Easy Fresh Peach Sauce

Fresh Peach Sauce
Fresh peach sauce on cream scones. Diana Rattray
Ratings (21)
  • Total: 19 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: 3 Cups (8 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
88 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 Cups (8 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 5mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple peach sauce is a great way to enjoy fresh, juicy peaches. The sauce is a simple mixture of diced fresh peaches, sugar, and cornstarch. A small amount of vanilla is added to the sauce along with a bit of (optional) ground cinnamon.

Use this peach sauce as a topping for waffles or pancakes, or spoon over biscuits, pound cake slices, or scones for delicious shortcakes.

For extra color and fresh flavor, add sliced strawberries or blueberries to the sauce just before it's done. 

Ingredients

  • 4 large peaches
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the peaches, remove the pits, and dice. You should have about 3 cups of diced peaches.

  2. Combine water, sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the diced peaches and simmer for 2 minutes.

  3. Remove the pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon, if using.

  4. Use this peach sauce as a topping for waffles or pancakes, or spoon over biscuits or pound cake and top with whipped cream for a delicious shortcake.

Makes about 3 cups.

Expert Tips

  • Replace the sliced peaches with sliced nectarines.

  • Use a combination of sliced fresh peaches and pears in the sauce.

  • Peach-Berry Sauce Add 1 cup of fresh berries; use blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or a combination. Add the berries along with the vanilla and cinnamon.

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