Baked Peaches With Pistachio Nuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the book Healthy Mediterranean Cooking by Rena Salaman

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coarse chop pistachios and biscuits.
  3. Put into a bowl and mix into a paste with the almonds, sugar, cinnamon, egg yolk, and orange blossom water or rose water.
  4. Fill the cavity of each peach generously with this mixture, and arrange the fruit closely in a medium size baking dish.
  5. SYRUP:.
  6. Dissolve the honey in 300ml water over a gentle heat, add cinnamon sticks, orange strips and boil for 5-6 minutes until slightly thickened.
  7. Stir in orange blossom water or rose water and pour around the peaches.
  8. Bake 15 minutes or until the peaches look soft without falling apart, basting occasionally.
  9. Serve with yoghurt or fromage frais.
Most Helpful

What a great dessert! Thank you so much for posting it The filling was a perfect compliment to the peaces Made for ZWT9

pammyowl July 25, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous dessert! I must say that this time of year, we probably have access to the world's most delicious peaches, and I did want to try this recipe. It is so easy to put together and so pretty on the plate, served with a dollop of thick greek yoghurt. The almondy filling is lovely with the flower waters perfuming the whole. Really a great dessert of the area (not just Greece).

evelyn/athens July 20, 2013