Popping Candy Peaches

I love making dishes that are inspired by the flowers in our house. And I love that this new found inspiration means I can justify having vases, bottles and jugs of flowers, dotted around our home!

Plus who doesn't love popping candy? A treat for grown ups and children alike.

What I don't love is how quickly fruit seems to go soft in the fruit bowl, in the summer. 

I made up this easy recipe for sad looking peaches, that are a day past their best, inspired by these beautiful roses my husband gave me for our "bronze" 8 year anniversary! (You can see our wedding video here) I always find it such a shame that they start to shrivel, almost seconds after looking their best.

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Ingredients: 

  • Ripe or almost too ripe peaches
  • Honey
  • Amaretto (or not if you fancy it alcohol free) 
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Vanilla sugar
  • Popping candy
  • Ice cream to serve
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Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4.

Slice your peach and layer in a skillet or oven proof dish. I made individual ones but you could make a larger version just layer up a few more peaches.

Drizzle over approximately 2 tablespoons of honey to coat your peaches. 

Add a splash of Amaretto, or two if you are feeling cheeky. 

Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar (make your own by mixing Demerara/Caster sugar and ground cinnamon together)  and a few shakes of vanilla sugar. 

Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until the tops of the peaches are caramelised and golden. 

Serve immediately with a generous sprinkle of popping candy (it fizzes with the heat) and a dollop of ice cream.

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Have you got any good recipes for using up soft fruit?

You might like some of my other recipes inspired by beautiful blooms. Have a peek!  

 Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

 Blood Orange Pimms

Blood Orange Pimms

 Baked Berry Mess

Baked Berry Mess

 Summer Canapés

Summer Canapés