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Poached Ginger Peaches in Custard

  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Maple syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Peach 4 Large, firm, halved, peeled and pitted
  Slim pastry cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unflavored gelatin 1⁄2 Tablespoon (1/2 Envelope)
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 2
  Honey 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

1) In a medium saucepan, combine water, honey, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon and ginger.
2) Bring the mixture to a boil, then allow to simmer over a low heat.
3) Place the peaches in the poaching liquid and poach for about 10 minutes until tender.
4) Remove with a slotted spoon with spices to clinging to the peaches and allow to cool on a plate in a single layer.
5) Slim Pastry Cream : In a small saucepan, soften the gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes, then heat until the gelatin is dissolved.
6) In a medium saucepan, heat 3/4 cup skim milk.
7) In an airtight jar, shake 1/4 cup skim milk and cornstarch together, or whisk together until thoroughly blended.
8) In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks and honey together until pale.
9) Then beat in the cornstarch mixture.
10) Pour hot skim milk in the top of a double boiler set over hot water.
11) Gradually whisk in egg yolk mixture, stir constantly and cook, until the custard is thickened.
12) Remove from heat, turn into a medium-size bowl and stir in the gelatin along with the vanilla extract. Allow to cool

13) Spoon the slim pastry cream over the peaches and serve the Poached Ginger Peaches in Custard immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 659 Calories from Fat 268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47%

Saturated Fat 18.3 g91.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 193.6 mg64.5%

Sodium 75.8 mg3.2%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g31.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.4%

Sugars 81.5 g

Protein 9 g17.3%

Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 23.6%

Calcium 20% Iron 9.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Poached Ginger Peaches In Custard Recipe