cinnamon poached peaches
  • (1 1/2 cups) water
  • (1/2 cup) sugar
  • (3 strips) lemon zest
  • (2 Tbsp.) lemon juice
  • (3 in.) cinnamon stick
  • (3 medium) peaches, ripe but firm, halved lengthwise and pitted
  • (1/2 cup) packed fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped



Cinnamon Poached Peaches

Fresh peaches in a thick cinnamon syrup.

Preparation Time

About 50 minutes (plus 4 hrs chilling)

Cook Time

About 40 minutes


  1. 1Place a large, nonreactive saucepan over medium-high heat. Add water, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and the cinnamon stick. Bring to a simmer, stirring so the sugar
  2. 2Add peaches, return to a simmer. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes until tender, turning peaches every few minutes. Use a slotted spoon to place the peaches on a plate to
  3. 3Bring liquid to a boil and cook 10-12 minutes. Take off heat, add basil and set aside to cool.
  4. 4Skin peaches, place in plastic container. Strain syrup, pour over peaches and cover. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of dish

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 85
  • Total Fat 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Protein 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Fiber 1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.