I have a huge sweet tooth! I just love sweets, all the sugars, butters, creams, and cakes! So I admit some recipes I post won’t really be healthy, but I’m trying to make a switch. This is one healthy fruit dessert that I enjoyed, so did everyone else except my little sister. Its refreshing and not over-sweet, although sweetness can be adjusted to personal preference.
P.S. Sorry for the poor quality images, but that’s all I could take.
1 litre (4 cups) water
160 grams (1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons) honey
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon rosewater
4 large or 6 small to medium peaches
Place the water, honey, vanilla, cinnamon stick, and rosewater into a large saucepan. You want a saucepan that will fit the peaches neatly on the bottom so they are not piled up. They will poach more evenly and keep their shape much better this way. Using a sharp knife, slice into the groove to the stone, all the way around the peach. Place the peaches into the saucepan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and cover. Let simmer for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the peaches are just cooked through. This will vary depending on the size of the peaches and how ripe they are. Just ripe peaches are ideal for this. You can test a peach with a thin skewer. If it penetrates easily into the flesh, and the texture of the flesh gives easily, they’re done.
Using a slotted spoon or spatula, remove the peaches to a deep dish, in a single layer, and set aside.
Raise the heat and let the syrup come to a rolling boil. Reduce the syrup to about 200 millilitres (or just under one cup). Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t reduce down too much or burn. When reduced, pour the syrup over the peaches and let cool completely.
You can now cover and store the peaches in a refrigerator for a couple of days, if required.
To serve, place a peach on each plate. Top each one with a dollop of thick yoghurt, a sprinkling of chopped pistachios (or toasted, flaked almonds), and a tablespoon or two of the syrup.
Recipe modified from: http://chocolatechillimango.com/2012/01/04/rosy-peaches/#.UiA6CxuByJg