Peaches & Cream

The better the peaches, the better this simple peaches and cream will be! Honey sweetens the cream just enough, allowing the sweetness of the peaches to shine through.

peaches and cream
Photo: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Kady Wohlfarth
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins


  • 3 large (10-ounce) peaches, peeled and halved

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 5 tablespoons honey, divided

  • cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cut peach halves into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  2. Combine water and 4 tablespoons honey in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until slightly thickened and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peaches and stir to coat. Return to a light simmer; simmer for 1 minute. Transfer the peach mixture to a large heatproof bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

  3. Whisk cream, vanilla and the remaining 1 tablespoon honey together in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. (Alternatively, beat with an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, about 30 seconds.) Using a slotted spoon, add the chilled peaches to the cream mixture (discard any liquid from the chilled peaches) and gently stir until the peaches are completely coated.

To make ahead:

Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
15g Fat
42g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 39g
Added Sugars 22g 44%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Vitamin A 1253IU 25%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Vitamin D 25IU 6%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Vitamin K 7mcg 6%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 440mg 9%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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