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Baked Peaches with Cinnamon, Honey and Fried Breadcrumbs

Baked Peaches with Cinnamon, Honey and Fried Breadcrumbs

This lovely summer dessert from Tamara Novacoviç is almost too simple to be called a recipe.
By Tamara Novacoviç

For me, this is the perfect summer dessert. I have recently made baked peaches for the first time and started wondering why I haven’t tried it before. This is almost too simple to be called a recipe, yet so genious. Somehow everything comes together in this one, perfect taste, sweetness properly balanced against the slight tartness of sour cream and fried breadcrumbs and-the best of all-contains no sugar.

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I really wasn’t aware of how good a simple dessert of baked fruit can taste. When you make a dessert like this, in which you devote the entire story to one and only ingredient, around which it all revolves, it’ s called “respecting the ingredient“. You can use some other fruit, for example plums, but somehow I find peaches to have the nicest aroma. You can both grill them or bake in the pan, like I did. I served them with a dollop of sour cream, which nicely complements the sweetness of fruit and honey, but you can use vanilla ice cream or whipped cream as well. Play with beautiful summer fruit!

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Baked peaches with cinnamon, honey and fried breadcrumbs
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The prefect summer dessert!
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 2
  • 2 fresh peaches
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • cinnamon (you can also use cardamom)
  • breadcrumbs
  • sour cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp rum or amaretto
  1. Wash peaches, cut in half, remove the stone.
  2. In a pan, heat honey, add cinnamon. Add peach halves and bake for about 10 minutes. Occasionally turn to coat both sides. The honey will reduce slightly and become syrup-like and the peaches will soften. Remove from heat.
  3. Fry breadcrumbs slightly on 1 tbsp olive oil, add some cinnamon. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve: put peach halves on plate, pour honey syrup over, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and serve with a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!

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