By Sybil Kaplan
As summer winds down, although my favorite fall and winter fruits are apples, I know I will miss the fruit we have had, such as peaches, nectarines, plums and grapes. Before they leave the market, here are some yummy sauces to serve over ice cream, cake or pancakes.
Hot Peach Sauce
I found this is in a food magazine but I don’t know which one or when I clipped it.
2 T. butter or margarine
3 T. brown sugar
1 T. lemon juice
3 sliced medium-firm ripe peaches
1 t. vanilla
- 1. In a small, heavy frying pan, stir butter or margarine, sugar and lemon juice until hot and bubbly.
- 2. Add peaches and cook about four minutes or until peaches are heated through but still keep their shape.
- 3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Serve over ice cream, plain cake or pancakes. You can also serve in small bowls and top with whipped cream or milk.
2 pounds quartered plums
¼ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 T. lemon juice
1 ½ T. cornstarch
- 1. In a saucepan, stir together plums, water, sugar and lemon juice over low heat until juices flow.
- 2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until plums are tender, about 10 minutes.
- 3. Stir a little water into the cornstarch in a bowl then stir into the plums. Cook a few minutes more until mixture is thick and clear. Cool.
This sauce is good over a cheesecake, ice cream or custard.
Fresh Blender Peach Sauce
1 cup fresh, sliced peaches
1 cup vanilla ice cream
¼ cup rum
- 1. Place peaches, ice cream and rum in blender. Blend at high speed until smooth.
Serve over pudding or fresh fruit.
1 1/3 pounds cantaloupe
4 T. confectioners sugar
1 ½ t. fresh lemon juice or
1 ½ T. melon liqueur
- 1. Puree peeled and seeded cantaloupe in food processor or blender.
- 2. Add sugar and blend until very smooth. Pour unto jar or bowl and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
- 3. Stir in juice or liqueur and serve over ice cream or cake or pudding.
Sybil Kaplan is a journalist, author, compiler/editor of nine kosher cookbooks (working on a 10th) and food writer for North American Jewish publications, who lives in Jerusalem where she leads weekly walks of the Jewish food market, Machaneh Yehudah, in English, and writes the restaurant features for Janglo.net, the oldest, largest website for English speakers.