By Kelly Bogard

Spring is in full swing with warmer days and stormier nights. Birds are singing and the days are starting to get longer. Roadside stands are popping up, and farmers markets are bustling with crowds.

Fresh fruits and veggies fill each of them. Like peaches, plums and some berries at the peak of freshness. Mouth-watering delights!

This week’s recipe uses some of that fresh fruit and is a sweet complement to biscuits and bread.

For Peach Compote, you will need…Peach Compote
2 c. fresh peaches
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1 1/2 tsp. lemon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground ginger

It’s a simple recipe to whip up to go with breakfast or any other meal where you want to add a touch of sweet. I even like it on pork chops. And my mom makes a version of this at Christmas with apples and raisins.

Start by washing, drying and pitting your peaches. You will need four to six, depending on the size. Cube the flesh of the peaches. Mix with the lemon juice and set aside.
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In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil for 30 seconds or so to let the sugar start breaking down.
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Add the peaches to the syrup and continue heating over medium-low heat to simmer.
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Stir in the vanilla and ginger. Simmer until the peaches become soft. Serve warm as a side dish or topping.
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Peaches are a little ahead of schedule this year, and it looks to be a good crop. So there should be plenty for all. Fresh or cooked, they’re sure to brighten your meal. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Peach Compote

Summary: A bit of sweet to brighten any meal

Ingredients

Texas Peach Compote Recipe

  • 2 c. fresh peaches
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

  • Wash and dry fruit.
  • Remove the pit.
  • Cut the meat of the peach into small cubes.
  • Stir lemon juice into the peaches and set aside.
  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan for 30 seconds.
  • Add the peaches and turn the temperature down to medium-low.
  • Stir in the vanilla and ginger and let simmer until the peaches are soft.
  • Serve warm.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 6-8

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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