Brown Sugar Baked Peaches ~a Health(ier) Sweet Treat

August 1, 2022
Brown Sugar Baked Peaches make for a scrumptious -- and low-calorie -- sweet treat dessert. Baked up soft and tender, these peaches are so good you certainly won't miss the calories!

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There's just not much better than a fresh summer peach. Unless it's a fresh summer baked peach. -- With some brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon sprinkled on top, that is.

It's the height of peach season in our neck of the woods, and we sure love fresh peaches. We eat a lot of our peaches "straight up," just cutting them into big juicy pieces and popping them in our mouths. And we love to enjoy baked desserts with them, too. But, this time around I didn't feel like making our usual favorite baked peach treats - brandied peach cobbler or super delicious peach dumplings made with crescent rolls. So, I whipped up these super delicious Brown Sugar Baked Peaches for dessert instead.

Well, let me tell you these baked fresh peaches do not disappoint. -- Especially if you're looking for a lower-calorie sweet treat. One whole peach comes in at the range of 95-120 calories, which really is in the lower calorie range as far as desserts go. And the juicy peaches combine with brown sugar and cinnamon to deliver up amazing flavor in every bite. So good, you sure won't miss those calories!

Baked up soft and tender, and served warm, Brown Sugar Baked Peaches are one tasty comfort food summer dessert, for sure.

Warm peach, brown sugar, and cinnamon combine to deliver up fabulous flavor in every bite.

What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Just 4 ingredients - It takes just 4 simple ingredients to whip up a batch of Brown Sugar Baked Peaches. And hey, two of those ingredients are -- you guessed it, -- brown sugar and peaches.
  • Easy - Simply split fresh peaches in half, fill the cavities with a bit of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and bake. It's truly as easy as that.
  • Low calorie sweet treat - Depending on the size of the peaches and amount of brown sugar you use, these come in at a range of 95-120 calories per peach. So, we'll just say you can have all this peach deliciousness for just about 100 calories per peach. Score!
  • Fabulous flavor - Warm peach, brown sugar, and cinnamon combine to deliver up fabulous flavor in every bite.
  • Great recipe for fresh peaches - Soft, juicy, and served up warm, Brown Sugar Baked Peaches are a great comfort food recipe for enjoying those fresh summer peaches.

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Brown Sugar Baked Peaches Ingredients:

It takes only 4 ingredients to make these tasty Brown Sugar Baked Peaches. To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Fresh peaches - The star of the dish! Choose freestone peaches, those for which the pit will easily separate from the fruit when cut in half, for this recipe. Freestone peaches create a nice hollow in the center when halved, working perfectly to hold the butter and brown sugar for baking. (Cling peaches, on the other hand, have fruit that does not fall away from the pit, making it difficult to cut them into nice halves to bake as described in this recipe.) Look for freestone peaches that are on the firmer side, rather than super soft, for the best and easiest result. Freestone peaches are available later in the peach season, typically mid-June to mid-August.

  • Butter - A small bit of butter brings richness to the baked peaches, and combines with the peach juices and brown sugar to make a tasty "sauce" that bastes the peaches as they bake. We use unsalted butter, but salted works as well, if you prefer.

  • Brown sugar - Brings nice sweetness to the finished baked peaches. 

  • Cinnamon - A small sprinkling of ground cinnamon combines with the brown sugar and warm peaches to create fabulous flavor.

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How to Make Brown Sugar Baked Peaches:

Whipping up a batch of Brown Sugar Baked Peaches truly couldn't be any easier.

All you do to pull these together is slice some fresh peaches in half, remove the pit, and place them in a baking dish with the cut side up. Then, in the hollow of each peach half, put 1/2 teaspoon of butter and 1 or 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. -- Choose the amount of brown sugar based on your sweetness preference.

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Then give the peach halves a little sprinkling of ground cinnamon.

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Pop the peaches in the oven and bake them up until the peaches are soft, tender, and juicy and the butter and brown sugar are all melty together.

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Then serve these little beauties up warm straight from the oven.

For a little extra decadence, add a dollop of whipped cream or creme fraiche on the side. -- They're oh, so good.  And at just around 100 calories (even with the extra dollop if you use Cool Whip Lite), Brown Sugar Baked Peaches are a beautiful and delicious health(ier) sweet treat dessert!

You might also like these other tasty fruit desserts:

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Yield: 4 peach halves
Brown Sugar Baked Peaches

Brown Sugar Baked Peaches

Brown Sugar Baked Peaches make for a scrumptious -- and low-calorie -- sweet treat dessert. Baked up soft and tender, these peaches are so good you certainly won't miss the calories!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh (freestone) peaches
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 to 8 tsp. brown sugar, divided
  • Sprinkling of ground cinnamon, to taste

Instructions

  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. Then top each peach half with 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Bake at 375℉ until peaches are tender, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Freestone peaches, those for which the pit will easily separate from the fruit when cut in half, work best for this recipe. Freestone peaches create a nice hollow in the center when halved, working perfectly to hold the butter and brown sugar for baking. (Cling peaches, on the other hand, have fruit that does not fall away from the pit, making it difficult to cut them into nice halves to bake as described in this recipe.) Look for freestone peaches that are on the firmer side, rather than super soft, for the best and easiest result.
  2. Freestone peaches are available later in the peach season, typically mid-June to mid-August.
  3. For a little extra decadence, add a dollop of whipped cream or creme fraiche on the side.
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77 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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  20. Congrats, your recipe is being featured on foodie friday today. Please stop by and grab your featured button and have a great weekend.

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  21. .thanks for sharing

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

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

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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. What a simple recipe for a quick, weeknight dessert. This looks great.

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. I made these tonight and omg... YUMMY!!!!!! So so good!

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

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

    Susie

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

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  39. 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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  40. DID THOSE!! was great! TNX!! :D

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  41. I did this recipe this morning and they tasting way better than I expected!

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  42. What I love about this recipe (apart from taste) is its versatility - you can use other fruits instead of peaches and you can also add in spices or honey to give them an extra zing

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  43. Would substituting butter with olive oil work? I'm careful with saturated fats

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    1. Sure, you can use olive oil instead of butter. The flavor will change, accordingly, with the substitution.

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  44. Thanks for the inspiration. Our local grocery store just got some Colorado Peaches in and I’m off to buy some today.

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  45. What's your take on coconut oil? I.e. using natural organic coconut oil instead of butter? I try to stay away from dairy and have been doing most of my cooking with coconut oil instead. I also use peanut oil sometimes but I don't think it's the healthiest choice either. Plus the taste does not go with anything.

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  46. Made these last night and they are so good! Just had another warmed up in the microwave and still delicious! I added a little ginger along with the cinnamon just to add more spice.

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  60. I love fruit for dessert. These peaches sound so good!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - Have a wonderful week!

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  61. You always come up with the best recipes Tracey!
    Look forward to featuring you at our next Inspire Me Monday Party at Create With Joy #497! :-)

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  62. These look so beautiful! I love baked (or grilled) peaches. It's such a nice treat for summer and perfect with just a dollop of cream!

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  63. IT IS LOOKING SO PRETTY AND TASTIER

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