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Roasted Peaches, Sweet Tahini and Kefir
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A simple but stunning light dessert of roasted peaches, thyme, sweet tahini cream and kefir

Course: Dessert, Fruit
Cuisine: Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword: kefir, peaches, tahini
Servings: 3
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: kellie anderson
Ingredients
  • 3 peaches ripe
  • 2 tsp lemon thyme leaves or thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp muscovado sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds toasted, to garnish
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds toasted, to garnish
Sweet Tahini Cream
  • 2 tbsp light tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or date syrup or few drops of pure stevia
  • 100 ml milk kefir divided use
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 200C fan/220C/425F.

  2. Halve and de-stone the peaches, sprinkle with fresh lemon thyme leaves, then with the muscovado sugar. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking tray or in a ceramic dish. Roast cut-side up in the oven for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, mix one tablespoon of kefir with the tahini, maple syrup and lemon juice until completely smooth.

  4. Remove the peaches from the oven and let cool for five minutes.

  5. Pour the remaining kefir evenly between three shallow serving bowls. Place two peaches in each bowl, spoon over the sweet tahini cream and sprinkle over the almonds and sesame seeds. If there is any cream still in the bowl dot it with a small spoon into the kefir. Eat immediately.

Recipe Notes
  • Although this makes a fantastic and easy dessert, it also tastes great for breakfast as leftovers. Just let it sit out for 20 minutes to take the chill off. Or make it fresh, of course.
  • You can roast the peaches and make the sauce ahead of time, bringing to room temperature when you are ready to eat. This would a great healthy dessert at your summer BBQ or picnic, too. 
  • BBQ it! Wrap the halved peaches, with their sugar and thyme, in oiled foil and place on a low rack, over hot but ashy coals (after you've finished cooking your dinner stuff), for about 15 minutes. They should be perfect, and very gooey!

Variations: if not peaches, why not use your favourite in-season stone fruit? Apricots, plums, pluots, cherries, nectarines would all be great with this recipe. Just scale up the number of smaller fruits to 3-4 halves per serving; for cherries, a good handful each. 

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Peaches, Sweet Tahini and Kefir
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.