Balsamic Basil Peaches with Whipped Cream / by Alex Boake

It's a lovely thing to be able to take advantage of fresh, in-season produce. There are some things that you absolutely should not make if you can't have the real deal. The flavour just can't compare! If you're lucky, peaches should be popping up at your grocery stores and, even better, Farmer's Markets! Delicious! This dessert isn't very fussy, and is simple to throw together. Fresh and delightful, and there are no ovens involved!

Balsamic Basil Peaches with Whipped Cream

Serves 4 Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Sized Ripe In-Season Peaches
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Reduction
  • 1 Cup Organic Whipping Cream or Chilled Coconut Milk

Directions Wash and dry Peaches. Cut the Peaches, making slices around the pit. Then cut around the circumference, cutting those wedges in half. Gently separate the pieces from the pit and put them in a medium sized bowl. Toss with the minced Basil and the Balsamic Reduction.

Allow the Peaches to marinate and absorb the flavours for at least an hour. It's a good idea to prepare this before dinner and let it to sit while you enjoy your meal.

With an electric mixer, beat the Whipping Cream until stiff. Divide the marinated Peaches into 4 bowls, and top with a generous dollop of the Whipped Cream.  Serve and dig in!

If you'd like a dairy-free option, try Whipped Coconut Milk!