Caramelized Peaches are a quick and easy seasonal summer dessert that everyone will love! A great Mediterranean dessert option!Jump to Recipe
If you love a quick and easy dessert recipe that's also light, crazy delicious, and makes you feel like a total fancy pants, these Caramelized Peaches totally fit the bill.
When I say "fancy pants" I don't mean the quintessential layers of pastry and cream and chocolate. I mean the "I just had an amazing and rich and filling dinner and the best thing I can think of to top is off is a dish of in-season fruit sautéed to perfection and a coffee." These Caramelized Peaches are the height of that sort of dessert.
Simple and made with only 4 ingredients these can be ready in under 15 minutes with minimal fuss. All you need is a scoop of vanilla ice cream to top it off. Basically this is summertime on a plate, and I am here for it.
How to Peel Peaches: If you want to peel your peaches, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Score the bottom of the peaches by dragging a sharp knife through the skin at the bottom of the peach (try to get just the skin and not the actual peach as much as possible). Place the peaches into the boiling water for 30 seconds, then remove them to a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Once they're cool, you can pull the skin off.
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- Brown Sugar
- Lemon Juice
- Vanilla Ice Cream (Optional but delicious)
Tips and Tricks
You can peel the peaches if desired - it makes it easier to cut them into smaller pieces for eating, but it's not necessary.
This recipe is a base recipe - feel free to play around with it and add things to your liking. Peaches go really well with cinnamon and cloves, and also more savory flavors like thyme and tarragon so feel free to mix it up and try different flavor combos!
Can I use frozen peaches? Absolutely. Just thaw the peaches, drain them and the follow the recipe as written.
Can I use something besides brown sugar? Yup! White sugar isn't going to give a great caramelized taste, so I would recommend using either honey or maple syrup in place of brown sugar.
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- 3 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 peaches
- ½ tbsp lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- Vanilla Ice Cream Optional
- In a large non-stick skillet melt the butter. Once it's melted, add the brown sugar and stir together until the sugar has melted into the butter.
- Once the butter and sugar has melted together, add the peaches and toss to coat in the sugar mixture.
- Sauté the peaches for 10 to 15 minutes or until the peaches are heated through and are easily pierced with a knife.
- Once the peaches are done cooking, add the pinch of salt and lemon juice.
- Divide the peaches between two bowls, and drizzle any remaining sugar mixture over the peaches, and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.