Craving peaches? Try this 15 minute roasted peaches recipe with cinnamon and a lightened-up mascarpone. Just glaze your peaches with honey, roast in the oven, and add your tasty toppings. And just like that, you've got the ultimate roasted peach recipe!
When you roast peaches, incredible things happen! A quick broil in the oven wakes up all the natural sweet peachy flavors, giving these honey roasted peaches a whole new dimension.
The broiler is the best way to quickly roast peaches because it adds a little char but also provides enough heat to evenly warm the whole peach through while still maintaining its shape.
📸 Step-by-step instructions
STEP 1: Turn on oven broiler and lightly coat halved the peaches with honey.
STEP 2: Broil the honey glazed peaches (cut side up) for 7 minutes. While peaches broil, mix together honey, Greek yogurt, mascarpone cheese, and cinnamon.
STEP 3: Once cooled to room temperature, top the roasted peaches with a dollop of the cinnamon mascarpone, chopped almonds, honey drizzle, and salt.
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This roasted peaches recipe is loaded with flavor, from the lightened-up cinnamon mascarpone dollop, to the crunchy almond toppings drizzled with honey.
🥄 How to perfectly shape the mascarpone
Elevate the presentation of this roasted peaches recipe is to turn the dollop of cinnamon mascarpone into a quenelle. This step is absolutely optional but will make your mascarpone look just like it does in my photos!
Quenelles are super easy and are often used at restaurants when plating thick sauces, whipped cream, or ice creams. This super easy technique will instantly add a level of composure and elegance to this peach dessert!
How to Make a Quenelle:
- Hold two spoons horizontal and mirroring each other, with the spoon tips facing each other and the handles facing away. The spoons should be similar in size as the length of the spoon basin will determine the length of the quenelle.
- Using the long, flat side of the spoon basin (not the front tip) scrape the cinnamon mascarpone back and forth between the two spoons, slowly shaping an oval with each pass.
- When your quenelle is the perfect size, gently place it on top of your roasted peaches.
HEALTHY HIGHLIGHT: Mascarpone cheese is incredibly rich but I knew it would make the perfect filling for this roasted peaches recipe. To lighten-up this recipe, I made a 50/50 mix of mascarpone and Greek yogurt. While I'm all about indulging in a sweet dessert, adding the Greek yogurt helps boost the protein and cuts the calories and fat, all while keeping the creamy texture. This simple ingredient combo turned this roasted peaches recipe into a healthy dessert!
🍑 Ingredient tips
- Greek yogurt: For this roasted peaches recipe, you can use any plain Greek yogurt you like! The only rule is that it has to be Greek. Regular yogurt is not as firm and won't give you the desired shape or texture.
- Peach ripeness: You can use peaches at any stage of ripeness. Just know that a firm, unripe peach might take a little longer to broil and an overly ripe peach might be more juicy and probably not hold its shape as well.
🍽 This recipe is perfect for..
While you can enjoy this roasted peaches recipe anytime and anywhere, here are a few fun ways this healthy peach recipe would really shine:
- Dessert - especially if there is pork on the menu.
- Brunch - excellent as the sweet element to a brunch bar.
- Special occasions - Like, Easter, Mother's Day, a bridal or baby shower.
- Topped on oatmeal - yum!
- Baked into the center of a dessert roll - Roast the peaches first, then top on the uncooked pastry dough and bake all together. Add the mascarpone, honey, and chopped almonds after the pastry comes out of the oven.
WINE PAIRING: This roasted peaches recipe would pair perfectly with a prosecco, moscato, or champagne.
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Roasted Peaches with Cinnamon Mascarpone
This easy roasted peaches recipe will have you swooning all season long! Give these honey glazed peaches a quick broil and top with a lightened-up cinnamon mascarpone for a nice creamy texture, almonds give a pop of crunch, and one last honey drizzle sweetens the deal.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 peach halves 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
2 Peaches, halved with pit removed
½ teaspoon Honey, plus more for drizzling at the beginning and end of recipe
¼ cup Plain Greek yogurt (any fat %)
¼ cup Mascarpone cheese
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ cup Almonds, roughly chopped
Pinch of Salt
- PREPARE THE OVEN: Position baking rack to the top of the oven for broiling. Preheat oven to Broil (500ºF).
- GLAZE AND BROIL: Place peaches cut side up on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle honey on each peach half so it's evenly coated and broil for 7 minutes (See Note 1). The peaches are ready when browning appears on the top and the peach is soft through the center when poked with a fork.
- MIX THE FILLING: While peaches broil, mix together ½ teaspoon of honey, Greek yogurt, mascarpone cheese, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- ASSEMBLE: Let peaches cool at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then top each peach half with a dollop of the cinnamon mascarpone mix, chopped almonds, pinch of salt, and a final honey drizzle.
NOTE 1: Watch your peaches while they broil! The difference between broiling and burning can happen in a matter of 1 minute. While my peaches took only 7 minutes to get a little roasted around the edges, your peaches might take more or a little less time. Because the broiler is so hot and your peaches are so close to the heat source, it's ok to open the oven door a few times to check on them.
Make ahead instructions: While this dish is best served right after being broiled and lightly cooled, this baked peach dessert can be semi-prepared ahead of time.
- Prep the day before: Halving and removing the pit of the peaches, chopping the almonds, and mixing the greek yogurt and cinnamon mascarpone topping.
- Must be done right before serving: Glaze peach halves with honey, broil in the oven, and assemble the toppings.
Greek yogurt note: You can use any plain Greek yogurt, it just has to be the thick Greek kind. Regular plain yogurt is not as firm and won't give you the desired cinnamon filling shape or texture.
Peach ripeness note: You can use peaches at any stage of ripeness. Just know that a firm, unripe peach might take a little longer to broil and an overly ripe peach might be more juicy and probably not hold its shape very well.
- Serving Size: ½ Peach with Toppings
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 10 g
- Sodium: 80 mg
- Fat: 7 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 14 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 7 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg
Keywords: Roasted peaches
A special thank you to my Maricopa County Dietetic Intern Anne L. Geissinger, MPH for assisting with recipe writing, nutrition analysis, and food styling!
This recipe post was given a major formatting update on May 27th, 2021, however the recipe ingredients, instructions, and images remain the same.