Peaches Melba

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Recipe: #38908

June 10, 2022

"Recipe source: The Official Downwood Abby Cookbook"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (358.7 g)
  • Calories 258
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 19.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 60.5 g
  • Protein - 1.7 g
  • Calcium - 26.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

You need a bowl of ice water.

Step 2

Halve and pit the peaches.

Step 3

In a saucepan (pan has to be large enough to hold all 4 peach halves in one layer) over high heat add 2 cups water and bring it to a boil. Add the peaches, skin side down and boil until skin begins to loosen (only a few minutes) and then using a slotted spoon transfer the peach halves to the ice water, reserving water in the pan. Peel the peach halves and set them aside.

Step 4

Add the sugar and vanilla to the water in the pan and bring it back to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add peach halves and reduce heat to a simmer and poach turning peaches once, cooking until tender (3-5 minutes on each side). Remove from heat , cover and and leave the peaches to steep for 30 minutes. ***can be kept in syrup for a few days.

Step 5

To make the sauce, in a food processor combine the sauce ingredients (raspberries to lemon juice) and process until pureed and then strain through a fine sieve into a bowl to remove seeds; discarding solids. Whisk sauce so it is slightly frothy. ****sauce will also keep in the fridge for a few days.

Step 6

In 4 individuals bowls or dessert dishes place a scoop of vanilla ice cream and then top the ice cream with 2 peach halves and then top with a spoonful of raspberry sauce. Serve immediately


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


We loved this refreshing Victorian desert. The peaches retained their peachy flavor, so the better the peaches, the better the final product and with the raspberry sauce - it was all uphill from there. We had it topped with vanilla ice cream as suggested but also topped it with Cool Whip, yep, Cool Whip is a fave, but whipped cream would be good too, but not necessary because this desert is perfect as is. The Downton Abby Cook knew what she was doing! Thank you, ellie, for sharing. Made it For your Consideration tag game.


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(17 Aug 2022)

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