Peach Mascarpone Sandwiches

A lot can happen in four weeks.

And since it’s been that amount of time since my last post, I’ll give a quick run down.

The friendly skies brought my husband back home safely from Italy– and none too soon. Our sweet daughter Siena Grace was born just four days later. Two days after we were blessed with her, we moved into what will be our home for the summer. Just over a week later, the hubster started his summer internship in San Francisco. This leaves me carless two days a week, but thanks to living in Milan, I’m quite ok with it. Towards the end of June, my parents came to meet Siena, and while they were here we also celebrated the little man’s second birthday!

It’s been a month full of firsts and changes. What I discovered about change long ago still stands true however. In most cases, you emerge from it a more enriched, if not slightly exhausted, person. Fortunately the enrichment stays and the exhaustion is (usually) temporary!

What hasn’t changed is my never-ending quest for good, quality food. It’s what inspires me to cook, to be creative, and to write these posts. The peaches in this recipe are what inspired the whole dish, and boy-oh-boy am I glad! Peaches, paired with mascarpone slightly sweetened with honey, sprinkled with a crunch of toasted almonds and wrapped in crispy Challah is simply divine. It’s just sweet and light enough to leave you wanting more.

And that’s a good place to be.

(This post is part of The Food Matter’s Project. This weeks host recipe is Updated Tea Sandwiches and was chosen by Aura at Dinner With Aura. See her site or check out the Food Matter’s site for other variations on these little delights.)

Peach Mascarpone Sandwiches


1 loaf Challah bread, sliced into 16 pieces (Brioche would work great too)

4-5 ripe peaches, sliced (I used both Yellow and Saturn peaches)

8 oz mascarpone cheese

4 tsp honey plus more for drizzling

4 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted

unsalted butter


Mix together the mascarpone and the honey. Taking two pieces of bread, layer peaches on top one slice. Scoop a tablespoon of the mascarpone on top the peaches. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Press the second piece of bread on top and push down. Into a buttered pan or griddle heated on medium-low place the assembled bread and grill on both sides until crispy and golden. Garnish with additional peaches, mascarpone, honey or almonds.

PS. Our new and improved family!

Our sweet Siena.


  1. Congratulations! Precious baby girl. Love fresh peaches and marscapone…mmmmm. Great idea.

  2. lovely tea sandwich and beautiful family. congratulations on your cutie pie baby girl! Siena… what a beautiful name! is this because she was made in italy? ;)

  3. Congratulations on your sweet girl! :) These peach mascarpone sandwiches sound so delicious – love the Challah!

  4. Looks delicious! And CONGRATULATIONS on your sweet baby!!!

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  6. Congratulations! Beautiful baby, and recipe too.

  7. these look to die for!!! Brand new baby and already blogging again- you rock! congrats on the sweet pea she is adorable.

  8. I love the peach and marscapone…they look great and Sienna is beautiful

  9. prairiesummers says:

    Your baby is adorable! I added a bit of sweetness to my sandwiches too. Mascarpone makes me drool instantly, it is embarrassing really lol

  10. Congratulations and welcome to the world Siena! Sounds like your summer is off to a fabulous start :)

  11. Congrats to you and your beautiful family! Your version of the tea sandwich looks delicious.

  12. Cecelia Ritchey says:

    Looks absolutely delicious Jenn. Family pic is awesome also!! :) We were right there with you, lovely place. xoxo Mom

  13. This recipe looks very taste and is very unconventional – I like the innovative notion of it.
    And congratulations on your baby. It is very cute!
    – Annika


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