Yield: Yields 8 peach halves
Peaches are sweet on their own, of course, but sprinkling their cut sides with a bit of sugar, searing them in a screaming-hot skillet, and then roasting them until tender highlights that flavor. The bacon and herbs in the recipe help these peaches straddle the line between sweet and savory. If you want to make them vegetarian-friendly, omit the bacon and use extra-virgin olive oil instead. Serve the peaches simply with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or a scoop of ice cream for a snack or light dessert.
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Make Ahead Tips
You can make the peaches up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate them in an airtight container. To reheat, arrange the peaches on a microwave-safe dish, cover loosely with a paper towel, and heat on high for about 1 minute.
Look for ripe but semi-firm peaches for this recipe—if they’re too soft, they’ll lose their shape when you pit them.
This was delicious! I made them to serve with the pork chops. I used the leftover peaches, sliceed, on pizza the next night, with carmelized onion and spinach. I also chopped up the slices of bacon and sprinkled them on the pizza. My family lloved it!
I didn't really taste the bacon in the peaches. I added a pinch of cayenne which added a great little kick. Added this to his pork and fennel recipe.
This was delicious and easy to make. I made one batch with bacon and another with EVOO and both were just great. The bacon just added another layer of flavor. I used fresh thyme and turbinado sugar both times. The thyme flavor was very subtle and I like thyme so I plan on adding another sprig or two next time. I ate it as a side with breakfast. It's great by itself but I think I'll try it with ice cream next time too.
Wonderful. Served as a side with breakfast this morning for our B&B guests. I did use EVO instead of bacon drippings. My nursing background requires respect for the cardiovascular systems of our guests. Hubby on the other hand is holding out for the bacon version. Great reviews from this morning guests.
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