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Peach Compote

Author: Sarah Brooks
This easy peach compote with maple syrup is a simple way to use lots of peaches. Perfect over everything from ice cream and cheesecake to panna cotta and pancakes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 5 serves, approx. ¼ cups ish each.
Calories 14 kcal


  • 4 medium (1.1bls/500gms) ripe peaches
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 teaspoon Bourbon


I highly recommend measuring by weight and mls instead of cups. You will get better, more consistent results!

  • Skin the peaches. Put a large pot of water onto boil. Prepare a large bowl of iced water.
  • Lower the peaches into the boiling water. Leave for one minute, stirring gently to ensure an even coverage. Transfer peaches ice water to cool. Use a small sharp knife to cut an x in the bottom of each peach, then gently remove the skin.
  • CAUTION: skined peaches will be very sliper. Take care when handling and chopping.
  • Slice the peaches in half, remove the pits and dice. Add to a medium saucepan with the maple syrupe, vanilla extrac and cinnamon. Stir well.
  • Put a lid on the saucepan and heat on medium low for about ten minutes, shaking the pot frequently to prevent sticking.
  • Remove the lid and cook for a further fifteen minutes or so untill the peaches are cooked and the compote starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in Bourbon if using.
  • Serve warm immediately or transfer to a convered covered container and refrigerate until needed.


I used fresh peaches in this recipe but you could try using frozen or canned.  Look for peaches with no to low added sugar and minimal other ingredients.  
In the fridge: This stewed peach compote will store well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
In the freezer: To freeze the compote wait until it's completely cool and transfer to a sealed, airtight freezer proof container. The plums will freeze for up to three months. Thaw completely before eating, either cold or reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.


Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.01gFat: 0.004gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.01mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: alcoholic, Bourbon peach compote, spiced, stewed
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