Treat yourself to the irresistible deliciousness of our vanilla poached peaches. Juicy and juicy peaches are gently dipped in a heavenly blend of light honey syrup. As the peaches simmer to perfection, they absorb the delicious essence of natural vanilla, creating a symphony of flavors that will send your taste buds into pure bliss. The result is a fascinating dessert full of sweetness, tenderness and the refreshing taste of summer. Served alone, with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or as a delicious addition to various baked goods, these poached peaches are a true culinary delight.
- 4 large, ripe peaches
- 425 ml sweet white wine
- 2 tbsp clear honey
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- Put the kettle on and fill a large bowl with ice water.
- Place the peaches in another large bowl and pour enough boiling water over them to cover them.
- Let sit for 30 seconds, then remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and plunge them into the cold water.
- The skins should now come off easily.
- Place the wine, honey and vanilla bean in a pan large enough to hold all the peaches.
- Heat gently until the honey has dissolved.
- Add the peaches to the pan, cover and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, until soft but not too soft.
- While cooking, turn the fruit three to four times with two wooden spoons and regularly baste them with the syrup.
- Remove the cooked peaches from the pan and set aside in a large bowl.
- Cook the syrup until it has reduced by half (this will take about 10 minutes).
- Pour over the peaches and set aside to cool.
- The peaches are covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Serve the peaches and syrup at room temperature, warm or chilled.
- Add a spoonful of clotted cream if desired.
Equipment and tools
To make vanilla poached peaches, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- A cooking pot
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
- A spoon
- A vanilla bean splitter or a sharp knife
Please note that vanilla poached peaches may contain allergens. Here is a breakdown of potential allergens:
- There are no known allergens in this recipe as written.
- If you suffer from certain allergies, be sure to check the ingredient labels of the sweet white wine and honey to make sure they are safe for consumption.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to save vanilla poached peaches for later use, follow these guidelines:
- Allow the poached peaches to cool completely before storing.
- Place the peaches in an airtight container along with the poaching liquid.
- Store the container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
- To serve, gently heat the peaches and syrup over low heat until warm.
Health Benefits of Vanilla Poached Peaches
When it comes to delicious desserts, vanilla poached peaches are a delicious treat that will not only satisfy your sweet cravings but also provide several health benefits. This recipe combines the goodness of peaches, sweet white wine, clear honey and a touch of vanilla to create a delicious, nutritious dessert.
1. Rich in antioxidants
Both peaches and vanilla beans are rich in antioxidants, which play a crucial role in protecting your body from harmful free radicals. These antioxidants help prevent oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
2. Good for digestive health
Eating peaches in this recipe provides a significant amount of fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestive system. Fiber supports digestion, prevents constipation and supports intestinal health. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels and improve overall metabolic health.
3. Strengthens immunity
Peaches are a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient known for its immune-boosting properties. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, promotes white blood cell production, and protects the body from common illnesses such as flu and colds. Incorporating vanilla poached peaches into your diet can be a natural and delicious way to boost your immune function.
4. Promotes heart health
The sweet white wine used in this recipe offers potential cardiovascular benefits when combined with the natural sweetness of peaches. Moderate consumption of sweet white wine is associated with a lower risk of heart disease because it contains polyphenols, which help protect against oxidative damage and inflammation in the arteries. However, it is important to consume alcohol in moderation.
5. Calming and relaxing
Did you know that vanilla is known for its calming and relaxing effects? The aroma of vanilla has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a sense of calm. So while you enjoy the delicious taste of vanilla poached peaches, you may also feel a calming effect on your body and mind.