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“Fish tacos with pomegranate salsa tucked into warm corn tortillas, happily made from scratch by the kiddos. Homemade crème fraîche. Rainbow slaw packed with purple cabbage, green apple, radish, and orange. A pot of smoky Midnight black beans. Watermelon punch with fresh lime and crushed mint. This is supper at our home. Friends chat, kids play, and we eat simple goodness…”

This is how Erin Scott’s Yummy Supper Cookbook begins. It’s a gluten-free book, but one of those special books that work for many types of eaters. The recipes are mostly simple; easy to put together but packed with flavor. As someone who can (and does) eat gluten regularly, I found this book a great addition to my kitchen.

“I see our kitchen as a place of possibility, a place of play, experimentation, and delight. I write this book hoping to bring a little extra joy to all of our kitchens, to inspire us to cook for ourselves and our families, and to remember that cooking need not be laborious, overly complicated, or full of wheat to be delicious.” – Erin Scott
roasted peaches with crème fraîche caramel sauce | the vanilla bean blog
roasted peaches with crème fraîche caramel sauce | the vanilla bean blog
One lucky reader can win a copy of Erin’s new book! Just leave a comment below in the comment section with your email, and I’ll announce a winner sometime next week. Good luck!

roasted peaches with Crème fraîche caramel sauce | the vanilla bean blog
Roasted Peaches with Crème Fraîche Caramel Sauce

4 peaches, sliced in half and pits removed
2 tablespoons sugar
vanilla ice cream
crème fraîche caramel sauce (recipe follows)

Preheat your oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the peaches cut side up on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the peaches evenly with the sugar. Bake the peaches 20-25 minutes, until the peaches are fork tender and beginning to brown a bit. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Top the warm peaches with a scoop of ice cream and a good drizzle of the crème fraîche caramel sauce.

Crème fraîche Caramel Sauce
From Yummy Supper by Erin Scott

A note: this recipe calls for turbinado sugar, which is much coarser than regular sugar, and will take longer to dissolve. I apparently did not have the patience for this, and moved to quickly to the next step, so ruining my first batch of caramel sauce. So I switched it out for organic sugar (which is still a bit coarser than regular sugar) on the second round. It worked great, although it was much lighter in color.

1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar (see note)
1/3 cup water
10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2/3 cup crème fraîche
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2-1 teaspoon Maldon or other nice sea salt

Set all prepped ingredients next to your stove top.

Place the sugar in a deep, heavy-bottom sauce pan and drizzle on the water (you just want to wet the sugar). Turn the heat to medium and give the handle an occasional shake to stir the sugar as it melts (don’t let the sugar caramelize until it has fully dissolved). Once the sugar crystals have melted completely, turn the heat up to high and let the liquid bubble vigorously.

After about four minutes of boiling, the sugar will smoke a bit, the emerging caramel will begin to smell, and the edges of the pan will turn dark brown. Let the caramel smoke for 15-30 seconds more, and then pull the pan off the hot burner. Immediately whisk in the cold butter. Next add the crème fraîche and keep whisking. Finally add the vanilla and salt, and stir to combine.

Transfer any caramel you don’t eat right away to a container and keep it in the fridge (it can keep for up to a month there). Rewarm the sauce just before serving.
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110 Responses to roasted peaches with crème fraîche caramel sauce + a giveaway

  1. Amy says:

    Love to see some of my favorite bloggers teaming up to support one another. This caramel sauce looks dreamy; thanks for the reminder that caramel is not complicated! I’ve been roasting peaches all summer and will have to give this caramel sauce a go for the next batch!

  2. Emily says:

    Well, that looks amazing. Love the idea of this cookbook, thanks for introducing us to it!

  3. Tieghan says:

    I cannot wait to get the yummy supper cookbook. I have been so excited for it! Love this recipe! 🙂

  4. Love this recipe! Can’t wait to see Erin’s book!

  5. Penelope Hunt says:

    I am intrigued by the reference to homemade creme fraiche. Is there a recipe? I live in the depths of the country and it’s hard to find. The cookbook sounds like a doozy!

