Peaches and Toasted Pine Nut Sauce

Peaches and Toasted Pine Nut Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 6
Voluptuous peaches picked at the height of the season are achingly good eaten fresh or baked warm and juicy.


  • 2 pounds ripe peaches (5 or 6 large), halved, pitted
  • (or 2 pounds of your favorite fruit)
  • Juice of a small lemon (about 1 ½ tablespoons)
  • Juice of a lime (about 1 ½ tablespoons)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch or two of sugar
  • Sauce:
  • ½ cup pine nuts or pignoli, toasted*
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Cut fresh peach halves into thick slices and place in a large bowl.
  4. Toss with citrus juice, cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Divide evenly into dessert bowls.
  6. Drizzle with sauce and serve.
  7. Baked: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss peach halves with citrus juice, cinnamon, and sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve in dessert bowls and drizzle with sauce.


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