On a whim I just threw a few things together and it turned out as a real treat!
We were at Wegmans yesterday and they had locally grown peaches. They looked good, felt good and smelled good, but I was duped. They were terrible. They were mealy, dark and had no flavor. When will I ever learn? Every year I buy peaches at the grocery store and then regret it. Every year I swear I will only purchase peaches from an orchard or the farmers market. I had to learn my lesson again this year!
Thankfully I only purchased 4 of them. The boys ate two for lunch but they too agreed they weren’t much good. So I had two peaches left and had no idea what to do with them. We couldn’t eat them plain and I really didn’t want to throw them in the trash… what to do? What to do?
Eureka! I’m going to make a dessert with fruit that doesn’t taste good! Huh??? Who’s great idea is that?
I figured that when the peaches were cooked down it would release some of the sugars and the consistency wouldn’t matter as much either. And it worked! I added a few apples and a couple other ingredients (but no sweeteners) and it was amazing! It was a huge hit with every member of the family!
Some of the benefits include it’s simple, it’s easy, only 4 ingredients, healthy and no sugar, eggs, grains, soy, dairy, or any of the other common allergens!
2 peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced
2 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
2 TBSP coconut oil (or oil of choice)
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix it all together and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (until peaches are soft and apples tender).
The peaches melt, the apple soften and the cinnamon enhances the natural sweetness of the fruit. There wasn’t even a need to add a topping or crisp crust to it. It was fantastic the way it was. It was gobbled up and the kids begged to have it made again soon!
I’m hoping to get some peaches from the farmer’s market this summer and I’ll freeze some of the ones we won’t be able to eat fresh before they go bad. I think the frozen ones will work just as well for this recipe and will be a treat for having a fruit dessert in winter!
If you give it a try let me know what you think!