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Simmered Peaches

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 4


    • 1/4 cup fruit-only marmalade or peach preserves
    • 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
    • 2 Tbsp water
    • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 4 firm-ripe peaches, cut into 3/4-inch-thick wedges
    • 1 Tbsp natural (unblanched) sliced almonds
    • 2 Tbsp fat-free sour cream


In a medium saucepan, combine preserves, orange juice concentrate, water, and cinnamon; stir until syrupy. With rubber spatula, fold in peaches and mix gently until well coated.

Place pan over medium-high heat, and bring to a simmer, stirring gently from time to time. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, turning peaches several times, 5 to 8 minutes, or until peaches are softened but not mushy. Remove pan from heat and set aside, covered.

In a small skillet, toast almonds over medium-high heat, tossing frequently, until lightly browned. Remove the almonds from the pan as soon as you\\'ve finished toasting them or they will continue cooking and may burn. Immediately transfer toasted almonds to a small plate.

To serve, spoon peaches and syrup into dessert dishes or goblets. Sprinkle with toasted almonds, and top with sour cream. May also be served chilled, if you wish.

Nutrition Facts
Simmered Peaches
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 1
Meat 0
Fruit 1
Vegetable 0
Milk 0
Fat 0
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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