Stoned summer fruits are whack bang in season at the moment and there are lots and lots of different recipes you can use to make the most of them, however I think keeping things simple brings out the natural juicy flavours and leaves you with far less washing up to do. A win win situation I think you’ll agree! If you can’t get vanilla sugar you can quite easily make a homemade batch by popping a vanilla pod in a jar filled with caster sugar. Or alternatively just use caster sugar and a splash of good quality vanilla extract.

Serves 4
8 peaches, halved with stones removed
3 tablespoons of vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons of water
Vanilla ice cream to serve

Preheat the oven to 200oC/Gas Mark 6.

Arrange the peaches in a non stick baking tray and sprinkle over the water.

Dust each peach with a little of the vanilla sugar until each one is nicely coated.

Place the peaches into the oven for around an hour or until the fruit is tender when pierced with a knife.

Serve the peaches with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.