A great dessert to make in celebration of National Peach Month! Let me begin this post by saying this dessert was fantastic! Everyone loved it and wanted to know when I was going to make it again.
You first poach the peaches in a flavorful lemony syrup and let them cool. I used white peaches from our peach tree. Next, you make a raspberry sauce by pureeing fresh raspberries. You can strain the sauce if you wish (I strained mine). The peaches can be poached ahead of time and the raspberry sauce can also be made ahead of time. When you are ready to make the dessert you pour some syrup in the bottom of a parfait glass and add a peach half. A nice scoop of vanilla ice cream (I used my Summertime Peach Ice Cream) is then placed on the peach half. The other half of the peach is placed over the ice cream. You them spoon some raspberry sauce over the peach, add a dollop of whipped cream and top with raspberries and/or toasted almonds.
The Peach Melba is ready to serve. You family and/or guest will be impressed with this elegant and delicious dessert.
This recipe can be found on pages 477-478 in "French Fridays With Dorie." You can also find the recipe on the blog Serious Eats.
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