I like to keep things simple, fresh, and comfort-food tasty when I cook and bake. For flourish, I set an attractive table with placemats, real napkins, and china. But as far as the meal itself, I don't go in for elaborate recipes where I have to stand in the kitchen for hours to cook and then also to clean up--I eat "designer cuisine" when I go out to eat!
So here's my easy recipe below for baked spiced peaches. You could also substitute apples, pears, or a combo of the fruit if you prefer.
Cut up four large peaches into 1/2 inch cubes and put in a bowl. In another smaller bowl combine 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. cloves, and 1/4 t. nutmeg and stir well. You can also add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts if you wish. Pour the sugar/spice mixture over the peaches and stir well to coat. Place in a glass baking dish that you've poured 1/2 cup of water on the bottom of the dish and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees or until peaches are soft. I've also put these in the crockpot on low in the morning and had them as a nice dessert with an early dinner. And they smell good as they bake too!
Any leftover peach mixture can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, or you can even freeze it for another meal later.
Easy dessert for fall!