Project Description

Poached Peaches

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
sparkling or white wine
4 whole perfect peaches
thick cream, to serve


  1. Place sugar, water and wine in a saucepan and stir to dissolve sugar.
  2. Add peaches and bring slowly to boil.
  3. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the peaches are softening but not a bit mushy.
  4. Cool in the liquid.
  5. Remove the peaches and slip off the skins.
  6. Pour poaching liquid over fruit and serve with thick cream.

Lyndey’s Note: 
For a truly sensational sorbet, puree poached peaches with their poaching liquor. Freeze and, when solid, cut into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth. Refreeze. Each peach, with poaching liquid makes about 4 scoops of sorbet.