Summer is coming to an end now that school has started but the weather is still putting up a fierce fight. I deal with the heat and humidity during the summer, because hey that’s what summer is for! And when it gets too unbearable I can always take a dip in the pool. But now that we have school… I’m just praying for the thermometer to drop below 90.
And don’t worry, I noticed your confusion. I did not make a mistake writing that “we” have school. I know, I’m sorry, I’m confusing you even more. I did not change my mind and go to school for my senior year. I am still homeschooled, but I take dual enrollment courses at Miami Dade College. Dual enrollment is a program we have here in Dade County where high schoolers can take specific college classes while still in high school. If timed correctly, a studious high schooler can complete their associates degree at the same time as they receive their high school diploma, thus saving two years of repetition.
I’ll go more into detail about dual enrollment in an other post. This one is dedicated to a delicious end of summer treat: Peaches and Cream.
Even just the name sounds extremely flavorful. Sweet and soft just like its name, peaches and cream is a perfect breakfast (for my brother at least), snack, or dessert.
It’s a quick meal to through together and only requires five ingredients:
- Cream cheese
- Roasted almonds (can be substituted with granola for a different crunch)
Drizzle it with a little bit of oil (I know it wasn’t in the five ingredients, but everyone has oil, and if not it’s not really necessary). Put your peach on a baking tray, or a cake pan, or anything that can get hot, and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until the peaches are soft and juicy.
While they’re baking mix together equal parts yogurt and cream cheese to make the cream part of this delicacy.
Take the peaches out of the oven and carefully put them on a plate. (The peach juice is extremely hot!)
Scoop some cream into the hole in the center of the peach,
Drizzle some honey over the top.
Sprinkle some almonds on top and enjoy warm.
The contrast between the cold, smooth cream and the warm, tangy peach with that little crunch from the almonds is what makes this treat standout. You can eat this anytime of year, but peaches are in season at the end of the summer, so stock up on them now! 😉
Leave me a comment down bellow and let me know what your favorite end-of-summer treat is.
Peaches and Cream
1 tsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tsp honey
2 tbsp roasted almonds (can be substituted with granola)
- Cut your peach in half, remove the pit, place cut-side up on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until soft and tender.
- While the peach is baking, mix together the yogurt and cream cheese to make the ‘cream’.
- When the Peach is finished, carefully place it cut-side up on a plate and scoop the ‘cream’ into the wholes in the peach slices.
- Drizzle with honey and top with the almonds.
- Enjoy while still warm.