What's For Dessert: Warm Fresh Peach Sauce over Vanilla Ice Cream


I was considering going to the gym this afternoon, but a couple of peaches in the fridge were calling their siren song, so I chose to make a warm peach sauce instead. Priorities! Though I chose to use my sauce as a topping for a (big) scoop of vanilla ice cream, I think it would make a great pancake or waffle sauce as well.

Warm Fresh Peach Sauce (printer-friendly version)
makes enough for 2-3 servings

1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 peaches, cut into 1" pieces (peeling is up to you; I peeled one and didn't peel the other)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Add the brown sugar and cornstarch to the water in a sauce pot and stir until both the sugar and cornstarch have dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Add in the chopped peach pieces. Season with nutmeg and cinnamon and stir to combine.
3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the peach sauce comes to your preferred thickness.
4. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream.

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  2. This was fantastic! My only issue was with trying to add corn starch to boiling water. Threw out two attempts before I realized I needed to start with cold water and dissolve the corn starch in it before boiling! I think I'll make a larger batch next time and try to freeze it for later. Yum!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you liked it! I've updated the recipe to make the instructions more clear. Thanks!

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    1. I haven't frozen it before, but I don't see why you couldn't. If you do end up freezing it, you'll have to let me know how it turns out.

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  4. I added strawberries because peaches and strawberries go together like peas and carrots :D YUMMMMMMMY

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    1. Sounds like summer in a bowl -- good call!

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