Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Poached Peaches in Vanilla Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 30 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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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


  1. To peel the peaches, plunge them into boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. remove and remove peel; cut peaches in half
  2. 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.
  3. 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