By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

You can substitute 4 nectarines, 4 apples, 4 small pears or 8 apricots in place of the peaches.

Number of servings

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

  • Total fat trace
  • Calories 131
  • Protein trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat trace
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Sodium trace
April 01, 2009