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Quick Melba

12 Reviews
82% would make this recipe again

Peaches topped with a raspberry sauce.

In the late 1800s, Australian born Dame Nellie Melba was already a legend in the operatic world when the famous French chef Auguste Escoffier honoured her with a «dramatic» dessert named after her choosen name («Melba» being a condensed version of her beloved Melbourne).

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 5 min
150 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

4 peaches 600 g
2 1/4 cups raspberries 300 g
4 tbsp sugar 50 g
2 tbsp apple juice 30 mL
4 tsp cornstarch 10 g
4 scoops vanilla ice cream [optional] 250 mL

Before you start

The traditional recipe calls for poaching the peaches in a syrup. This step can be eliminated if ripe peaches are used.

Method

  1. Peel the peaches, split them in half, then pull apart and remove their pits (if the peaches are not fully ripe, peeling may be easier if they are blanched for 30 sec). Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the raspberries and sugar over low heat. Cook 2-3 min, then mash the raspberries with a fork.
  3. In a small bowl, dilute the cornstarch with the apple juice. Add the slurry to the warm raspberries and cook over low heat, with stirring, about 2 min until the mixture thickens. Pass the thickened raspberries through a fine sieve and using a rubber spatula, press on the raspberries to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the seeds.
  4. Drizzle the peaches with the strained raspberry sauce and serve. Garnish with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Remarks

The raspberry sauce may be prepared in advance.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (220g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

150

Fat

1 g

1 %

Saturated 0 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

0 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

36 g

12 %

Fibre

7 g

29 %

Sugars

27 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

46 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

6 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Trans Fat
Low  :
Fat
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Fibre, Manganese
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Fruits 1
Fats 0
Other Foods 1

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12 Reviews (11 with rating only ) 82% would make this recipe again
sarah398
september 25, 2008 | I would make this recipe again

Very tasty. It's my new easy recipe for a quick desert!

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sarah398
september 25, 2008 | I would make this recipe again

Very tasty. It's my new easy recipe for a quick desert!

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