Butterscotch Baked Peaches

It is only right that we share a peach-dish in honor of David Chang’s beautiful and moving memoir, Eat A Peach, in which the talented chef and creator of Momofuku restaurant group shares his life experiences in the culinary world and restaurant industry.

This recipe for Butterscotch Baked Peaches is so absolutely divine that even if you are not a fan of baked fruit, I know you will enjoy it.

It requires very few, very basic ingredients… the ONE ingredient that you might have to make a special trip for is the butter extract, but honestly this is something that I think everyone should have on hand. Don’t get me started on the beauty that IS butter extract.

I recommend making this dish and serving it with fresh whip cream or a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. It is perfect for the spring and summer months ahead, and will surprise any dinner party guest.


  • 3 peaches, halved
  • 3 tbs salted butter
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a square baking dish with foil
  • Line up the peaches in the baking dish, cut-half facing up
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the mutter; Whisk in the maple syrup, brown sugar, butter extract, and vanilla extract
  • Remove the sauce from heat and pour over the peaches until they are all well covered, with the majority of the sauce in the middle of each peach
  • Bake the peaches for 30 min

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