250g Marscapone (8.8 oz)
150ml Double cream (5.3 oz – we don’t have double cream in the US – use heavy whipping cream)
1tsp Vanilla extract
NOTE: in general you can use marscapone and cream cheese interchangeably. My mistake was that this cream cheese in the tub has a little gel-like quality to it and didn’t soften like block cream cheese. So use marscapone or the block form of regular cream cheese!
I made 2 peaches, and sort of threw stuff together without measuring!
Toast the almonds in a pan. If you have a cute tiny cast iron pan like this, it does a good job! Pay attention to them – once they start to toast, they’ll burn fast.
Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
Top with a pat of butter and honey. I used probably 1 tsp of butter per half. The original recipe looks like it uses a tablespoon – she says not to hold back! My raw honey isn’t liquid, so I just spooned a dollop on each.
The recipe says to bake at 350 for about 20 min. I used my toaster oven, which usually cooks faster than my big oven, and at 20 min they weren’t close. I raised the temp to 400 for 5-6 min, then up to 425 for a few before they were done. These weren’t big peaches, either. I don’t think it matters as long as you keep an eye on them.
Mix the marscapone/cream cheese with the cream and vanilla. I just eye balled it and adjusted to my taste. My hubby tasted it and wanted to know why it wasn’t sweet… The recipe says that the peaches and honey are sweet enough. We’ll see! Top with almonds.
RP Servings: 1 whole peach per person
RATING: with the marscapone sauce, 3
The hubs said that, with the sauce, “It’s like a Chopped recipe where they don’t make a sweet dessert.” The peaches and honey ARE sweet, but not overly. We definitely thought the sauce should be. (The recipe is by a Brit, so maybe they don’t like their desserts as sweet as we Americans!) You could add some powdered sugar to the sauce if you don’t have ice cream, but personally I’d bag the sauce and go for the Haagen-Dazs!
Make sure to spoon up the browned honey butter from the pan and drip it on the peaches and/or ice cream. YUM!