Fandom Foodie: Princess Peach Baked Peaches with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper / by Alex Boake

"Thank you, but our princess is in another castle... Just kidding." -Princess Peach, Super Mario Bros.

She's the sweetest gal in the Mushroom Kingdom. It's the lovely Princess Peach! Always off being kidnapped by Bowser, constantly sending Mario to rescue her...I'm not really sure what's going on there! C'mon girl, the whole Damsel in Distress bit is totally played out. Stand up for yourself!

Anyway, I'm sure she'd be a mean player in the kitchen, though. Maybe Bowser kidnaps her because he's too lazy to cook for himself? Don't be like Bowser, make your own dessert! Yes, peaches are in season, and although they're delicious plain, why not take the chance to fancy them up a little bit for a killer treat. Juicy, ripe Peaches and tangy Goat Cheese, sweetened with Maple Syrup, with a hit of some spices and a pinch of Red Pepper for a little kick. Yum!

Princess Peach Baked Peaches with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper

Serves 4

Difficulty Level Normal Mode

Ingredients

  • 2 Large, Ripe Peaches, Halved, Pits Removed
  • 100g Goat Cheese (~5 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Whipping Cream to serve

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Set the Peach halves on a metal pan, or glass baking dish. Bake Peaches without the topping for 20 minutes. While they are baking, mix the Goat Cheese, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Red Pepper Flakes in a small bowl. After the 20 minutes are up, remove from the oven and divide the topping by four. Place a dollop in the depression made from removing the pit. Return them to the oven, and bake for another 10 minutes. Allow them to cool for a minute, and plate them. Top with a small splash of whipping cream, and serve warm. Enjoy!