Peaches in Sauternes

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time2 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
6 to 8 very ripe yellow or white peaches
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 (375 ml) bottle good Sauternes
1 tbsp orange-flavoured liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
Creme fraiche or whipped cream, to serve
1) Bring a pot of water to the boil and immerse the peaches for 1 to 2 minutes, until the skins come off easily.

2) Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking.

3) Peel the peaches and then slice them in wedges off the stone and into a bowl. Stir in the sugar, Sauternes and orange liqueur.

4) Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Serve cool but not cold, with a scoop of creme fraiche or cream.

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