One of my favorite things about summer in Colorado is all of the fresh produce. If you follow my Instagram, then you’ve probably seen a glamor shot of a CSA box or two- and lately they’ve also been bursting with Palisade Peaches from Ela Family Farms on the Western Slope. They are gigantic and drip down your face -and arms- juicy and abundant! So while I love raw peaches straight to the mouth, I knew I wanted to make a fun dessert out of some of them as well- so this Simple Sage-Glazed Roasted Peaches recipe came to be- mainly because my sweet tooth was screaming for it!
I know that peaches are perfectly sweet all on their own, but I really wanted to play with a sweet-savory combination with sugar and sage to bring a bit more depth to the peach’s natural flavor. However, if you’re not a sage fan I’ve done similar cocktail concoctions with other herbs and it has been equally lovely!
Simple Sage-Glazed Roasted Peaches Ingredients
1/4 Cup Unbleached or Turbinado Sugar
A Handful of Fresh Sage
Balsamic Glaze to Taste
Simple Sage-Glazed Roasted Peaches Instructions
1 Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2 Start by making the sage-sugar. Add your sage leaves (to taste- at least 5) and sugar into a food processor (or a blender) and pulse until the sage and sugar are similar sizes. To make this process easier I used a pair of herb scissors to break up the sage leaves. You’ll only need a few tablespoons to sprinkle, but I always advise making more for when you want to make a delicious simple syrup or sugar a cocktail rim later! I have half a cup of sugar pictured.
3 Prep a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a Silpat baking sheet (if you haven’t invested yet- DO they are amazing) so you don’t get melted sugar everywhere! and then prep your peaches. Depending on the size of your peaches you can either halve them and remove the pit or do the same, but slice them up! I chose both.
4 Sprinkle the sage sugar liberally over the cut sides of the peaches.
5 Pop into the oven to roast for about 25 minutes or until the sugar begins to bubble and the peaches begin to turn slightly more golden.
6 Drip the balsamic glaze over your roasted peaches and serve while warm either on their own or with a scoop of ice cream!
What is your favorite way to each summer peaches? Let me know in the comments below!
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