Roasted Peaches

These roasted peaches come together in 5 minutes and taste just like peach pie. Topped with yogurt, cinnamon, and sugar, they’re a real treat!

roasted peaches

Growing up, one of the best parts of summer was my mom’s peach pie. She only made it during the few months when the peaches were at their best, so eating it was always a special occasion. And it always ended with me licking the plate clean. Here’s my cheater’s way to getting that peach pie flavor with none of the effort: roasted peaches.

Roasted peaches

How to make roasted peaches

As much as I enjoy fresh peach recipes like my mom’s pie, there are a few key reasons I won’t be going all out like she does. Namely:

  1. I am a horrible baker.
  2. I don’t have a lot of time.
  3. I don’t think ahead, especially when it comes to dessert.

So, this roasted peaches recipe is a perfect substitute for me. It is ultra simple to make (think: 5 minutes!), and absolutely delicious. Not to mention, it has all the flavors I love about a pie, but it’s much better for you. The simplicity of this dish highlights the flavor of the peach, but the Greek yogurt topping makes it seem like a fancy treat. There’s a lot you can do to this recipe to make it your own – top with crushed nuts or cookies, use ice cream instead of Greek yogurt, substitute honey for brown sugar, and so on.

How to find ripe peaches

Although it’s fun to go crazy with toppings when enjoying these roasted peaches, it’s super important that you put a little TLC into choosing the best peaches for this dish. Choose peaches that are still slightly firm, but that give way slightly when you press gently against them. Ripe peaches should also smell fairly strong and should be bright in color. Any kind of peach works for this recipe; white or yellow, it doesn’t matter as long as the peach is super ripe!

I recommend enjoying these roasted peaches right away and topping them while they’re still hot. The Greek yogurt will go slightly runny and will combine with the peach juice to create the most amazing sauce. Because these peaches are broiled for such a short amount of time, they won’t go mushy in the oven and will be fairly firm when you cut into them.

Looking for more peach recipes?

Although delicious in desserts, fresh peaches can be used in dishes ranging from hearty yogurt bowls to savory salads. Outside of these roasted peaches, here are some of our favorite easy peach recipes:

This roasted peaches recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free.

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Roasted Peaches


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

These roasted peaches come together in 5 minutes and taste just like peach pie. Topped with yogurt, cinnamon, and sugar, they’re a real treat!


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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Cinnamon, for dusting
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Alternatively: serve with Whipped CreamYogurt Whipped Cream, or vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Wash the peaches, cut them in half, and remove the pits.
  2. Place the peaches cut side up in a broiler safe dish or plate.
  3. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
  4. Place in a broiler and broil until the sugar is caramelized.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the Greek yogurt and maple syrup. When the peaches are done, top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a dusting of cinnamon.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: roasted peaches

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

1 Comment

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    Big Boys Oven
    September 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I love this one, it so simple to make! amaxing how simple it can be

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