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Caramelized Peaches with Sour Cream

25/03/2020
 

Ready for the perfect wake-up call to sweeten up your morning? Caramelized Peaches are THE breakfast for when you really don’t want another bowl of cereal or boring slice of toast. Start your day with deliciously creamy, slow-cooked summer flavours instead! 

White plate with three caramelized peaches, topped with sour cream.

Why We Love This Recipe

First up these juicy peaches are slowly cooked in butter over a low heat for the best flavour. It doesn’t take long before they’re transformed into soft, sweet, and slightly caramelized deliciousness.

You only need 4 ingredients! Grilling peaches until caramelized is like having healthy ‘pancakes’ for breakfast when you top them with sour cream, cinnamon and maple syrup.

 

Close up of a grilled peach with sour cream.

What are Caramelized Peaches? 

Caramelization comes from the browning of sugar. In ours, while we don’t add extra sugar to the pan; the natural sugars in the peach caramelize while slow cooking them in the butter.

Caramelized peaches themselves are known to originate in America, which is why we’ve chosen to go with the American spelling of ‘caramelize’ for this recipe. When cooked this way, this dish can also be called grilled peaches or fried peaches. We personally think caramelized sounds fancier anyway! 

We usually eat these for breakfast but you can also serve them up as a decadent and easy dessert.

 

Two plates of grilled, caramelized peaches.

What You’ll Need For This Recipe

Lots of fresh ingredients here – but only 4 in total! It’s just peaches, sour cream, butter and cinnamon. If you’re feeling extra naughty, top with optional maple syrup!

Ingredients layed out for caramelized peaches.

How to make Caramelized Peaches:

Heat the butter in a fry pan over low heat. Place the peaches in the pan flat side down and slowly cook until the peaches start to soften. 

Peach halves cooking on an electric frypan.

Flip, and continue to cook until softened through.

Remove from the pan and place in serving bowls.

Caramelizing peach halves on an electric frypan.

Top with sour cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Topping caramelized peaches with sour cream, cinnamon and maple syrup on a white plate.

 

Cook’s Tips

  • If having these for breakfast, we recommend setting the peaches to cook away in the background while you’re brewing up a fresh cup of coffee.
  • The dollop (or two, don’t be shy) of sour cream helps to balance the incredible sweetness of the cooked peaches.
  • Be sure the heat is low enough so the peaches cook through slowly and don’t start to burn. If the pan is smoking, you have the heat up too high. Look for small bubbles in the butter and around the edges of the peaches, and you’ll know it’s at the right heat.

FAQs

Do grilled peaches need to be ripe?

Yes! The riper, the better, as they only get sweeter with age. This means more sugar in the fruit to caramelize when cooking.

What goes with caramelized peaches?

We love to top ours with sour cream, but you can also use normal cream, ricotta or cottage cheese. If you’re not a fan of the fruit tartness, you can add maple syrup, a teaspoon of sugar or ice-cream!

We’d serve this alongside pancakes or French toast for breakfast usually, which is a winner in our household.

Can you reheat caramelized peaches?

If you haven’t topped them with sour cream, they should be fine to store in the fridge for a few days and reheat if needed. Otherwise, these are just as tasty cold!

Variations & Substitutes

  • Use the peaches as a topping. You can slice the peaches thinner instead of halving and use them as a cake topping on something like an Eton Mess or Pavlova.
  • Swap out the peaches for other stone fruit. Try this recipe with nectarines, apricots or even plums!
  • If you’re a sweet tooth, you might like to use cinnamon-sugar instead of cinnamon for an extra dash of sweetness.

