Poached Peaches in Mint Syrup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Easy summer dessert makes good use of summer peaches. Prep/cooking time does not include several hours chilling time. Recipe source: local newspaper.


  1. Combine water and sugar in a deep saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and add peaches. Simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Remove peaches from syrup, and put peaches in a bowl.
  3. Stir the torn mint leaves into syrup and simmer 1 minute.
  4. Pour the hot syrup over the peaches.
  5. Cool and refrigerate several hours.
  6. To serve: place each peach in a small bowl, spoon syrup over and garnish with mint sprig.
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This makes a wonderful light dessert in the summertime. Actually, I had it in the middle of the afternoon. Thank you Ellie!

Sharon123 September 01, 2005