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Vanilla-Poached Peaches

By MasterCook

2 Points per serving

1 cup water

1/3 cup sugar

1 piece (3 1/2-inch) vanilla bean -- split lengthwise

3 large ripe peaches -- peeled, pitted, and quartered

2 tablespoons strawberry preserves

4 teaspoons chopped pistachios


Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium non aluminum saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add peaches, and simmer 7 minutes or until tender. Remove peaches with a slotted spoon; place in a shallow dish. Bring cooking liquid to a boil, and cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 7 minutes). Discard vanilla bean; pour syrup over peaches. Cool to room temperature. Combine preserves and 4 teaspoons peach syrup; stir with a whisk. Place 3 peach quarters and 1 1/2 tablespoons peach syrup in each of 4 dishes; top each serving with 2 teaspoons strawberry mixture and 1 teaspoon pistachios.

Per serving: 136 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (8% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 6mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : You can substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for the vanilla bean; just stir it in after the mixture is reduced. Also, nectarines can be substituted for the peaches.

Serving Size : 4 }