Baked Peaches with Honey and Blue Cheese
Makes: 4-6 servings Total Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients 6 ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, divided ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt fresh cracked pepper 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 ounces blue cheese local honey
Directions Preheat oven to 450°F.
Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle cut-side of peaches with 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and pepper. Place peaches cut-side down in the skillet with sprigs of rosemary. Cook for 5 minutes, or until golden and caramelized. Sprinkle uncut side with additional 1 tablespoon sugar and transfer to oven for 10 minutes.
Remove peaches and flip so they are cut-side up. Roast for another 5-7 minutes, until soft. Remove from oven, remove thyme sprigs and add a tablespoon of blue cheese to each peach cavity. Drizzle with local honey and sprinkle with several fresh thyme leaves.
Serve by themselves, with ice cream or yogurt! Enjoy!
*Note – If you aren’t a blue cheese fan, these peaches will be fabulous with many other types of cheese! Try an oozy brie, nutty fontina or crumbly goat cheese.