Roast Vanilla Peaches


Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 or 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

  • About

One of the great quandaries of summer is whether to just scoff all the glorious fruit as it comes to hand, or whether to cook it. Here’s one good, very simple and deliciously fragrant reason to cook it.


  • 750 ml dry white wine
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 2


Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Combine the white wine, sugar, cinnamon sticks and vanilla pod in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, then boil for 1 minute.

Place the peaches in a small, shallow baking tin and pour in the wine mixture. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the skins start to split, and the peaches look all toasty and flushe