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., May 2022


Credit: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Kady Wohlfarth

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • 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

about 1 cup
297 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 42g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 39g; added sugar 22g; fat 15g; saturated fat 9g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 45mg; vitamin a iu 1253IU; vitamin b3 niacin 2mg; vitamin c 14mg; vitamin d iu 25IU; vitamin e iu 3IU; folate 10mg; vitamin k 7mg; sodium 12mg; calcium 40mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 22mg; phosphorus 65mg; potassium 440mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 2mcg.