Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peaches and Cream

There's a reason peaches and cream are a classic pairing.  You can keep it utterly simple with sliced peaches drizzled with local heavy cream, or you can dress it up just a tiny bit as described below.

6 ripe peaches, diced
2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (divided)
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Toss the peaches in a bowl with 1 Tbsp maple syrup and set aside (refrigerate if not serving immediately).

Add the remaining maple syrup and vanilla extract to the cream and whip it to desired consistency.  For this dessert I like it on the softer side, so that it's notably thickened but doesn't quite reach the soft peaks stage.  You can do it even softer than that if you like.

Serve the peaches into bowls and top generously with the whipped cream.

Serves 4-6.

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