Peaches with Dulce de Leche

Peaches with Dulce de Leche

Apples have caramel. Strawberries have chocolate. I think that peaches should have dulce de leche. Actually, I think that a lot of things should have dulce de leche, but I’ll stick to peaches for the moment. All fruits have other flavors that pair well with them, and although fresh fruit is a treat all on its own, it’s nice to have the option to make things a little more decadent. White peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits and I have a bounty of them. A little experimentation brought me to the combination of white peaches and dulce de leche, which turns out to be a fantastic way to enjoy peaches as a snack or simple dessert.

The soft dairy notes of the dulce de leche really brings out the floral notes of fresh peaches, adding a nice complexity to a simple combination. And even though the dulce de leche has quite a bit of sugar in it, it is not too sweet for the peaches – by which I mean that it neither covers up nor mutes the natural sweetness of the peaches in any way. Instead, the darker caramel flavor creates a background to showcase the peaches

6 comments

  1. Check out David Lebovitz recipe for brownies using Dulce de Leches. Got all the ingredients, just have to make.

  2. This sounds great! And the picture looks great too! Are those pitless peaches? Does such a thing exist?

  3. Finda – No, they’re just regular white peaches. I don’t think pitless peaches exist. I simply sliced around the pit.

  4. I dunno… I think peaches go best with ginger. When peaches aren’t in season, I sometimes eat gingersnaps with peach yoghurt as a dessert. Yum.

  5. I literally love white peaches so much I wouldn’t need the chocolate…which says a lot for me!

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