Roasted Peaches

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For most of the year I believe a perfectly ripe mango is my favorite fruit. And then the local peaches ripen and I’m forced to reconsider.

Spices (bitter, astringent and pungent are all covered), butter and sugar make this taste like pie without the crust.

Be prepared for your house to smell amazing while this is baking.

Serves 4-6

4 ripe peaches
1 tbsp butter, more or less
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375. Combine sugar and spices in a small bowl. Halve peaches and place cut side up in lightly oiled pan (to prevent sticking to sides). Place a bit of butter in the centres, and sprinkle with the sugar spice mixture. Place in oven and pour enough water to come 1″ up the side of the pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove carefully, there will still be water in the bottom of the pan and it’s extra yummy if you can keep the butter pooled in the peaches.
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