Roasted Peaches are a simple recipe to make with this seasonal summer fruit. Roasting fresh peaches in the oven intensifies their flavor, while making the peaches extra tender and juicy. Add a bit of cinnamon and vanilla for a heavenly treat to eat plain, or top desserts with.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- Juicy Peaches – Roasting peaches makes them extra juicy and delicious!
- Summer Flavor – This is summer flavor in a bite.
- Versatile Recipe – Roasted peaches can be used for so many things, like adding to your breakfast bowls, topping cheesecakes or cakes with, or spooning over ice cream.
What are Roasted Peaches?
Roasting peaches may sound odd, but these are essentially just baked peaches. By baking, or roasting, them in the oven, you will dramatically increase their deliciousness and bring out their natural sweetness! They become extra tender, juicy, and sweet in the oven.
- Peaches – Use fresh, ripe peaches for the best flavor and texture! You can tell if peaches are ripe by gently squeezing them. They should have some give, but shouldn’t be hard or mushy. Try getting them from the farmers market, if possible. Those are often better than grocery store peaches.
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg – Cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the flavor of the roasted peaches
- Vanilla Extract – Vanilla makes everything taste even better!
- Spices – If you’re not into cinnamon and nutmeg, you can omit the spices or try this with cardamom or a pinch of cloves.
- Sugar – You can use all white sugar, or a mix of white and brown sugar. I bet maple syrup would be delicious too, but I haven’t tried it.
How to Make this Recipe Step-by-Step:
Step 1: Slice your peaches and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or in a baking dish. Sprinkle on the sugar, spices, and vanilla. Toss the peaches to get them coated nice and evenly in this mixture.
Step 2: Let the peaches sit for about 10 minutes before baking. This will allow time to get the juices going, resulting in the most delicious peaches possible.
Step 3: Roast the peaches for 12-16 minutes, depending on how tender you want them.
Step 4: Enjoy your peaches on their own, or add them to your morning yogurt, or top a variety of desserts with them! I recommend starting with my Peach Cobbler Cheesecake, pictured below.
Expert Success Tips:
- Ripe Peaches – Be sure to use ripe peaches, not underripe peaches, for the best results. They will be the most flavorful, juicy, and tender. If you’ve ever wondered, freestone peaches are the type where the pit pops out more easily than with clingstone peaches.
- Use Your Peaches Soon – Roasted peaches are best on the first day (but can hold up well in the fridge for a couple of days) so I don’t recommend making these super far ahead of time from when you plan to use them.
- Peach Juice – Make sure to scoop up all that good peach juice that’s on the pan after roasting them, it’s SO flavorful!
- Peach Peeling – Feel free to peel the peaches before roasting them. I don’t mind the peach skin in the slightest, and don’t feel it’s worth the time to peel them.
- Stone Fruits – This recipe method would work well with other stone fruits like nectarines, plums, etc.
- Extras – Feel free to add a pinch of lemon zest or squeeze of lemon juice to the peaches before baking them.
Serving + Storing this Recipe:
These peaches are best within the first couple of days, particularly on the first day. Store leftovers in an airtight container or small bowl, covered, in the fridge for a few days.
- Baking Sheets – These baking sheets are so durable and are my favorite!
Ways to Use Roasted Peaches:
- Add them to Peach Crisp Yogurt Bowls with greek yogurt and granola for a healthy dessert or breakfast.
- Use them in my Peach Cobbler Cheesecake.
- Spoon them over a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream with a drizzle of Salted Caramel Sauce for an easy dessert.
- Add it to Classic Vanilla Cheesecake as a topping.
- Blend them into Peach Milkshakes.
The fresh peaches are amazing at this time of year – don’t miss out on this recipe! This roasted peaches recipe is one of my favorite ways to use fresh peaches!
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Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Peaches
- 4 medium ripe peaches
- 2-3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- Prep: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice your peaches. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and toss the peach slices with the sugar, spices, and vanilla (optional). Let the peaches rest for 10 minutes to get the juices going.
- Roast the Peaches: Roast the peaches for 7-16 minutes, until desired tenderness is reached. Set aside to cool or enjoy warm over vanilla ice cream!
- Serve + Store: Store leftover peaches in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.