  6. Tiffany says:

    What a great looking recipe and a yummy looking book.

  7. Ellen says:

    This looks so delicious – got to get some peaches!

  8. Oh I love creme fraiche, this looks like a truly magical dessert!

  9. Aisha says:

    Absolutely love your blog! You have a great taste in food 😉
    Excited for Erin’s book! –

  10. Meghan says:

    These peaches look to die for. I’ve roasted a peach to half past sloppy, but never have I topped it with homemade caramel. I reckon this would be the perfect way to say adieu to those last summer stone fruits, while we’ve still got them. And such lovely photos, as always! Really gorgeous.

  11. valerie says:

    I just love peaches they remind me of summer time your recipe looks yummy, love the idea of the freebie too great to have the chance to see more yummy recipes.

  12. I just love the cover of the book. It that’s anything to go by, this book should be fantastic!
    Those peaches are mouth-watering.

  13. Christiana says:

    Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum YUM!!!!!

  14. Katherine says:

    So many peach recipes – so little time for peaches!

  15. Vicki says:

    Peaches are my desert island food! I have never roasted them and thankfully the peach season is not quite over yet here in Georgia. . .

  16. Emily says:

    this sounds wonderful!

  17. sarah says:

    Wow! Sounds like an awesome cookbook!

  18. Thanks lovely Sarah! I can’t tell you how happy I am to see my recipes happening in your kitchen:) And you’ve reminded me… I need to make another batch of creme fraiche caramel sauce pronto!

  19. Marcia says:

    I wish I could come up with these seemingly easy pairings …peaches with creme fraiche….sounds so delish! Her cookbook sounds great!!

  20. Love your blog, your photos and your writing! I am always looking for gluten free recipes for my clients- Fish tacos is my favorite food ever, just looking at the photo with pommegranate makes me wonder about the pop of flavors!
    Have a wonderful day!

  21. Sue OBryan says:

    Never seen a creme fraiche caramel sauce before, how unusual and looks delicious!!! Excited for the giveaway . . .

  22. myriam says:

    yay, the summer peaches aren’t over yet. this combination sounds delightful, as does the intro to Erin’s cookbook.

  23. Dani says:

    Oh wow. Those peaches look so delicious! I am hanging out for stoned fruit to be in season here… today was so warm, I could smell summer on it’s way 🙂
    and what beautiful writing from Erin… made my mouth water! maybe I could learn a thing or two from her… I don’t think I could live without gluten… eeek

  24. Oh my! I love roasted peaches so much. These look great!

  25. I run a wonderful B@B in Middlebury Vermont. This is exactly the kind of recipe
    I would serve for breakfast. My guests will love it.
    I am planning on making it for Parents Weekend in Oct.
    Jane Lustgarten

  26. mehrunnisa says:

    i have been waiting for this recipe since i first saw it on instagram! thanks for sharing. and hurrah for the give away. i’m on x

  27. amanda says:

    This looks great, especially since I just bought peaches at the farmer’s market!

  28. I can’t wait to get my hands on Erin’s book as everything I’ve seen from it on the web is so inspiring. Like these roasted peaches – wonderful!

  29. Ginger Stark says:

    Thank you- I have family members who are celiac and would love to cook yhem something delicious

  30. That dinner described in the first paragraph sounds like summer magic. Just perfect! I love the simplicity of these recipes. Why complicate what’s delicious on its own, right?

  31. Christina says:

    I love creme fraiche and peaches and caramel; a perfect pairing!

  32. Britney Nucci says:

    End of summer peaches are fab, and I can’t wait to make this simple, yet beautiful treat. I am a gluten eater as well, but love to make many gluten-free dinners and pastries for my family. I would love win Erin’s book and add her recipes to my collection! Thanks for offering a give-away! Love all your photos, by the way….always gorgeous!

  33. Marian says:

    Looks delish! This book would be great for our upcoming whole food challenge 🙂

  34. Isabelle says:

    Again, what a lovely post. The book and recipe sound great. Do you think it would work with palm sugar? (unrefined, low glycemic index).

