Caramelized Peaches or Nectarines

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

My neighbors peach tree is overflowing in my backyard and dripping with large peaches. I'm on a hunt to get recipes to use them before my dogs eat them all! This can be served over ice-cream over pancakes or crepes and is from Epicurious. (If using Peaches, you must skin them first)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set a strainer over a bowl and cut the nectarines into the strainer, so their juice collects in the bowl.
  2. Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  3. When it is hot but not smoking, add the nectarines and sauté them until they sizzle and their juices reduce and begin to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar over them and sauté until the juices further thicken and the sugar caramelizes slightly, about 1 minute. You may want to increase the heat under the pan to medium-high.
  5. Add the lemon juice and sauté until the juices thicken, then add any nectarine juice that collected in the bowl, and shake the pan so that all is well blended.
  6. Let the nectarines cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the juices are very thick, which will take a minute or so. The total cooking time will be about 6 minutes.
  7. Transfer the nectarines to 4 warmed dessert plates, or to a warmed serving dish, let sit for about 4 minutes so they are not blistering hot when served.


Most Helpful

Excellent results. I used peaches and brown sugar and added a little bit of pink sea-salt.

natalie.lynch125 August 05, 2015

OUTSTANDING & DIFFERENT, that's for sure! I used peaches & dark brown sugar! Served this over some pound cake & ice cream, for a great tasting dessert! Many, many thanks! [Made & reviewed as a recipenapped tag in the Aus/NZ Special Recipe Swap #19]

Sydney Mike August 29, 2008

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