By Kelly Bogard

Peaches are my favorite summer fruit. They are sweet, tart, juicy, crisp and smooth–all in one perfect, fuzzy little package. My favorite way to eat fruit is pretty simple. Just wash it well and sink your teeth in. But, that wouldn’t make for a very good recipe, so here’s my second favorite way to eat peaches: Baked Peaches and Cinnamon Crème.

Baked peaches are like miniature cobblers without all of the sugary gel. Don’t get me wrong. Peach Cobbler is really good, but when you need a quick dessert, Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Crème is sure to impress.
First things first. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your ingredients.

For the Baked Peaches, you will need…

3 firm peaches, halved and pitted
½ cup gingersnap cookies, crushed
(about 12 cookies)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

And for the Cinnamon Crème, you will need…

1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
ingredients

cut peachesNow that you have your peaches halved and pits removed, scoop out a small amount of the flesh of each peach half with a spoon. I normally just remove the layer where the pit previously rested so the cup of the peach is smooth. Then, fill each peach cup with about a tablespoon of crushed gingersnaps, just so it mounds on top. prepared peachesPlace a ½ tablespoon of unsalted butter on top of the gingersnaps of each peach cup. Once you have this completed for all of the peach halves, place them in a shallow baking dish, sprinkle with granulated sugar and dust with cinnamon. Pop them in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender.

While your peaches are baking, combine 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream and ½ cup cinnamon cremegranulated sugar and mix well with a hand or stand mixer. Continue mixing until it starts to thicken. Add in 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and continue mixing until you have a nice, fluffy whipped cream. You’ll know it’s done when it forms soft peaks off the beaters.

Plate your warm peaches, pair with a side of crème and serve. This is a wonderful treat for a warm summer night. If you’re looking for something to do next weekend, head on out to Stonewall, Texas, for the 50th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree. The wonderful people of Stonewall will be at the Chamber of Commerce grounds June 16-18 with all kinds of things to make your family’s day just peachy.

From all of us at Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Baked Peaches

Summary: Warm tart peaches with a buttery gingersnap crust

Ingredients

Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Creme

  • 3 firm peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 cup gingersnap cookies, crushed (about 12 small cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 tablespoon per peach half)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Arrange peaches, cut side up, in a shallow baking dish.
  • Fill the center of each peach half with gingersnap cookie crumbs.
  • Dot each peach half with 1/2 tablespoon butter.
  • Sprinkle sugar over each peach half and dust with cinnamon.
  • Bake until the peaches are tender and the filling is crisp on top, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with Cinnamon Crème.
  • Cooking time (duration): 45 minutes

    Number of servings (yield): 6

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    Recipe: Cinnamon Creme

    Summary: Thick sweet cream with a spicy cinnamon kick

    Ingredients

    Cinnamon Creme

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Instructions

  • With a hand or stand mixer, whip heavy whipping cream and sugar on high until it has a stiff consistency.
  • Add cinnamon and mix until well blended.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Cooking time (duration): 5 minutes

    Number of servings (yield): 6

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    Kelly Bogard

    Food Editor

    Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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