The Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge is all about baking and making sweets. Every month we are given two required ingredients to work with. This month it was Peaches and Cream. Two awesome ingredients that pair so well. This month I present you with one of my favorite classic desserts presented within one of my favorite fruits: Baked Peaches and Crème Brûlée.
Pardon my quick post, I am still trying to settle into a normal routine following my return from holiday. Expect some Chicago grub pics soon! The best peaches are being harvested as we speak. Ontario peaches are always so perfectly sweet and juicy. Ripe but not too soft. They are the best for this recipe.
Ah the perfection of crème brûlée. A simple mixture of cream, egg yolks, sugar and good quality vanilla. For this recipe I used my new Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. I am so happy I found this quick recipe with many steps done in the microwave.
Baked Peaches and Crème Brûlée
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of sugar + a sprinkling
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- ripe peaches 6 large or 9 small approx
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Separate the eggs. Put the yolks into the small bowl, whisk and set aside.
- Put sugar into a microwave safe bowl. Add cream and stir sugar gently.
- Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes to dissolve the sugar. Stir gently till sugar is disolved.
- Add vanilla and a pinch of salt, mix. Mix in the egg yolks well.
- Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, mixing well each time, until the mixture thickens. It took me about 3 minutes total.
- Cut tops off peaches, and carefully hollow them out, discarding pit. Slice a thin portion from bottoms, if needed, to help peaches sit upright. Fill each peach to the top with the custard. Bake for about 30 minutes. ool and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 3 hours.
- Sprinkle some sugar on top of each peach and caramelize sugar using a kitchen torch. Serve.
That’s a big wow dish! I love peaches but never had creme brulee + peaches together. This is a genius recipe, Evelyne!
My favorite fruit combined with my favorite dessert – how could I ask for more? What a clever and scrumptious treat!
What a great idea and delicious looking dessert! The peaches are baked to perfection! Looks like a wonderful dessert!
Infusing this creme brulee to these peaaches is a brilliant idea! I would love to try one of these!
G’day Evelyne! What a GREAT idea to do!
A great entertaining dessert…love the combination and your photo too!
Peaches and creme brulee- it sounds like a match made in heaven.
Thank you for this creative, delicious looking recipe!
Wow, those look amazing! What a unique recipe. I can honestly I’ve never seen baked peaches. Thanks for the inspiration. These would be great at a dinner party!
I’ve seen stuffed vegetables but a stuffed peach with custard and a brulee top is just genius! 😀
You are just brilliant, my friend!
Love the creative presentation inside the peach! I can just taste the crunchy topping, smooth center, and ripe summer peach…Yum!
Oh,my gosh, does this look incredible!!! We are huge creme brulee fans…and to have it inside a baked peach is just rocking my world! I have to try this!!!
Evelyne, what a great idea to incorporate cream with peaches, and yes, what a better and tastier way…creme brulee…absolutely perfect!
Thanks for the recipe my dear and hope forward to the pictures 😀
What a beautiful and yummy sounding dessert! I love creme brulee! Can’t wait to try out your recipe!
OK my mom just saw this over my shoulder and told me to blame you for her new craving! We don’t have a torch but the broiler generally works in my experience
Thanks Sarah and what a hilarious comment about your mom lol. You must make it for her.
Oh my goodness, this looks incredible! What a great recipe.
We have been eating lots of stone fruits, esp. the peaches last weeks..so sweet and juicy. These look so good filled with custard.
I really miss Ontario peaches *sigh*. You did bring them over the top though! Wow!