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Cinnamon Roasted Peaches with Honey Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Cinnamon Roasted Peaches with Honey Mascarpone Whipped Cream

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 Creamto 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!

Two peaches surrounded by bowls of butter, cream, honey, marscarpone, vanilla, cinnamon, and candied ginger.

Very few ingredients in this simple and easy dessert.

Four peach halves face up in a baking dish and covered with honey, cinnamon, and butter.

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.

Cinnamon Roasted Peach Halves with Honey Mascarpone Whipped Cream beside the peaches on two white plates.

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!

Closeup side view of Cinnamon Roasted Peach Halves with Honey Mascarpone Whipped Cream and crystallized ginger on a white plate with another similar plate in the background.
Cinnamon Roasted Peaches with Honey Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Cinnamon Roasted Peaches with Honey Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A simple and flavourful dessert for two! Try cinnamon spiced roasted peaches with creamy mascarpone whipped cream! Vegetarian and gluten-free too.

Ingredients

For the roasted peaches:

  • 2 peaches, halved and de-pitted
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz.) butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

For the whipped cream:

  • ½ cup heavy cream (or whipping cream), cold
  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Optional topping:

  • 2 tbsp crystallized ginger, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Arrange the peaches face side up in a small baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter with the honey and cinnamon. Then pour the mixture over the peaches; making sure to coat the peaches completely. Roast the peaches for 20 minutes, until the peaches are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, starting at low and slowly increasing to high, whisk together all the whipped cream ingredients until stiff peaks form.
  4. Plate the peaches, making sure to drizzle the remaining cinnamon butter sauce left in the baking dish on top of the peaches. Serve with a large dollop of cream. Top with chopped crystallized ginger if you would like.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470

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April

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Do you think using a coconut cream whipped cream would be a good substitute for mascarpone, I'm dairy free...?

Marie | Yay! For Food

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Hi April! I think that coconut whipped cream would be a great dairy-free substitute for the mascarpone (and heavy cream) in this recipe. Although the flavour is quite different, I think the combo of peaches and coconut works well together.

Melissa Griffiths

Thursday 6th of July 2017

Mmm...that whipped cream is gorgeous and really makes this simple dish into something fancy!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 6th of July 2017

Thanks Melissa! Mascarpone is so good!

Ellen

Thursday 6th of July 2017

The smell of peaches reminds me of summer road trip vacations with my family. We would always buy peaches when we went through Georgia. I've never paired them with cinnamon. What a lovely recipe.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 6th of July 2017

What lovely memories! Thanks for stopping by, Ellen!

Renee

Thursday 6th of July 2017

This is such a perfect summer dessert, I love everything about it!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 6th of July 2017

Thanks Renee!

MyCookingSecrets.com | Krystallia Giamouridou

Thursday 6th of July 2017

So simple to make, yet full of this fruity flavor coming from the peach. Love it!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 6th of July 2017

I'm glad you love it! Thanks Krystallia!

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