Grilled Peaches with Sweet Ricotta
When it comes to desserts I like cultivating inspiration by visiting the local farmers market to see what fruits are the freshest of the season. Almost every stand was brimming with fragrant peaches this week so I figured they should be the highlight of any dish. Combining the peaches with some other simple ingredients creates a tasty dish that is perfect for cooking on a hot summer evening.
The sweetened ricotta is a delicious sauce for dipping fresh fruit into or adding to a bowl of oatmeal. I usually double the recipe to have some left over. Another tasty addition is some fresh lemon zest. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
*2 peaches, halved with pit removed
*3 tablespoons butter
*1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
*1/4 cup roasted pecans
*2 tablespoons brown sugar
Ingredients for sweetened ricotta:
*2/3 cup fresh ricotta cheese
*1/4 cup honey
*Sprinkle of cinnamon
*1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
*Place all ingredients for sweetened ricotta in food processor. Mix for about 2 minutes until fully combined. Set in the fridge to chill.
*In a small dish, combine the cinnamon and brown sugar. Place each peach half, cut side down, into the dish to coat with a layer of the cinnamon and sugar mix.
*Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a cast iron skillet.
*Place each peach half, cut side down, in the skillet.
*Cook for about 6 minutes until heated completely. Keep still for the first 2 minutes to caramelize then begin flipping each minute until finished.
*Take peaches out of pan and add in the remaining tablespoon of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
*Add the pecans to the pan and stir until coated and fragrant.
*Place a peach on a plate and top with a scoop of ricotta and drizzle of brown sugar butter and pecans.
*Serve warm and enjoy!