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Fresh Peach Sauce

Wondering what to do with all those peaches you couldn't resist buying at the market? This sumptuous Fresh Peach Sauce (stewed peaches) comes together in minutes and is perfect for topping ice cream and a variety of desserts.

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Fresh Peach Sauce

If you are looking for an easy recipe to make use of sweet and juicy seasonal peaches, this Peach Sauce made with fresh peaches will not disappoint. You'll find this sauce to be super versatile as it can be used to top a variety of desserts.

Fresh peach sauce on top of ice cream bowl.

How to Make it

This Peach Sauce (or stewed peaches) is made with fresh peaches and simply spiced with ground cardamom and vanilla. It's lightly sweetened with a touch of pure maple syrup. If you like extra zing, you can add a hint of freshly grated ginger to the sauce.

Though I haven't tried it, you should be able to make this recipe with frozen peaches. You may just need to simmer the sauce for a bit longer.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Fresh peaches
  • Butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Vanilla paste or extract
  • Ground cardamom (optional)
  • Fresh Ginger (optional)

Steps Overview:

  1. Start by peeling and chopping the peaches into bite sized pieces.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat melt the butter. Add the maple syrup, vanilla and ground cardamom (if using). Whisk to combine and add the peaches. If desired, add about 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to sauce.
  3. Let the peaches lightly simmer over low heat for approximately 5 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool.  
Bowl of ice cream topped with peach sauce.

How to Serve

You can serve the peach sauce at room temperature or still slightly warm. If you're serving it on top of ice cream you'll have to let it cool to room temperature or else it will melt the ice cream.

I like to top the sauce with some toasted chopped pistachios (or nut of your choice) to add a delicious nutty flavor and a pleasant crunch and contrast to the soft silky peaches.

More Ways to Use Stewed Peaches:

  • You can use this Peach Sauce to top slices of angel food cake or pound cake.
  • It also makes a delicious topping for a vanilla cheesecake.
  • You can make individual parfaits by layering diced pound cake and this peach sauce in small mason jars. Add in some toasted nuts or this Vanilla Almond Granola for some texture.
  • This sauce is also delicious on top of crepes, pancakes and waffles.
Bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with peach sauce and chopped pistachios.

How to Store

This homemade Peach Sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days.

Enjoy!

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Fresh peach sauce on top of ice cream bowl.

Fresh Peach Sauce

Adapted from Fine Cooking
Wondering what to do with all those peaches you couldn’t resist buying at the market? This sumptuous Fresh Peach Sauce comes together in minutes and is perfect for easy summer entertaining.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Servings 4
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 peaches
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

Instructions
 

  • Peel and chop peaches into bite sized chunks
  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter. Add maple syrup, vanilla and ground cardamom. Whisk to combine and add peaches. If desired, add about 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to sauce. Taste and add more to your liking.
  • Let the peaches lightly simmer over low heat for approximately 5 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and let sauce cool. 
  • Top desired dessert with slightly warm or room temperature peach sauce. Optional,  add chopped nuts of choice.

Notes

  1. Nutritional data is for the peach sauce only and doesn't include the nutritional value of the pictured ice cream and nuts.
  2. Peach sauce can be refrigerated for up to five days.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 307mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 9.9mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Fresh Peach Sauce, Peach Sauce, Stewed Peaches
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This post wast originally published in August 2018. It has been updated with new content. The recipe remains unchanged.

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Karen

Tuesday 4th of September 2018

What a yummy way to use the last of the sweet summer peaches.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 8th of September 2018

Thanks Karen, I'm hoping to make this sauce with some frozen peaches as well. This way I can enjoy it even when peaches aren't in season!

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