This Bloomin’ Peach Melba recipe tastes like a peach pie with the sweetness and bright colors of summer fruit. Make it for two or for a dinner party.
Last week while I was shopping I spotted the recipe peaches and nectarines in the grocery store. I’m so excited for peach season!
If you are a longtime reader you know that I love making bloomin’ recipes. It all started with the Bloomin’ Baked Apple, well actually it all started with the Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Steakhouse which inspired me to make an apple version.
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Where is the peach melba recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the dessert, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe but you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
What Is A Peach Melba?
A peach melba is a dessert that is a combination of peaches, raspberry sauce, and ice cream. It dates back to the 1890’s and the Savory Hotel in London. The French chef named Auguste Escoffier created it in honor of the Australian singer named Nellie Melba.
How To Make A Bloomin’ Peach Melba
Step One: Bloomin’ Shape
Start by cut a ripe peach in half around the pit and then twist the two halves and separate them. Remove the pit.
Next, cut a circle in the flesh, around the hole where the pit was.
Then, turn the peach half over and use a sharp knife to make small cuts around the peach, leaving the center intact.
Step Two: Baked Peaches
Once you are done making the cuts, put each sliced peach into its own small baking dish.
Add a little butter to the center and sprinkle the peaches with cinnamon and sugar.
Put the baking dishes in the oven and cook until the peaches are hot and tender. It only takes about 15-20 minutes.
Baked peaches are delicious when served warm! Don’t forget to add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle raspberry sauce over it all.
Want to make homemade raspberry sauce? Here’s my recipe!
Peach Melba Recipe FAQs
1. Do you have any suggestions for a light version? To make a lighter peach melba, use a sugar alternative, mashed raspberries, and light ice cream.
2. Can I make this without cutting the bloomin’ shape? Yes, just cut the peach in half, skip the cutting, and continue with the recipe.
3. How can I make this for a crowd? To make this recipe for a crowd, you can either bake all of the peaches in a 9×13 pan or bake them in multiple small baking dishes.
4. Can bloomin’ peach melba be made ahead of time? No, but you can prep it ahead of time and then bake before serving.
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This Peach Bread from Tastes of Lizzy T. is a wonderful recipe to incorporate summer peaches. Delicious, moist quick bread full of ripe diced peaches with an easy peach glaze.
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This Bloomin' Peach Melba recipe tastes like a peach pie with the sweetness and bright colors of summer fruit. Make it for two or for a dinner party.
- Cut a peach in half around the pit, twist the two halves and separate them. Remove the pit and cut a circle in the flesh, around the hole where the pit was.
- Flip the peach halves over and cut slits around the peach, leaving the center intact.
- Place each half in a small, greased baking dish.
- Mix together sugar and cinnamon.
- Put butter in the center of the peach halves and sprinkle each half with one teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake at 375˚F for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
- Remove from the oven, add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle raspberry sauce over it all.
For a light version, skip the butter and use your favorite sugar alternative mixed with cinnamon. To make a light raspberry sauce, put 1/4 cup of fresh raspberries in a bowl, sprinkle with sugar alternative and microwave for about 30 - 60 seconds until the raspberries break down and are warm.