You can substitute 4 nectarines, 4 apples, 4 small pears or 8 apricots in place of the peaches.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- 4 large peaches, pitted and quartered
- Mint leaves or cinnamon, for garnish
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)
- 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