Pizza Oven Peach Melba

Episode: 15
Title: Pizza Oven Peach Melba
Broadcast: Nov 25th
Presenter: Russell Blaikie

Ingredients for 6:

  • 3 large peaches, cut in half and stone taken out
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Dry White wine
  • 1/3 cup (85 grams) cup plus 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 Vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
  • 1 punnet raspberries, reserve a few for garnishing
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Mint for garnishing


  • Pre-heat pizza oven to 230C.
  • Mix the white wine, sugar and lemon juice together with the vanilla seeds, pour into the base of a heavy casserole or pan.
  • Sprinkle raspberries on top of the syrup, place peaches into pan cut side up, and sprinkle peaches with the remaining sugar.
  • Place into oven and cook until peaches have softened slightly, this will depend on how ripe the peaches are, but will be between 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove peaches from oven and place on the bench to rest for a minute or two.
  • Serve a scoop of ice cream onto each of the serving plates, add a half peach, then drizzle with some of the reduced raspberry-wine cooking liquor. Sprinkle with a few fresh raspberries and garnish with a mint leaf, serve immediately.

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