Summer meals are all about simple recipes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Next time you entertain, consider a light, fruity dessert that plays with the flavors of the season and one of summer’s sweetest fruits – the peach.
For this dish, you’ll need beautifully sweet, ripe peaches that can easily be cut in half without disintegrating. Here in France, we can’t wait to use the large, sun-kissed ones we find at the farmer’s markets of Provence. Find this easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing recipe below. Bon appétit !
- 6 large peaches
- 6 tsp honey
- 1 glass of white wine
- 1 glass of water
- Lavender sprigs (or verbena, rosemary, basil)
Halve the peaches and lay them in a baking dish.
Pour the glasses of white wine and water into the base of the dish, then carefully spoon the honey over the peaches.
Either place the lavender (or other herb) on top of the fruit or, to get a more pronounced flavor, infuse the liquid.*
Bake for 30-40 minutes at 200°C/400°F. Leave to cool.
Serve simply as is or for a special flair add freshly whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
*Note: To infuse the water and wine with an herb, combine in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. The longer this mixture sits, the more infused the herb will be.