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Poaches Peaches

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 cup (375 g) sugar
  • 3 cups (750 ml) water
  • 375 mg dry white wine
  • 1 long strip lemon zest
  • 8 ripe peaches, preferably white


  • Combine the sugar, water, wine, and lemon zest in a 3-quart (3-l) saucepan. 
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Add the peaches and simmer until they are just tender, about 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from the heat and allow the peaches to cool in the syrup. When they are cool, slip off the skins. 
  • Return the peaches to the syrup and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • Serve the peaches in stemmed glasses with some of the syrup poured over them.