It’s peach season, or it was. There is something to love about anytime of year, but August’s and September’s way to my heart is peaches. Buy direct from a farm and you’ll know why I love them so. Grocery store peaches are hit or miss, but at least in late summer they’re usually cheap! Some people prefer nectarines, which is basically a fuzz-free peach. But I have never, ever, and I mean never had a nectarine that sung to my heart the way a fresh-from-the-farm peach does. Healthy Caramelized Skillet Peaches is just one of the many ways we love to devour, er, I mean, eat our peaches each summer. These can be a side dish for 1-2-3 Eat!, can be a healthy dessert (or even a healthy snack!) all on their own, or as a topping for our healthy Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt. Try it as a topping for our Clean Eating Protein Pancakes for a healthy delicious breakfast.
Just listen to these peaches sizzle in the skillet….
- 6 each peach the fresher the better
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract pure
- Optional step: Plunge peaches in boiling water for 1 minute, remove and place into an ice water bath for 5 minutes. Peel peaches. (We did not peel peaches for testing purposes.)
- Pit peaches and cut into wedges. Toss peaches, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt in a bowl. Heat butter until melted. Add peach mixture. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized. About 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla.