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5-Ingredient Baked Balsamic Peaches with Fresh Maple Whipped Cream

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Today August 22nd is Eat a Peach Day!

What does that mean?

Eat a Peach Day is all about the glorious peach. Today we are supposed to eat peaches since it is right in the middle of the peach harvest season. I didn’t know that China produces half of the world’s peaches! I did know about Georgia, the Peach State — I used to live there. Everything peach and all.

So to follow the suggestion of “Eat a Peach”, here is a quick and easy recipe for baked peaches. A little tangy and sweet but bursting with peach flavor.

baked peaches

5-Ingredient Baked Balsamic Peaches with Fresh Maple Whipped Cream

This gourmet dessert is baked to perfection in 30 minutes with minimal effort. All you need is some ripe peaches, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon plus some whipping cream for topping. Treat your taste buds with these deliciously sweet peach bites.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4 large peaches cut in half, pits removed
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon + more for garnish
  • T. real maple syrup divided
  • ½ c. heavy whipping cream


  • Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat™ baking sheet.
  • Arrange peach halves on the baking sheet and spread the balsamic vinegar over the exposed surface with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top, divided evenly between the peach halves.
  • Drizzle two tablespoons maple syrup on top, using the pastry brush to cover the entire surface of each peach half.
  • Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peaches are tender and warmed through.
  • While the peaches are baking, pour the heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Add the remaining maple syrup and continue beating until well combined.
  • Remove the peaches from the oven and serve warm topped with a dollop of the maple whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy!
Keyword Dessert, maple syrup, peaches, vinegar, whipped cream
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