Make these Easy Baked Peaches with Brown Sugar for a quick and easy dessert that is made with fresh peaches, brown sugar, butter, and a little ground cinnamon. It's the perfect simple treat to serve warm from the oven paired with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
If you have been following me for a while then you already know how much I love peaches!
They are one of my most favorite fruit options and I love creating recipes with them whenever I can. Especially during peach season, I try to fully enjoy them because their season is so short. Peaches are tender, juicy, and slightly sweet which makes them perfect to use in dessert recipes.
Today I will share with you a recipe that is so simple, but delicious. This recipe for baked peaches requires minimal ingredients and can be baked in the oven while eating dinner so it's ready immediately after dinner for a warm delicious dessert.
Being warm is important if you decide to top it with a scoop of ice cream because it will melt and the combination of sweet, warm, and creamy ice cream makes this the perfect summer dessert.
Let's get started with the process of baking peaches!
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE BAKED PEACHES?
This easy peach dessert only requires a few simple ingredients, so try to select the best quality ingredients that you have available and try to refrain from making any ingredient substitutions.
- Peaches - Be sure to select fresh peaches from your local farmer's market or at the produce section of the grocery store. Make sure they are slightly firm when you give them a squeeze for best results. Try not to select overly ripe/soft peaches as they will break down faster during the cooking process and will end up mushy. If freestone peaches are available then I would suggest opting for those instead of clingstone peaches as the pit/seed is much easier to remove from the peach after cutting it in half. Look for peaches that have vibrant colors of yellow and red on the outside and have a fragrant sweet aroma to them for the best flavor.
- Butter - Use any brand that you prefer, just make sure that it is pure butter for this one and not margarine. Salted or unsalted can be used.
- Brown Sugar - Adds sweetness and a nice caramelized layer on top of the peaches while baking. Light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, either can be used.
- Ground Cinnamon - Pairs well with the peaches and the brown sugar to add a bit of spice that brings or the rest of the ingredient flavors in the simple recipe.
See the recipe card below for exact ingredient quantities and instructions.
HOW TO MAKE THIS BROWN SUGAR BAKED PEACHES RECIPE:
Begin the easy recipe by cleaning the fresh peaches, cutting them in half, and removing the pit for each. Place skin side down (cut side up) in a square 8x8-inch baking dish.
Divide the cubed butter and place it in the area where the pit was in the center of each peach.
Evenly top the peach halves with 1 to 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and ⅛ teaspoon sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
Place into the oven and bake until the juicy peaches are tender and golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and spoon the melted butter mixture at the bottom of the baking dish evenly on top of the juicy baked peaches.
Serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
If you have any leftover baked peaches, then be sure to allow them to cool to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container to store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
When ready to serve again, simply reheat in the oven at 300 degrees F. until warm. They can also be reheated in the microwave oven or air fryer if you're in a hurry.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It is not necessary to peel the peaches for this particular recipe, but if you prefer to, then you may do so. The peach skin will soften as it bakes in the oven so it is fine to leave the skin on and not peel. Plus you get the added benefits of the nutrients the entire fruit provides.
No, not for this recipe it is not necessary. Baking the peaches at the instructed temperature will allow the peaches time to soften while baking in the oven.
Depending on how ripe your peaches are you may have to adjust the cooking time. For ripe or softer peaches decrease the amount of time, for peaches that are not ripe or hard when you squeeze, add an additional 5 minutes to the cooking time.
For this recipe, we're keeping it simple and just using ground cinnamon. However, ground nutmeg, ginger, clove, and cardamom are all great warming spices that pair well with peaches.
NEED MORE EASY PEACH RECIPES? TRY THESE:
- Peach Galette
- Peach Trifle
- Peach Cobbler Muffins
- Easy Peach Cobbler
- Tomato Peach Salad
- Mini Peach Cobbler
Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to enjoy this Easy Baked Peaches Recipe? Please share them in the comment section below!
Easy Baked Peaches with Brown Sugar
- 4 to 5 fresh peaches
- 4 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 8 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Begin the recipe by cleaning the peaches, cut them in half and remove the pit for each. Place skin side down in a square 8×8-inch baking dish.
- Divide the cubed butter and place in the area where the pit was in the center of each peach, about ½ tablespoon per peach half.
- Evenly top each peach half with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and ⅛ teaspoon sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Place into the oven and bake until the peaches are tender and the bubble, about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Carefully remove from the oven and serve warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- May use light or dark brown sugar, either is fine for this recipe.
- For a sweeter recipe, you may increase the amount of brown sugar to 2 teaspoons per peach half.
- To brown the top of the peach, turn the oven to the broil high setting the last 5 minutes on high and remove once lightly browned. Watch carefully!
- Serve this recipe alone or with a scoop of ice cream while still warm.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Original post date 07/01/2020. Updated 09/27/2023.