Baked Stone Fruit with pistachios and vanilla pod mascarpone
ingredients: 6 firm peaches,3Tbl caster sugar,3Tbl balsamic vinegar, 3tsp vanilla extract,juice of 1 lime, 250g marscopne,1/4cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
method: slice around the stone of each peach with a sharp knife then with your hands gently twist the fruit to separate. Never mind removing the stone. Place the peaches face up onto a lined baking tray. In a bowl mix 2 of the table spoons of caster sugar,balsamic vinegar,lime juice and 1teaspoon of vanilla extract, pour over the fruit and bake in an oven set at 200°C for 20 minutes. while the fruit is baking, in a bowl mix the mascarpone with the remaining caster sugar and vanilla extract.
while the fruit is still warm, sprinkle over fine pistachio nuts and serve with a generous dollop of the mascarpone.