Baked Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios and Honey

Remember the old saying about the hammer & nail?   It goes like this: If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. 


Baked Peaches

Well I have a seasonal food version:  If you have two big cases of peaches, everything looks like a peach recipe.  

Baked peaches with mascarpone, pistachios and honey

Baked peaches with mascarpone, pistachios and honey

Of course, having to cook with peaches isn’t exactly a hardship, with their tender sweetness and rosy brightness.  Today I am making Baked Peaches with Mascarpone, Honey & Pistachios! This simple dessert has the warmth and comfort of a baked apple, with an added elegance lent by the honey and mascarpone. 

Baked peaches with mascarpone ingredients

Baked peaches with mascarpone ingredients

Making Baked Peaches brought back memories of baking apples.  That used to go something like this… Core out the apple with a melon baller.  Struggle to get through the crisp flesh without breaking it.  Stuff the apple and bake til tender, then watch the filling leak out and burn on the pan.   Yeah, always fun.baking-peach-halves

This recipe has none of these challenges.  Just halve the peaches, bake, top with honey, mascarpone, & nuts, then enjoy.  It’s even pretty healthy, so you can even skip the guilt!  baked-peaches-mascarpone-&-

Last summer, Beth of blog Of Muses & Meringues made this dish from the cookbook Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen (substituting raspberries) and I have been patiently waiting for the peach harvest.  I think even my “I don’t eat fuzzy fruit” daughter will approve! 

"Fuzzy fruit" peaches

“Fuzzy fruit” peaches

Baked Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios & Honey
Serves 4
A quick and easy dessert, Baked Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios and Honey has the warmth and comfort of a baked apple, with an added elegance.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
224 calories
32 g
12 g
10 g
5 g
3 g
191 g
36 g
27 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224
Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 36mg
Total Carbohydrates 32g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 fresh peaches, skinned (or not), halved, and stones removed
  2. 3 Tbsp mascarpone
  3. 3 Tbsp liquid honey
  4. 2 ounces shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and grease a medium sized ovenproof dish with a little butter, or line with parchment paper.
  2. Place peaches, cut side up, in the ovenproof dish. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until peaches are soft.
  3. While the peaches are cooking, mix together the mascarpone and honey in a bowl.
  4. Tip the pistachios into a frying pan and toast over high heat for a minute or two, tossing regularly to avoid burning. Take off the heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Remove the peaches from the oven and spoon the mascarpone and honey mixture into the cavity of each peach half, dividing the mixture equally. Sprinkle the toasted pistachios on top.
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17 thoughts on “Baked Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios and Honey

  1. Kathy

    Oh wow, do these look luscious! I wish I was eating one right now! Hmmm…I have some peaches sitting on my counter.

    1. Inger Post author

      I hope you get a chance to try it Laura. Perhaps it could inspire a lotion–peach comfrey??

    1. Inger Post author

      THanks for posting this Beth. I considered trying it with both raspberries and peaches but my fall raspberries are just getting started.

  2. Louise

    You are so funny Inger but, I definitely get your drift, lol…I was in the middle of making Strawberry Freezer Jam, yes, really, lol…when I plum ran out of strawberries. (the Amish stand down the block has been offering the most delectable everbearing strawberries the last couple of weks, oh so good:) anyway, when I ran out of strawberries, I decided to whip up some peaches in the food processor and added them to the strawberries to make enough. It will be ready to be frozen today but, can you believe in my harried moments, I plum forgot to taste it!!! I have a feeling there will be lots of thumb print cookies this holiday season, hope upon hope:)

    Your Baked Peaches look beautiful! Like Kathy, I sure wish I had one right now especially sine, I am finally out of peaches, for now, lol…Have fun with all those fuzzy fruits, lol…My daughter swears off them too but I bet she would LOVE this!

    Thanks for sharing, Inger…

    1. Inger Post author

      Such silly daughters not liking peach fuzz… You do seem to get a lot of benefit from the Amish stand Louise. I’d love to have something like that near here.

  3. grace

    i like your modification of that saying and i LOVE how you’ve treated this particular set of peaches! so satisfying!

  4. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    These look fantastic! I’m on a baking fruit kick (love your saying about the hammer) so every stone fruit looks perfect for baking 🙂 Love the combo of the mascarpone, pistachios and honey!

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