July 9, 2012

Brown Sugar Baked Peaches ~a Health{ier} Treat




There's just not much better than a fresh-from-the-orchard peach.  Unless it's a fresh-from-the-orchard baked peach.  With brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon sprinkled on top.

It's the height of peach season in my neck of the woods ... and I just so happen to be fortunate enough to have a husband who drives by a peach stand every day on his way home from work.  And I just so happen to be fortunate enough to have a very sweet husband who surprised me the other day with a big ol' box of fresh peaches.  They.  Are.  So.  Good.

We eat a lot of our fresh peaches 'straight up,' just cutting them into big juicy pieces and popping them in our mouths.  And I love to bake with them, too.  But, this time around I just didn't feel like making my usual peach treat - brandied peach cobbler.  So, I whipped up a ginger-peach chicken dish (... which was a bit disappointing ... it needs some tweaks), followed by these Brown Sugar Baked Peaches for dessert.

Well, let me tell ya ... these baked peaches were not at all disappointing.  They were fabulous!  I found the recipe over here, and decided I needed to give them an immediate try because ...

1.   They're easy.

2.  They're low calorie.  Yup, the recipe said they're only 95 calories per peach.  Now, I calculated it to be 120 calories per peach ... but I had huge almost-big-as-your-head peaches.  So, we'll just say you can have all this delicious peachiness for just about 100 calories.  Score!



All you do to pull these together is slice some fresh peaches in half, remove the pit, and place them in a baking dish.  Then, in the hollow of each peach half, put 1/2 teaspoon of butter ...


... and 1 or 2 teaspoons of brown sugar.  The original recipe called for 2 teaspoons of brown sugar, but I only put 1 and it was totally tasty.  So, choose based on your sweetness preference.



Then give them a little cinnamon sprinkling, and they'll look this ... all ready for the oven:


Pop them in the oven 'til the peaches are soft and tender, and the butter and brown sugar are all melty-gooey.  Yum.


Serve these little beauties warm straight from the oven.  For a little extra decadence, add a dollop of whipped cream or creme fraiche on the side.  Oh, so good.  And at just around 100 calories (even with the extra dollop if you use Cool Whip Lite), it's a beautiful and delicious health{ier} treat!


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Brown Sugar Baked Peaches
Source:  Adapted from In Him We Live and Move and Have Our Being
Ingredients
Per serving:
1 fresh peach
1 tsp. unsalted butter, divided
2 to 4 tsp. brown sugar, divided
Sprinkling of ground cinnamon, to taste


Directions
1.  Halve peaches and remove pit.  Place in baking dish, skin side down.

2.  Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in the hollow of each peach, top each peach half with 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

3.  Bake at 375 degrees until peaches are tender, about 30 minutes.  Serve warm.

Enjoy!


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49 comments:

  1. I totally need to try this. I have a bunch of peaches from our neighbor in my fridge. :)

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    1. Making these tonight. They didn't look as good as these when I put them in the oven but hopefully they will turn out alright. :)

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  2. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

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  3. Mmmm. What an indulgent, but healthy dessert. I'll have to figure out the WW Points, but I'm sure I'll try these soon!

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  4. Hi! Visiting from At the Picket Fence. Holy yum these look delicious! And you said low cal? Count me in! Pinning them and making them ASAP!

    If you get a chance Id love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. it just opened! :)

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  5. These do look quit good, very good in fact; however, if I can actually find a good peach around here, it won't even make it to the fridge much less the oven! Oh how I miss GOOD peaches! These are lovely and if I get lucky this year...:)

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  6. These look soooooooooooo delicious that I must try.

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  7. These look so delicious - can't wait to try them....thanks for sharing.

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  8. Yummm, I am loving peaches this summer. Thanks for linking up!

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  9. These look beyond yummy!

    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in an attempt at meatballs. Have a super week.

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  10. These look so good! I love peaches!

