“ONLY USE THIS AGED BALSAMIC VINEGAR ON FRESH FRUIT, ROZ!”
Culinary words of wisdom spoken from my cousin, Silvia, in Modena, Italy, about my family’s 35-year old aged “aceto di balsamico” (balsamic vinegar), as she lovingly gave me a precious bottle to bring home to the States.
The sweetness and syrupy-thickness of my family’s balsamic vinegar cannot be priced, because it’s beautiful deliciousness is completely PRICELESS in the love and passion put into it’s production! Added to the fact that I have a family in Modena, Italy, who produce their own private barrels of balsamico in the only Italian city where the production of Balsamic Vinegar qualifies for earning the authentic stamp of approval from the entire country of Italy!
That’s a pretty BIG DEAL!
On top of that, it is truly a BLESSING to have such kind and generous relatives in Italy!
. . . well, that makes this brown sweet-sour vinegar simply SPECIAL!
And grilled peaches . . . who would have known how yummy they are? The grilling just amps up the sweetness of the ripe peaches! Heavenly!
I’m not going to ramble on about this recipe . . . it is perfection and was given to me by my cousins in Italy, where they know how to prepare food in it’s splendid simplicity. The Italian Mascarpone was sweetened by home-produced wildflower honey given to me from, Velva of “Tomatoes On The Vine“, a food blogger friend of mine since I started blogging in 2008! Velva’s honey is hands-down THE. BEST. HONEY. that I’ve ever tasted!
Simply exquisite! And I am NOT KIDDING!
Velva’s honey added to my family’s thick and aged sweet Balsamic vinegar took a simple peach to dessert nirvana!
Even Mr. Meat and Potatoes who is skeptical of unusual food recipes RAVED about the entire combination of this dessert! And that is saying a lot for a guy who only asks for strawberry ice cream!
If that isn’t a sign of the utmost approval, well than, I don’t know what is!
Want to know how to make your American friends enjoy this even more? Serve these on top of vanilla ice cream! Oh yum!
I hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe! Get ready for a taste sensation on your taste buds!
- Sweet Balsamic Syrup
- ½ cup of the HIGHEST QUALITY Balsamic Vinegar that you can buy
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Mascarpone Cream
- 1 cup Italian Mascarpone cheese
- 2 - 3 Tbsp. honey (sweeten the Mascarpone to your taste preference)
- 2 peaches (halved, pitted, and skin removed)
- Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
- In a small pan, heat the balsamic vinegar with honey (add to your taste preference).
- After about 10 minutes when the honey-balsamic mixture is thick and syrupy, remove from heat.
- Blend the Mascarpone cheese with the honey.
- Grill peaches with the cut side placed down on the grill, about 5 - 8 minutes until dark char marks appear.
- Place the grilled peaches on pretty serving dishes and top with the honey-sweetened Mascarpone cheese.
- Drizzle the Balsamic syrup over the peaches and Mascarpone cheese.
- Garnish with mint sprigs.