It looks like a melting mess and it was, but what a yummy mess! Baked peaches topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a homemade blueberry sauce. It was like eating pie without all the hassle. Sans the crust of course.
I keep buying peaches and blueberries and realized I had a crazy amount of blueberries that I needed to use up. I’ve been eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner in fruit salads, savory salads and even appetizers, but I had yet to do anything with them for dessert. I’ve also been craving peach pie or cobbler but only had a couple peaches so I decided I’d just bake them and make dessert for two. Oh man, best decision. And in order to use up some of the blueberries, I created a blueberry sauce/syrup to top off my creation. Yummy! And I did it all in about 20 minutes.
You’ll need a teaspoon of brown sugar, a small dab of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon (or substitute cardamom or nutmeg) for each peach half.
Preheat your oven to 400°. In a baking dish you’ll put a mound of brown sugar (1 tsp) and top it with a small dab of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon or other pie spice. Then place your peach half face down on your sugar mound. Do this for each peach half. Then bake until peaches are soft, about 15-20 minutes. Serve as is or really treat yourself and top your baked peaches with vanilla bean ice-cream and blueberry sauce (recipe below).
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Pour over ice-cream, pancakes or anything your heart desires.
These photos are proof that I’m not a food photographer. I know I probably should have waited until the fruit was cold, but I just document my real life creations and I wanted to dig in while the fruit was still warm.
Also, these dishes look cute in the pictures, but I definitely needed a deeper bowl to really dig into the messy goodness. If you enjoy peach and blueberry pies, crumbles or cobblers, you will love this dessert. Enjoy!