Lavender-Poached Peaches Recipe
Lavender-Poached Peaches
Flavors of Ontario
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Prep. time : 10 minutes
Infusing time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Simple and elegant describes this delicate dessert; the perfect summer dinner party finale. The Mascarpone whipped cream is a truly decadent topper. As an alternative, replace the lavender with a vanilla bean [split lengthwise].

For 4 servings

- 125 ml / 1 cup water
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp dried lavender petals
- 4 Ontario Peaches, peeled and halved
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup 35% whipping cream
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- 15 ml / 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  1. In large pot over medium-high heat, bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally; boil 5 minutes (do not stir). Add lavender; remove from heat and let sit 1 hour.
  2. Add peaches to lavender syrup. Over medium-high heat, poach 8 minutes or until fruit is soft. Remove peaches with slotted spoon; continue cooking syrup 15 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup (50 mL).
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form; fold in cheese and nutmeg.
  4. Arrange 2 peach halves each on 4 plates; top with Mascarpone cream and drizzle with lavender syrup.
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