Vanilla poached peaches

Dietician's Tip

You can substitute 4 nectarines, 4 apples, 4 small pears or 8 apricots in place of the peaches.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 4 large peaches, pitted and quartered
  • Mint leaves or cinnamon, for garnish


Place the water, sugar, vanilla bean and scrapings into a saucepan. Over low heat stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.

Add the cut fruit. Poach over low heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer the peaches and sauce to small, decorative bowls. Garnish with mint leaves or a dusting of cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 156
Total carbohydrate: 38 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: trace
Protein: 1 g
Saturated fat: trace
Serving size: 1 peach (4 slices)
Sodium: 2 mg
Total fat: trace

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fruits: 1
Sweets: 1 1/2

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fruits: 1
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates: 1 1/2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Fruits: 1
Sweets: 1 1/2

Last Updated Jun 4, 2015

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