Poached Peaches in Vanilla Syrup

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 peaches, peeled
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 to 3-inch piece of fresh vanilla bean
  • 3 slices lemon
  • 2 cups seedless red or green grapes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Fresh mint for garnish
Directions
  • To peel the peaches, plunge them into boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. remove and remove peel; cut peaches in half

  • Bring water, sugar, vanilla and lemon slices to a boil. Add the peaches and simmer until tender. Remove the vanilla bean from the syrup and reduce the syrup by a third.

  • Pit the peaches and cut them in quarters. Set them in a bowl, add the grapes and cranberries and pour hot vanilla syrup over them; chill until ready to eat. Eat as is chilled or as a topping for frozen yogurt or pound cake


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