Baked Peaches with Chutney Dressing

Baked Peaches with Chutney Dressing

Baked Peaches with Chutney Dressing

Not a great picture, but you get the idea of this fruity dessert. This recipe from the “The 15-Minute Gourmet Vegetarian” was really yummy and reminiscent of peach cobbler (according to Jake’s brother’s girlfriend, Jenny). I love chutney and this was really nice, so I recommend that you use ALL of the chutney, not just a bit of it. Technically you don’t have to use the entire recipe. You can just just a couple tablespoons on top…but who wants to live that way? You can serve this with ice cream if you’d like, and maybe a sprinkle of granola if you want that bit of crunch. I really liked this stuff. It was just sweet enough to satisfy that dessert need, but not too sweet to make me regret my life later.

Baked Peaches with Chutney Dressing
2 peaches, peeled, pitted and halved
Mixed fruit chutney

for the Mixed Fruit Chutney:
8 dried apricot halves, chopped
1/2 apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup raisins
1 tablespoon lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of black pepper
2 pears, cored, peeled, and diced

  1. To make the chutney, combine all of the ingredients but the pears in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cover and cook chutney over medium heat till the liquid boils.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the pears, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, till all fruits are tender. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  6. Arrange the peach halves, cut sides up, in a 9×13 baking dish with a dash of olive oil.
  7. Pour the chutney evenly over all peach halves.
  8. Bake 10 minutes, or till peaches are tender and chutney is warm.
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