Vanilla Poached Peaches with Strawberry-Mint Yogurt On A Hot Day!

Try this with some of our locally grown peaches and create a new family dessert favorite!

Use only the freshest peaches for this recipe. Visit one of our local orchards like Scott’s, Ayers or Isom’s and your family will say this dessert is Peachy-Keen!


Prep Time: 1 Hour

Yields: 6–8 Servings

Ingredients for Poached Vanilla Peaches:

1 vanilla bean, split

8 peaches, split and seeded

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

Method for Poached Vanilla Peaches:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar and vanilla bean. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove vanilla bean and scrape inside of bean into a saucepan. Add as many peaches as possible to the pan without piling or overcrowding. Poach over a low simmer 8 minutes or until fruit is soft. Remove peaches and finish poaching remaining peaches. Place poached peaches flat side down in a glass baking dish. Pour vanilla syrup on top and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Ingredients for Whipped Strawberry-Mint Yogurt:

1 cup Strawberry Yogurt

1 cup loosely packed mint leaves

½ cup water

¼ cup sugar

1 cup heavy cream

mint sprigs for garnish

strawberries for garnish


Method for Whipped Strawberry-Mint Yogurt:

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water and sugar. Simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved. Add mint leaves and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Strain and chill syrup. In a mixer, whisk syrup and cream until stiff. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth, and fold it into cream mixture. Place 2 peach halves in a shallow bowl. Dollop with minted yogurt cream, and garnish with fresh mint and strawberries.