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Recipe: Vanilla poached peaches

Medically reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

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)

Serving Size1 peach (4 slices)
Carbohydrate38 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein1 g
Sodium2 mg
Monounsaturated Fattrace
Saturated Fattrace
Total Fattrace

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