Are you looking for a nice little welcome gift for a new neighbor? Or did find yourself with a massive crate of peaches (because you couldn’t resist that roadside fruit stand on the way home), and now you’re wondering exactly how you’re going to consume 30 peaches in one week? If so, then this food gift recipe is a peachy solution, as it makes for a perfect topping for ice cream or granola-yogurt parfaits.
All you need to do is make this easy sauce, place it in a mason jar (which can then be canned by the Water Bath Canning Method if you’d like a longer shelf life), and decorate it with a big bow around the top for gift-giving. And fear not if peaches and raspberries aren’t in season, as their frozen counterpart will work just fine too!
Peach Melba Sauce
Yield: 5-6 cups
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
1 c. granulated sugar
2 c. white grape juice
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. lime zest
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 c. raspberries, fresh or frozen
3 lbs. fresh peaches (about 6 medium fresh peaches), skinned, cored and sliced, or 2 lbs. frozen peach slices
1) In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and juice. Continue to heat and stir until the mixture becomes thick and bubbly.
2) Add the raspberries and bring to a simmer.
3) Add the peaches, stir, and bring to a simmer for another 5 minutes.
4) Remove from heat and stir in the lime zest.
Place the sauce in mason jars and refrigerate, or can it via the hot-pack home canning method and decorate the jar with a bow. When ready to enjoy, serve over ice cream or layer between granola and yogurt to make a peachy parfait.