The Ontario peaches are unreal this year. If you have been hesitant to purchase any because of past peach let downs (mealy, sour, etc.) – Please. do yourself a favour and pick some up. Eat them whole, sliced, peeled, on salads, in jams; eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.
Speaking of dessert. So, If I had a grill – I would use it for this recipe. But since we don’t, I had to sacrifice beautiful grill marks. Do what you will.
Feel free to play around with this; it’s really meant to be inspiration versus a firm recipe. Substitute brown sugar or maple syrup for the honey, if you wish (I do love the maple option!). The end result here should just be warm, sweet peaches with your favourite ice cream. (Seen here: Black Cherry & Vanilla Swirl..or something like that).
about 1 tablespoon honey
about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
ice cream of your choice
1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Move the oven rack to the upper third.
2. Halve your peaches. Slice the peach along the seam all the way around, keeping the knife against the pit. Gently twist. Sometimes this happens easily, and sometimes you have to be patient. Loosen the pit with your fingers, a knife, or a spoon and pull it out. Here are some photos.
3. Drizzle a little honey on each peach and sprinkle with cinnamon.
4. Bake in oven for about 7 -10 minutes. Turn on the broiler for about 3-4 minutes or until peach is starting to lightly brown.
*If grilling, brush the grill with oil or the peach with butter and a little bit of the honey before you put the peach cut side down. You’ll then want to ‘baste’ the peach with additional honey or sugar and then add the cinnamon.*
5. Serve warm, with ice cream. Top with pecans, sliced almonds, or additional honey if desired.