Fresh Peach Sauce

Fresh Peach Sauce

Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, so I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to them for the year. Today I’m sharing a simple peach recipe that can jazz up so many foods. Think: pancakes, cottage cheese, ice cream, oatmeal, yogurt, French toast, pound cake … whatever you love to eat peaches with!! Heck! Smear it on your homemade bread!!

You can make this recipe ahead of time – just store it in the fridge and use it cold or warm it back up when you’re ready to use it. This past weekend, we used it for a filling in sweet rolls and it was the bomb! Plus the perfect amount for a recipes that makes a dozen rolls.

Peach Sauce

Fresh Peach Sauce

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter browned is better, but not necessary
  • ½ cup Sugar Choose: granulated, brown, coconut, or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • Splash of Vanilla
  • 2 cups Diced Fresh Peaches (2 heaping cups won’t disappoint!)

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Browning the butter will add more depth to the flavor, but if that sounds intimidating, just melt it! *See my tips for more info about browning butter.
  • Add the rest of the sauce ingredients to the melted butter & stir frequently until sauce comes to a slow boil and thickens. You want your peaches to be tender, but not soggy.  They should not need to cook for more than a few minutes.  Once your sauce has thickened, turn off your stove, and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Allow the sauce to cool for 5 or so minutes and use immediately or store it in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days.

Notes

TIP #1: This is a recipe you can play with a little bit, but I personally would not use any less than 1 tablespoon of cornstarch for 2-ish cups of peaches.  If you want your sauce to be thicker, you can try adding another teaspoon of cornstarch (let it come to a slow boil again) and see if that suites you better.  Peaches can be very juicy & may need more cornstarch to get a consistency that you’re happy with.
TIP #2: Browning butter is fairly simple and only adds a few minutes to your overall cook time.  Just keep cooking your melted butter on a medium-low heat until it gets foamy and turns an amber brown color.  It should smell good … kinda nutty. Watch it closely because once it starts browning, it will go from brown to burnt in the matter of seconds.  Use a spoon to swipe away the foam so you can check the stage of your butter.
TIP #3: Don’t waste your time peeling peaches for this recipe!  As the peaches cook in the butter, the peels soften, so you’ll never notice them.  Peels offer extra nutrients and fiber too!
 


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