Monday, July 2, 2012

Roasted peaches with brown sugar and basil

I could eat my weight in fresh peaches during the summer. If you can stand to hold a few back, this is another delicious way to eat them.

4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
3 tablespoons soft butter
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
pinch each of cinnamon and salt

Heat toaster oven to 375 degrees on bake setting for 5 minutes. (You can use a regular oven, as well.) In a small bowl, mash together the butter, sugar, basil, cinnamon and salt.

Spoon the mixture into the cavity of the peach halves, and arrange peaches stuffed side up. Bake until peaches are soft and butter is bubbly, about 20 minutes (less in a conventional oven, so keep an eye on them). Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

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