LighterLife low calorie recipe: Summer baked spiced peaches

July 19, 2013 - Desserts, Recipes

Summer Baked Peaches_SmallIt’s much easier to eat your five-a-day in summer, but if you fancy jazzing up your fruit a little bit without going overboard on calories, try this simple, low fat dessert.

Always use ripe peaches when you are making this dessert. The stones will be easier to remove and the fruit will be more juicy and succulent. If you don’t have any peaches, you could prepare and cook fresh apricots, greengages or plums in the same way.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15–20 minutes
Serves: 2
Per serving: 65 kcal, 3g protein, 11g carbs, 1g fat



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Cut each peach in half and ease out the stone. Place the peaches, cut-side up, on a non-stick baking sheet. Sprinkle them with a little Demerara sugar, cinnamon or nutmeg and a few drops of lemon juice.
  3. Bake the peaches in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, until tender and golden brown on top.
  4. Serve the peaches warm, topped with a spoonful of quark, fromage frais or Greek yoghurt, with a few summer berries as a garnish.

Tip: You can use any sugar in this recipe but Demerara tastes best and browns particularly well.