Canned peaches made delicious! Save the heavy syrup, reduce it with balsamic vinegar & serve over vanilla ice cream. Canned peaches all grown up!
Canned fruits don’t have a good reputation. Mushy and drowned in sugary syrup – most people can’t recall a time they’ve enjoyed it since their elementary school cafeteria days.
I really love peaches. Seriously, I’m dying for a good peach. I haven’t had a good peach since summer and I’m betting it will be that long until I get another. Sigh.
So I gave in. I bought a few cans of peaches the other day. I had no real plans for them, I figured they’d end up in a cobbler or something of the sort.
Ahhhh….then inspiration set in.
So how do we do canned peaches “all grown up”? How about we don’t pour all that heavy syrup down the drain. Instead, reduce it with a bit of balsamic vinegar. Serve the peaches over a scoop of good vanilla ice cream and drizzle your balsamic syrup goodness all over the top. That’s how we do it.
You know what? This simple dessert turned out quite fabulous. I would gladly serve this to friends and family.
Next time I won’t be so quick to dismiss the humble canned fruit. Or any humble ingredient for that matter. Perhaps it wasn’t the ingredient that was boring – it was my temporary lack of enthusiasm.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy cooking & creating 🙂
- can of peaches in heavy syrup (15.25 oz) syrup reserved
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- pinch of salt
- vanilla ice cream
- Drain heavy syrup into saute pan. Add balsamic vinegar and salt.
- Bring to a boil, lower heat so syrup is just simmering.
- Reduce syrup down by half, giving pan a shake or mix often - this should take about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Set aside.
- Serve a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a bowl, top with a few slices of peaches and drizzle the balsamic syrup over top.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy 🙂