Caramelized Peaches with Coconut Recipe

Try this fun and tasty dessert with peaches and coconut, it warm but can be enjoyed with a sweet bowl of vanilla ice cream.

From 10 Minute Desserts
September 2018

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    Top the peaches with a scoop of ice cream.
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    Slice bite-size pierces of peaches for the dessert.
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    “10 Minute Desserts” is filled with easy desserts for any occasion.
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Total Hands-On Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

In 10 Minute Desserts (Hardie Grant Books, 2018) by Anna Helm-Baxter, readers will find simple recipes to make for any occasion in just under 10 minutes. Find easy desserts that can be made in a hurry if in a pinch. Recipes include wide variety of baked goods, fruit dishes, and sweet treats. This excerpt is located in chapter 3, “Fruit”.


  • 30 g (1 oz/2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 peaches, stoned and cut into wedges
  • 1 x 400 ml (13 fl oz) tin coconut milk, chilled overnight upside down
  • 4 shortbread biscuits (cookies), lightly crushed


  1. Melt the butter and sugar in a frying pan (skillet) until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the peaches and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the peaches start to caramelise.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Open the tin of coconut milk, discard the water and whisk the thick coconut cream to medium-stiff peaks.
  5. Serve with peaches and shortbread crumbs.

Recipe excerpted with permission from 10 Minute Desserts by Anna Helm-Baxter, published by Hardie Grant Books September 2018, RRP $19.99 Paperback.

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