Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blogger #C.L.U.E. ~ Vanilla Roasted Peaches with Mascarpone and Raspberries

Vanilla Roasted Peaches with Mascarpone and Raspberries

May has arrived! Our lilacs are in bloom, my garden is ready to plant, and it’s time for Blogger C.L.U.E! This month we are in summer mode! Our clue was berries! The search was on! The blog that I’ve been searching is Lea Ann’s lovely, and delicious “Cooking On The Ranch”!  Berries are a favorite for me! I grow a few varieties in my backyard including red raspberries, blackberries, and black raspberries. Summer means jams, galettes, pies, and cobblers. You can never have too many good recipes for using those berries! Oh, I do love summer!

Lea Ann’s blog was really a treasure trove of impressive recipes to browse. I found so many wonderful dishes I’d like to try! Lea Ann is a Denver area food blogger.  Her blog demonstrates her love for many different kinds of food; in particular she enjoys Mexican, and recipes that reflect the flavors of the West.
It also looks as if Lea Ann and I share a favorite pastime…seems we both love bird watching!

I topped my very warm peaches with the Mascarpone…it started to melt…so yummy!

The recipe I chose from Lea Ann’s blog was "Vanilla Roasted Peaches with Mascarpone and Raspberries". It was quite easy, and absolutely delectable! My peaches weren’t the mid-summer peaches, that are amazingly fragrant and full of juicy flavor, but they weren’t horrible either. My grocery store had just received their first shipment of fresh peaches, from California. I was quite happy to find them! Once they were roasted in the sugar syrup, I served them over pound cake. We enjoyed this delightfully simple dessert, as a late morning treat with our tea and coffee!  

This is the kind of dessert that is quick, easy, and makes an ordinary evening special!! And did I mention delicious!

Author: Highlands Ranch Foodie
Serves: 4

2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 whole peaches -- firm/ripe/halved
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1 package raspberries
Vanilla dessert shells

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large shallow baking dish combine butter, lemon juice, sugar and vanilla. Add peaches and turn to coat with butter mixture. Arrange, cut side down in a single layer.
Roast until peaches are tender and cooking liquid is syrupy, 15 - 20 min, brushing with cooking liquid halfway through.
Serve peaches warm or at room temperature topped with a dollop of mascarpone and raspberries in dessert shells. Drizzle with cooking liquid.

Lilacs in bloom

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  1. A perfect summery dessert, Kathy. Can't wait for the stone fruit season arrive here!

  2. Oh, my gosh. This is one fabulous dessert, Kathy! Right up my alley as you can probably imagine :)

  3. Thank you so much for the kind words. And yay for birdwatching. We're right in the middle of Spring migration here in Colorado. Such a fun time with lots of beautiful warblers moving through. I really love this dessert, and you're so right. It's easy and impressive to finish off dinner with friends. Nice cooking with you for this month's event.

  4. Oh my that does look so LOVELY!! What a fantastic dish to share today! :)

  5. Beautiful! Elegant! Worthy of a dinner party....can hardly wait to try it.

  6. Vanilla roasted peaches?? Oh my heavens! I have pure peach love. What a fabulous recipe. And those lilacs are lovely!

  7. Love this!
    Look absolutely delicious!!:)

  8. Very elegant dessert and I love lilacs!

  9. Berries area favorite of mine. This dessert looks wonderful. Very pretty lilacs:)

  10. I’m looking forward to seeing more :)

  11. Looks delicious Kathy - the essence of summer.

  12. This looks delightful! I love the peach and raspberry combo. So beautiful, yet so favorite kind of dessert.

  13. As amazing as I think that dessert looks, I have to admit that my heart started hurting when I saw the lilacs, which are my most favorite flower in the world. Unfortunately, they don't grow well down here in the south so I'll go years sometimes between getting a sniff of their unforgettable, utterly amazing aroma.

  14. Simply damn delicious!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

  15. Peaches and vanilla is a great combination. I put up peaches in vanilla last year, and was so sad when the last jar disappeared! This looks beautiful - as always - Kathy! ~ David

  16. This looks wonderful. And peach season will be here before we know it!

  17. Happy spring! :) My in-laws and husband would love this they eat peaches by the dozen!