Peaches are at their best right now; during the height of summer they are the perfect. This recipe elevates the peach into a desert that will impress friends at a dinner party but won’t have you slogging in the kitchen. The freshness and heat of the ginger compliments the sweetness of the peach perfectly. Be mindful not to overcook your peaches!

Serves 2-4


4 x peaches

1 tsp grated ginger

4 x sprigs of thyme

100ml maple syrup

250ml double cream – whipped

50g icing sugar

1 vanilla pod split

100g Butter


Pre heat oven to 180c/ gas mark 4

First cut the peaches in half and remove the stone. In a medium sized heavy bottom pan melt the butter and maple syrup. Place the peaches on their flat side into the pan. Cook these on a medium heat until they start to colour. Mix in the grated ginger, thyme and place in the oven for around 15minutes until they are soft and caramelised.

In a large mixing bowl whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla and bring to a soft peak.

Remove the peaches from the oven, spoon over some of the sauce to glaze the peaches. Make sure that you serve them with a generous serving of the cream, maple and ginger sauce!