|Honey Lime Peaches with Creme Fraiche Clouds
2/3 cup light-colored honey, such as orange blossom honey
Grated zest of 1 orange
Grated zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cinnamon stick
3 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup crème fraîche
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
6 Kadota or other figs, quartered
Additional lime zest, or slivered mint leaves, for garnish
Combine the honey, orange zest, lime zest, lime juice, cinnamon stick, and 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepot; bring to a boil and simmer until syrupy, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Strain over the sliced peaches in a bowl. Add the vanilla bean, cover, and
marinate for several hours in the refrigerator.
Just before serving, whip the cream to soft peaks, and then fold into the crème fraîche, dusting with confectioners’ sugar to taste.
Arrange the marinated peach slices and figs in shallow bowls and add enough syrup to barely cover. Top each serving with a cloud of whipped crème fraîche. Garnish with more lime zest or mint leaves.
serves 4 to 6 , active time 15 minutes, total time 1 hour 15 minutes
Plum Gorgeous by Romney Steele.