Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese.

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

We’re nearing the end of July and you know what that means? It means that I’m absolutely swimming in peaches! I have peaches up to my eyeballs every year from my one Redhaven peach tree… and now it turns out that the nectarine tree that I bought a couple years back (this is the first year with fruit) is actually a white peach tree! So now I have double the peaches up to my eyeballs!

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

So this week, I’m declaring it Peach Week here on The Pescetarian and the Pig and I’m going to bring you many recipes featuring my favorite fruit: The Wonderful Peach.

To start off, I have this beautifully healthy Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese recipe. Baking the peaches really helps bring out their natural sugars while cinnamon gives it a brilliant aroma. Just a touch of honey sweetens the crunchy walnuts which the broiling process then caramelizes.

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

Serving them hot really makes the peach flavors shine and the cottage cheese brings forth a creamy richness, plus loads of protein. The cottage cheese can be exchanged for Greek Yogurt, which would lend a tartness to the recipe while staying nice and creamy and just as packed with protein. If you nix the dairy altogether, this is suddenly perfectly paleo. Exchange agave syrup for the honey, and it’s vegan! Food magic!

This is a perfect clean recipe that will not do any damage to your waistline. My personal favorite thing to do is eat this on my “cheat” day because it definitely tastes like a cheat meal, but it really isn’t! I’m pretty sure that’s a win/win situation 🙂 . Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must finish my Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese before they get cold 😉 .

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

Serves 2

  • 1 Large Peach, halved
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Walnut Pieces
  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese

Preheat oven to 350°.

On a nonstick baking sheet or cake pan, place peach halves cut side up.

Sprinkle each half with 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, then drizzle each with 1/4 tsp. Honey.

Sprinkle and fill each half with 1 Tbsp. walnut pieces, then drizzle the remaining honey on top.

Place in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, set the oven to “Broil” for 3 minutes.  Remove from oven.

To serve, scoop 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese into a bowl or plate and top with a broiled peach. Makes 2.

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese

Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese
 
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Sweet broiled peaches with caramelized honey, crunchy walnuts, and creamy cottage cheese. A very healthy dessert that tastes positively sinful.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Large Peach, halved
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Walnut Pieces
  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese
Instructions
  1. On a nonstick baking sheet or cake pan, place peach halves cut side up.
  2. Sprinkle each half with ½ tsp. Cinnamon, then drizzle each with ¼ tsp. Honey.
  3. Sprinkle and fill each half with 1 Tbsp. walnut pieces, then drizzle the remaining honey on top.
  4. Place in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, set the oven to "Broil" for 3 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. To serve, scoop ½ Cup Cottage Cheese into a bowl or plate and top with a broiled peach. Makes 2.

 

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2 Responses to “Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese”

  1. July 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    This looks absolutely divine. I’m glad it’s healthy, too! Peaches are my favorite 🙂 I will definitely be trying this out.
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    • July 30, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Thank you 🙂 I’m starting to feel more and more like the best desserts are the ones you don’t “feel” in the morning (know what I mean?). Plus, peaches are so delicious on their own, it’s pretty difficult to improve on them!

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