches, halved lengthwise and pitted
  • 2 oz (60g) marzipan
  • 1½ tbsp heavy cream
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweet wine or Marsala
  • Shallow ovenproof dish

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the peaches in a baking dish, cut sides up. Mash the marzipan with the cream. Spoon into the peaches. Sprinkle with the almonds and drizzle with the honey. Sprinkle with the sugar, then with the wine.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until just tender. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

2. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until just tender. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

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