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Southern Peach Toasts

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Broil: 5 min.

Makes

12 servings

These mini peach toasts are my creative homage to a beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It has an upscale presentation and is very easy to prepare. —Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia
Southern Peach Toasts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons peach preserves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread cut sides of English muffins with mascarpone cheese. Drain peaches; reserving liquid. Arrange peaches over muffins; brush with some of the reserved liquid. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  2. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until caramelized and bubbly, 3-4 minutes. Garnish with mint.

<BR><B>Test Kitchen tips</B>

<LI>For an 'adult version', use 1 tablespoon peach schnapps or Grand Marnier instead of peach preserves. </LI>


Nutrition Facts

1 tart: 202 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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