Caramelized Vanilla Peaches
Who doesn't love peach season? I absolutely love fresh, ripe peaches. They are so fresh and full of flavor- and they are one of the reasons that I look forward to summer every year. I recently got an incredible selection of peaches in my produce box and wanted to so something with them other than just eat them raw. I was thinking about what to do, and I decided to caramelize them and serve them over fresh vanilla ice cream. These would also be great over pancakes, waffles, in a sweet Dutch baby, or eaten alone. The vanilla bean in this recipe gives it such an elegant flavor. Give this recipe a try this summer and let me know what you think! Thanks for following along! ~LC
Gather up your ingredients. I got these vanilla beans from nuts.com, and they are incredible and worth every penny. Start to cut your peaches into eights, and get your caramel started by adding the butter and brown sugar to a nonstick skillet.
Once your caramel gets going, scrape the vanilla bean and add to the caramel along with the cinnamon. Once incorporated, add peaches and mix to coat.
Serve as desired and enjoy!
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4 ripe peaches
4 Tablespoons butter
½ cup light brown sugar
½ vanilla bean
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1. Cut peaches in half, remove pit. Cut in quarters, then cut each in half again.
2. Melt butter and brown sugar in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Mix together to incorporate. Scrape seeds of vanilla bean and add to butter and brown sugar along with cinnamon. Mix to combine.
3. Add peaches, mix to coat. Cook over low-medium heat for 7-10 minutes until soft. Stir occasionally.
Note: If you are making these in advance you can leave them covered in a warm location prior to serving for up to 2 hours.