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Peach Melba Dessert Recipe
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Peach Melba Dessert Recipe

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This dessert is a nice change from traditional strawberry shortcake. It's a pretty addition to any table.—Kathryn Awe, International Falls, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 individual round sponge cakes or shortcakes
  • 4 canned peach halves in syrup
  • 4 scoops vanilla or peach ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts


  1. Place cakes on dessert plates. Drain the peaches, reserving 2 tablespoons syrup; spoon 1-1/2 teaspoons syrup over each cake. Place peach halves, hollow side up, on cakes. Put a scoop of ice cream in each peach. Heat jam; drizzle over ice cream. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peach Melba Dessert in Country Woman May/June 1996, p37

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