 

Try these breakfast additions and make it a feast:

 

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Caramelized Peaches with Sour Cream

Ready for the perfect wake-up call to sweeten up your morning? Caramelized Peaches are the breakfast for when you really don’t want another bowl of cereal or boring slice of toast. Start your day with these creamy, slow-cooked summer flavours instead.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 3 peaches halved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 100 g sour cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon to taste

Optional

  • maple syrup to top

Instructions

  • Heat the butter in a fry pan over low heat. Place the peaches in the pan flat side down and slowly cook until the peaches start to soften.
  • Flip, and continue to cook until softened through.
  • Remove from the pan and place in serving bowls.
  • Top with sour cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Video

Notes

Cook's Tips
  • If having these for breakfast, we recommend setting the peaches to cook away in the background while you’re brewing up a fresh cup of coffee.
  • The dollop (or two, don’t be shy) of sour cream helps to balance the incredible sweetness of the cooked peaches.
  • Be sure the heat is low enough so the peaches cook through slowly and don't start to burn. If the pan is smoking, you have the heat up too high. Look for small bubbles in the butter and around the edges of the peaches, and you'll know it's at the right heat.
FAQs
  • Do grilled peaches need to be ripe? Yes! The riper, the better, as they only get sweeter with age. This means more sugar in the fruit to caramelize when cooking.
  • What goes with caramelized peaches? We love to top ours with sour cream, but you can also use normal cream, ricotta or cottage cheese. If you're not a fan of the fruit tartness, you can add maple syrup, a teaspoon of sugar or ice-cream! We'd serve this alongside pancakes or French toast for breakfast usually, which is a winner in our household.
  • Can you reheat caramelized peaches? If you haven't topped them with sour cream, they should be fine to store in the fridge for a few days and reheat if needed. Otherwise, these are just as tasty cold!
Variations & Substitutes
  • Use the peaches as a topping. You can slice the peaches thinner instead of halving and use them as a cake topping on something like an Eton Mess or Pavlova.
  • Swap out the peaches for other stone fruit. Try this recipe with nectarines, apricots or even plums!
  • If you're a sweet tooth, you might like to use cinnamon-sugar instead of cinnamon for an extra dash of sweetness.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Shihoko
    04/04/2016 at 4:53 pm

    5 stars
    This sounds so good! You should post this to 12 WBT! that I am trying to lose a little bit. They have baked pear, but this peach sounds yummier!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/04/2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Shihoko. Oooh pear, I think they would be delicious cooked like this too. But peaches will always have our hearts! 🙂

  • Reply
    Just Jo
    04/04/2016 at 4:28 pm

    Oh yes please – I love peaches but they are often so disappointing here in the UK. Cooking in butter and serving with cinnamon and sour cream should sort that out 😉 And I don’t know about the hotdogs but we can’t pass IKEA without coming home with their meatballs 😉

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/04/2016 at 8:03 pm

      IKEA meatballs are the best! You can probably imagine our devastation when we realised they’d sold out then, made that hotdog even MORE necessary haha. But back to the peaches. Hopefully this will make them un-disappointing for you Jo!

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    04/04/2016 at 10:50 am

    Yum!! Now this is my kind of dessert! Can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/04/2016 at 8:00 pm

      Dessert, breakfast, midnight snack. We’ll never judge.

  • Reply
    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    04/04/2016 at 9:17 am

    I need to get my peaches and make this. It is so clever idea!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/04/2016 at 7:59 pm

      Yes you do Ilona! 😀

  • Reply
    shelby
    04/04/2016 at 8:34 am

    5 stars
    These sound absolutely amazing. Peaches are one of my very favorite fruits and I really love grilled peaches! I haven’t used cinnamon with mine but now I will be looking to try this soon!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/04/2016 at 7:59 pm

      Oh you’re in for a real treat then 😀

  • Reply
    Martin @ The Why Chef
    11/03/2016 at 2:19 am

    These follow the rule that almost anything is made better with butter! (Or bacon, or cheese, or all three!) 😀

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      11/03/2016 at 8:58 am

      We are firm believers in this rule Martin 😉

  • Reply
    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    10/03/2016 at 11:23 pm

    5 stars
    Your peaches look delicious!! Now instead of sour cream I’d probably sling a dollop of mascarpone in the center! There is something about grilling fruit that makes it so special — even apple and pear. We normally have a citrus in the AM but I believe we should shake it up a bit. Great idea!!!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      11/03/2016 at 8:57 am

      Oh my god yes, mascarpone would be amazing! Totally agree Marisa, it completely changes the flavour of fruit and all for the better. Pear and apple would be great, but a grilled mixed fruit salad would be even better! :O

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