Guava Poached White Peaches

These delicious fruity poached peaches can be served for dessert, on top of muesli or stirred through yoghurt.

6 ripe white peaches (or other stone fruit), halved, seeds discarded

1 punnet of strawberries halved (optional)

1 vanilla bean halved

1 stick of cinnamon

1 star anise

Zest of 1 lemon

250g castor sugar

4 tbsp. Pukara Estate Guava Vinegar

Cream and fresh berries to serve


In a heavy based pot place strawberries, vanilla bean, cinnamon, star anise, 1l water, lemon zest and sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins to let spices infuse.

Place the stone fruit halves into the pot and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat, set aside.

When cooled, take out the fruit, peel & discard the skin. Strain the poaching liquid, discarding solids. Mix 4-5 tablespoon of Pukara Guava Vinegar in the poaching liquid (or to taste).

Place a peach half in the bottom of a bowl surrounded by the fresh berries and some of the Guava liquid. Finish with cream.

Cover leftover peaches in remaining syrup and store in fridge for 1 week.

Great with yoghurt or muesli.

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