Tales from kitchen and cellar

Perfect Peaches

In Baking, Cooking, drink, food, Food and Drink on May 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm











Perfect Poached Peaches

I know it’s a little early but I did spy some lovely looking peaches which although a little hard are perfect for this recipe. This photo was taken a couple of summers ago during a catering holiday I undertook in Italy. The peaches then, like now were a little under ripe but once they were poached as you can see they were good enough…well, to eat. Truly delicious!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

6 Peaches

1 fresh vanilla pod

2-3 Tablespoons clear honey

1 bottle of rosé wine


Halve the peaches and stone them. Place in a shallow pan with all of the ingredients above including the split vanilla pod and seeds. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook the peaches until tender which will take around 15 minutes. Leave to cool a little then remove the peaches from the poaching liquor and skin them if you prefer.

Reduce the liquor until syrupy in consistency, add more honey if you prefer.

Add the peaches back into the liquor then serve warm or at room temperature. A generous dollop of créme fraiche, greek yoghurt or creamy ice cream will be delicious with this dessert and the whitish colour looks great against the rosé jus. Roll on the summer!

  1. those peaches look so delectable!!

  2. These peaches look wonderful. I love the idea of using rose wine as the poaching liquor and flavouring it with a little vanilla to give a delicious sweet and slightly spiced peach syrup. Thanks for sharing the great recipe

  3. Lovely photo of the peaches. Lovely recipe.

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