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Roasted Peaches with Saffron

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Roasted Peaches


Serves 4

One comment I hear is saffron and dessert? YES! It is used in many other cultures, and it is delicious. Try it! A little bit of saffron goes a long way, and this is a good amount, I wouldn't be tempted to add more.



4 peaches, halved and pitted

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped

1 teaspoon saffron, crushed

Large pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 400F



In a 9 X 9-inch baking dish, whisk together olive oil, honey, vanilla bean seeds, saffron, and salt. Add peaches and toss to coat; place peaches cut side down. Add vanilla pod, if desired (or save and add to granulated sugar, salt, or for making homemade vanilla extract).

Place in oven and bake, uncovered, until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, creme fraiche, or ice cream.


Where to buy good quality saffron:


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