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Recipe: Vanilla poached peaches

Updated: 04-01-2009

Dietitian's tip: You can substitute 4 nectarines, 4 apples, 4 small pears or 8 apricots in place of the peaches.


Serves: 4

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
  • Calories: 131
  • Total carbohydrate: 33 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: trace
  • Protein: trace
  • Saturated fat: trace
  • Sodium: trace
  • Total fat: trace
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