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


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20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; carbohydrates 21.3g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 17.5g; fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 471.4IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; folate 7.1mcg; calcium 8.6mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 12.8mg; potassium 286.1mg; sodium 0.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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