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Ingredients:

  • 6 - ripe peaches
  • 1/2 cups - granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons - creme de peche, optional
  • 4 cups - raspberries
  • 1/3 cups - confectioners' sugar, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons - creme de framboise, optional
  • 2 pints - vanilla ice cream
  • Directions:

    1. Prepare peaches: Bring a wide, high-sided pot of water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low so water gently simmers. Use a slotted spoon to place each peach into water. (If pot is not wide enough to hold 6 peaches, cook in batches.) Remove peaches after 25 seconds.

    2. Slip skin from peaches and discard. Cut peaches in half and remove stones. (If peaches begin to brown, you may quickly douse them with a mixture of lemon juice and water. Pat dry before proceeding.) Place peaches in a dish. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and crème de pêche, if using. Cover with plastic and let chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes, or until you are ready to serve.

    3. Meanwhile, make coulis: Purée berries, confectioners' sugar and crème de framboise, if using, in a blender until smooth. Taste and add more sugar if needed. Pour purée through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding any solids.

    4. To serve: Place a few scoops of vanilla ice cream in each of six dishes. Top each serving of ice cream with 2 peach halves and a generous pour of coulis. Serve immediately.

    Brief Description

    Savory dessert that dates back to 1893, and a famous diva singer.

    Main Ingredient:

    Peaches

    Category:  Desserts

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 30 min

    Source

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/this-peach-melba-recipe-really-sings-1409935760

    Posted By:

    wsjrecipes

    Posted On:

    September 7, 2014

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