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


  • 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


  • 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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