Caramelized Peaches with Vanilla Custard

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 30m

Serves 4


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 firm ripe white or yellow peaches
  • 1 1/4 cups store-bought or homemade custard
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra sugar, for broiling (grilling)


Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the peaches and poach for 10-15 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the thickest part of the peach meets no resistance. Remove the peaches, peel off the skins and set aside. Bring the poaching syrup to a boil and boil until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

Combine the custard with the cream, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the syrup. Place the custard mixture in a bowl and place the peaches in the mixture. Sprinkle the peaches with a little extra sugar. Broil the peaches, about 2 inches away from the heat, until the sugar caramelizes, about 3 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 2842

nutrition information per serving

381 calories; 11g total fat; 38mg cholesterol; 139mg sodium; 65g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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