Friday, July 8, 2011

"Summertime, and the living is easy!"

There truly are few things sweeter than the abudance of produce summer offers.  There are plump cherries, sweet little blueberries and refreshing watermelon slices as far as the eye can see.  I'd like to share with you a quick, healthy, and oven-minimal dessert which will mindfully wind down any summer meal.

Broiled Peaches with Greek Yogurt

  • 1-2 peaches or any other stone fruit
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 individual container (or several spoonfuls) plain Greek yogurt
  • honey to taste
  • scant handful chopped walnuts
Get your broiler nice and hot.  Wash your peaches, or other stone fruit, and dry thoroughly.  Slice in half and remove the pit.  Sprinkle a touch of sugar on the cut surfaces.  Place sliced fruit under your broiler.  After fruit is nice and bubbly, remove from oven and pop on a plate.  Scoop the cool Greek yogurt into the divot.  Drizzle honey over top and sprinkle with walnuts to finish.

This is a wonderful way to utilize any stone fruit you've purchased that might be a few days off from being ripe.  Also, it is easily adaptable for nectarines or plums.  You could even broil pineapple slices, though you may want to back off the sugar as it is so naturally sweet.

This is a dessert that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.  Perfect for a summer evening!


  1. Mmm...I love Greek yogurt and I love peaches. This recipe sounds delicious! Great idea with trying this with other fruits as well.

  2. What a great idea! I'm not a fan of Greek yogurt, but for this recipe...I'm willing to try! Your blog is looking GREAT! I'm following you on Google Follower - I love it! It's like having a friend in the kitchen cooking with you! Keep up the good work!

  3. Thank you for your kind words, ladies!! If Greek yogurt isn't your thing you can always substitute nonfat plain yogurt. It's still got a bit of the tang factor, but the thickness is dialed down.