Try this with some of our locally grown peaches and create a new family dessert favorite!
VANILLA-POACHED PEACHES WITH WHIPPED STRAWBERRY-MINT YOGURT
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.