Poached Peaches with Strawberry Sauce

Serves 4 — 80 calories, 19 g carbohydrates, 0.9 g protein, 0.2 g fat

1 can (6 oz.) frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup water
1 tbsp. finely grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 medium size ripe peaches or nectarines (pears will be a winter alternate)
4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish (optional)
Strawberry sauce (recipe below)

In a medium saucepan, mix apple juice, water, lemon peel, and vanilla; bring to boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add peaches (or other desired fruit) and poach, partially covered over low heat for 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool in liquid. When cool, carefully slip skins off peaches, cut in half lengthwise and remove pits.

Spoon strawberry sauce into 4 dessert plates, making a little pool. On each plate, arrange 2 peach halves in the center and garnish with mint.

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