Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The last of the summer peaches are ripe for the picking and so delicious right now. My favorite summer dessert- give them a quick turn on the grill for sweet and smoky treat. I like to top warm peaches with a little whipped cream and toasted almonds for an easy and elegant dessert. Who needs pie!
Grilled Peaches with Toasted Almonds and Whipped Cream
vegetable oil for brushing grill
8 peaches, halved and pitted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup of cold heavy cream
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
-Brush peaches with oil and place on the grill, cut-side down. Grill until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn the peaches over and grill another 45 seconds. Set aside.
-Add slivered almonds to saute pan on medium high and turn constantly until golden brown.
-Whip cream in a cold bowl with sugar and almond extract until stiff peaks form.
To assemble-Plate peaches and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with slivered almonds. Delicious!
Have a great day-we'll talk soon!
all photos by Hampton Hostess