Satisfying a sweet tooth with fruit helps get that last bit of fiber checked off for the day. You can substitute 4 nectarines, 4 apples, 4 small pears or 8 apricots in place of peaches.
In a saucepan over low heat, combine the water, sugar, vanilla bean and scrapings. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Add the cut fruit to liquid. Cook, poaching the fruit over low heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer fruit and the liquid to small, decorative bowls. Garnish with mint leaves or a dusting of cinnamon. Serve immediately.
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