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Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce

 Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce
This peach sauce is so quick and elegant, you'll want to serve it over pound cake, shortcake, ice cream, waffles and whatever your palate desires. —Suzy Horvath, Sheridan, Oregon
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brandy or apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peach preserves
  • Dash salt
  • 3 cups sliced peeled peaches (about 5 medium) or frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 6 slices pound cake

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, brandy, sugar, peach
  • preserves and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Add peaches; cook
  • and stir for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove peaches to a bowl; set aside. Bring sauce mixture to a boil;
  • cook and stir until reduced to 1/2 cup.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.
  • Add confectioners' sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat until stiff
  • peaks form.
  • Add reduced sauce and remaining vanilla to peaches; stir gently to

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Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • combine. Serve with pound cake and whipped cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice with 1/3 cup sauce and 1/3 cup whipped cream equals 346 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.