Yay! Peaches are in season and peaches and cream are such a classic combination! Does anyone else love the smell of peaches?
For this recipe, the natural sweetness of the peaches is enhanced by roasting the fruit. Combining it with honey and cinnamon gives even more flavour and little bit of that nice warming effect from the spice.
The mascarpone whipped cream is smooth, fluffy, and goes perfectly with peaches! I enjoy using mascarpone cheese because of it’s creamy, rich texture and subtle buttery flavour with a slight tanginess, lending itself to both savoury and sweet dishes.
If you do not have heavy cream handy or want a healthier alternative for the cream part of this recipe, you can replace the heavy cream with Greek yogurt. Check out my Fresh Berries with Honey Lemon Mascarpone Cream to see how I put it together.
I also like to top off the whipped cream with small pieces of crystallized ginger. Peaches and ginger compliment each other so well. The spicy zing from the sweetened candied ginger just works so well with the cinnamon spiced peaches.
The presentation is really simple as you can see in my pictures; however, you can change it up by slicing or chopping the peaches and layering them in a bowl with the whipped cream.
Overall, the warm, soft peaches contrasts well with the cool cream, allowing each bite to be so utterly satisfying. Sigh. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
The ingredients! Amounts in the "Ingredients" list below.
The peaches are halved and placed in a baking dish. Then a honey, cinnamon, and butter mixture is poured on top before it is roasted.
Quickly whip up the mascarpone whipped cream until it is thick and fluffy!
Plate it up! I placed the cream in a ziplock bag, cut off a corner of the bag, and then piped it into mounds of whipped cream.
Top it with chewy crystallized (candied) ginger for that extra punch of spicy-sweet flavour if you want!