Septemeber 9th, 2019

As we move from summer into fall (my favorite season of the year). Summer fruits are just starting to pass their best. Peaches from the Carolinas can be somewhat "firmer" and more "sour" in taste then those bought earlier in the season. But with this easy to follow recipe you can still enjoy the wonderful taste of this delicious fruit well into the autumn.
Peaches are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds.

Late Summer Early Fall Fruit Salad
Serves 4

2 oranges
2 Carolina Peaches, remove stone and slice into rounds
3 tablespoons local honey
3 limes, juice of
2 star anises
1 cinnamon stick
6 cloves
1 pink grapefruit
A few mint leaves
1 tablespoon chopped pistachio nuts
1x 4oz Greek yogurt (optional)

How to make:
Using a vegetable peeler, pare the zest from one of the oranges and then cut into fine strips.

Place a small saucepan over a medium heat and add the peach slices, honey, lime juice, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves. Gently simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until the honey has dissolved then set aside to cool.
Carefully slice away the peel and pith from all the oranges and grapefruit. Then slice into even size rounds and place equal amounts on four dessert plates.

Add the slices of peach to each plate, then spoon over the cooled syrup, sprinkle with the mint leaves and chopped pistachios.

Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt.


Chef Mark .

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