These roasted peaches topped with tangy goat cheese and sweet, floral honey are a quick and elegant summer dessert. Use local goat cheese and honey to make this dessert extra special.
Nothing says summer like a good, ripe peach. I’m savoring these last few hot days.
And I’m not even a ‘summer person.’ (Really and truly. I like cold weather the best. It’s OK, you can call me a weirdo.)
Yesterday I told you about my summer forays to the farmers market. On Saturday, I brought home a peck of peaches — probably one of the last of the season — plus some local goat cheese and honey.
But to me peaches will always, always, always be best as a dessert.
These Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese and Honey are a joyful and succulent after-dinner delight. The sweet peach juices and warm honey drip down your chin with each tender bite.
But do you want to know the best thing about this roasted peaches recipe? How incredibly easy it is to make.
Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese and Honey seem super fancy. They’d be perfect for serving at a dinner party, in fact!
But as fancy as they seem, they’re one of easiest desserts to make. Yet another reason for putting them on a dinner party menu.
All you have to do is bake halved peaches for about 20 minutes, then broil them on high for about 5 minutes. After they cool for a few minutes, you can fill them with luscious, tangy goat cheese and drizzle with you favorite local honey.
GOAT CHEESE DESSERT
Goat cheese might seem like a strange component for a dessert, but as any goat cheese aficcionado can tell you, this tangy cheese is actually perfect in dessert recipes.
The tang of a good goat cheese is a perfect balance to the sweetness in most desserts. The creamy texture also makes it a great match for many desserts.
Additionally, goat cheese and honey are a match made in heaven (I have even found honey goat cheese at the store before), and goat cheese pairs well with many fruits.
Have I sold you on trying a goat cheese dessert yet? I promise you that peaches and goat cheese will be your new favorite flavor combo.
Because there are just a few ingredients needed to make Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese and Honey, I recommend using high-quality ingredients.
Many farmers markets, like mine, will sell local cheeses and honey. Look for your goat cheese and honey when you pick up your peaches – not only will the ingredients taste better, you can feel good about supporting your local farmers while you indulge in this fancy-pants dessert.
The creamy, soft tang of goat cheese paired with the floral notes of honey drizzle and a hint of melted butter will make you wish this dessert — and summer itself — would never, ever end.
And I’ll be standing right by you.
What’s your favorite way to eat peaches? // susannah
- 2 large peaches, washed, halved and pitted
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons goat cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place the peach halves in a baking dish, skin side down. Fill the baking dish with water. Place a quarter of the butter in the center of each peach half.
- Bake for 20 minutes on the center rack, then broil on high for 5 minutes until brown at the edges. Remove from the oven and place baking dish on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
- Transfer peaches to a plate or bowl. Fill the peach halves with a dollop of goat cheese, then drizzle with honey. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g