This fragrant fruit dessert is served with star anise yogurt.
Recipe courtesy of Anjum Anand
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Score a cross shape in the bottom of each peach. Put the peaches into a large pot of boiling water, for 30 seconds, then transfer the peaches to a large bowl filled with cold water to refresh. Set aside for another 40 to 45 seconds, then drain the peaches, and peel using a sharp knife. 

Put the measured cold water, cinnamon, whole star anise, ginger slices, and sugar into a large saucepan, stir well, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture resembles syrup. 

Add the peaches to the syrup mixture, and cover them with a disk of greaseproof or parchment paper measuring the same diameter as the pan. Cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat to a simmer, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the peaches are cooked through (they will be soft when pricked with a knife.) Remove the peaches, and set aside on a warm plate. Continue to boil the syrup until its volume has reduced to about 1 cup. Set aside to cool. 

Brush the peaches with a little of the syrup. Stir half of the remaining syrup and the ground star anise into the Greek-style yogurt until well combined, adding more syrup as necessary, to taste. 

To serve, cut each of the spiced poached peaches in half and place 2 of the peach halves onto each of the serving plates. Spoon a portion of the star anise yogurt alongside each peach. Drizzle a little syrup over each peach. Sprinkle over the toasted almonds.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Beer Can Cauliflower

Move over, chicken. There's a new grill star in town.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Easy Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Fresh Peach Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Peach and Blueberry Crumbles

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Country Peach Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Buttermilk Chess Pie with Georgia Peach Topping

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories