You can substitute 4 nectarines, 4 apples, 4 small pears or 8 apricots in place of the peaches.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

       
  • 1 cup water
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
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  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
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  • 4 large peaches, pitted and quartered
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  • Mint leaves or cinnamon, for garnish

Directions:

Place the water, sugar, vanilla bean and scrapings into a saucepan. Over low heat stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.

Add the cut fruit. Poach over low heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer the peaches and sauce to small, decorative bowls. Garnish with mint leaves or a dusting of cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1 peach (4 slices)
  • Total carbohydrate: 38 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Saturated fat: trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: trace
  • Total fat: trace
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Calories: 156
  • Fruits: 1
  • Sweets: 1 1/2
  • Fruits: 1
  • Sweets desserts and other carbohydrates: 1 1/2
Last Updated: 2015-06-04
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