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  11. There's not much better than fresh summer peaches! This sounds great:@)

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  12. Yummy! I love peaches - this looks like another great way to enjoy one of my favorite fruits. Visiting from Stonegable linkup - Have a wonderful week :)

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  13. Do u leave the skin on?

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  14. I also do this with banannas to top off the Creme Brulee I make....and if you happen to have some good maple wine to go with it..pretty yummy.

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  15. Very yummy. My husband did something similar, except we made aluminum foil packets, added blueberries and grilled them.

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  16. Peaches are one of my all time summer treats, this is a great recipe, it looks delicious!
    Miz Helen

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  17. What a great idea, these look wonderful AND healthy-er!! I love peaches!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  18. Visiting from Shine Your Light... Believe it or not, I just came home with more pounds of peaches than I know what to do with. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. i tried these and they were amazing! and very easy to make. the only problem i had was actually eating them... very messy!!

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  21. .thanks for sharing

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  23. My husband is going to LOVE these! Thanks for posting! They look delicious and peaches are on sale today in my neck of the woods!

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  24. Delicious and so easy to make, not to mention my home smells amazing right now. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Is there anyway to make with half canned peaches? Especially during the winter?

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  26. You can use the brown sugar blend splenda and even save a few more calories. Looks so yummy

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  27. BEEN DOING THESE ON THE GRILL FOR YEARS...
    SAME PREP, ADD A SLICE OF POUND CAKE TO THE CUT SIDE OF THE PEACH.
    WRAP WELL IN FOIL,
    WHEN YOU TAKE THE MAIN COURSE OFF THE GRILL.
    PLACE ON THE GRILL PEACH SIDE DOWN.
    COOK OVER LOWISH HEAT WHILE YOU EAT,
    TURN OVER, CAKE SIDE DOWN, FOR THE LAST 3-5 MIN.
    UNWRAP AND ADD A SCOOP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM.
    TO DIE FOR!

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  28. This looks fabulous! Thanks for using ziplist by the way! Its so helpful in keeping me organized when it comes time to find and make a recipe.

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  29. These were very tasty, recipe was easy to follow and everything worked. Cutting in half and removing the pit was tricky. Half could be 2 directions. I cut the peach around the center, not from the stem and around the tail, then followed the seed until it would break free. Thanks for the good pics.

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  30. What a simple recipe for a quick, weeknight dessert. This looks great.

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  31. My son and I picked lots of peaches yesterday at a local farm, and some were so ripe I had to figure out what to do with them quick (other than eating them plain -- too many for that). After running a Google search on "what to do with extra peaches," I came upon your wonderfully simple recipe!

    My son (who's six) helped prepare the peaches with the butter and brown sugar. So delicious! Even my husband, not a big peach fan, liked the results. This one's a keeper. Thanks so much!

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    1. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed these, Pamela! And thank you so much for stopping back by to let me know ... it made me smile. :-)

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  32. These peaches sound fabulous, I've never made baked peaches. Pinning :)

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape? (Not Your Average Super Moms!)

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  33. This is the first time I have cooked peaches in any way, and I am in love! Thank you!

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    1. They're certainly easy to fall in love with, aren't they Briley? So glad you enjoyed them!

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  34. I made these tonight and omg... YUMMY!!!!!! So so good!

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    1. This makes me so happy to hear! Big smile on my face. :-)

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  35. What can I use as a sub for butter?

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  36. can we use peaches in can?the one we can buy in grocery stores?im in the philippines and we dont have fresh peaches =) lol

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  37. Trying these for the first time. Delish! Shared it on FB, (included this post)

    Susie

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  38. Tried these out tonight and definitely had to blog about it! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I made sure to link back to your site :)
    https://hutchtreasures.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/baked-peaches/

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  39. Just made these for my daughters....Super easy and they absolutely loved them! Thanks for the recipe

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  40. my grandmother used to make something like this with apples. she would bake them then put a marshmello in the center and put back in oven till the marshmello start to brown.

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