Poached Peaches With Honey and Vanilla

Spiced poached peach
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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Serve this peach dish with a delicious honey and peach brandy poaching liquid. You can also use peach nectar in the syrup.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup peach brandy or peach nectar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 to 8 small ripe, firm peaches

How to Make It

  1. In a 4 to 6 quart saucepan, combine the water, orange juice, peach brandy or nectar, sugar, honey, and vanilla. Bring to a full boil.
  2. Add peaches and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue at a simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until peaches are tender.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove peaches to a bowl to cool completely.
  4. Boil the syrup for about 10 minutes, or until reduced by about half. Cool syrup.
  1. To serve, peel the peaches and serve with the syrup.

Expert Tips

Add a cinnamon stick or a few cloves to the simmering syrup.

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