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Pan Fried Peaches with Mascarpone

Fried peaches are a super decadent dessert made from whole food ingredients and just a touch of sugar. They are the perfect summer dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried peach recipe, fried peaches, maple-bourbon sauce, pan fried peach
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 peaches cut in half and seeded
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme and a little for garnish
  • 1-2 tsp sugar for peaches before frying
  • 1 container mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey or more to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch salt


  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • Pinch salt


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix mascarpone, sugar, honey, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
  • Whip with an electric mixer, blender, or food processor until everything is incorporated.
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tsp sugar on the cut side of the peaches.
  • In a medium skillet put 1 tbsp butter and 1/2 tsp thyme on med-low heat. When the butter is melted add peaches cut side down and fry for about 5 min or until lightly brown.
  • Place one peach per plate.
  • While the peaches slightly cool make drizzle.
  • In a small skillet or saucepan pour maple syrup, bourbon, and salt.
  • Over med/low heat, heat until it gets bubbly and starts to thicken. (Don't cook too long or it will get too thick.)
  • Top peaches with mascarpone mix until evenly distributed among all the peaches.
  • Then with a teaspoon drizzle maple bourbon mix on top, add a few thyme leaves and garnish with thyme sprig.