Roasted Spiced Peaches

posted by syzygy 06-23-100 6:37 AM

Roasted Spiced Peaches
serves 6

Butter (for the dish)
6 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon quatre eplces*
1/2 cup heavy cream

Butter a 10- to 12 inch baking dish or another dish large enough to hold 12 peach halves). Set the oven at 400.

Place the peaches, cut sides up, in the dish. In a bowl, work together the butter, sugar, and quatre epices. When the mixture is smooth, divide it among the peach cavities.

Bake the peaches for 20 minutes. Drizzle them with cream, and bake for 10 minutes more or until the peaches are tender and the glaze bubbles. Serve at once.

*Quatre Epices (Four Spices):
4 teaspoons allspice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
freshly ground white pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then transfer to a jar with a tightly closing lid. Use as directed.

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