Monday, January 26, 2009

Aphrodisiacs: Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Cream

The scent of vanilla is sexy and erotic yet sweet and innocent. And tests conducted at the Institute for Smell and Taste in Chicago (really?) found that the aroma was a powerful stimulant to men.

The peach is a food that is seen to symbolize female curves. The taste, smell, touch and feel of the peach has been compared to many female attributes. Peaches also supply healthy vitamin C-which may boost fertility in men. (Note to ladies: vanilla stimulates and vitamin C increases fertility in men.
Be aware. Be smart).

For Peaches:
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 medium-size ripe but firm peaches, halved, pitted

For Vanilla Cream:
1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chilled heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

Scrape seeds from vanilla bean with tip of a knife into a bowl. Add cream and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until cream just holds soft peaks. Keep in
freezer while preparing peaches.

Heat butter, sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan until syrupy; mix in vanilla and set aside.

Meanwhile, prepare grill to medium-high heat, or turn oven to broil. Arrange peach halves, cut side up, on baking sheet; sprinkle peaches with syrup. Place peaches on grill, sugared side down. Grill until tender and slightly charred, about 4 minutes per side.

Transfer peach halves to plates. Serve peaches pit-side up and top with vanilla cream.

I am entering this in Mele Cotte's Kitchen of Love Aphrodisiac Contest


  1. Oh my, now this is a series that is very educational. :) This is a lovely dessert. All we want to do is crumble amaretti cookies on top.

  2. This looks so delicious and simple! I'm so making this for dessert tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  3. that peach really does look sexy! great combo with the vanilla cream. Numnum.

  4. Delicious!! There has been a lot of talk about grilled fruit lately. I must jump on this quickly!! And spring is almost here, and then summer, oh my! Fresh fruit will abound. I am giddy with joy! Thank you!!

  5. Love your series on Aphrodisiacs. This post has received an OM NOM Nomination!

  6. This is a wonderful simple and perfect dessert! It is a great addition to the KOL round up (will be up soon). Thanks for partipating!


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