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Poached Peaches with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate chips and confectioners’ sugar add to the natural sweetness of these perfectly poached peaches. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium peaches
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • Additional ground cinnamon


  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon; add peaches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until peaches are tender. Remove peaches with a slotted spoon; cool to room temperature. Discard cooking liquid. Halve, pit and peel peaches; refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, chocolate chips and orange juice until blended. Pipe or spoon into peach halves. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 135 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • Apsara
    Dec 5, 2011

    Simply lovely..I used pack ham pears ( green pears popular in AUstralia. Used cinnamon and ginger to poach and kept the tops as little hats. Very nice wow factor.thanks

  • Redsouth
    Aug 26, 2011

    How can you call this a diabetic recipe with all the sugar in it? 1 cup of sugar for 2 peaches!

  • lpeters86
    Aug 10, 2010

    No comment left

  • oakcreekdon
    Aug 10, 2010

    Great Next time I will peel the peaches and return to pot and simmer longer to give a sweeter better flavor to the peaches

  • Annie58
    Jul 28, 2010

    I'm sure that some tasters will love this dish. The flavors are very good. I just didn't like the texture of the peach. So even though I give the peach a "fair" rating, I give the cream cheese filling an "excellent" rating! Put it between a couple of graham crackers and YUM!