While fruit tends to be off-limits for most low-carb lifestyles, I can’t help but include it occasionally. This baked peaches recipe is one of the few fruit dishes my family makes an exception for simply because it’s so delicious. Warm and gooey right out of the oven, this easy sugar free peach dessert is the perfect end to just about any meal.
Baked peaches are a gluten-free dessert and vegetarian. You can easily create a dairy-free or vegan version by simply using an approved butter substitute. If you want to create a low-carb or even sugar-free version see my adaptations below.
Top your roasted peaches with this keto whipped cream for an extra special treat!
If you are looking for more gluten-free dessert ideas be sure to check out our crustless pumpkin pie (pumpkin is not just for the holidays!), these gluten-free blondies, and our gluten-free raspberry custard pie. More gluten-free dessert recipes are also located at the bottom of this post. 😉
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Easy Baked Peaches
We happy to have the best neighbor. You see, he has this huge peach tree and every summer he gifts up a large bag of fresh, homegrown peaches.
This works out well for my husband, as peaches happen to be his favorite fruit. And even though he eats keto the majority of the year, peaches are one of his few weaknesses. Whether he is eating them fresh from the bag or we are in the kitchen creating a dish, he will make room for this orange fruit.
Baked peaches, topped with butter and brown sugar, roast up quickly in the oven. We have tried them topped with rolled oats and almond slices, but there is something about the simplicity of peaches, butter, and brown sugar. It caramelizes in the oven and reminds us of a classic peach pie – only much faster to make.
Why This Recipe Works
- Simple to create yet full of flavor, gluten-free roasted peaches make the perfect dessert whether you are serving a crowd or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home.
- Since you are not filling a pie crust you can easily roast the exact number of peaches you need with ease.
- It only takes 10-12 minutes to bake! That’s a fraction of what a pie would take to cook.
- The toppings for baked peaches are easy to adapt to a variety of diets or food restrictions.
Baked Peach Dessert Ingredients
Fresh peaches are the only way to go with this recipe. In order to have your baked peach dessert come out of the oven looking like a ramekin full of fruity-goodness, you will need to start with intact peaches that you can half and pit yourself, leaving the skin on.
- 4 peaches cut in half, pit removed
- 1/2 tsp salted butter for each peach
- 1 tsp dark brown sugar for each peach
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
Optional – Top your baked peaches with whipping cream, ice cream, or a drizzle of fresh cream before serving.
How to Make Baked Peaches with Brown Sugar
This baked peaches recipe may look impressive and possibly intimidating, but I promise you they aren’t! You will be amazed at how quick and easy this crowd-pleasing dessert comes together.
To begin, preheat your oven to 375F and make sure the oven rack is in the center of the oven.
Wash and dry the peaches, then cut them in half to remove the pits.
*** Note: You do need to keep the outer peel on the peaches for baking. While typically for a peach pie you’d want to peel the peaches before baking, when you’re making baked peaches, you keep the peel on. Why you might wonder? It helps to keep the peach half shape as the peaches break down with baking. Without the peel to help keep the fruit intact, you’d just end up with blobs of cooked peaches!
Place the 8 peach halves in a baking dish.
Top each peach half with 1/2 tsp salted butter and 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar.
Sprinkle the peaches with cinnamon.
Bake on 375 for 10-12 minutes until the inside of the peach can be easily pierced with a fork.
Serve the baked peaches warm as-is or with whipping cream or ice cream. Caramel sauce also makes a great addition!
Roasted Peaches Recipe Tips
- Be sure you are working with fresh, ripe peaches. Not too firm, not too soft.
- Wash and dry your peaches but be sure you leave the skin on.
- Experiment with additional baking toppings such as rolled oats or almond slices.
- If serving your baked peaches a group be sure to offer a variety of additional toppings such as whipped cream, caramel sauce, additional cinnamon, roasted almonds, and ice cream.
Low Carb Peach Dessert?
If you are looking to create a low-carb version of baked peaches – this section is for you!
While we cannot reduce the carbohydrate count of the peaches, we can control the carbs we add in the form of grains and sugars. To make a low-carb baked peaches dessert use either golden monkfruit or brown erythritol in place of the brown sugar. Top with this keto whipped cream and voila – low-carb baked peaches! 🙂
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Other Gluten Free Desserts You’ll Love
- Gluten Free Pie Crust
- Low Carb Creme Brulee
- Gluten Free Blondies
- Gluten Free Rasberry Custard Pie
- Crustless Pumpkin Pie
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- 4 peaches cut in half, pit removed
- 4 tsp butter
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 375F and make sure the oven rack is in the center of the oven.
- Wash and dry the peaches, then cut them in half to remove the pits. Be sure to leave the peel on the peaches to help them keep their shape during cooking.
- Place the 8 peach halves in a baking dish.
- Top each peach half with 1/2 tsp butter and 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon.
- Bake on 375 for 10-12 minutes until the inside of the peach can be easily pierced with a fork.
- Serve the baked peaches warm as is or with whipping cream or ice cream. Caramel sauce also makes a great addition!
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 161Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 35mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 3gSugar 29gProtein 2g