Recipe For Peaches Poached In Sweet White Wine

We have the most amazing varietels of sweet white wines in South Africa, and even though I don’t drink them, I always buy a bottle if I find the estate impressive. This week’s challenge was to make something sweet using peaches. Woolworths have these lovely doughnut dessert peaches and I knew this would be the perfect time to try out the Peaches poached in Sauternes recipe I have from Le Creuset. I have adapted it slightly to suit my need for sugar free recipes.

Peaches Poached In Sweet White Wine
Peaches Poached In Sweet White Wine

Peaches Poached in Sweet White Wine

Ingredients

  • 5 peaches
  • 300 mls sweet white dessert wine
  • 50 g sugar - I used fructose
  • 1 vanilla pod left whole
  • fresh mint for garnishing

for the honey cream:

  • 150 mls double cream
  • 15 mls honey

Instructions

  • plunge the peaches into boiling water for 1 minute
  • remove carefully and allow to cool
  • remove the skin with your fingers
  • heat the wine, sugar and vanilla pod in a 20cm casserole over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved
  • place the peaches gently into the casserole and cook over a low heat with the lid on for 10 - 15 minutes, depending on the size of the peaches
  • remove the peaches and set aside
  • remove the vanilla pod which you can now store with your sugar for use at a later stage
  • reduce the mixture by half
  • place the peaches back into the syrup and spoon some of the syrup over the peaches
  • keep covered until you serve them

for the honey cream:

  • whip the cream until thick
  • stir in the honey
  • place into a serving bowl and keep chilled until serving
  • serve the peaches with the whipped cream and a garnishing of fresh mint leaves

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9 thoughts on “Recipe For Peaches Poached In Sweet White Wine

  1. I am having a “come dine with me” in a fortnight with close friends…have been tossing up on dessert and this looks yummy to me…I do believe that “less is more” and thank you for this recipe…will keep you informed:) Mwah oxoxox

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