Nutmeg-roasted peaches

nutmeg roasted peaches

Hurray!  Here is another dessert that takes minimal effort but looks and tastes superb – peaches roasted with butter, honey and nutmeg.  It takes about 5 minutes to prepare plus 15 minutes to roast.  Fresh or ground nutmeg is fine.  The nutmeg flavour of the peaches is superbly complimented by something creamy on the side, such as creme fraiche, ice cream or, for extra sophistication, vanilla panna cotta (simple recipe here:

The peaches recipe is from the recent Spice Trip cookbook from the TV series.  It’s got some lovely recipes and ‘beneficial therapies’ that all include either chilli, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cumin or pepper.  The TV series is proper food porn..!


4 firm peaches, halved and stoned

50g butter

1 tbsp honey

1/4 fresh nutmeg, grated or good sprinkle ground nutmeg from jar

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4.  Place the peaches in a shallow r0asting tin and dot with the butter.  Drizzle with the honey, cover with the nutmeg and roast for approx 15 minutes, or until the peaches are just tender and lightly browned.   Serve with cream, creme fraiche, ice cream or panna cotta.


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