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Brandied Nectarines


Perfumed with vanilla and brandy, these nectarines are elegant in their simplicity. Use only perfectly ripe, juicy fruit.

4 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. Stir together brandy and sugar in a skillet large enough to hold the nectarines in a single layer. Add vanilla bean. Place nectarines cut-side down in the skillet and bring to a simmer over low heat. (Be careful working over a gas burner, as the warm brandy is quite flammable.) Cover the pan and simmer the nectarines until just tender when pierced with a skewer, 10 to 15 minutes. Check occasionally to be sure the nectarines are not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, uncover and let cool briefly; slip off and discard the nectarine skins if they come away easily. Transfer the nectarines cut-side up to a serving dish and spoon the syrup over the top. Serve warm.


Per serving : 151 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 21 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 0 mg Sodium; 286 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate