Sunday, 5 September 2010

Blushed Nectarines In Light Syrup

I love this dessert as its delicious, simple and you don't feel guilty after eating it! Great as a light yet luxurious dessert, perfect if you are dieting!

  • 2 fairly ripe nectarines
  • 200 ml of boiling water
  • 4 tbsp Caster sugar
  • Lemon zest
  1. Put the boiling water in a sauce pan and dissolve the sugar into it, and reduce very slightly.
  2. Add the nectarines and place the lid on the pan, lightly poach the nectarines for 2 -3 three minutes, turning over once to allow both sides to cook. Do not poach for longer than three minutes, as the fruits will loose their firmness.
  3. Using a spoon with holes in it, remove the nectarines from the syrup (which should have turned a pink colour from the fruit skins) and place on a plate top side down.
  4. Turn up the heat on the syrup, add the lemon zest and reduce until fairly thick in consistency.
  5. Carefully peel the skins from the nectarines, place topside down again, and pop to cool in the fridge for about an hour.
  6. Remove the syrup from the heat and set aside.
  7. When the nectarines are chilled, carefully spoon the syrup over them, and serve with either a curl of whipped cream or luxury vanilla ice cream/gellato.
This recipe is so simple, yet has a classy feel about it making it a perfect choice for a dinner party :) Let me know your opinions :)

Thanks For Stopping By
Siobhan xoxo

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