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Caramelized Baked Peaches {With Cinnamon}

Quick and easy caramelized baked peaches recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. Full of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Great dessert topping!

There is not much more delicious than a juicy, ripe peach in season, and caramelizing them elevates that goodness even more! Top your favorite ice cream, cake, oatmeal, or a myriad of other desserts to take your treats to the next level of elegance and deliciousness. Try this Easy Peach Pie, Peach Dump Cake, Peach Pie Filling, Peach Cheesecake, and Peaches And Cream Dip to satisfy your peach obsession this season.

How To Make Baked Peaches Recipe From Scratch On Stovetop And Oven?

Stovetop:

  1. Cook Ingredients– Melt butter, add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg.
  2. Add the peach slices– Don’t overlap.
  3. Coat and cook– Until the slices are caramelized and softened, and sauce is slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from heat– Enjoy.

Oven:

  1. Mix ingredients– In an oven safe large skillet.
  2. Bake– Uncovered at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and peaches are softened to your preference.

How To Peel Peaches?

Slice the peaches and peel the skin off using your fingers, or you can use a vegetable peeler, if you prefer.

Can You Bake Peaches With Skin?

Yes, you can! The choice is entirely up to you and your preference. In fact, the skin actually helps them hold their shape better. It is also a time saver to leave the skin on the peaches.

Can You Use Canned Peaches?

Yes, you can use canned peaches as long as you drain them first. Make sure to buy canned peaches with no added sugars and corn syrup because it will make the dessert overly sweet and too liquidy. The canned peaches will also cook faster because they are softer to begin with so take that into account when cooking.

What To Serve With Caramelized Cinnamon Baked Peaches?

Cakes– Such as Easy Crumb Cake, Honey Cake, Cinnamon Roll Cake, Buttermilk Pound Cake, Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe, New York Cheesecake, or Best Vanilla Cake Recipe {From Scratch}.

Cupcakes– Such as Yellow Cupcakes {With Chocolate Frosting}, Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe, or Champagne Cupcakes {With Champagne Buttercream Frosting}.

Pancakes, waffles, and Breakfast– Such as Easy Cinnamon French Toast, Easy Chocolate Crepes, Chocolate Chip Pancakes {With Chocolate Syrup}, Cinnamon French Toast Sticks {Homemade}, How To Make Easy Crepes, Chocolate Waffles , Pancake Muffins, Fluffy Cinnamon Pancakes, or Easy Waffle Cake.

Parfaits– Such as vanilla yogurt, layered with Homemade Granola, and peaches or added to this Easy Yogurt Parfait.

Ice Cream– Such as vanilla, cinnamon, or any warm spiced ice cream flavors.

Variations For Caramelized Peaches

Add extracts– Such as vanilla, almond, or amaretto for additional flavor.

Add lemon juice– For an acidic note to balance and brighten the sweetness.

Add other spices– Such as all spice, ginger, cardamom, or clove.

Add other herbs– Such as rosemary, thyme, or basil.

Add peach schnappes- In the last minute and allow it to reduce for even more peach flavor.

Add rum– For a more intense flavor.

Add bourbon– For additional sweetness and additional flavor.

Add nuts– Such as toasted pistachios or slivered almonds.

Try other fruits– Such as plums, apples, bananas, plantains, or pears.

Try other sweeteners– Such as honey, maple syrup, white sugar, or agave, but the results won’t be the exact same. The caramelization is best with brown sugar.

Use peach halves instead of slices– You can serve these filled with Homemade Whipped Cream, ice cream, or Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle as a stand alone dessert.

Tips And Techniques For Brown Sugar Peaches

Use semi-ripe peaches– Because they are easy to handle. When they are very ripe, they are too soft and will lose their shape and become “mushy.” Semi-ripe is the perfect firmness.

Adjust the quantity of cinnamon and nutmeg– Add more or less according to your preferences.

If adding extracts, only add at the end– Add them after it’s been removed from heat because it will have a more intense flavor.

Don’t overlap peach slices– Because they need space in order to caramelize evenly and in the same amount of time. Overlapping prevents the caramelization.

Adjust amount of brown sugar– Add up to 1/3 cup of brown sugar for very sweet peaches. Caramelization requires brown sugar so don’t remove it entirely.

Storage Of Spiced Peaches

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a sealed and freezer safe bag or container. Be aware, they may be even softer or slightly mushy upon thawing.

Reheat– Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature. They can be served cold, or reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop. However, you prefer them.

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Caramelized Baked Peaches (With Cinnamon and Brown Sugar)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Quick and easy caramelized baked peaches recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. Full of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Great dessert topping!
Yield: 4 People

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Butter, Unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar, Can add up to 1/3 cup if you prefer very swet peaches
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder, Adjust according to your preference
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 3 Peaches, Semi-ripe, Large, Washed, Patted dry, Sliced to 1 inch thickness Can be peeled if you like

Instructions 

  • Heat butter in a large nonstick pan on medium-high heat.
  • When butter is fully melted, add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cook until mixture is slightly bubbly.
  • Add the peach slices and make sure that they are not overlapping.
  • Toss gently to coat each slice.
  • Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes or until the slices are caramelized on both sides and peaches are softened to your preference and sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The sauce will thicken slightly as the peaches cool. 

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 159mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 630IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 176
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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