  35. Maryna says:

    Yeahhhh! It would be nice to have erin’s book in my kitchen as well! Hope to test all her recipes!!)

  36. Leah S. says:

    Yum, yum, yum!!

  37. natalie says:

    this looks delicious and erin’s book sounds great!

  38. I’ve seen a lot of pumpkin recipes today so quite happy to see something with peaches! It is most definitively still stone fruit season in socal 🙂

  39. Tippy Stan says:

    I just happened to stumble onto your food Blog! Love it. I have grilled peaches before and sweetened Mascarpone cheese to top them off, but this recipe is a Must Try! So excited to explore more or your blog.


  40. CJ Pillow says:

    These recipes are mouth watering. I’m hooked.

  41. Elisa Wolff says:

    Yum! I love grilled peaches and other roasted fruits for summers. Easiest desserts are the best!

  42. sabine says:

    now I´m really hungry. Great how you describe the process of making caramel in such detail. A beautiful recipe!

  43. Lauren says:

    I would never think to make caramel with creme fraiche. This looks so good!

  44. Michelle says:

    I love Erin’s recipe’s. Have been saving them and now we are told of her cookbook….so SWEET to hear this news. My finger’s are happy too… more copying, typing and saving Erin’s wonderful works of food ART to my computer.

  45. Sarah says:

    This looks amazing! Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway.

  46. Zoe Waldron says:

    I’d love to check out this book. I’m trying to be more adventurous in my healthy cooking routines!! Thanks for the great recipe.

  47. Jaqui T says:

    I LOVE warm peaches – grilled, roasted, sauteed, however you want they are delicious!

  48. Andrea says:

    How lovely! Thank you so much for doing a giveaway!

  49. Jayne says:

    Sounds like a great cookbook! The peaches look delicious!

  50. Nadya says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful caramel sauce – I’ve become addicted to different sauces since I’ve prepared the vanilla sauce for strudel. And it’s so wonderful to read every your post – they’ve inspired be to start my own website. Keep doing????

  51. Uschi E says:

    These recipes are mouth watering.

  52. cori says:

    Yum, love how simple this is!

  53. poulami says:

    Some days ago I made myself the exact roasted peaches with vanilla ice cream and pecan with raspberry and passion fruit sauce!! Will try this caramel sauce soon!! Looks so tempting!

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  55. lanita says:

    can’t wait to make this. it is a nice winter change, since i usually grill peaches and add molasses and ice cream.

  56. Kathryne says:

    Wow – I am going to put them on my plain yogurt! Thanks for the passion.

  57. Gabrielle says:

    Oh gosh, I want that creme fraiche caramel sauce ASAP

  58. Hooray for the last few days of peach season! This looks amazing!

  59. PassTheKnife says:

    Nothing better than warm peaches and cream, these are beautiful!

  60. Ragan Stone says:

    Terrific! Peach desserts always suit us well down South!

  61. Dana says:

    I would love to experiment with more gluten free cooking.

  62. Natasha says:

    I love warm fruit with something creamy. This looks perfect!

  63. What a perfect way to use those end-of-the-season peaches! Gorgeous recipe…

  64. Diane says:

    Yum, love peaches, thanks for the recipe!

  65. Sarah says:

    Mmmm. The peaches are amazing here in Salt Lake right now. I can’t wait to roast them!

  66. Carolsue says:

    OMG these peaches look soooo good!
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  67. Sierra Delta says:

    I’m a complete starch mouth, but from what I’ve read, I would anticipate drooling over Erin’s cookbook!

    I’ve got creme fraiche left over from stabilizing whipped cream over the weekend, and the very thought of turning it into caramel sauce is making me weak in the knees. . .

  68. Sandy Smith says:

    I love roasting and grilling fruit. This looks delicious!

  69. Rebecca says:

    Peach season is quickly ending ’round these parts–I’m eating them every day just to get my fix in! The caramel/cream/peach combo looks amazing!

  70. barbara n says:

    I love the description of Erin’s book…recipes are mostly simple; easy to put together but packed with flavor. Definitely my type of cookbook!

  71. Christine says:

    Love love love roasted peaches!

