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

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20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 21.3g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 17.5g; fat 0.4g 1% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 471.4IU 9% DV; vitamin c 7.7mg 13% DV; folate 7.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 8.6mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 12.8mg 5% DV; potassium 286.1mg 8% DV; sodium 0.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.