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Winter Peaches with Goat Cheese and Toasted Cashew Nuts

Servings: 12 peach halves

These peaches brighten a January table, and cashews are a favorite nut in Chinese cuisine. Since peaches are now available all year long, ask the produce manager to set aside a choice selection of 6 large peaches. The peaches offer a nice, sweet, fresh foil to the complex ingredients in the other Chinese buffet dishes. 

 

Ingredients

3/4 cup coarsely chopped cashew nuts
6 large ripe peaches
3/4 cup goat cheese
2 ounces heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mint leaves for garnish


 

Winter Peaches with Goat Cheese and Toasted Cashew Nuts recipe 


Directions

Toast the cashews in a small skillet coated with DuPont™ Teflon® non-stick. Place the skillet over medium heat and shake the pan until the nuts turn a deeper golden brown. Set aside.

Halve and pit the peaches.

Stir together the goat cheese with the heavy cream. Mixture should be thick; add more cheese if not.

Fill each peach half with the cheese mixture and sprinkle with the toasted cashews and cinnamon powder. Serve garnished with a mint leaf.