  72. Nickie Gorsky says:

    This cookbook sounds fantastic! Maybe one will be mine!

  73. Heather Taylor says:

    I never eat peaches, mostly because I was turned off them at a young age because I was used to the packed in juice kind, but roasting everything is wonderful and this looks delicious!

  74. Louisa says:

    Mm, those peaches look so juicy! How interesting that you use turbinate sugar in your caramel. I imagine a slightly bitter, complex flavor is imparted by the raw sugar after heating.

  75. Donna Wainscott says:

    Every Monday afternoon my husband and I drive an hour and a half to visit my incredible 97 year old mother-in-law. We visit, prepare dinner, spend the night and have breakfast with her on Tuesday morning. We always invite my engaging brother-in-law to join us for dinner. My husband and I take turns preparing the meal and our desert is always ice cream because she adores it. This Monday, however, her taste buds are in for a treat because I am going to prepare this lovely sounding dessert. We will eat it on her beautiful front porch and watch the Ohio River wobble along towards Pittsburgh. And I know we’ll all be smiling.

  76. Brook says:

    I could use a few more cookbooks! Thanks for the giveaway and the great recipe! Colorado peaches are still fresh and fabulous!!

  77. Deloras says:

    Love the peach and caramel combo! Yummy!

  78. Gemma says:

    Gosh these peaches look so utterly delicious, they scream homemade and loveliness! 🙂


    PS: really cute pictures, as usual!

  79. kristie says:

    This is so lovely. It looks simple but the flavors together seems as if they would be complex.
    I can’t wait to own Erin’s book!

  80. Meghan Gieber says:

    Looks absolutely amazing 🙂

  81. What an elegant dessert. I would be thrilled to be the recipient of it at another’s home or proud to be serving it. And it’s not that difficult to boot.

  82. Laura Biscaro says:

    oooh I had my eyes on that book for so long!! thanks for this giveaway 😉
    my e-mail:

  83. Linda L. says:

    Wow! Gluten free that’s not cardboard!

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  85. Danielle says:

    This looks delicious. And that cookbook sounds fabulous!

  86. Christina says:

    I love the roasted peaches! Thanks for posting. I really like the photographs as well, they have such a fresh yet antique kind of feel to them in a nostalgic sort of way. Great job! Yummy Supper Cookbook sounds like a treasure!

  87. Sidney says:

    Amazing recipe!

  88. jackeline aguirre says:

    yummy! I hope I’m not too late!

  89. abby says:

    Stunning! I’ve always wanted to make a killer caramel with a bit of goat cheese too for some tang.

  90. Hannah says:

    I will be eating this sauce by the spoonful.

  91. Julia says:

    I subscribe to Erin’s blog and she has some wonderful recipes. This is no exception. I am sure her cookbook is great.

  92. stephanie says:

    yum. looks divine!

  93. marpy hayse says:

    Yay for giveaways (although I never win anything, I keep trying!)

  94. Abby says:

    your photographs are gorgeous as usual, Sarah! and that book looks so lovely <3 🙂

  95. Chelsea says:

    Yes! Love this recipe. So simple yet so beautiful! { }

  96. Sarah P says:

    OMG these look so tasty. I <3 peaches, creme fraiche, and Erin Scott!

  97. Lien says:

    Mmmm looks delicious!

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    I think there could be a real possibility for synergies between our two sites going forward.

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  99. Judy Loewen says:

    Looking forward to seeing the cookbook. I heard about your blog from the Blue Heron restaurant in Winona Minnesota…… they are a fun couple and they were right, this is a fabulous blog. How fun! and Yummy too.

  100. Rena says:

    Wow this looks delicious! Been very into roasted fruit lately, Ill have to try this recipe next with all the yummy end of summer peaches 🙂

  101. Denise says:

    This looks heavenly!!!

  102. Jenny Chang says:

    Desert is funny because it’s both easy and hard to get creative. It’s easy because there are so many things you can make. Hard because you often get stuck in the ideas of pie, cake, ice cream, etc. This idea is sur unique and I can’t wait to try it!

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