Monday, August 31, 2009

Impressive and Low-Cal Dessert

We tried this dessert tonight for our family home evening treat, and it was fabulous. I can definitely see this served at a dinner party with a sprig of mint for garnish. Not only is it cheap (peaches were only $0.99 this week at Smith's), but only 98 calories. And you get a fruit serving in as well.

Poached Peaches with Raspberry Sauce

4 ripe peaches
1/2 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons raspberry jam (I used strawberry because I didn't want to open a brand new jar, and it tasted just fine)

Peel the peaches, but leave them whole. In a medium pot, combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and add peaches. Cook 5 minutes.

Remove with slotted spoon, set aside to cool. When the peaches cool, halve them and remove pits. To serve, strain syrup ( it was really easy to just avoid scooping up the cinnamon and cloves, so I don't think this part is necessary) and pour 4 tablespoons on peaches. Take jam and microwave for 15-25 seconds. Remove and top peaches, placing jam in hollow left by pit. Serve with fresh mint for garnish, if desired. Makes 4 servings.