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Wine-poached nectarines with vanilla cream recipe

Wine-poached nectarines with vanilla cream recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5mins to prepare, 30mins to cook and 20mins to cool
  • 463 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 500ml (17fl oz) white wine
  • 120g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 2 strips lemon peel
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 4 nectarines
  • 150ml (5fl oz) double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod, deseeded or 1tsp vanilla extract

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NectarinesHand picked for a refreshing burst of sweet flavour Nectarines
Hand picked for a refreshing burst of sweet flavour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    13g 63%
  • Sugars

    50g 56%
  • Salt

    0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 50.4g Protein 2.9g Fibre 2.4g


  1. Put the wine, sugar, lemon zest and 1⁄2 vanilla pod in a pan just big enough to fit the fruit snugly in one layer when you add it later. Add 200ml (7fl oz) of water and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce to a gentle simmer.
  2. Cut a small cross in the base of each nectarine and carefully submerge them in the syrup. Poach for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
  3. Remove the nectarines with a slotted spoon into a bowl. Leave to cool slightly, then carefully peel the fruit and return the skins to the pan (this will help give the syrup a lovely pink colour). Bring to a fast boil and cook for about 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced by a third. Pour the syrup over the nectarines and discard the skins. Set aside to cool.
  4. For the vanilla cream, whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla to soft peaks. Serve with the nectarines and white wine syrup.

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