This simple recipe takes advantage of the natural flavor of a great peach, but will be forgiving if your peach is a little under-ripe. Feel free to experiment with other varieties of nuts in this recipe. Walnuts and pine nuts work as well as almonds.
- 4 peaches, preferably a freestone variety
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons honey
- 4 teaspoons chopped or slivered almonds
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Amaretto (optional)
Slice the peaches in half through the stem end. Twist carefully, making sure to keep both halves of the peach intact. Remove and discard the pit.
Prepare a broiler-safe dish that is large enough to accommodate all 8 peach halves without crowding. Coat the dish well with cooking spray. Place the peach halves cut side down.
Place under the broiler, about 4-6 inches from the heating element. Broil for about 3 minutes, or until the skin of the peach begins to bubble. Keep a careful eye on these, they will burn easily.
Remove the pan from the oven. Using tongs, carefully flip each peach half over. Sprinkle with salt, fill the cavity in each peach with 1 Tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon almonds. Return to the broiler and cook until the nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes. Again, watch very carefully
Serve with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of amaretto, if desired. Serves 8.
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