Easy Fresh Peach Sauce

Fresh Peach Sauce
Fresh peach sauce on cream scones. Diana Rattray
  • 19 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: 3 Cups (8 Servings)
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This simple peach sauce is a great way to enjoy fresh, juicy peaches. The sauce is a simple mixture of diced fresh peaches, sugar, and cornstarch. A small amount of vanilla is added to the sauce along with a bit of (optional) ground cinnamon.

Use this peach sauce as a topping for waffles or pancakes, or spoon over biscuits, pound cake slices, or scones for delicious shortcakes.

For extra color and fresh flavor, add sliced strawberries or blueberries to the sauce just before it's done. 

See Also
Top 45 Southern Peach Recipes

What You'll Need

  • 4 large peaches
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

How to Make It

  1. Peel the peaches, remove the pits, and dice. You should have about 3 cups of diced peaches.
  2. Combine water, sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the diced peaches and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon, if using.
  4. Use this peach sauce as a topping for waffles or pancakes, or spoon over biscuits or pound cake and top with whipped cream for a delicious shortcake.

    Makes about 3 cups.

    Expert Tips

    • Replace the sliced peaches with sliced nectarines.
    • Use a combination of sliced fresh peaches and pears in the sauce.
    • Peach-Berry Sauce Add 1 cup of fresh berries; use blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or a combination. Add the berries along with the vanilla and cinnamon.

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