This is a classic “dessert” at home. (I say “dessert” sparingly because this has been a constant argument between my mom and then me and my dad. She thinks dessert automatically equates with fruit. Not to say it doesn’t at all, but not to the extent to which she so fervently believes.) My grandmother made this for my mom, and now she’s made these Almond Peaches for me for as long as I can remember. It’s perfect as a side, as a snack or even as a dessert. It can even be added to other berries, such as strawberries or blueberries and is even be delicious as a topping for oatmeal, vanilla ice cream or a shortcake. As a topping or a alone, these almond peaches are just a classic, quick and extremely delicious dish to add to your repertoire.
Ingredients (serves 4).
- 3 large, ripe peaches, washed and pitted
- 1/2 t almond extract
- 1 T agave nectar (optional depending on how ripe and sweet the peaches are)
- Leaving the skin on, cut peaches to desired size, such as larges pieces, roughly 1 inch.
- Toss with chopped peaches with almond extract and agave nectar.
- Serve and enjoy!