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

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  4. 4 large peaches, pitted and quartered
  5. Mint leaves or cinnamon, for garnish

Directions

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 size :1 peach (4 slices)

  • Total fat trace
  • Calories 156
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat trace
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Sugars 24 g
June 04, 2015